The library strives to create a welcoming environment, and to ensure proper computer use we adhere to the Boise State University Information Technology Resources Policy, specifically section D, subset c under "Prohibited Actions":
Boise State University IT resources shall not be used for:
Visiting, viewing or distributing Internet sites or materials that contain obscene, pornographic, profane or sexually explicit information, pictures, or cartoons; and publishing, displaying, transmitting, retrieving or storing inappropriate or offensive material. Such is expressly prohibited unless identified and pre-approved in writing by the VP Academic Affairs and Provost as part of legitimate research, teaching, or academic pursuits. Contact the Office of the VP Academic Affairs and Provost to request written pre-approval.
The Boise State University Information Technology Resources Policy is available online.
Check out this great ongoing resource at the Checklist of Idaho Publications page.
Dan Lester, Network Information Coordinator
Library staff will try to respond to your question using online sources and if the question cannot be answered quickly, someone will respond to you by email.
In addition to AnswerXpress, the library also provides an email reference service called AskUs available at: http://library.boisestate.edu/AskUs/ .
Family & Society Studies Worldwide™ is now available and listed on the Library's Article Indexes and Database page. This new database from EBSCO has replaced the old Family Index that is no longer produced.
From the EBSCO page:
Family & Society Studies Worldwide™ (FSSW), produced by National Information Services Corporation (NISC), is a core resource providing the most comprehensive coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare. FSSW covers popular issues as well as meeting the requirements of professionals in all fields of social work, social science and family practice.
Coverage spans from 1970 to the present indexing publications from a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, statistical documents, theses & dissertations and other sources. FSSW is an anthology of 4 database files providing access to over 846,080 records.
Peggy S. Cooper
Coordinator of Collection Development
The call number is: QC808.5.O43 2006. Copies of the dissertation are housed in both the general stacks and in Special Collections.
This statistical set is packed with detail, from the number of pharmacists in 1850 to the annual precipitation in Grace, Idaho from 1895-1998. Whatever historical statistics you are seeking, you are bound to find them here. The Historical Statistics of the United States is located @thelibrary in the main Reference collection.
A native of McCall, Rutsala is the grandson of pioneers in the Finnish community of Long Valley. His family moved to Portland during the Depression, and he's lived there ever since. Among Rutsala's many awards are the Pushcart Prize. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award.
The broadsides are on loan from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. They will be on display until mid-July and you can see them whenever the Library is open.
Alan Virta, Head Librarian, Special Collections