Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving!  The Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center will be closed starting at noon, Wednesday, November 25th, and will not re-open until Sunday, November 30th at 2:00 P.M.

And then….we’ll just stay open…until FRIDAY, December 6th, at 6:00 P.M.  As advertised, twenty-four hour service begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving to meet all your study marathon needs.  Check out our full hours here: http://library.atu.edu/about/hours/

In the meantime, safe travels, good health, and good luck on finals!

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Thanksgiving day: Ways and means, from ‘Harper’s weekly’, 27th november 1858. Engraving by Winslow Homer. Retrieved via Credo Reference.

On Trial

The deadline for our latest collection trial databases is closing in fast.  Take advantage of these free collections while they last:

Ebrary

Thousands of full-text, academic e-books are at your disposal from now until Wednesday, November 26th.  Browse titles in Business, Anthropology, Science, and more.  For more information about what’s offered, see their libguide, which covers search strategies, video tutorials, and more information about their titles.

PBS Video Collection

Be more with this collection of streaming videos from PBS provided through Alexander Street Press.  Browse your favorite episodes of Nova, or watch one of the award-winning documentaries from Ken Burnes, all from the comfort of your laptop.  Hundreds of documentary films are available through this collection, and each includes scrolling transcripts and the ability to make clips and playlists.  But hurry–this trial ends December 6th.

Birds of North America Online

Ornithologists rejoice!  You have access to the comprehensive life histories of over 700 species of birds breeding in the U.S. and Canada.  Search for birds by keyword or species to get a treasure of information including photos, illustrations, migratory patterns, distribution, and other basic information.  The database also includes video and audio recordings of birds, as well as data tables.  This database is the enhanced, online version of the paper version now roosting in the Reference collection.  You have until 12/15/14 to enjoy.

So let us know what you think through askalibrarian@atu.edu.  Your comments, criticisms, witticisms, praise, or blame help make the Library a better place for you, other students, and for the whole campus.  Email your friendly neighborhood librarian today!

 

 

Attention night owls

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You asked for it, and it is finally here: the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center will be open 24 hours beginning Sunday, November 30th.  We will open Nov. 30 at 2:00 PM and remain open until Friday, December 5th, at 6:00 PM.  On … [Continue reading]

Welcome Brent Etzel

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The Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center is thrilled to officially welcome Brent Etzel as the new Library Director.  Monday, November 3rd, marked his first day at Arkansas Tech University, taking over the position after the retirement of … [Continue reading]

Farewell, Bill Parton

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Bill Parton, Library Director for Arkansas Tech University, will be retiring after 24 years of being with the Arkansas Tech family.  Friday, October 31st, marks Parton’s last day as Director for the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, and … [Continue reading]

On Trial

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The Library is hosting several new databases and collections for a limited time only.  Should we purchase one database over the other?  You decide!!!  Test drive these collections and databases today: Birds of North America Online: … [Continue reading]

Thursday Night

On Thurday, take a break from campus and head over to Russellville City Hall where our good friend and local celebrity author, Slade Dupuy, will help unveil the new Pope County Library System logo.  Slade has been with the library for a number of … [Continue reading]

Going, going, gone

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You only have two more days to test the new BP Global Energy Data Visualization Tool.  The Library is currently conducting a trial of this product which maps major energy developments from the last 27 years.  The trial ends on … [Continue reading]

Statista Trial

Looking for industry reports, company data, and market forecasts?  The Library is currently hosting a trial of Statista--a statistical database containing more than 1,000,000 statistics on more than 80,000 topics, from over 18,000 sources. This … [Continue reading]

Streaming Psychotherapy

From now until October 15th, the Library is offering a trial of Psychotherapy.net.  The site features streaming training videos in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and addiction.   Videos come in diverse formats geared for a variety of … [Continue reading]