Friday, April 10, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Web page evaluation, Kapitan English 100

Rate a web page below based on currency, relevancy, accuracy, authority, and position (or objectivity).  Would you feel confident using this web page as a source of information for your paper? Why or why not?

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

ProQuest databases unavailable Saturday, Feb. 28

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability.  This upgrade means that our ProQuest databases (PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and Philosopher's Index) will be unavailable from about 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 until about 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 1.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

This website from North Caroline State University displays the common structure of scholarly journal articles.  They might use different headings to describe the sections of the article, but once you learn the purpose for each section you'll begin to recognize that common anatomy.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Be aware of these common features so you know you are reading the kind of scholarly research your professors expect!

When in doubt about an article (Is it scholarly?  Is it peer-reviewed?) use to find out more about the journal.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sage databases are working

As of this morning, access has been restored to the Sage databases.  Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sage databases are down

Update on Sage databases, 4:00 p.m.
The vendor reports that their platform is down and hopes to have the problem fixed by tomorrow.  PLEASE NOTE:  BVU Library subscribes to other databases that provide citations to the articles available in Sage databases, however if the full-text resides in a Sage database you will be unable to access the full-text until this software issue is fixed.
For articles from the Education databases, search ERIC.
For articles from the Psychology databases, search PsycINFO.
For articles from the Communication Studies databases, search Communication & Mass Media Complete.
For articles from the Criminology database, try Academic Search Complete, or PsycINFO.

We apologize for this inconvenience and we will let you know as soon as Sage is operational again.  If you need assistance obtaining articles or in finding alternative articles, please contact the Library and we'll be happy to assist you!

Original notice:
We just received word that the Sage Databases (Communication Studies, Criminology, Psychology and Education) are not working.  We are working now to figure out why we are unable to access these databases and will restore access just as soon as we figure this out!  Stay tuned for updates!