Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jersey Shore in the Library Classroom!

BU's Gov Docs Librarian Katie Yelinek and College of St. Benedict/St. John's University Librarian Amy Springer creatively used the popular MTV reality show Jersey Shore to 'spice up' their information literacy classes. The two librarians collaborated across-country (Springer lives and works in Minnesota) and published an article about their experiences in the February issue of College & Research Library News. Read all about it here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

C-SPAN Video Library

The C-SPAN Archives is now available on the Andruss Library web site. C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and accessible through the database.

You can access C-SPAN Archives from the following Library's web pages:
Comments, suggestions, or questions are welcome. Call (x4204) or stop by the Reference Desk for more information.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt's Change of Power - NewsBank's Special Reports

Newsbank is publishing updates on the unfolding situation in Egypt and the Middle East, which are available in the database Newsbank Special Reports on the Library's Databases A-Z page. To view, login here and click on the link for World Politics and Governments: Unrest in Egypt. (If off-campus, login using your BOLT login -- BU email address and password.)

There's some really nice content here -- background info, images, maps, suggested search terms -- in addition to the articles. You may want to share some of this with your students, too.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Embed films from Films on Demand in BOLT or on web pages!

Films on Demand now supports the embedding of videos in BOLT, LibGuides, etc.

For more information, check out the FOD announcement here.

To see an example on one of the Library's web pages, visit our Information Literacy page here and scroll to the bottom.  

As always, if you have any questions about FOD, you can contact your library liaison or the database coordinator.