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Alternatives to ePocrates

Submitted by Tim Siftar on January 9, 2017 - 11:22AM

University access to ePocrates has been discontinued.

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EndNote Desktop Training Session

Submitted by Tim Siftar on April 17, 2015 - 4:53PM

Have you visted the EndNote start-up guide and successfully installed the desktop software? Now you are ready for the next step.

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Find Full Text from a Citation using Google Scholar

Submitted by Tim Siftar on April 9, 2015 - 3:23PM

How do I find the full text of an article when I only have the citation? Several options exist but perhaps the simplest involves using Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com) after you have customized your Settings to point to 'Get It @ Drexel'

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Safari Tech Books Online - User Tips

Submitted by Tim Siftar on April 8, 2015 - 4:20PM

This service is the home to e-books from publishers such as OReilly, PeachPit, Prentice Hall, Adobe, Manning, Microsoft, Wiley, and many more.

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Citation Management After RefWorks Goes Away

Submitted by Tim Siftar on October 3, 2014 - 12:53PM

If you have not already heard the news, Drexel will cancel its subscription to RefWorks at the end of September. Users have a one-month grace period to move the contents of their accounts to another platform or pay for a personal subscription. What are the alternatives?

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The Royal Society will launch new open access science journal

Submitted by Tim Siftar on March 14, 2014 - 5:28PM

The world's oldest scientific publisher, The Royal Society of London, announced today that they will launch a new open access journal that will cover the entire spectrum of science and mathematics.

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Proquest Dissertations and Theses Full Text

Submitted by Tim Siftar on March 14, 2014 - 12:46PM

This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. Some quick tips for getting started:

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'Faculty Portfolio' Quickstart Tipsheet for CCI

Submitted by Tim Siftar on November 27, 2013 - 1:08PM

The Provost has set a goal for every full-time faculty at the University to have started their Faculty Portfolio by the end of this spring term!  This post is designed to orient you to the idea and then guide you through what is involved to get started.

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Defeat Information Overload, Narrow Your Search in Summon: An example

Submitted by Tim Siftar on October 22, 2013 - 12:39PM

Don't forget the LIBRARY CHAT option is available from the front page of the library website, and even from within the Summon search interface (up at the top.) Help is just a click away! Available from 9AM to 10PM on school nights.

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Customizing Your Google Scholar Settings to Link to Fulltext at Drexel

Submitted by Tim Siftar on October 10, 2013 - 2:06PM

A few simple steps can make all the difference in connecting search results to full text, exporting citations to RefWorks or EndNote and best of all - SAVING TIME!

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Exporting Citations from RefWorks to EndNote

Submitted by Tim Siftar on April 23, 2013 - 5:00PM

This post is in response to inquiries from Education graduate students who use the web-based RefWorks citation management solution for harvesting journal citations, but would like to ultimately have their citations reside in the desktop-based EndNote software.

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Safari Tech Books- Your Recommendations?

Submitted by Tim Siftar on December 13, 2012 - 8:15PM

Do you have a favorite information technology book that the Library doesn't currently own? How about a hot tech topic that the Library collection should develop? We welcome your help to fully utilize our allotted number of titles.

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Career Options for Librarians in Federal Libraries

Submitted by Tim Siftar on November 13, 2012 - 6:25PM

Last night Drexel's ALA student chapter was proud to host two speaker's who work in libraries for the federal government. Nancy Gomez Faget and Betsy Jayasuriya were in Philly for the day to share their personal career stories with MSLIS students - and how *you too* can pursue library-related opportunities with the federal government.

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Education in Video - New Repository of Teachers in Action

Submitted by Tim Siftar on September 18, 2012 - 7:45PM

Want to jazz up a teacher education presentation? Or observe how a seasoned professional presents a difficult topic or handles an unruly classroom? Learn more about our growing online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers.

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Updated Library Statistics from ARL

Submitted by Tim Siftar on May 31, 2012 - 7:44PM

Library statistics from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) for your number crunching pleasure!

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Sage Research Methods Online - now permanently added

Submitted by Tim Siftar on November 28, 2011 - 9:07PM

Authoritative and useful descriptions of research methods can be hard to find. SAGE has a deep shelf of social science publications that they draw upon for this new and easy-to-browse tool.

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New Almanac of Higher Education from Chronicle of HE

Submitted by Tim Siftar on August 29, 2011 - 1:55PM

The 2011 Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education has just been published. You'll find the latest data on enrollments, tuition, compensation, research, and much more--all in one convenient, 90-page special issue of The Chronicle.

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Alternatives to Gartner (going away in November)

Submitted by Tim Siftar on August 26, 2011 - 7:17PM

Alternatives to Gartner going away in November.

 

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INFO 780 International Issues tips

Submitted by Tim Siftar on April 15, 2011 - 8:51PM

Because we don't have any research guide with a strictly international focus (yet) I offer you the following list of resources to help you get started.

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LIS Job Hunt Secret Ingredient

Submitted by Tim Siftar on August 17, 2010 - 9:16AM

When LIS graduate students ask me about job-hunting, they are all guaranteed to hear one piece of advice in common, regardless of their professional goals. 'Are you a member of the X association?' (where X=the professional association that best matches their desired field of employment). This advice is based on more than conjecture. Time and time again, I have heard stories where a key factor in a graduate's successful job hunt was related to their association involvement.

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New Faculty Development Videos from Magna

Submitted by Tim Siftar on August 13, 2010 - 1:39PM

The Provost's Office has purchased a subscription to several dozen of the most recent faculty development videos available from Magna Publications.

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Interview a librarian about their career track

Submitted by Tim Siftar on December 15, 2009 - 5:31PM

An interview with a librarian to learn more about career-tracks and specialties within the profession.

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E-Book Expo: Lyrasis Panel Discussion (archive)

Submitted by Tim Siftar on November 24, 2009 - 5:04PM

Last Friday, I was very pleased to participate as part of this panel discussion being held by Lyrasis at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Harrisburg Pa. The ambitious hour-long agenda covered many aspects of working with e-books in libraries, featuring just five minutes from eight different speakers and several excellent questions from participants.

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Comparison of E-Book Collections

Submitted by Dana Denick on September 21, 2009 - 2:01PM

E-Book Collections are taking off in libraries and private subscriptions, but how to they compare? What follows is a work in progress based on perceptions of the Librarians at Drexel University's Hagerty Library of the e-book platforms we use.

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Information Systems & Technology Associations

Submitted by Tim Siftar on May 22, 2009 - 12:16PM

Professional associations are good investments. Whether you are networking for a job, keeping skills up to date or just seeking the company of colleagues, your reward from participating will exceed your investment many times over.

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New Student Life Stats from Higher Education Research Institute

Submitted by Tim Siftar on May 8, 2009 - 2:44PM

As we deepen our holdings to support Drexel's Masters of Science in Higher Education, new gems continue to come to my attention like the following reports from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA's HERI.

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Half-dozen Types of Info Tech / Info Sys Literature

Submitted by Tim Siftar on May 4, 2009 - 9:57AM

Gerry Stahl's INFO105 class recently heard about the different kinds of literature I find in the information technology / information systems field. Following ancient library wisdom 'use the right tool for the job,' students who distinguish between the following 6 types are in a better position to take advantage of the strengths of each, while avoiding some of the 'round-peg-square-hole' pitfalls that might otherwise arise. So here's a quick overview of the talk.

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Information Technology Case Studies - Keeping IT Real!

Submitted by Tim Siftar on February 2, 2009 - 6:07PM

IT cases are great teaching and learning tools. If you're a faculty member teaching students with limited professional exposure, you have only so many ways of 'making it real' for your class. Similarly, if you're a student, how can you prepare yourself for a co-op or professional position when you have few details about the job, and little experience to draw upon when challenging situations arise?

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Add First-Person Voice to Your Research with TheHistoryMakers

Submitted by Tim Siftar on April 14, 2008 - 10:39AM

Finding experts to interview when you need to support a key point in your research can be a challenge. One new resource that can help is a database of oral history videos from notable African Americans.

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INFO 520 'I want to compare these two associations...'

Submitted by Tim Siftar on October 17, 2007 - 3:39PM

This is a perennial project for the INFO 520 class. And I always wonder how far to go in responding to the questions I get about it.

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