Sometimes, the search results in Academic Search Complete can seem . . . less than complete.  If you are having trouble finding full-text articles in biological sciences, switch over to the BioOne full-text database.  With more than full-text 100,000 articles from 179 journals, BioOne can be a great place to find research in Biology, Zoology, Entomology, Plant Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

Located in our list of “Tech Databases”, BioOne allows you to search by author, title, DOI, and keywords within the full text of the article or captions from figures & charts.  Unlike many of our other databases, all results will include full-text articles—no Inter-Library Loan necessary.

You can email links to articles, download citations to a citation manager, and even track citations with RSS feeds.  For videos, tutorials, and more information about using BioOne, visit their Resource Guides page.  For more information about BioOne, biological science, or finding full-text articles, contact your friendly neighborhood librarians at

Film on Tuesday

Could you get on the bus?  In 1961, a group of  people, both black and white, decided to travel through the segregated South on a Greyhound bus challenging Jim Crow laws prohibiting racial mixing.  Their radical strategy?  Walk through the door of a “white’s-only” establishment and sit together.

Their fearless idealism and commitment to non-violence in the face of arrests, brutal mobs, and attempted murder challenged America to see the inhumanity of segregation and pushed the Civil Rights Movement to the forefront of national conversation.

On Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m., join our conversation about the Civil Rights at the screening of the PBS documentary, The Freedom Riders.  Before the film, Barbara Lackey (Horace Mann HS-LittleRock ’60, ATU ’68) and Dr. V. Carole Smith (Russellville HS ’65), will also discuss their life experiences in the River Valley and beyond.

Even if you can’t stay for the film, you won’t want to miss opening panel discussion for a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear history from the people who lived through it right here in the River Valley.  There will be a short break after the discussion before the movie begins.  You can also find the film at the library or online for viewing at home.

The film is the last of our Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle series produced in partnership with the National Endowment for Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, created to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America.

For more information about this film, the panel discussion, or the Civil Rights Movement, give us a ring at 479-964-0569 or send us an email at

Swim the Stream

Fans of the library already know we have a fantastic DVD collection, but lately, we've been dipping our toes into the world of streaming video.  From now until April 23, we’re hosting a trial of Kanopy Streaming Video, one of the largest educational … [Continue reading]

The Loving Story

Imagine living in a time when it was considered illegal to marry the person you loved.  Imagine knowing that your wedding ceremony could be followed by a trial, conviction, and imprisonment for the simple act of tying the knot.   Sixty years ago, … [Continue reading]

There’s Still Time

If you haven’t flipped over to the survey, you still have until this Friday, April 4, to let us know what you think of the library, its collections, services, and people.  In 5-10 minutes, you have the power to shape what books we buy, what formats … [Continue reading]

New Trials

For a limited time only, test drive some of our new trial databases and collections in business, humanities, social sciences, and statistics.  The Library has four trials this spring of new products, including ebook collections, online encyclopedias, … [Continue reading]

Slavery By Another Name

On Tuesday, March 18th, at 7:00 P.M. in RPL room 300, join us for a screening of the PBS documentary, Slavery by Another Name. Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Douglas Blackmon, this documentary explores the period from the end of the … [Continue reading]

LION of a Database


One of our featured databases this month is ProQuest’s Literature Online, or, as it is sometimes known,“LION”.  If you've seen Literature Online in the past, you may want to look again.  The database has undergone a substantial face-lift, shedding … [Continue reading]

This Thursday

Radicals.  Agitators.  Troublemakers.  Liberators.  These are just some of the words used to describe abolitionists like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and others who led the fight against slavery during one of the … [Continue reading]

New Film Series


During the next few weeks, the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University will host a film series entitled "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," featuring films and lectures about the beginnings, struggles, … [Continue reading]