Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category


SpicyNodes: Evaluating Sources

June 28, 2011

Want to see a visual map of Evaluating Sources, go to the Comm 1000 Libguide’s Evaluating Sources tab. Be sure to click on the full screen for the full view.

If you want to learn how to create these interactive maps, go to SpicyNodes and investigate (or, as they would say “get tasting”).


Popular Mechanics — Google Books

March 24, 2011

Radio goes to WarAnother expansive serial run on Google Books is Popular Mechanics which covers Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 1905) to Vol. 182, No. 12 (Dec. 2005). Again, you cannot print or save, but you can search and create  links to get back to your finds.


Life Magazine — Google Books

March 23, 2011

It’s like a match made in heaven, find all issues of the Time, Inc., Henry Luce owned Life Magazine beginning with Vol. 1 No. 1 Nov. 23, 1936, through Vol. 72 No. 25, Dec. 29, 1972 on Google Books.


Like many full text Google titles, you cannot print or save, but you can search and create  links to get back to your finds.


AU Libraries: More Mobile All the Time

March 10, 2010

First was Up All Night and 24-5 for on site access — then came Auburn Libraries Mobile for access on the go. Now included in mobile access are the EBSCOhost Databases (AU access only).

Check out your favorite database like Communication and Mass Media Complete on your smartphone if it is a Blackberry,  iPhone (and Touch) or Treo (Droid support is coming).

Some of the advanced features are missing (like folders), but you can still get use the Article Linker to get to those things that aren’t full text!


Get your 2¢ in: Caribou Coffee Hours at RBD

April 8, 2009

Now is a chance to get your 2 cents in. Stop by the 2nd floor lobby of RBD Library, find this pad and tell us what you think the hours should be!!



Internet Accuracy

October 1, 2008

CQResearcher recently published a new issue by Marcia Clemmitt entitled “Internet Accuracy: Is information on the Web reliable? ” (Auburn campus access only, use the CQResearcher link to get to it off campus). Besides finding out that Stephen Colbert has been banned from editing Wikipedia, the content includes short features like “How to Evaluate Blogs and Online Information Sources”, “How to Improve Your Online Searches” and “Internet Users Evaluate Sources on Many Levels”.

And speaking of Wikipedia… check out the Professor Wikipedia video on It is funny with some off-color humor (be warned) but it does, in its own way, give you context when evaluating materials on the web.


Virtually Tour the AULibraries

September 15, 2008

Let me say: “Welcome to Auburn University Libraries”. I know some of you are new to the Auburn University Libraries. We now have a Flickr photo tour for those who want to look around before coming to the building. If you want a self guided tour download the podcast and wander the building on your own.