Archive for February, 2010


GAME ON! RBDpalooza now March 5

February 26, 2010

After a snow delay RBDpalooza has been rescheduled to Friday, March 5, 2010, at 6 p.m. Bring an appetite and your best game.


Snow Day — Auburn 2/12/2010

February 15, 2010

Well, it looked like the PTB got on the same page and we got a rare snow day on Friday, February 12. Then, because of freezing weather the library got another day off on Saturday.  Sadly, the snow is all gone and things have gone back to normal — wet and cold.



February 9, 2010

A winter storm warning has been issued for Auburn University main campus effective midnight tonight through 6:00 p.m. Friday. The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a 90% chance of winter weather with an expected three to five inches of snow for the Auburn area tomorrow (Friday [2/12/20])…. Auburn University has decided to cancel classes and normal business operations for Friday

Come to the Learning Commons on Friday (2/12) beginning at 6 p.m. and show that you’ve got game! Test your skills with…

  • Wii Sports
  • RockBand2
  • Guitar Hero
  • Variety of Board Games
  • Project Runway competition
  • and more…

Food and drinks provided and Caribou Coffee will be open 6-10 p.m.


Web Site: Genamics JournalSeek

February 5, 2010

Ever come across journal title abbreviations or even worse, just the ISSN number and you couldn’t work out what the journal was?  Well now you can by searching Genamics JournalSeek!

This free version is produced by OCLC New Jersey and currently contains (as of 1/28/2010):

95419 Full Titles
51223 Abbreviated Titles
95419 ISSNs
9075 eISSNs
28825 Journals with Home page links
16486 Journals with Article Linking Definitions
38015 Categorised Journals
31198 Journals with Descriptions

This is a very easy and fast ISSN journal abbreviation database. It doesn’t have articles or citations, but for those partial cites you might stumble on — this is great!


Wireless Printing in Library

February 3, 2010

It’s currently just for students only, but if you log into AU-Wireless in the library you now can print to the OIT printers. It’s called Tiger Print and the normal printing charges will apply.

You will have to save everything to a PDF file before printing, so if you don’t have PDF writing software, you can download CutePDF Writer for FREE by logging in at


Web Site: Google News Archive

February 3, 2010

You’ve probably figured out I love to recommend  Google for research; but, not just any Google will do.  I’ve mentioned  Google Scholar, Google Books and Google Uncle Sam (U.S. Government Search) in past blog entries. Well here’s  a new one to add to the list.

Google News Archive!

The Google News Archive Partner Program is to (as they put it) “…make historical newspaper archives discoverable online.”

Want to see an article from the Pittburgh Press on Theda Bara and see it in the context of newspaper page? Well you can… just click on the image below and you’ll go to the page.

Google provides an advanced archive search tips page along with the basic News Archive Search Help.

When you do a search, play around with the time line feature — you can come up with some interesting results besides viewing the results daily, weekly or monthly.

You can currently limit to specific newspaper and view entire issues of selected archives — other results will take you to publisher sites. Not currently available is a save or print feature, but you can create links to return to the page.