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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 15, 2008 --

Bear in Mind... that Special Collections is the place to go for resources about Maine, its history and so much more.


SUMMARY
1. Events
    A. Imagining the River: Writers, Musicians and Poets Celebrate the Penobscot River
2. Services
A. Online Guide to the Financial Crisis
3. Databases
    A. IEEE Xplore & IEEE/IET Electronic Library Available
    B. Birds of North America database (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

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1. EVENTS
A. IMAGINING THE RIVER: WRITERS, MUSICIANS AND POETS CELEBRATE THE PENOBSCOT RIVER
Fogler Library will present "Imagining the River: Celebrating the Penobscot," a presentation by poets, writers, and singers, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 22 in our Special Collections department, third floor, Fogler Library. The event is part of the Works in Progress series organized by Kathleen Ellis, Tina Passman and Gretchen Gfeller and sponsored by the Fogler Library Friends.
The celebration will focus on the connections between the environment and the human spirit. Several of the presenters will sing and read from their poems and prose which reflect their Penobscot cultural heritage in relation to the Penobscot River. Presenters include:
David Attean, Esther Bear, Cheryl Daigle, Kathleen Ellis, Maria Girouard, Catherine Schmitt, and UMaine creative writing students.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller at 207-581-1696.

2.  SERVICES
A. ONLINE GUIDE TO THE FINANCIAL
Fogler Library how has an online guide (http://library.umaine.edu/social/crisisreports.htm) to information about the current financial crisis. Intended for students and others, this online pathfinder lists a few key information sources on the current financial crisis. Resources covered include reports from the Congressional Research Service, books (with reviews when available), links to relevant agencies and legislation, special report websites (e.g., "Wall Street in Crisis" from the Wall Street Journal), articles, and speeches.

3. DATABASES
A. IEEE XPLORE & IEEE/IET ELECTRONIC LIBRARY AVAILABLE
The IEEE Xplore site (authenticated access available from <www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp> now provides access to over two million documents. Included are the 160+ journals published by the IEEE and IET along with transactions, conference proceedings and active IEEE standards.
These publications are relevant to many disciplines including: electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, spatial information science, and sensors technology. Indexing extends back to 1988 for all journals and conference proceedings and further back to 1913 for selected publications. The IEEE Xplore search platform allows simple keyword and phrase searching or complex search queries employing a variety of operators. It also offers an alerting service, saved searches, and other valuable Web 2.0 capabilities for users who register for free personal accounts. For assistance in using IEEE Xplore please contact Martin Wallace in the Science & Engineering Center, 207-581-1678 or martin.wallace@umit.maine.edu.

B. BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA DATABASE NOW AVAILABLE
The Birds of North America database from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is now available via our Indexes list at <www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>. It contains image and video galleries showing bird behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. Online species accounts contain recordings of songs and calls.
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