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November 2011

Welcome to the Cowles Newsletter!

The Cowles Newsletter and Cowles Briefing Series are intended to provide the Drake community with both general awareness and background information on library programs, services, and activities.

As with last year’s launch of SuperSearch, there’s a lot of more changes coming soon at the library. Additional knowledge access pilot projects are getting underway. Planning has also started for a series of multi-year renovations to the library building. And Cowles will also launch a brand new web site soon.

There’s a lot happening! Stay tuned and stay connected.

 

Co-Editors:

Rod Henshaw
Dean Cowles Library
Carrie Dunham-LaGree
Librarian for Digital Literacy

RefWorks Workshops

Just in Time for Your Next Paper

Cowles Library will offer a workshop this semester where you can learn more about RefWorks. RefWorks automates the tasks of citing information & creating bibliographies for research papers. It allows you to create your own citations or import citations from research databases. Users can automatically insert references from RefWorks into their papers and generate formatted bibliographies in seconds. This workshop will be offered twice this semester: Monday, November 28 at 3 p.m. and December 7 at 4 p.m.read more

Librarian for Digital Literacy and General Education

Carrie Dunham-LaGree Joins Faculty

Carrie Dunham-LaGree joined the Cowles Library Faculty in June 2011. She completed her Master’s of Science in Information Studies at The University at Albany (NY) in December 2010. Before coming to Drake, she worked as an Information Literacy and Reference Librarian at the University at Albany and taught Information Literacy courses there for three semesters. During graduate school, she interned at Siena College and at the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Library in Cooperstown, New York. . . . read more

World History in Video

Do you crave great documentary content covering World History? Stream it directly to your computer using World History in Video. Hundreds of hours of documentary content is waiting for you.

In addition to extensive video content, this database offers users numerous ways to use it. Users are able to search the transcripts of videos to locate where their topic appears in a video. You can create custom clips to download and use in presentations. You can create custom playlists to bring together several videos on a topic or theme.

http://library-test.drake.edu/databases/world-history-video

American History in Video

Check out the documentary and news archive of American historical events. American History in Video has thousands of videos on a range of events in American History.

In addition to extensive video content, this database offers users numerous ways to use it. Users are able to search the transcripts of videos to locate where their topic appears in a video. You can create custom clips to download and use in presentations. You can create custom playlists to bring together several videos on a topic or theme.

http://library-test.drake.edu/databases/american-history-video