Sunday, April 27, 2014

Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

In the spirit of civic values that allow people to freely seek information in all formats without fear of retribution or exploitation, it’s time to reclaim our right to privacy.
Choose Privacy Week is a new initiative by the American Library Association that invites people into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives individuals the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.  Learn more now by watching this 60 Minutes video clip about how data brokers track and sell our personal digital information.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Credo Reference Mind Maps

Here's a video about how to use the Credo Reference Mind Map feature.  This seems like a good tool for narrowing a topic that has proven to be way too broad once you start researching it.  Been there, done that!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Databases on trial

We have some links posted on our Social Science, Philosophy & Religion database page for some familiar sounding databases.  We are currently running a trial of PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and Philosopher's Index on the ProQuest (as opposed to Ebsco) platform.  Same content, but the screens are different. The trial is not available for our off-campus community, and it also doesn't contain quite as many links to full-text as Ebsco does.  That is because we haven't hooked all that extra stuff up for the trial.  We are assured that the same functionality will be there if we do decide to go this route.

I hope you'll try out the ProQuest databases and let me know how you like them.  The trial will be good until the last week of April.