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Improve Your Research Skills at the Library's Free Ovid Workshop

Wolters Kluwer Health--Ovid

The Library is offering a free workshop on using Ovid to research health topics. Come learn from our expert guest Glen McApline, training manager at Ovid.

The workshop is Wednesday, October 1, at 12:00 PM in GB 116B. The workshop will cover basic Ovid research (12:00-1:00) and advanced Ovid research (1:00-2:00).

What is Ovid?

Ovid is a single interface to multiple health sciences databases and full text resources, including books and journal articles. You can use an Ovid database to conduct research on a topic and find relevant journal articles or books.

The Library subscribes to the following Ovid databases:

The basic workshop includes:

  • Browsing books & journals
  • Keyword searching
  • Getting full-text articles
  • Applying limits to narrow your search
  • Printing, emailing, and exporting results
  • Searching in advanced search mode

Don't miss this opportunity to learn valuable research skills from an Ovid expert

Neal Smith Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:40
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Yacker Trackers

Yacker Tracker

Ever wondered why the Library has stoplights on the walls? I'm new to ADU this semester, and when I first went into the Library, I wondered about the stoplights too. Why would a library need stoplights? The lights were mostly green, but sometimes they flashed yellow or red. What did the lights mean?

Curious, I asked at the circulation desk, and Sylvia explained. The stoplights are Yacker Trackers. They monitor the noise level in the Library. When the noise level is good, the lights stay green. When the Library starts to get loud, the lights turn yellow. When the noise reaches a certain volume, the lights turn red to show that the Library is too loud.

Are the Yacker Trackers meant to stop people from talking in the Library? No. While the Library does have a Quiet Zone in the back where talking is prohibited, the rest of the Library is open to group study, and we encourage collaboration. But if the groups get too loud, no one will be able to hear their own group over everyone else. The stoplights make us aware of how loud we are talking and remind us to keep our voices down.

Neal Smith Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:34
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Library Closing for ADU Convocation

ADU Convocation Banner

The Library will close at 2:00PM on Tuesday, September 16, for fall convocation. We will reopen at 6:00PM.

Neal Smith Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:18
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Laptops & Portable Laptop Desks

For those who are new to ADU. The library has laptops for checkout. Checkout period is 4 hours with renewal possible. There is a limit of 10 checkouts per trimester for the laptops.

Portable Laptop Desks -- 4 hours checkout period, unlimited times during trimester.

mr Monday, September 8, 2014 - 13:16
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Welcome Back! Fall 2014 will be great!

Hello to All -- Students please remember we are hear to help with your information needs for assignments. New students be aware we have anatomy models, course reserve titles and lots of journal titles.

Don't forget we have noise-cancelling headsets, sports equipment, and a phone charger (for all different phones) also.

Faculty and staff we are also hear for you too. Check out our journals and ebooks. You might be surprised and find something you need or want to read.

Come check us out or go online.

mr Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 09:46
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