Thursday, September 30, 2010

Did you know Goddard Library has over 90 databases?

Goddard Library has over 90 online databases.  Most databases will help you locate scholarly journal articles from thousands of journals in full-text.  Some of the databases have collections of music, videos, art images, government documents, poetry, newspapers, and statistics.   Virtually none of these materials are available via a Google search and the "free" Internet.

Deciding which database(s) to use can be a challenge.  To help, Goddard librarians have identified databases that are especially helpful for the subject area of your research.  These recommendations are found in the "Research Quick Start" section of the library home page.  For example, if you are doing research in the area of Biology, librarians have identified four of the ninety databases that will be especially helpful to find resources for Biology (click on "Research Quick Start", highlight "Biology", and click on "submit" to see the recommended databases and other information for researching Biology).

For WSU-R students, Goddard Library has some databases that Krueger Library does not have and Krueger has several databases that Goddard does not.  If you don't find materials you need in the Goddard collection, we recommend that you also check the collection at Krueger Library (login with your WSU network/email user name and password).

While scholarly research may include the use of Google to search the "free" Internet, scholarly research must include the use of peer reviewed and scholarly materials available from academic libraries.  Goddard Library subscribes to these databases to enable unlimited access both on and off campus for RCTC and WSU-R students, staff, and faculty.

If you are having difficulty locating the materials you need for your research, ask for research help at the Library Reference Desk, by phone (536-5387), or use the Ask a Librarian button on the library homepage...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Did you know Goddard has over 12,000 eBooks?

Goddard Library has over 12,000 eBooks that you can view on any computer connected to the Internet.

To search the eBooks from the "old" library home page:
Roll over "Virtual eLibrary"
Click on "eBooks"

To search the eBooks from the "new" library home page that is under development:
Click on "Find Books &More"
Click on "eBooks"

If using an off-campus computer you will be asked to login.  To login to Goddard Library your user name is the barcode on the back of your UCR student ID card.  Your password is set to your last name until you change it (please change it soon).  If you don't have an ID card you can get one at Goddard Library Mondays -  Thursdays from 8am to 6pm and Fridays from 8am to 4pm..

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Student Success Day Sessions in the Library

What’s New at Goddard Library?

The past year has been a busy one at Goddard Library. We have added new databases, streaming videos, designed a new webpage with brand new features, enhanced our research services, and of course new books are arriving every week! More students are using the library than ever, so stop in and see what all the excitement is about.