December 4th, 2006
A new feature offered in RefWorks called "RefGrabit
" allows you to capture the data that you need to cite books and web pages easier than ever before. RefGrabit works as a button on your browser (kind of like del.icio.us
). You just browse to any web page that references a book--or any ordinary web page--and click the RefGrabit button.
RefGrabit works well from the L&C Library Catalog
if the book you're looking at has an ISBN number displayed on the page. Just click the "RefGrabit" button on your browser. You'll be taken to RefWorks where you'll be shown a screen that says "A more complete version of this reference may be available." Click on "show me this reference" and you'll be taken to the complete citation for the book.
RefGrabit is also convenient for getting the basic meta data required to cite a web page
(url, title, date and time accessed).
Get RefGrabit at RefWorks
November 7th, 2006
Boley Law Library has put links to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
on their website. Links are to CRS report collections from various organizations, including OpenCRS (a project of the Center for Democracy and Technology), the Federation of American Scientists, and the National Library for the Environment. They also have a special Google link that allows you to search all the CRS reports indexed by Google.
Subject specialists write the CRS reports for the U.S. Congress; the reports are among the most easy-to-read government documents you will come across on a wide variety of topics. For more information about CRS reports, see OpenCRS's FAQ page
October 6th, 2006
Watzekâ€™s own Nikki Williams (Access Services and Technology Specialist) is now hosting a KLC radio show on Thursdays from 4-6pm. The show is titled â€œGirl Gangâ€?, and is an offshoot of the show/movement she helped start while attending the University of Oregon. You can listen to Nikkiâ€™s show at lclark.edu/~klc/
primarily focusing on indie, punk, riot grrl and electronic music, but also featuring women in hip hop, blues, jazz, early rock & roll, etc...Girl Gang!
August 31st, 2006
In the First Person
is a brand new, free, professionally published index of more than 3,350 collections of documents. The collections include letters, diaries, oral histories, and other personal narratives in English from around the world. You can do a keyword search of more than 650,000 pages of full-text by more than 15,000 individuals from all walks of life. Think of it as one-stop-shopping for searching thousands of repositories and archivesâ€”hundreds of thousands of pages of edited content. The index also contains pointers to some 3,500 audio and video files. For example, a search of video documents using "communist party" as a subject yielded results from the Communist Party Oral History Interviews
. Five videos from the Communism in Washington State History and Memory Project are available to view. For future reference, you can find this new resource on the libraryâ€™s of A-Z list of databases
. Or use the links above to check it out now.
July 31st, 2006
From August through December, 2006, the Aubrey Watzek Library will be showing "The Literature of the Lewis & Clark Expedition," an exhibit that draws from the extensive collection of books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers and literary materials on the expedition at Lewis & Clark College.
The exhibit features sixty rare items from the college's collection of expedition-related printed material and is composed of twelve display cases plus a number of framed wall pieces. Highlights include volumes from Lewis and Clark's travelling library, early newspapers and government publications reporting on the expedition, early foreign language editions of Patrick Gass's journal, and a copy of the 1814 Biddle-Allen edition of Lewis and Clark's journals in original boards.
This will be the final venue for this exhibit, which has been traveling around the country since the beginning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial in 2003. It has been displayed at Monticello; the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia; the Louisville Free Public Library; The Boston Athenaeum; the Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, New Jersey; Fort Mandan; Oregon Historical Society, Washington State Historical Society; Denver Public Library; Seattle Public Library; TamÃ¡stslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, Oregon; and Idaho State Historical Society.
July 20th, 2006
now exports citation data to RefWorks
. Google Scholar is a useful search tool. Because Google Scholar contains so many academic books and journal articles, this could be a useful way of adding citations to your bibliography without typing them in by hand.
To set it up, go to Scholar Preferences
, then select RefWorks under "Bibliography Manager." Once you have saved your settings, you'll find a RefWorks link under all citations in Scholar search results.
May 2nd, 2006
Watzek Library has subscribed to ARTstor
, a database of digital images in art and architecture. Select the "About Collections" link for an in-depth look at the content of the collections, which include approximately 500,000 images covering Western and Asian art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses, including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
March 31st, 2006
A new online subscription to the Gender Studies Database
gives Watzek patrons access to an anthology of 12 files, including the Men's Studies Women's Studies International databases. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books and book chapters, government reports, working papers, dissertations, theses and other sources. Coverage is back to 1972.
March 28th, 2006
An exhibit of the works of John Howard Griffin, author of Black Like Me, is on display in the Library until June. A lecture on Griffin by Jerry Harp, curator of the exhibit, will be given on April 6th at 7:00 pm in Watzek Library.
A collection of photographs, political cartoons, and other graphic images depicting the history of the IWW, Industrial Workers of the World, is displayed on the walls near Special Collections in Watzek Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Norm Diamond of the Collegeâ€™s Political Economy Program and will be up through May.
March 3rd, 2006
The Library has established a collection of works on gender studies within its Special Collections to honor the work of faculty member, Jean Ward, who founded the Gender Studies Symposium and the Gender Studies Program here at Lewis & Clark.
The Jean Ward Collection on Gender Studies
currently consists of 37 items, many published in the 19th century. The initial donated items are on display in Watzek Library in the cases near Special Collections.