- Friday, December 15: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday, December 16: Closed
- Sunday, December 17: Closed
- Monday, Dec. 18 thru Thursday, Dec. 21: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday, December 21: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Linking Idaho databases (LiLI-D) are online services providing full-text articles from magazines, professional journals, newspapers, and reference books free to all Idaho residents. Best of all, LiLI-D is free to all Idahoans.
A new four year database contract has been signed, effective January 1, and the major vendor has changed from EBSCO to Thomson Gale. The current package of LiLI-D resources will remain available until December 31, 2006. The new LiLI-D package (the individual products are listed below) will become available on January 1, 2007.
The new products available Jan. 1, 2007 include:
Book Index with Reviews
Book Collection: Non-Fiction
- War and Terrorism Collection
- Academic OneFile
- Communications and Mass Media
- Computer Database
- General BusinessFile
- Business and Company Profile ASAP
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers (Full Collection)
Gale Virtual Reference Library Selected Titles:
- Biology, 1st Edition, 4V
- Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 1st Edition, 4V
- Encyclopedia of Cancer, 1st Edition, 2V
Please send your comments, questions, or concerns to Peggy Cooper, Head of Collection Development, x62311.
- Starting December 10 (finals week), the library's first floor will be open 24 hours.
- The library's hours will change during intersession, including the Christmas and New Years holidays.
- The library's wireless connectivity will be upgraded during intersession.
More changes coming soon.
This talk will focus on what makes some of Brazil's Participatory Budgeting programs successful as well as highlight the problems associated with poorly performing programs. Read more...
The Adventures of Silence will be held in the McCain room on the second floor of Albertsons Library on the campus of Boise State University. The play is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Linda Marie Zaerr at 426-1213, or visit the website at: http://english.boisestate.edu/Lzaerr/the_adventures_of_silence.htm
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Mountains Beyond Mountains Question of the Week contest.
Way to go, Angeline!
- Saturday, November 18: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday, November 19: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Monday, November 20: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 21: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, November 22: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday, November 23: CLOSED
- Friday, November 24: CLOSED
- Saturday, November 25: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday, November 26: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dewey Dykstra, Professor of Physics at Boise State University, in a multimedia format will talk about his travels to northern India to participate in the Science for Monks Project begun by the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama.
International Connections Luncheon Seminar Series
Date: Friday, November 17, 2006
Location: SUB Jordan A
Time: 12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m.
The monthly seminars are jointly sponsored by Albertsons Library and International Programs at Boise State University.
The award will be presented at a reception to be held from 3:00-4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, in the McCain Room on the 2nd floor of the Library.
Dr. Jones has been at
Dr. Jones is an avid user of the Library and encourages his students, through example and instruction, to utilize library materials for historical research. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Errol Jones on this outstanding achievement.
The Author Recognition events celebrate all Boise State University faculty and employee authors who published a book, article, or creative work between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2006.
Submissions must be in by November 15, 2006. Contact Barbara Glackin for additional information.
If you ever wanted to know how Ralph Faulkner received the real life scar on his face from a fencing duel in the movie Sword of the Avenger (see Accidents, Movie-Related Fencing) or the difference between a Curtana and a Katana, then The Encyclopedia of the Sword (Call#: ref GV 1143.2 E93 1995) is the place to look.
Oh by the way, A Curtana is commonly known as “the Sword of Mercy” and is one of three swords brought before the sovereigns of
So this is just a little reminder that there are a lot of interesting books and materials in the Albertsons Library that can pique most any interest or satisfy most any curiosity. Give the library and it’s collection a look around. Take it for a test drive, you never know what you may find out.
For example, did you know that Helene Mayer is considered the greatest female fencer of all time? Some additional books on “S-words” located in the main collection are:
- The Book of the Sword by Richard F. Burton call#: U850 .B8 1987
- Samurai Sword: A Handbook by John M. Yumoto call#: NK6784 .Y8
- Sword in the Age of Chivalry by R. Ewart Oakeshott call#: U854 .O2
Two more should be mentioned: http://www.libraryspot.com is one and http://www.educationindex.com/index.html is another. Both of these sites provide a “directory approach” as well as a search feature which allow you to locate information by general or specific topic. These four sites taken individually or together can help you manage your searching of the web and can save you a great deal of time.
Weekly winners will be randomly selected from appropriate responses the following Monday. On November 13, 2006, a grand prize winner will be selected from all appropriate responses sent in over the 12 week period.
Don't miss it!
Please submit your citation(s) online at http://library.boisestate.edu/faculty/ by November 15, 2006.
Contact Barbara Glackin for additional information.
Weekly winners will be randomly selected from appropriate responses the following Monday. On November 13, 2006, a grand prize winner will be selected from all appropriate responses sent in over the 12 week period. Check it out!
The exhibit features books issued by publishers in the Western U.S. that in the opinion of the club exemplify excellence in book design. The display will be up until Friday November 17 and can be seen whenever the Library is open.
Alan Virta, Head of Special Collections and Associate Professor
The 2006-2007 edition of the Manual is now available on GPO Access . As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.
Weekly winners will be randomly selected from appropriate responses the following Monday. On November 13, 2006, a grand prize winner will be selected from all appropriate responses sent in over the 12 week period. Have you tried it?
Instead of focusing on documentation of what happened in the past, these two exhibits highlight some plans never fulfilled: Redisigning Downtown: Plans for Boise's City Center, 1980 and The Roads Not Taken: Boise and the Interstate Highway, 1960
Alan Virta, Head of Special Collections
One of the best places to apply your Information Literacy skill set is the internet. But to use it effectively one must understand how to best evaluate the information it returns. A good place to begin for suggestions about evaluating information you find on the internet is provided by the Albertsons Library website. But another resource I like to use is called CRAAP. CRAAP stands for:
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority: The source of the information
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content
Purpose: The reason the information exists
(CRAAP is Courtesy of Meriam Library -- California State University Chico)
I find that if something passes the “CRAAP Test” then it is a pretty reliable source of information to use in my research. It is also fun to say. Say it with me: CRAAP, CRAAP, CRAAP. Okay, now that we got that out of our system…. we can move on.
It is important to remember that one of the strengths in starting your research with library-related resources is that this material has already been pre-evaluated through the library’s collection development process for relevance, authority, accuracy, etc. So the library and its resources is always a safe and efficient place to begin your research.
If you forget where the CRAAP website is, you can just plug the term CRAAP into Google or any other search engine and it should come back with the website.
Good luck with your research.
Rick Stoddart, Reference Librarian
With 637 titles currently available, you can choose titles such as:
- 2005 Annual Report on Consumer Protection, Competition and Tobacco Enforcement Activities
- 2006 Campaign Disclosure Manual for Candidates and Political Committees
- Annual Report of the Idaho Supreme Court 2005
- Basque Museum and Cultural Center website
- Crime Report - Ada County 2005
- Idaho Ethics in Government Manual, October 2005
Nick Miller, History, will present Testifying at The Hague. Professor Miller "is acting as an expert witness at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia. He will discuss the nature of the case in which he is testifying and the process of preparing testimony.
Albertsons Library and International Programs co-sponsor the monthly International Connections Luncheon Seminar Series.
The West Library serves the students at West campus as well as students from the
Janet Davis, Orientation Librarian & Coordinator of User Services
During Beverly's thirty-eight years at Albertsons Library she was responsible for a wide variety of subject areas for collection development. Beverly provided thousands of hours of reference service and bibliographic instruction, served as a member of numerous library committees and was involved in many campus activities to promote the Library and its resources.
Adrien's service to the Library, the University and the community has been varied and notable. As Coordinator of Reference Services he helped guide the library and its service to patrons.
He has been a mentor to all new librarians, whether assigned as such or just the day to day teaching to help each person be the best librarian they can be.
Adrien has participated on numerous Library and University committees throughout his years here at Albertsons Library. And according to Adrien, he has "enjoyed every moment".
Beverly and Adrien have been the glue for the Library over the many, many years they've served us all, patrons and staff alike. We will miss them immensely and hope they both drop in from time to time to say hello (and show us where that particular book is they mentioned one time).
Beverly retired on September 29th and is off and running on her new adventure.
Adrien retires October 17th, so for the next week be sure and drop in to say "hey", take a gander at his photos, and sign his memory book at the Reference Desk with any special thoughts or memories of Adrien over the years.
Albertsons Library Staff
The recognition events celebrate all Boise State University faculty and employee authors who published a book, article, or creative work between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2006. A draft of this bibliography is now available online at http://library.boisestate.edu/faculty/
Citations for the 2007 recognition are now being accepted online also. The citation deadline for this year's recognition events is November 15, 2006.
On February 7, 2007 Albertsons Library will host a reception from 3:30 - 5:00 pm where the university community is invited to meet the authors and celebrate their scholarship. Contact Barbara Glackin for additional information.
The book is a transcription of old handwritten church registers from the mining towns of Silver City and DeLamar up in the Owyhee Mountains. Special Collections holds the original church registers, which are now fragile and written in script that is often difficult to decipher.
Old church records like these are important because the State of Idaho did not begin compiling birth and death records until 1911. So before that date, church records (with baptisms, burials, etc.) are often the only vital records there are. Copies of the book will be available for $10.00 at the BSU Bookstore (208) 426-BOOK or http:www.boisestatebooks.com
Alan Virta, Head of Special Collections and Associate Professor
- Motivates students to use the Library and its services
- Creates assignments that encourage the use of Library resources
- Regularly utilizes the Library and/or its resources
- Cosults with Library faculty when appropriate to achieve educational goals
- Shows appreciation of the Library and acts as its advocate.
Previously, I was a librarian at
Just let me say I can sympathize with you regarding the library seeming overwhelming at first, but myself and the other friendly staff of the Albertsons Library are here to help. I know I will be asking tons of questions until I figure out where everything is. Don’t worry; we can both get through this together.
Color me ‘happy to be at
The exhibit windows of the Special Collections reading room in Albertsons Library are full of nothing but Broncos from now until Homecoming on October 7. Smiling broncos, snorting broncos, pensive broncos, laid-back broncos, cuddly broncos, fierce broncos, and blue and orange broncos. Broncos from the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Special Collections has also put up a small web exhibit to share a few of the Broncos with the rest of the world. You can see the exhibit whenever the Library is open.
Head of Special Collections
Located in room 200 of the Liberal Arts building, the Writing Center helps BSU students, faculty and staff polish their writing skills, and now Memo Cordova, a Reference librarian at Albertsons Library, will be available to help you navigate your research needs each Monday, starting September 18, from 11 am to noon.
Stop by the Writing Center and say hello!
Win cool stuff by simply answering a question! The
A new question will be posted every Monday morning here, with the final question posted on November 6, 2006. Weekly winners will be randomly selected from appropriate responses the following Monday.
Angeline won last Monday's question of the week. The
A complete list and description of these new online resources is available at our New Electronic Resources page. You can access these and a host of other online services via our Find Articles page.
You can search the JSTOR database from the Find Articles section of the Library home page or find the individual journals in the Find Journals section. From the Journals List, select Vendor from the pull down menu, type in JSTOR, enter, and all of the journals in JSTOR will be listed alphabetically.
The library subscription to the JSTOR is also available to you if you are off-campus--you’ll be prompted to enter your BroncoWeb username and password.
You can also search for books currently in print by going to Blackwell's Bookshop where you can search for titles in the upper right.
To obtain bibliographic information for books that are out of print, I suggest using WorldCat, also available on the Online Databases page. To find out what an out of print title may cost, if available, try Alibris or Amazon.com.
To see a list of books in the Textbook Library, go to the library catalog at 'Find Books' and select 'Library Reserves'. Under 'Instructor,' scroll down to 'Textbook Library', highlight it and then select the 'Search' button to see an alphabetical list of titles. The textbook list is also available on the 'Department' scroll down as: TBL 000:Textbook Library and from the 'Course' option as: TBL 000:Textbook Library.
For more information about donating to the Textbook Library, see the August 7th
For additional statistical data, visit our Government Information Statistics page.