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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 --


 SUMMARY
1. Workshops
    A.  Wikipedia - the good, the bad and the ugly!
2. Services
    A.  Conventional And Electronic Reserves
3 Databases
    A.  1,800 ScienceDirect Full-text Online Journals Now Available
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1.  WORKSHOPS
A.  WIKIPEDIA - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY!
  Wednesday, January 23, 4.00 - 5 pm, Fogler Library Classroom; Presenter: Joe Fernandez.  Free.
  Wikipedia is used widely for a variety of purposes. Many students also use Wikipedia as part of their research many without realizing that it is only a work in progress with numerous issues that may be problematic. In this presentation, we will talk about the problems associated with Wikipedia and how to evaluate Wikipedia articles. We will also discuss alternatives to Wikipedia that students could use for their class assignments and projects.  For more information please contact Joe Fernandez:  joe.fernandez@umit.maine.edu or 207-581-3511.

2. SERVICES
A. CONVENTIONAL AND ELECTRONIC RESERVES
   Fogler Library offers both conventional and electronic reserves ("e-reserves") services. To place course material on reserve, please use the form at our reserves website [ http://www.library.umaine.edu/reserves/form.htm ]www.library.umaine.edu/reserves/form.htm .  To ensure that your reserve materials are ready for your students kindly follow these guidelines: submit your request at least six weeks prior to the first class assignment; provide first generation copies for scanning; and provide a copy of your syllabus.   Designate whether your materials are to be available to students as hard copy only, e-reserve only, or both.
  Students can look up all reserve material listings -- by instructor and class number -- online through URSUS.  E-reserves are available online 24/7.  If your reserve material is in print format, students can go to the Reserve Desk on the first floor of the Library, tell the staff member the titles they need, and check them out for the loan period you have specified (e.g. 4-hour, 4-hour-library use only, 2-day).
   For more information about reserves and processing please see our web page at  [ http://www.library.umaine.edu/reserves/default.htm ]www.library.umaine.edu/reserves/default.htm .  If you have questions you (or your grad assistant) are encouraged to contact library staff directly.  Email: reserve@umit.maine.edu ; voice:  581-1641


3.  DATABASES
A. 1,800 SCIENCEDIRECT FULL-TEXT JOURNALS NOW AVAILABLE
   The University of Maine System Libraries are pleased to announce that more than 1,800 ScienceDirect full-text online journals are now available, thanks to annual funding from the University of Maine System, the University of Maine, and the University of Southern Maine. The new ScienceDirect license will provide access to faculty, staff and students at all campuses through the end of 2011. ScienceDirect is a critical research tool, with highly-cited journals that cover topics in the life, health, physical, and social sciences. For assistance, please contact Reference (581-1673) or Science (581-1697).
To access ScienceDirect, go to the database listings on the Fogler Library website at library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp .

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