Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Popular Reading Items for November!

Hothouse Orchid
Stuart Woods

Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom

Juliet, Naked
Nick Hornby

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

Homer & Langley
E.L. Doctorow

Unseen Academicals
Terry Pratchett

Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that are Saving Lives Against All Odds

Sanjay Gupta

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein

True Compass: A Memoir

Edward M. Kennedy

High on Arrival
Mackenzie Phillips


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Author Talk: Deborah Phillips

Author Talk: Deborah Phillips
Muskingum University Library
Thursday, November 19th @ 3:30

Please join us in welcoming Deborah Phillips for our November Author Talk.

Deborah K. Phillips is Associate Professor in Communication at Muskingum College. She has a B.S. in business from the University of West Alabama, an M.A. in communication from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in communication from Florida State University. She is currently Gender and Media Studies Planner for the Popular Culture Association. Her research interests include popular culture, gender studies, and Canadian and U.S. television studies.

Deborah will discuss her work on “Gambling and Gender: Men and Women at Play”, which she co-authored with Vicki Wilson.

Deborah’s work on “Gambling and Gender forges a new direction, studying gambling as more communication than compulsion, more recreation than deviance, more sociology than psychology. Within that framework it seeks to explore several aspects of gender: How do the gambling behaviors of men and women differ? How have women adapted to and/or changed the historically male dominance of the gambling arena? What gambling activities have women claimed as their own and used to develop uniquely female relationships? How have recent trends in technology and mass media changed the ways in which men and women claim or reject their gender identities? The authors use a variety of research strategies, including content analysis, survey research, interviews, and participative observation, to shed new light on this fascinating subject and to suggest ways to explore it further.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 25th: Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop

Muskingum University Library
Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop
Boyd Science Center, Room 336
Sunday, October 25th - 8:00 PM

Plagiarism is a growing problem across the nation. In many cases plagiarism is committed because of a lack of knowledge. Want to know how you can easily avoid plagiarism and its consequences? Join us for our Plagiarism workshop to learn about Muskingum’s plagiarism policies and how you can easily avoid the mistakes that lead to plagiarism.

All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Author Talk: Nancy Thompson

Please join Muskingum University Library in welcoming author Nancy Thompson. Nancy will be speaking at the library on October 15th at 3:30.

At the age of 65, Thompson followed her childhood dream and began a new career as an author. She is the author of two children’s books. “When Grandma Lost her Skirt at Church,” a rhyming read-aloud story, based on the funny results of Grandma losing her skirt while teaching a Sunday school class at church, and “Barney, the Seeing Eye Mule.”

Monday, October 05, 2009

Student Workshop: Evaluating Sources

Join the library at the Chess Center for our first student workshop of the year!

Ever wonder how you can know which websites to trust? What does your professor mean when they say to use 'scholarly articles'? Come to the Chess Center at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 6 to find out, and to ask a librarian questions about finding and evaluating good sources.

Planning to attend? RSVP on our facebook page!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming workshops:

Avoiding Plagiarism October 25th
Avoiding Plagiarism November 3rd
Citation: MLA November 1st
Citation: Chicago November 8th
Citation: APA November 15th


Thursday, October 01, 2009

OhioLINK Services Unavailable Saturday

OhioLINK Services Unavailable Saturday

"Due to emergency electrical repairs, ALL OhioLINK systems will be unavailable on Saturday, October 3rd from approximately 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., or until the work is completed.

Access to remote databases not located on an OhioLINK server (Ebsco, OCLC, Lexis-Nexis, ISI, etc.) should still be available to on-campus users or through local campus proxies if your campus offers this.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will restore service as quickly as possible."

Originally posted by Zoe Stewart-Marshall, OhioLINK