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OSU Library October 2008 Update

October 29, 2008

For Immediate Release

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In this Update:

EndNote X2 Available Now

EndNote X2 for PC and Mac is now available for download. New features include the ability to set EndNote to automatically delete duplicate references. EndNote also added a tab in the preview window for searching your library from the main display and a feature that will allow you to create Smart Groups to organize your references. Visit the Library's EndNote page at http://www.library.okstate.edu/bibmanager/index.htm to download the new version, get updates, and learn about EndNote training opportunities.

We also received the new version of Reference Manager and it is available as a download from the Library's EndNote site. If you prefer, you can come by the Digital Library Services office to pick up an EndNote or Reference Manager CD. If you have any questions please feel free to call 405-744-9161 or email lib-dls@okstate.edu.

Elsevier Book Series Added

This year, the Library purchased the chemistry, life sciences, psychology and Methods in Enzymology Book Series Packages from Elsevier, including a complete backfile to Vol 1 for MiE. Now multiple users can simultaneously access Elsevier Book Series on ScienceDirect. Online access to book series helps make finding vital research connections possible. Users can conduct integrated searches and link quickly and easily to full text articles, major reference work, other publishers' content via CrossRef - all from a single, easy to use interface.

Book Series in summary:

  • Contain a collection of reviews and essays on current research in a particular field or a comprehensive overview of a topic.
  • Are published regularly, usually at least once per year.
  • Are similar to journals in content and structure.
  • Are highly cited and often have high usage per article.
  • Present a more lengthy examination of a subject area than is possible in a traditional journal article.
  • Articles are able to stand alone and do not need the context of the volume to be meaningful.
  • Are an important complement to primary research.

Commemorating Statehood with Oklahoma Author Rilla Askew

Oklahoma author Rilla Askew presents "Oklahoma: Penumbra and Paradox," Thurs. Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room. The talk will commemorate Oklahoma Statehood Day. A book sale and signing reception will follow.

Askew has received three Oklahoma Book Awards, two Western Heritage Awards, an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and a Myers Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. She is the author of The Mercy Seat, Fire in Beulah and Harpsong.

Rilla Askew was born in southeastern Oklahoma, a fifth-generation descendant of southerners who settled in the Choctaw Nation in the late 1800s. Askew's roots go deep in the Sans Bois country, where her family still lives, but she grew up fifty miles from Tulsa in the oil company town of Bartlesville. It was there she first encountered the complex forces of race, class and societal opinion: elements she continues to explore in her fiction.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, visit www.library.okstate.edu or call 405-744-7331.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/october2008.htm
Last Updated: 30 October 2008

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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Oklahoma State University
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