Albertsons Library is pleased to support your last-minute research and study needs by expanding our hours at the end of the semester.
During Dead Week (12/7-12/12), we'll be open the following hours:
Monday, Dec 7 - Thursday, Dec 10: 1st floor open midnight to 2AM
Friday, Dec 11 - Saturday, Dec 12: extended from 7PM to midnight
Then the real fun starts in Finals Week, when the 1st floor of the library remains open 24 hours: starting 10AM on Sun Dec 13 - ending 7PM on Thurs Dec 17.
Security will be present during our extended hours. Please note that for extended hours, the library is open only to Boise State University students, faculty, and staff. Please refer to our nifty calendar for all library hours.
- Journal Citation Reports "is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries."
- Chicago Manual of Style Online - based on the 15th edition, it includes the Chicago Style Q&A, the Chicago-Style Citation "Quick Guide," and "Tools," such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets. Access the e-book version from the library's catalog, or via the University of Chicago Journals from the library's A-Z list.
For a list of all spring 2010 University 106 offerings, including the PoWeR sections linked with English 102, please visit http://guides.boisestate.edu/univ106
Got questions? Contact Sara Seely at firstname.lastname@example.org or 426-1263.
To submit a citation of your work, go to the Faculty Authors website and click on “Send Citations.” Faculty have the option to review and edit information before submitting citations, including multiple citations from a single creator. The draft bibliography is updated in real-time; please take a moment to look over the bibliography, as your citation may already have been entered by library staff.
Recognition events for the fifth annual bibliography include:
- A comprehensive online bibliography of scholarly and creative works by Boise State University faculty and staff created between Sept. 1, 2008, and Aug. 31, 2009
- A display of books, articles and creative works in Albertsons Library during January and February 2010
- A hosted reception in Albertsons Library with remarks by Provost Andrews and recognition from the university community
Interactive Learning Center
Thursday, Nov. 5 from 10:30am - 12:00pm
or Friday, Nov. 5 from 9:45 - 11:15am
Learn how to help students make a term paper more than just an information gathering exercise. This hands-on workshop for faculty will use sample assignments to provide practical advice on how to get students to ask engaging research questions, use discipline-specific information tools and library collections, and evaluate and synthesize findings. Using this approach teaches students transferable skills in the research and writing process. Bring along a term paper assignment, if you’d like.
Librarians Sara Seely and Melissa Kozel will facilitate. To register, go to the following link: http://ctl.boisestate.edu/
See you there!
It's as much fun to scare as to be scared. ~ Vincent Price
We all know the library houses a large collection of research materials at our disposal for all of the essays and research projects we are assigned throughout the semester. Did you know that it also has a wide array of items that can make your spine tingle, stir your imagination, and perhaps conjure up memories of Halloweens past? The horror genre has spanned many forms of media.
The library carries many of these incarnations within its walls. Reference books, books on the history of the genre, films, books about the films, biographies on iconic actors and directors, and even books on the aesthetics of horror are available for your consideration.
Literature is the perhaps the most obvious thing that would be in the library, so we will begin the tour there. Some of the authors the Albertsons Library has are Edgar Allen Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Guy de Maupassant, and Stephen King. H.P Lovecraft is a personal favorite of mine and his Cthulhu mythos has met with a revival in the last decade or so.
There are also biographies on the icons and studios involved in making the horror genre what it is today. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light, and Vincent Price: The Art of Fear (the title of which holds some humor for this writer, as Price had a radio show I listen to quite often called The Price of Fear) are only a few that we have at the library. There are several books that focus on Hammer Films, the company that produced a number of films starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing respectively.
We also have, in the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC), films as well as juvenile fiction and children’s stories. Again, if you have a more classic bent, we have the silent films Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, as well as the movie based on a novel by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting. For some of the juvenile literature, we have Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones, which also happens to be on the Banned Books list, as well as Ask the Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World. Even the little ones can get into the, if you’ll pardon the term, spirit of things with books like Teeny Tiny Tingly Tales and Cobwebs, Chatters, and Chills: A Collection of Scary Poems.
Those titles listed above are not even close to the vast amount of sources the Library contains. So, if you need an escape from the everyday grind of studies or just even need anything from the horror genre for a bit of research (it does happen), the Albertsons Library is a great resource. Search the Library’s catalog for your favorite horrific titles at: http://boisestate.worldcat.org/
Here's how to do it:
EndNote Web can manage your citations, keep you organized, create bibliographies, can be accessed anywhere, and EndNote Web can help you retrieve saved articles. Interested in learning more about this awesome citation management tool? Go ahead and email me, Amy, to confirm your attendance. We'll be meeting in Library room 203. Please sign up and register for an account with EndNote Web before the class!
Boise State librarians will cover the essentials of research with lightning speed! Look for us just inside the library's front doors, near the entrance to Starbucks. Planned workshops include:
- Monday, Oct. 12th: 10 Minutes to... Finding a Movie in the Library
- Tuesday, Oct. 13th: 10 Minutes to... Finding an Article
- Wednesday, Oct. 14th: 10 Minutes to... Google Search Tips
- Thursday, Oct. 15th: 10 Minutes to... ARTstor: Find Your Image
- Monday, Oct. 19: 10 Minutes to... Finding Music in the Library!
- Tuesday, Oct. 20: 10 Minutes to... Starting Your Research
- Wednesday, Oct. 21: 10 Minutes to... Google Scholar Search Tips
- Thursday, Oct. 22: 10 Minutes to... Finding E-Books
- Monday, Oct. 26: 10 Minutes to... Finding a Movie in the Library
- Tuesday, Oct. 27: 10 Minutes to... Finding an Article
- Wednesday, Oct. 28: 10 Minutes to... Effective Search Strategies on the Web
- Thursday, Oct. 29: 10 Minutes to... Google Search Tips
There's no need to RSVP or plan ahead; just stop by at noon and check them out. Come for one session, or come for all of them -- it's up to you. See you there!
Each year, the OIF documents attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries and from school classrooms. Out of 513 challenges in 2008, the 10 books most challenged are listed below. The OIF also tracks "Banned and Challenged Classics," which includes many of the top 100 novels of the 20th century.
The 10 Most Challenged Titles in 2008
And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell: anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group.
His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman: political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and violence.
TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group.
Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz: occult/satanism, religious viewpoint, and violence.
Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya: occult/satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, and violence.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky: drugs, homosexuality, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, suicide, and unsuited to age group.
Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group.
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group.
Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper: sexually explicit and unsuited to age group.
If you're trying to find an NAICS code, try using the official government website at http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/. This site has a really useful search and, although it's not a library database, it is a reliable information source.
If you need more information about NAICS, such as correspondence tables to see the differences between revisions to the code, try this site: http://www.census.gov/epcd/naics02/.
If you have questions about how to use this tool, please do not hesitate to contact Albertsons Library. As always, we are happy to help you with your research and questions!
We'll start slicing cake at 1pm in front of the library, so come on by and share in the celebration.
- Reference assistance: What does a librarian do, really? In a nutshell, we're here to guide and teach you how to discover and use a vast array of print and electronic resources. We teach you to think critically about the sources you use in your research, to use the most relevant books or articles for your topic, and to navigate your way around scholarly databases. We also offer this expertise via chat, e-mail, phone, or in person. Stop by the reference desk or visit our "Ask a question" page.
- Computers: We have over 80 computer stations in the first floor, with another 25 on the second floor. All have Microsoft Office 2007 and all print using the BroncoPrint system. Use your Bronco Card as your print card (it's also your library card). You can also check out Macs and PC laptops from the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
- Books! Well, that's the obvious one. The library has a growing collection of over half a million books. Use the WorldCat Local search box on our homepage to search our collection and the collections of just about every (public, school, academic) library in the United States. It is that powerful :D
- The Second Floor: Is where you will find the Special Collections department , which houses all our rare books and archives related to Idaho, Boise State University history, and more. There's also the Curriculum Resource Center, where you'll find all our multimedia (DVDs, VHS, books on tape/CD, Music CDs), curriculum materials, and the Juvenile and Young Adult literature collections.
- LibGuides: These are research guides on steroids. Librarians create these guides for most departments (and in some cases, individual classes) to provide you with an overview with your top resources for a specific discipline or subject. You can find a list of available guides at our "Resources by Subject" page.
- Classrooms: Chances are your professor will bring you to the library to learn about the resources mentioned above, so they'll have you come to rooms L203 or L201C. Both of these rooms, on the second floor of the library, are where the librarians will help your class get a jump start on your research.
Along with the many librarians attending the event, Jodi Chilson and Jim Allen from the Graduate College will be on hand to answer your questions. The open house will be held in the Graduate Student Lounge in the Albertsons Library on the Third Floor. We’ll provide drinks, snacks, and smiles!
To tell you a bit about my background, I have lived in the Boise area for the past four years and love the combination of nature and technology that the Treasure Valley has to offer. Although I grew up in New Jersey, I have lived in the West for the past 15 years.
Some of my favorite things to do involve swimming, road biking, music, food, and any kind of adventure. I received my MLIS from the University of Washington in 2007 and my undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in 2000.
I have been moonlighting on weekends at the reference desk, and also have worked on some Library Research Guides. You can see my profile and other research interests here: http://guides.boisestate.edu/profile.php?uid=6120
Please give me a call at (208) 426-1625, e-mail at email@example.com or stop by my office on the first floor of the library, if you want to chat. I am most happy to do so.
- Correlations Beyond the Nearest-Neighbor Level in Grain Boundary Networks – Faculty Scholarship
- MOSFET Modulated Dual Conversion Gain CMOS Image Sensors - Dissertations
- Jack Pelton - Individual Faculty Pages
- Ahsahta Press – Digitized Books 2009
- Undergraduate Research Conference
Albertsons Library Special Collections is hosting an exhibit of Idaho author Vardis Fisher’s novels, research materials and memorabilia from the Lloyd Jensen Collection. The exhibit is available for viewing anytime the Library is open on the second floor.
Jensen was a close friend and neighbor of Fisher, who lived in the Hagerman area. The exhibit will feature postcards written by Fisher to Jensen, as well as rare and deluxe editions of Fisher’s novels. The Jensen family donated the collection in September 2008.
With this subscription, Albertsons Library continues its transition to electronic formats. Online access to these videos was made possible by reallocating funds that previously supported print collections.
Come see how Boise State makes an impact in your community. These posters can be viewed on the 2nd floor of Albertsons Library. For more information about Service Learning at Boise State, please see: http://servicelearning.boisestate.edu
As always, visit http://library.boisestate.edu for information on Albertsons Library and our wonderful array of research resources.
All these questions, and more, can be answered using the MRI+ (Mediamark Research & Intelligence) database, found via the articles, databases link right here on the Library’s home page.
Register for use with your Boise State email address, and, after confirmation, use the Mediamark Reporter link to find more information about understanding consumers and the things they buy.