October 2010

Rod Library Tour (in English)

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Open Access Week, October 18-24, 2010

Open Access Week is a world-wide celebration intended to raise awareness of the potential benefits of open access in scholarship and research. “Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.  It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.”

For more information, please visit the Open Access Web site at http://www.openaccessweek.org/.

New Coffee Service in the Library


Beginning at around 10:00 a.m. Monday Oct. 18th the Library will be offering free samples of Keurig coffee from our new coffee machine on the first floor of the library in the Newspaper Room.  Upon entering the building go down the main stairs, turn left at the bottom and follow the wall around to the Newspaper Room.

Free samples of a variety of coffee flavors will be available until the supply is gone.  After the free samples are gone you may purchase Keurig coffee K-Cups from the Multiservice Desk on the first floor for $1.00.  You may use the cup supplied or your own cup.


New in Panther Prowler:Save Citations, Create Database Lists

Panther Prowler fans can now create personal accounts in which to save favorite citations and to store customized, searchable lists of databases.  Everyone with a UNI CatID can create a personalized account; click the Log-in link under My Session in the upper right corner of the Panther Prowler screen to connect.   Panther Prowler can be accessed from the Rod Library home page under headings such as “Subjects A-Z (Panther Prowler)."

After logging on to your Panther Prowler account and doing a search, click the “Save this record” link at the bottom of a citation you want to save. You are given the option of assigning one or more labels to a citation so that similar ones are grouped together.  The citations you save will be in your account until you delete them; click the “My Saved Records” link in the upper right corner of the Panther Prowler screen to see them.

Rod Library provides nearly 60 groupings of databases in subjects such as chemistry, history, and psychology.  You can now create your own list(s) of preferred databases. After logging on to your Panther Prowler account, click the “My Saved Databases” link in the upper right corner of the screen. Click the “Add databases and Edit” link in the upper left corner of the screen. Follow the edit options such as “Add Databases,” “I’m done adding databases,” and “I’m done editing” to create your customized, searchable list of My Saved Databases. The My Collections link in the lower right side of the Panther Prowler screen also can be used to create multiple named lists of databases. Your saved lists of databases will be available until you delete them from your account.