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Special Collections “Show and Tell” event at the Natural Resources Library a success!

NRL News - Mon, 2013-08-26 15:47

On Friday, August 23, more than 40 faculty, students, and staff members enjoyed the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) “Show and Tell” event at the Natural Resources Library (NRL). The event featured materials from the SCRC that were of special interest to NRL patrons, including highlights from the Bruce J. Zobel Papers, the Carl Alwin Schenck Papers, and selected materials from the university archives. A sample volume from Romeyn B. Hough’s The American Woods 14-volume set from 1888-1910 was especially popular. The book features (very thinly sliced) radial, tangential, and transverse sections of 350 North American woods. The descriptions that accompany the three views cover each tree’s characteristics, growth habits, medicinal properties, and commercial possibilities. In the photograph above (in the lower right corner), the Curator of Collections is holding up one page from this book.

Given the high attendance at this event, another event will in all likelihood be scheduled at NRL for the following semester. To view these collections in person, please schedule an appointment at the SCRC by sending an email to: library_specialcollections@ncsu.edu.

Special Collections “Show and Tell” event at the Natural Resources Library a success!

SCRC News - Mon, 2013-08-26 15:02

On Friday, August 23, more than 40 faculty, students, and staff members enjoyed the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC)  ”Show and Tell” event at the Natural Resources Library (NRL).  The event featured materials from the SCRC that were of special interest to NRL patrons, including highlights from the Bruce J. Zobel Papers, the Carl Alwin Schenck Papers, and selected materials from the university archives. A sample volume from Romeyn B. Hough’s The American Woods 14-volume set from 1888-1910 was especially popular. The book features (very thinly sliced) radial, tangential, and transverse sections of 350 North American woods. The descriptions that accompany the three views cover each tree’s characteristics, growth habits, medicinal properties, and commercial possibilities. In the photograph above (in the lower right corner), the Curator of Collections is holding up one page from this book.

Given the high attendance at this event, another event will in all likelihood be scheduled at NRL for the following semester. To view these collections in person, please schedule an appointment at the SCRC by sending an email to: library_specialcollections@ncsu.edu.

Two New Library Tutorial Videos

NCSU Libraries News - Thu, 2013-08-22 14:46
Two new animation videos are now available on the library website. These videos will help students as they begin the library research process.

Picking Your Topic IS Research (3:10) describes how picking a topic isn’t set in stone from the get-go. You tweak and refine as you do research. It emphasizes the research process. From Idea to Library (2:28) tells the story of how an idea goes from a researcher to publication as an article in a journal and how it becomes discoverable in article databases through the library. We hope it helps students better understand the distinctions between an article, a journal, and a database.

You can find these and other tutorials here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/

Let your librarian know if you have comments or questions about these videos or suggestions for other tutorial topics.

Two New Library Tutorial Videos

NRL News - Thu, 2013-08-22 12:26
Two new animation videos are now available on the library website. These videos will help students as they begin the library research process.

Picking Your Topic IS Research (3:10) describes how picking a topic isn’t set in stone from the get-go. You tweak and refine as you do research. It emphasizes the research process.

From Idea to Library (2:28) tells the story of how an idea goes from a researcher to publication as an article in a journal and how it becomes discoverable in article databases through the library. We hope it helps students better understand the distinctions between an article, a journal, and a database.

You can find these and other tutorials here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/

Let your librarian know if you have comments or questions about these videos or suggestions for other tutorial topics.

Vet Med Library Reduced Hours Sept 1-2 (Sun/Mon) for Labor Day Holiday

VetMed News - Wed, 2013-08-21 12:02

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Labor Day Holiday Hours:

  • August 30 (Friday): 6:30am -7pm – Regular Hours
  • August 31 (Saturday): 11am – 7pm – Regular Hours
  • September 1 (Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • September 2 (Monday): 1pm – 8pm
  • September 3 (Tuesday): 6:30am – 11pm  - Regular Hours Resume

D. H. Hill Library on Main campus and Hunt Library on Centennial Campus are open 24 hours from 9am Sunday onward. See https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/hill/general for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Library Research Workshops

NRL News - Wed, 2013-08-21 09:12

The library offers workshops on effective literature searching, citation management, writing literature reviews, and other topics. The full schedule and workshop descriptions are available at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/researchworkshops.

If you do not find a workshop that meets your schedule, you can schedule a workshop or one-on-one consultation with your librarian. Contact us at nrl_library@ncsu.edu.

Welcome Graduate Students!

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-08-19 09:03

The Veterinary Medicine Library Staff welcomes you. We look forward to helping you become familiar with our resources and services on Monday during orientation. We are eager to get to know you and assist with your information needs.

Access the Veterinary Medicine Library orientation presentation PDF. Let us know what questions or concerns you have. Phone: 919-513-6218 or chat online or email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu. Good luck!

Case Studies in Sport Management: a new online journal

NRL News - Wed, 2013-08-14 10:10

The NCSU Libraries now has online access to Case Studies in Sport Management (CSSM), a peer-reviewed journal that facilitates teaching the discipline through case studies. According to the CSSM Mission Statement, “The purpose of Case Studies in Sport Management is to enhance pedagogy in the discipline through the dissemination of teaching cases across varied topics consistent with the COSMA Common Professional Component topical areas, including sport management, marketing, finance, and law.” CSSM articles can be easily searched on their website, so finding an article that pertains to a particular topic is quite simple. Access this title using the search box on the NCSU Libraries website.

First-Year DVM Scavenger Hunt Update

VetMed News - Wed, 2013-08-14 09:31

Greetings Class of 2017!

We are impressed–over 50% of you have completed the hunt already! On the first day, 8 teams comprising 26 students finished–3x as many students as on day one last year. Tuesday, eleven more teams of 30 students finished.

The average time is about 40 minutes. Don’t leave it until the last minute on Friday – come on in with your group of 2-6 students today!

Wed. Aug 28 – Dogmen Revealed Book Talk/Cultural Awareness Module

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-08-12 08:34

The Dogmen Revealed: Animal Husbandry in Greyhound Racing
When:
August 28, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: The North Theater in College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, Main Building, Room C120

Dogmen are the workers behind the sport of greyhound racing: they care for, breed, train, and race these unique dogs. Gwynn Thayer, author of Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture, will discuss the dogmen’s historic role in the sport as well as their role as animal caretakers. Gwyneth A. Thayer earned her Ph.D. in Public History in 2010 and joined NCSU Libraries as the Associate Head and Curator of Special Collections in January 2013.

This Friends of the Library event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you are coming — http://go.ncsu.edu/dogmentalk
Registration is encouraged but not required.

Welcome DVM Class of 2017!

VetMed News - Wed, 2013-08-07 20:55

The Veterinary Medicine Library Staff welcomes you. We look forward to helping you become familiar with our resources and services on Monday during orientation. Visit us for the scavenger hunt from Monday, August 12-Friday, August 16. We are eager to get to know you and assist with your information needs.

The Veterinary Medicine Library orientation presentation will be online as a PDF on Monday afternoon. Let us know what questions or concerns you have. Phone: 919-513-6218 or chat online or email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu. Good luck!

BrowZine app: trial through the end of Aug.

NRL News - Mon, 2013-08-05 09:31

Through the end of August, the library has trial access to BrowZine, an iPad and Android app that facilitates browsing of library journal collections. If you are interested in testing the product, please follow the instructions below. Your feedback about this product would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to Karen Ciccone (kacollin@ncsu.edu).

To access the trial:

• From your iPad or Android device, download BrowZine from the App Store and install it.
• When you open BrowZine for the first time, you will see a list of schools. Select “North Carolina State University,” then enter your Unity ID and Password.
• Select subject areas or titles of interest and start browsing. You may notice that only a limited portion of our collection is available for browsing through BrowZine.

July 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-08-05 08:23

July 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for July 2013 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.

CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

Animal Rights and Welfare Publications

SCRC News - Mon, 2013-07-29 12:33
A recently organized collection whose collection guide has been put online is the Animal Rights and Welfare Publications, with over 150 containers of magazines, newsletters, and other types of publications donated to the NCSU Special Collections from the Animal Rights Network (ARN). What is interesting about this collection is not only its size but its wide [...]

Enjoy DVM Student Artwork from the 2013 Veterinary Illustration Course

VetMed News - Wed, 2013-07-24 14:23

Visit the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine to view reproductions of student artwork from the Veterinary Illustration Selective VMC 991-25 taught by Dr. Michael K. Stoskopf.

The selective was a studio course designed to introduce students to basic drawing and pen and ink techniques. It emphasized techniques for rendering from three dimensional objects, living animals, and photographs and offered veterinary students the opportunity to hone their observation as well as their drawing and illustration skills.

Seven works were selected for the porthole displays in the Library entrance.

Top Row (Left to Right) [click below for detailed images]

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

These works and photos of additional drawings by all ten students in the course will appear on the eboard in the Library and online. Thank you to artists Annie Chavent, Alexa Gonzalez, Danielle Healy, Sabrina Hess, Hannah Hinson, Nicole F. McDonagh, Jodi Mitchell, Natalie Palumbo, Ashley Schick, and Lori Westmoreland. The drawings were photographed and prepared for porthole display by Wendy Savage and Joshua Pugh, Educational Media & Design, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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