Database-ERIC Partially Shut Down

 

Hello,

One of our subscribed databases called ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) is partially shut down.  ERIC provides access to educational literature and resources from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Here is the message you will receive when trying to access full text articles:

“Dear Users,

Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host http://www.eric.ed.gov have been shut down. Services will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.”

Citations and some PDFs are available.

Dale Carroll

Librarian/Archivist

Textbook Search Engine

Are you looking for the best deal on your required textbook? Here is one source that can help. Many of the sellers have free shipping.

TEXTBOOKSPY.COM

“Textbookspy.com, a textbook comparison shopping tool, has partnered with CollegeBookrenter.com, Bookrenter.com, Chegg.com, and eCampus.com to help save students on the price of textbooks. Textbookspy.com compares prices of millions of textbooks instantly, using dedicated API technology to search hundreds of websites for the lowest prices for used textbooks, textbook rentals, and ebooks. (textbookspy.com).”  Online Searcher, May/June 2013, Vol. 37,  No.3

 

Chronline at Centralia College

We now have full online access on campus (No password needed) to the http://www.chronline.com/  (Daily Chronicle).

If you want the PDF version, please contact the library at librarian@centralia.edu for assistance.

P.S. We do not have access outside of the campus.

If you have any questions please contact me at dcarroll@centralia.edu

Update 11-06-2012

The Daily Chronicle online access http://www.chronline.com/ is not working.

The IT staff at the Chronicle is aware of the situation.  I will let you know when it is up and running again

Dale

Update 11-09-2012

The Daily Chronicle online access http://www.chronline.com/ is now working.

Harvesting the Web: Finding & Using Online Open Resources in Your Courses Presented by Jean Kent

 

This was my favorite workshop at the ATL conference in Spokane. Jean is a dynamic speaker and is very knowledgeable with open resources.  

This fabulous open discussion and hands on workshop covered a lot of material. Luckily the presenter has supplied a link to this workshop http://harvest-the-web.blogspot.com/ and a link to her handout http://www.jeankent.net/atl-2011/Workshop-Handout.pdf. The handout is visible but the pdf is not printable.

I recommend checking out the various links on the website. This particular annotated list of OERs is a great link http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/oer

Learn more about creative commons through this link http://creativecommons.org/

I could go on but the best thing for you to do is go check out the great resources on the harvest-the-web blog.

Want a fun way to see your home video? Try Fliptography.

Want a fun way to see your home video?  Try Fliptography.

Basic Information

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• corporate events, weddings and more!

 

Website

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Two New Online CDs at the Kirk Library

 

Hello,

 The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) offered staff an online workshop in February called “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload.”  The FLC has purchased the “How to Balance Learner needs… companion CD along with another online seminar CD. Both CDs are on reserve for staff at the Kirk Library. See descriptions below:

How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload

  • Create an environment that’s welcoming to students, yet compels to them to work and think individually.
  • Develop assignments and grading strategies to increase student interaction.
  • Avoid feeling overwhelmed by the perceived 24/7 nature of student participation in asynchronous online courses.
  •  Connect students to other members of their class, thereby reducing their reliance on instructors.

Data Driven Decision Making for Online Instructional Design

  •   Understand how data relates to instructional design elements, and develop strategies for measuring the relationship between implementations and         learning outcomes.
  •   Utilize end-of–course and real-time intelligence to understand your instructional strengths and weaknesses, and to influence your future improvements.
  • Develop ways to streamline your design team through the application of institution data points.
  • Create strategies for using data to best allocate financial resources.

Lightning Talks Kirk Library Tegrity Series

 

I am starting up a Tegrity series called Lightning Talks they will run from approximately 2 to 5 minutes. These talks are virtual tours of the Kirk Library Homepage.  It was easy making them.  I certainly gained enough experience after I forgot to turn on the microphone more than once. I also learned not to read from a script as it sounds too canned. I hope you find these useful. More to come. 

Here are public links to the Tegrity recordings: 

Kirk Library Lightning Talks-Citing Sources:  http://tegr.it/y/3bz7

Kirk Library Lightning Talks-Virtual Reference: http://tegr.it/y/3bzb

Kirk Library Lightning Talks-Library Catalog: http://tegr.it/y/3bzj

Kirk Library Lightning Talks-Databases: http://tegr.it/y/3bzn

Virtual Reference 24/7

Ask a Librarian-24/7 Chat

Have you ever been away from campus working on an assignment and needed help finding a resource or wondered how to cite a source? Well help is just a few clicks away. By using our Online Chat  service you will be connected with a Centralia College librarian or a librarian within our reference cooperative. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

To access this service go to the Kirk Library homepage at http://library.centralia.edu. At the bottom of the homepage click on the

You will be redirect to the Online Chat link that takes you to the online chat connection. You have the option to remain anonymous, but I recommend giving your email so you can receive a copy of the chat. The librarians at the Kirk Library  receive a copy of the chat in case we need to do a follow up and if we don’t have your email we cannot notify you.

Come join us for a live 75 minute online seminar “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload

Come join us for a live 75 minute online seminar “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload” at the Kirk library-Room 139, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 10.00 a.m. You do not need to sign up ahead of time.

This seminar will provide tangible, working solutions that you can use to modify your approach and create active learning.  You’ll learn how to:

•Create an environment that’s welcoming to students, yet compels them to work and think individually.

•Develop assignments and grading strategies to increase student interaction.

•Avoid feeling overwhelmed by the perceived 24×7 nature of student participation in asynchronous online courses.

•Connect students to other members of their class, thereby reducing their reliance on instructors.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the blueprint for a new approach to distance education.  You’ll discover a more fulfilling, less stressful teaching methodology.  Your students will enjoy a much more fulfilling educational experience, and your course evaluations will reflect it.

If you are unable to make it to the live seminar we are purchasing a seminar cd for your convenience.

Need to find a topic for a research paper?

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Finding a Topic for your research paper with Credo Reference

Choosing your topic for research can seem harder than writing the paper itself.  I tell my students to choose something that interests you.  Do not choose a topic that you think is going to be easy because if you lack interest in the topic the research process will be harder.   If you can’t think of a topic look through your course textbook for a subject. If you are still stumped try out Credo reference.

To access Credo reference go the Kirk Library homepage at www.library.centralia.edu and click on the “Databases” tab and click on Credo Reference. If you are on campus you have direct access to the databases. If you are off campus you will be asked to sign in with your student ID (starts with a 910) and your last name.

From the Credo Reference homepage click on the “Find Topic Pages” link to be directed to topics listed either by category or alphabetically. For example the “Social Sciences” page lists 1,445 topics to choose from. Once you choose a general topic you can narrow it down by using Credo’s interactive concept map. From Credo’s homepage click on the “Concept Map” tab and type in your topic. It  takes about a minute to load.  Then the fun begins.

“The Concept Map is a visual map that displays how search terms and topics in Credo Reference are interconnected. The Concept Map displays the connections between search results in a visual, interactive and easy-to-use format. It enables users to quickly find information when they don’t know what to look for, when they need topic ideas for papers or research projects, or want to expand their knowledge of a given area.”  “Credo Reference’s Concept Map enables you to quickly find information when you don’t know exactly what to look for or want to expand your knowledge of a given area.”