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Faculty Resources

Explanation of the ILAC Plan (Information Literacy Across the Curriculum) plus common research-related resources for faculty

The Searching Squirrel, a Library Newsletter: February 2021

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1. New! Earlier winter closing time in the evenings

  • Pandemic winter nights got you staying at home, cozied up and warm? We feel you. Vogel Library has temporarily adjusted their hours to reflect current student usage, and our evening closing time is moving up, beginning Winter Term. Nothing lasts forever, and this won't either. Click this link here for full info.

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2. Newish! 3 Evaluation Questions to replace PATS acronym

  • It's so hard to say goodbye...or maybe it's easy! Information Literacy Across the Curriculum (ILAC) is transitioning to the more natural and flexible 3 Evaluation Questions, created by our very own Jill Westen, College Librarian. Click here to learn more!
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3. eBooks galore!

  • While paging through a print book will always hold a special place in our hearts, COVID-19 means that sometimes, getting our hands on that physical copy isn't possible. Searching in OneSearch makes finding eBooks a breeze--after you enter your search, limit to "Books" and then "Full text online."
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4.Streaming film databases: About those embed codes...

  • If you are having trouble getting Kanopy films to embed in your my.wartburg course, follow the instructions on the streaming databases page on the side, and definitely let us know of any further issues!
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5. Surveys of the (previous) Months:

That's all for now! Head over to the FAQ page if you have any questions.

Until next time...

The Searching Squirrel, a Library Newsletter: December 2020

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1. Streaming film databases

  • It's a snap to share streaming documentaries and feature films with students whether in person or online. Check out our "Streaming film database" page to the left for links to Kanopy and Academic Videos Online.
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2. Holiday hours

  • If you guessed the library might have different hours over the long holiday break, you are one smart cookie! Click this link here for full information. The hours vary, so going directly to that page is always the best choice!
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3. Google Scholar off-campus links

  • Do you love those links to full text that Google Scholar shows you when you're on campus? Did you know you can set up your browser to show those to you when you are off-campus? Head over to the page on the left to learn how!
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4. Copyright and linking to articles

  • So many copyright laws, so little extra brain space. You don't have to remember it all--just check out our summaries linked on our copyright page on the left or contact our copyright officer for more detailed assistance.
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5. Survey of the Month: Faculty survey for collection update project

  • This brief 3-topic survey is linked here and above. The librarians have been planning a multi-year collection update for currency & equity, and we would like faculty feedback! Responses preferred by the beginning of January.

That's all for now! Head over to the "Questions? Lost?" page if you have any feedback.

Until next time...

Previous News

Previous News

New Microfilm Reader

  • Did you miss the news that Vogel Library has a brand-spanking new microfilm reader, thanks to a successful Fund the Fortress campaign? Watch the video below to learn how you can use the new machine to open the world of microfiche (video by ELITE student worker).

Previous Survey: What do you like to read?

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