A list of new articles published in September in the Literary Encyclopedia , a scholarly-owned reference encyclopedia which provides profiles of authors, works and topics (literary, philosophical, historical).
Dictionary of Literary Biography is now available online. It includes biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Bibliographies of primary and secondary literature are also included.
Literary Encyclopedia also allows you to browse bookshelves which are collections of articles users have created on different topics, genres, and authors. For example "Medieval Writers" and "Postcolonialism and Postcolonial Literature". You can also create you own bookshelf!
The Libraries are pleased to announce our spring 2011 workshop schedule. Visit http://wulibraries.doattend.com to register for a workshop or view an up-to-date list of offerings. While registration is not required, doing so will guarantee your seat.
Taste of Technology
February 2, 2011 from 12-4pm. Location: Olin Library Lobby
Come sample some new technologies at the Taste of Technology Fair. Technology tastings include newer gadgets such as the iPhone, iPad, netbooks, and demos of web tools such as Prezi, screenr, and Zotero. Come learn about new tech tools and register for upcoming workshops!
Feel free to stop by the Fair during any of the hours listed above. This event is open to the entire University community. We look forward to seeing you there!
Registration not required!
Navigating the Stacks: Finding Books from Virtual to Physical
February 15, 2011
Olin Library Arc Presentation Room
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
March 7, 2011
Olin Library Arc Presentation Room 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Have you ever found a book title on Amazon or Google Books yet can’t lay your hands on it in a library? Have you gotten lost on Level B of Olin? Do you know how to get to the Music Library? Are you afraid of being squished in the movable shelves?
Learn the steps (literally) to get from book title to actual book.
Tired of creating or seeing uninspired PowerPoint presentations? Ready to wow your colleagues by giving your next presentation some visual pizzazz? Come learn the basics of the new online presentation software, Prezi http://prezi.com/ .Once you’ve use Prezi your presentations are sure to inspire presentation envy.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. In this hands-on workshop, we will cover account creation, installation, gathering references, organizing your references, creating citations and sharing or working collaboratively. For more info, see http://www.zotero.org/
Do you have file cabinets of journal articles that you dread looking through when you need a citation? Consider going digital! Mendeley is like iTunes for your papers. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Zotero can:
Automatically generate bibliographies
Highlight within and add digital notes to articles
In a world where social media has become a part of our daily existence, Twitter has begun to make inroads as a classroom technology. Please join us as we provide tips and ideas of new ways to integrate the micro-blogging tool, Twitter into your teaching and classroom activities.
Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart's content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. Other photo editing tools include auto- fix, rotate, crop, resize, exposure, color adjustments, basic sharpening, and red-eye fixing.
Picnik also has great Facebook-only features: show your photos on your profile page, browse and edit all photos tagged with you in them, or even browse and edit your friends' photos too! For more info, see http://www.picnik.com/
The OED Online now includes the Historical Thesaurus which is a taxonomic classification of the majority of senses and lemmas in OED Online. It can be thought of as a kind of semantic index to the contents of the OED. You can use this to navigate around the dictionary by topic, find related terms, and explore the lexical history of a concept or meaning.
You'll also notice the OED interface has changed. You can now create a user profile which will allow you to save entries, email entries, and display how to cite a dictionary entry. You can browse through entries by subject or by when they entered the English-language.