Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Info

If you'll be here over the holiday, note our reduced hours;  if you'll be out and about but still need access to library resources be sure to observe the instructions for off campus access

National Book Awards for 2014

We've got 3 of the 4 winners in our collections - and many of the finalists.

Pick up some Thanksgiving leisure reading or add to your holiday wishlist! 

Evidence from the Ferguson case released by prosecutor

St. Louis Public Radio has posted the documents considered by the grand jury in the Michael Brown case.   The site may be down at times due to strong interest. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Picturing Jazz" - A Talk by Gary Giddins - Nov 20th

The Harold Jantz Memorial Lecture will be given by Gary Giddins, renowned American jazz critic, at 4:30pm on Thursday, November 20th in King 106

Monday, November 10, 2014

Research paper stress? Make a research appointment!

Make an appointment with a Reference Librarian for a 30-minute individual consultation about your research project.  Librarians can help you:
  • Map out a research strategy
  • Focus and refine your topic
  • Come up with useful keywords for searching
  • Navigate and search databases effectively
  • Locate books, articles, primary sources, images, data, etc.
  • Evaluate sources for relevance and credibility
  • Make sure you haven’t missed important resources
  • Manage your citations 

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Booksale in Mudd this Fri & Sat!

Oberlin College Library is hosting a book sale on Friday November 7th from 12:30pm-7:00 pm and Saturday November 8th from 10:00am-1:00pm, in Mudd's Academic Commons. Come down to browse/buy beautiful cheap books! 

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election night TV coverage in Azariah's

We're pulling out the big-screen TV and will tune in to CNN for live coverage of election returns Tuesday night starting at 8 pm.  Bring a friend and settle in!  Some of those races are going to be real nail-biters.  Will the Republicans take control of the Senate?  Grab a cup of coffee and watch it all unfold in Azariah's Café.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spotlight on Climate Change

Stop by the spotlight area in Mudd (near Azariah’s), where we focus on climate change/climate disruption — arguably one of the most profound challenges of the 21st century.  Our selection of books is just a sample of the hundreds of library resources on all aspects of climate change. Ecology, urban studies, politics, peace and conflict studies, atmospheric and ocean sciences are a few of the fields of studies represented by the titles on display; all displayed titles are available for checkout.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Database trial: Data Planet

Data Planet is a repository of statistical information, containing over 250 billion data points. The data can be searched, analyzed, visualized, cited and exported on either of its 2 interfaces:

  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference is geared toward novice users, and provides simple and refined searching of the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. 
  • The Statistical Datasets interface is geared toward experienced/expert users, and provides the ability to instantly chart, map, and compare two billion time series at the county, MSA, census-tract, state, and country level.
Trial access to both interfaces is available through December 5, 2014. We'd love to hear your feedback about this product.  Please use this form to let us know what you think!