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Amandajean Nolte: Information Literacy Librarian

Your place for up to date news about Vogel Library and your discipline-specific needs.

Remote Resources for Faculty and Students

If you find yourself away from campus and needing some research support, don't forget it's possible to reach me remotely! 

If what you need is online materials or tools to support your coursework, consider: 

  • OneSearch @ Vogel Library
    You can limit your search to "Open Access" and "Full Text Online" only to return results available online. Sometimes results can be a bit finicky if your result says "No full text," scroll down to the Links header, and there is (usually) a direct link listed there. If neither of those work, contact me and I can troubleshoot it on my end.
  • Databases A-Z
    Feel free to link to a specific database you would like to see students use in a given assignment. 
  • Research Guides
    At the start of term, I asked if you would be willing to add the Research Guide for your discipline to your syllabus. This is an excellent time in the semester to remind students that these exist.
  • Linking to Articles and Database Items
    Many of Vogel Libraries' online materials are licensed for use by the Wartburg community only. For all of your links to work correctly off-campus, you'll need to include the proxy string on any resource URLs. EBSCO requires you to use the Permalink in the sidebar, while ProQuest has made all of their links permalinks and you can pull those straight from the hyperlink bar. We discourage you from uploading the PDFs yourself because of Copyright, but also because it throws off our statistics and can make it harder for us to show accurate usage when it comes to budget decisions. 

If you're concerned about how to make your usually physical copies available digitally but are worried about Copyright:

Library Copyright Experts across the nation have put together a helpful Public Statement: Fair Use and Emergency Remote Teaching and Research document for us to use as a guide. One of the services they are offering is Copyright Office Hours that I can use to get answers for you if you need more guidance. Feel free to reach out to me with these types of questions, and I can go to the experts for support. 

If you are looking to feel a little less alone:

I personally am finding the Facebook group Pandemic Pedagogy full of helpful tips! If there is ever the time for community (even a digital one), this is it. I'm here for troubleshooting, brainstorming, and lamenting. 

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Purdue OWL has moved to 7th Edition

We knew it was coming and it's HERE! Purdue OWL has updated its online materials to support the 7th Edition of the APA manual. Users can still access the 6th edition, but they have to read directions. And let's be honest, many of us in academia are notoriously bad at reading and following directions (for example, are you still reading this correspondence?)!

Many of you have students that rely on Purdue OWL, it would be worth your time to show them this change, especially if you are looking for 100% complaint formatting and citation style. At the top of each page, Purdue OWL has made a heading that clarifies if the user is viewing APA 7 or APA 6. If the user finds themselves on the wrong page, it's an easy link to the other manual.

New! Winter 2020 Roving Reference Hours


While my office offers a calming and quiet place to work through a research question, folks have to go out of their way to meet me in my space. 

By moving some of my hours out and around campus, I hope to bring my reference skills to the spaces where collaboration and brainstorming are already happening.

During weeks classes are in session, you can find me

  • Tuesdays 2 PM - 4 PM in Whitehouse Business Center 101
  • Wednesdays 11 AM - 1 PM in the Den-Rittersaal

I also will hold pop-up reference when a need arises and scheduling allows. If I'm around campus, do not hesitate to "ask me anything."

Did you know? The new APA Publication Manual came out in October!

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