What's New? Spring Semester, 2011

Spring Semester, 2011 (130 Kb)

Discovery Tool

The Library recently implemented a discovery tool allowing library users to search the Snoopy catalog and all Ebsco databases simultaneously from a single search box. This tool can be used by selecting the "All" tab from the searchbox on the Library homepage. The results will appear in separate tabs for books and articles. Work is underway to expand the search capability across all database platforms. http://library.sonoma.edu/default.php?id=all

The Camp Amache Digital Collection

The newest addition to the North Bay Digital Collection is "The Camp Amache Digital Collection." It features photographs of daily life at the Amache Relocation Center in Colorado, home to over 7,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II. The descriptions of the images, originally organized as The Granada Relocation Project, were created by Robert Y. Fuchigami, a retired professor of Education at SSU. http://northbaydigital.sonoma.edu.

Food Processor

This nutrition and fitness software provides dietary analysis, recipe planning, fitness and weight management and compares dietary intake with recommended nutrient standards. As you enter goals for weight gain or loss and special dietary needs, calories and calorie-dependent nutrients are calculated. It is only available on library computers.

JSTOR Changes

The JSTOR database has always been a backfile of scholarly journals. That is now changing for a few titles. Some university presses like the University of California and the University of Chicago have moved current issues over to the JSTOR interface. Titles such as Symbolic Interaction, Signs, Current Anthropology, American Historical Review, and more are now available.

New Database Interfaces

Nearly all of our susbscription databases have changed interface look and search capability in the past year. If you have any direct links to articles in databases through eReserve or course websites be sure to check the links in case they have changed.

Library Resources and Moodle

Learn how to add library resources to your Moodle pages by visiting Library Resources: 10+ Ways to Add Library Resources to Your Moodle Page (http://ssu.mrooms3.net/course/view.php?id=91) and its companion, More Library Resources (http://ssu.mrooms3.net/course/view.php?id=2733). Find detailed instructions on embedding database search boxes, linking to course reserves, accessing research guides, adding RSS feeds from a journal's table of contents, and more. There are ideas for linking to authoritative dictionary and encyclopedia entries, creating a glossary, linking to SSU ScholarWorks, adding links to audio or video clips from the streaming media collection, and utilizing primary source materials available through our digital collections. For more information contact Paula Hammett, 4-3912.

Arts and Lectures

Some fabulous exhibits and lectures are planned for the Spring 2011 semester. Immigration: Humanity on the Move is an engaging and thought-provoking exploration of this important topic. Feel free to send students or an entire class.

The Library Art Gallery will present three exhibits inspired by themes of immigration:

1/26 - 3/31: Miracles on the Border is a collection of retablos by Mexicans living in the U.S.

4/11 - 4/14: The Mystic Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting is a live exhibition by Tibetan Monks.

Date TBD: The semester will end with immigration themes interpreted by Bay Area artists.

First Fridays: Music in the Library continues this semester with performances from SSU music students at noon on the first Friday of the month beginning in March.

The Library Arts and Lectures programs are offered in collaboration with many campus partners including ASP and Department of Chicano and Latino Studies. For more information visit http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.php