Zach's News

July 19, 2010

More databases in EBSCOhost interface

We’re pleased to announce the completed migration of several GALILEO databases from OCLC FirstSearch to the popular EBSCOhost interface.  These include the following (* = funded by Henderson Library) AGRICOLA *EconLit (now with Full Text!) MLA International Bibliography *Philosopher’s Index *RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

December 22, 2009

Mashing up WorldCat

If you know the meanings of the terms “API” and “mashup,” this might interest you… “A new API is now available from OCLC that makes the world’s largest library catalog available to anyone and everyone in a programmatic way. Called WorldCat Basic, this new API is being offered as a very simple interface into WorldCat. […]

August 6, 2009

Librarians and Google: Working together for you behind the scenes

When you search in Google Scholar, you’re able to identify scholarly journal articles much easier than in the main Google search. And have you noticed also that many of these are in “full text” (the entire article online), but that you would have to pay for others? The secret trick you need to know is […]

April 6, 2009

Here’s your handy pocket catalog of library collections

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Did you know that WorldCat, an international one-stop searching portal for library catalogs, is available  online for free, and as a Facebook app, and now as a download for PDA’s and smartphones?  (Thanks, Debra!)

May 23, 2008

Librarians and Google: Working together for you behind the scenes

When you search in Google Scholar, you’re able to identify scholarly journal articles much easier than in the main Google search. And have you noticed also that many of these are in “full text” (the entire article online), but that you would have to pay for others? The secret trick you need to know is […]

January 29, 2008

WorldCat in Facebook

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Here’s a nifty Facebook application which will allow you to search library catalogs worldwide, including those nearest you. WorldCat is the same database that librarians use for identifying sources for interlibrary loans. It’s available freely online at http://worldcat.org/ You can add it to your Facebook page here (link updated 5-23-08).

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