Friday, September 21, 2007
The Facility crew is stripping the floors outside the library. It's a little difficult to get in here but some are able to find their way!
Added the University of Texas Native Plants site to Horticulture at Del.icio.us.
Fall is coming and it feels like it!
So now you know!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Would you rather do a little arm chair traveling? We have a NetLibrary title Autumn Rambles, New England: An Explorer's Guide to the Best Fall Colors
Hunter Travel Guides by Mike Tougias c.1998.
Each chapter takes a New England state and plots a route through the countryside noting inns and historic locations. The caveat is the book is 9 years old so the inns may no longer be in business or the phone numbers may have changed.And even the roads may have changed - but arm chair planning is free!
Electronic books make it possible for you to explore a title without leaving your desktop! There is a video on how to create a free NetLibrary acount if you need a reminder.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Using the search term emoticon, limiting to full text and the past week - 13 articles came up in LexisNexis. 2 articles showed up in ProQuest
Using GALILEO brings you credible news quickly! Get the password from your Georgia librarian.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
And yes, you may search through Academic Search Complete or MasterFile Premier and find erudite articles on pirates and pirating.
Wouldn't you rather just sway and swagger and wear your eye-patch....especially since we're on break!
Main Entry: col·lage
Etymology: French, literally, gluing, from coller to glue, from colle glue, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin colla, from Greek kolla
1 : an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface
2 : the art of making collages
3 : an assembly of diverse fragments
4 : a work (as a film) having disparate scenes in rapid succession without transitions
On our shelves is a title by Brandon Taylor, Collage : The Making of Modern Art (N 6494 .C6 T39 2004) which begins with Picasso and ends in the 1970's. There are 206 illustrations with 91 in color.
Interesting to read how artists utilized a simple process of piecing together portions of pictures to create a visual more memorable than the original.
And you thought collage was a kid art project!
Monday, September 17, 2007
September 17, 2007 is the 220th anniversary of the United States Constitution. It is a miracle of human governance. Read more about the Constitution in GALILEO -
I tried several search strategies using the terms Constitution United States:
- Quick Search in General Topics
- Quick Search in Social Sciences
- GALILEO Scholar Beta - limiting to the standard three, Lexis Nexis and Newspapers
- Advanced Search (link under the regular GALILEO Quick Search box)- this looks similar to the Beta GALILEO Scholar Search
Interesting articles came up with each search.
Happy Birthday to US!
Listen carefully for the 4 call numbers- they are LC not Dewey. How would you find those titles?
I looked in World Cat through GALILEO using Expert search and limited my search to LC (LC call numbers).
I admit- I didn't find the titles but it could be I didn't listen carefully to the words or I didn't write the call numbers down correctly. More clues for the titles are in the beginning of the song.
See what you find!
And of course, you get the password to use GALILEO from your Georgia librarian.