August 29, 2008
The sports fans at my house love Sports Illustrated. Recently, they have enjoyed the coverage of the Olympics and articles to help with their fantasy football leagues. The library has Sports Illustrated in print format from 1954 to the present. You will find the most current issues in the Popular Periodicals area on the main level.
SDSU students, staff, and faculty who can’t make it to the library can also read Sports Illustrated online, through our electronic databases.
To read Sports Illustrated via EBSCOhost, use the following directions.
· On the library’s homepage (http://lib.sdstate.edu/) use the link to EBSCOhost. (Click here or here for information on off-campus access.)
· Once you’ve accessed the EBSCOhost database, click on the Publications link at the top of the page.
· Enter Sports Illustrated in the “Browsing:EBSCO MegaFILE – Publications” search field (the lower field).
· Click on the Sports Illustrated link, then on the year you want to access. At this point you will see links to specific issues, open one and enjoy the articles.
Not a sports fan? Read publications on other subjects as well. Use the same procedure to search for other titles, or search the list of publications by subject and description. EBSCOhost is also an excellent resource for searching by topic across many titles.
Information Services Librarian
August 5, 2008
Greetings from Hyderabad, India!
The Dean of Libraries, Dr. David Gleim, and I are currently on a 2.5 week faculty seminar program in Hyderabad India, through a partnership between SDSU and the University of Hyderabad. The Study in India Program (SIP) is in it’s 10th year, and includes both semester long student exchange programs, and the shorter summer exchange program for faculty. We are part of a group of 9 faculty total from around the U.S. participating in the exchange. Over the next two weeks, we may drop by the Briggs Library blog to let you all know about the interesting sites we’ve been visiting, and our discoveries while in India. For more info. On the Study in India Program, visit the SDSU Office of International Affairs, or check out the University of Hyderabad site at: http://www.uohyd.ernet.in/academic/academic_outreach/study_in_india_prog/index.html.
While taking the long flights to Hyderabad, we stopped over at Schipol Airport, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We had 6+ hours to kill at the aiport…lucky for us the famous Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam has a small satellite museum in the airport. As it happens, they must have known librarians were coming. The featured display is currently “Books in the Age of Rembrandt” – check out the art we saw online at:
http://www.schiphol.nl/web/show/id=73504/langid=42 . A truly breathtaking display!
The first two days of the seminar here in Hyderabad have been thought-provoking and informative, to say the least. We have quickly bonded with our academic colleagues, and learned about the history of higher education in India and the Indian economy through in-depth lectures provided by the Univ. of Hyderabad faculty. We also had an excellent tour of the University’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Library http://igmlnet.uohyd.ernet.in:8000/ .
In the afternoons and evenings, we have ventured out to visit local sites, including Golkonda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golkonda fort and the Qutub Shahi Tombs http://7wondersofhyderabad.com/qutub-shahi-tombs/qutub-shahi-tombs.html. We will plan to display photographs of our ventures when we return – uploading the images here is nearly impossible. We hope you’ll enjoy the virtual field trip with us by visiting these sites!
Laura M. Wight (Information Literacy Librarian, Associate Professor)
August 4, 2008
The library system that is used throughout the state of South Dakota is being upgraded to a new and improved version during the week of August 11-15. That means that our catalog will not be available for searching that week. We have access to another database that contains our book collection as well as those of many other libraries that you can search if you are in need of books during this week. The Books link under the Find category on our homepage will link you to that database. You can use a more advanced search in the same database by going to the Articles and Databases link next to the Books link and going to WorldCat Advanced on the Articles and Databases page. If you have questions, please contact the information desk at 688-5570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Elizabeth Fox, Digital Information Services Librarian