Monthly Archives: April 2008

Printing in JSTOR

JSTOR is a wonderful database but printing an article has always been a bit of a bear. They have simplified the process but you still need to know some tips to make the printing process go easier.

Whether you choose to place your citation within the JSTOR saved citation folder (if you created a MyJSTOR account) or not, the trick is to select the pdf print icon so that the article becomes a pdf. On the library network computers and on the Minuteman computers, this conversion to a pdf has always been very slow. If the article has some graphics and is over 25 pages, the process to become a pdf will continue to be slow but it is well worth the wait.

Once you see the pdf document, you need to select the pdf icon within the pdf header. Do not choose to print from the browser because then you will be printing only the first page. If you run into any problems printing from JSTOR, send us an email at reference@frc.mass.edu

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National Library Week Celebration

NLW cake 

The Whittemore Library celebrated National Library Week with a number of activities. Students were pleasantly surprised when they entered the library on the first day of activities and were greeted with a slice of birthday cake.

The library entrance looked great. On one side of a wall, a bulletin board displayed this year’s crop of NLW FSC READS photographs. Over 33 faculty, students and staff posed with their favorite books. Teresa Pagliuca’s wonderful shots can be viewed here. On the other wall, the bulletin board contained a display of images from the 1930’s including pics on To Kill a Mockingbird. We also had a case containing artifacts from the 1930’s, two book displays and a powerpoint slide show.

The week was full of activities. We had a wonderful The Big Read book discussion lead by Professor Lorretta Holloway, a movie showing of To Kill a Mockingbird, and a delightful musical presentation from FSC’s Appalacian Travelers. I don’t know how next year we will top this year’s festivities; each year I look forward to celebrating our National Library Week.

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Celebrate National Library Week: Calendar of Events

Month of April: AMNESTY FOR LIBRARY FINES. Amnesty for overdue fines in exchange for non-perishable food items. One food item = up to $1.00 in fines. Donations provided to MetroWest Food Harvest.

Week of 4/14-4/18: IM TRIVIA CONTEST.  FSC Trivia questions will be posted in my.framingham library page. Answer correctly on library’s my.framingham IM Meebo box and you will win a free coffee coupon or 10% discount coupon from the bookstore! (Scroll down the page and you will see the IM box).

DISPLAYS. View displays of FSC READ posters, 1930s artifacts, slideshow of images from the 1930s, faculty and staff publications, and books from and of the 1930s at library entrance. A bird bulletin board with related books is on display in the Curriculum Library.  The 2008 Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King award winning books are also on display in the upper mezzanine of the library. A selection of Newbery and Caldecott award winning titles from the 1930s and other childrens books about the 1930s will be displayed at the library entrance.

Monday, 4/14: KICK-OFF CELEBRATION. Have some cake to celebrate National Library Week’s 50th Birthday! Library Entrance.

Tuesday, 4/15: SOUTHERN POTLUCK BOOK DISCUSSION. Professor Lorretta Holloway will lead a discussion on To Kill A Mockingbird. Want to borrow a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird? Contact vgonzalez@frc.mass.edu. You’re invited to bring your own Southern dish to share! 12:30pm, Archives Room.

Wednesday, 4/16: MOVIE SHOWING. To Kill A Mockingbird. Raffling basket of FSC goodies at each movie showing! 2:30pm, College Center, and 7:00pm Planetarium.

Thursday, 4/17: MUSIC FROM THE 1930S. The Appalachian Travelers will perform music played by the immigrants and their descendants who settled the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1600s. During the 1920s and 1930s, this music came to prominence through the recordings of the Carter Family, the Monroe Brothers, and the Skillet Lickers. 12:30pm, Library entrance.

Thursday, 4/17 and Friday, 4/18: STORYTIME AND CRAFTS. The Curriculum Library will be hosting the Child Development Laboratory students for a story/craft program on birds. Curriculum Library

  

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April Lunchables

Would you like to learn how to use the resources that are available through the library website or other cool tools? Join us during lunch hour in the Library Archives Room one day each week. The schedule for April is:

Tuesday, April 1, 1:30pm: The Best Source to Search for News: Searching LexisNexis?

LexisNexis recently redesigned its database. Learn how to access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. LexisNexis has outstanding news coverage in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Learn to use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures.

Instructor: Marion Slack, Reference Librarian

Wednesday, April 9, 12:30pm: Citing Sources: Getting Started w/ RefWorks RefWorks is a web-based citation management service. You can access RefWorks from any computer with internet access (on and off campus); create a personal database online; import references from multiple databases; organize and manage references; share references; and format bibliographies and manuscripts. The session will show you the basics of creating an account, exporting citations into the RefWorks database, and creating a bibliography.

Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian

April 25, 12:30: Power searching in Google and Google Scholar Learn advanced search techniques in the worlds most popular search engine: Google. The library also recommends searching Google Scholar for searching peer reviewed articles. Learn how Google Scholar is linked to the library’s databases.

Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian

April 30, 12:30: Searching for Primary Resources Searching for primary resources can be challenging. Learn how to locate primary resources for your research papers by navigating the library’s databases and recommended websites.

Instructor: Elizabeth Bolton, Reference Librarian

Questions? Email reference@frc.mass.edu

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