Saturday, September 20, 2008

Library Online Tutorials

If you need to know how to find articles in Andruss Library, you may be interested in viewing an online tutorial now available on our Web page. Listed under Tutorials > How to find articles, the tutorial offers four scenarios to choose from:

1) Searching for a specific, known article: "I have a complete citation for an article I need to find" (10 minutes)
2) Searching for a topic: "I don't have any citations. I just need to find some articles" (8 minutes)
3) Searching for a specific article, but missing some information: "I know what journal I need, but I don't have a complete citation" (8 minutes)
4) Learning the basics:"What's a citation?" (5 minutes)

The tutorials (which do not have sound, for easy viewing in the Library) clearly demonstrate how to find and use library resources to locate journal articles.

As always, if you need additional help, stop by the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library, call us at 570-389-4204, or contact us online, either via Ask a BU Librarian (for email answers) or via Ask Here PA (for live, online reference help).

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Elections 2008 Subject Guide

The Andruss Library Governments Documents unit has created a subject guide to the 2008 elections. The page contains links to web sites focusing on selected national, state, and local elections.

Go to the library's homepage, and click on Internet Resources, then Government Information. Or visit the page directly:

For more information about the Government Documents Collection, please contact Katie Yelinek, Coordinator of Government Documents, email: kyelinek (at), phone:x4228.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Chronicle of Higher Education

We are very pleased to announce that The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available full-text, online to students, faculty, staff and administrative personnel on or off campus. To access, please go to the Library’s web page at then click on Databases (A-Z), then scroll down to The Chronicle of Higher Education – Campus Wide.
This online edition offers several advantages over the print version: