Monthly Archives: July 2007

Travel on the Web: Sites to help you plan your vacation.

Travel on the WebTravel on the World Wide Web is a constantly updated Web directory of travel authored by Dr. Brian Coutts, Head of Library Public Services at WKU. This site provides you with information on “Where to Go,” “Travel Guides,”and “Travel Bookstores and Maps.” Available also is information on airlines, trains, buses, cars, lodging, and restaurants. Cultural events, adventure travel, and outdoor recreation are covered as well.

Travel on the World Wide Web

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Food, fun and more at Duncan Hines opening!

Duncan Hines cake mix box The “Recommended by Duncan Hines” exhibit opens at the Kentucky Library & Museum on August 3rd and 4th with activities held in conjunction with the Duncan Hines Festival. They include:
• Duncan Hines Festival Recipe Contest, August 3, 4pm
• Festival Art Awards and Silent Auction, August 3, 5pm
• 1950s Theme Party, with antique cars, 50s rock ‘n roll and cocktails, August 3, 7pm
• Country Breakfast with presentation by Jonathan Jeffrey, August 4, 9am
• Duncan Hines Festival Children’s Pageant, August 4, 10am
• “Adventures in Good Eating: A Taste of Duncan Hines,” a presentation of the Kentucky Historical Society, written and performed by Mike Thomas, August 4, 3pm

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Google Scholar Displays WKU Link!

Researchers can now “FindFullText@WKU” for Google Scholar hits when WKU has the cited work, thanks to TDNet and Google Scholar linking software. The usual restrictions apply in that only WKU users can access the full-text based on IP range. An example from a search in JAMA is:

Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990–1997
Find Fulltext @ WKU
– all 5 versions »
DM Eisenberg, RB Davis, SL Ettner, S Appel, S … – JAMA, 1998 – Am Med Assoc
JAMA & ARCHIVES Select Journal or Resource, … Ronald C. Kessler,
PhD. JAMA. 1998;280:1569-1575. Context.— A prior …
Cited by 748 – Related Articles – Web Search

We know you will find this additional access useful in identifying WKU-held resources. We encourage you also to use TOPCAT and TDNet, along with our many other online resources, books, and other print holdings to support research and lifelong learning.

Connie Foster, Head
Dept. of Library Technical Services
July 5, 2007

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Database Added: Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

We are pleased to add Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 as our newest database and our first from Alexander Street Press. As stated by the publisher, “this database brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies that document the multiplicity of women’s activism in American public life. Thousands of pages of materials provide scholars and students with in-depth access to the published histories and records of women’s organizations throughout the United States. It also has documented projects on a broad range of topics of interest to today’s students, each including footnotes to introductory material, annotations of primary documents, a bibliography, and a list of related Web links. This database has a powerful full-text search engine that provides in-depth access to its content.” Link to it today! Search TOPCAT for the linked resource or our database pages.

The database should prove valuable to many disciplines and researchers. Let us know!
Connie Foster
Head, Library Technical Services
July 2007

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ERC Closing July 3rd and 4th

The ERC will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd. We will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th and Saturday, July 7th. We will reopen for our regular summer hours on Monday, July 9th:

Mon-Thurs 7:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday.

Happy 4th of July to all!

Roxanne Spencer, Coordinator of ERC

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