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Archive for the category “GVRL”

Top Ten GVRL Titles in July

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism 2010
The Rough Guide to Portugal, 14th ed.
Sydney 2011
How to Write Persuasively Today 2010
The Value of a Dollar e4 2009
Novels for Students, vol. 11
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36
Kenya 2013
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed., vol. 1
The Rough Guide to Classical Music e5 2010

And that Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism had over 330 full text retrievals!

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Top Ten GVRL Titles in May

Prohibition and Death were hot topics!

Prohibition 2013
Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion 2010
American History: The Salem Witch Trials
Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959 2003
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, vol. 2
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36
Test and Assess Your IQ 2008
Gems 2013
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, vol. 1
American History: Prohibition

GVRL in April–From Argentina to Mary Poppins

Our GVRL top ten really reflects the variety of information and resources available in this collection:

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd ed., vol. 1
Experimenting with Chemistry 2009
Military Medicine 2008
The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 2010
The Rough Guide to Argentina, 5th ed.
Investigating Earth’s Oceans 2012
P. L. Travers 1991
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, vol. 2
The Rough Guide to The Netherlands, 6th ed.
Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Seattle

What happened at the March Information Services Committee meeting?

We had a packed agenda!  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Presentations about SIL website and resources—who develops? Do we need?
  • Online high school recommendation–should be on the intranet soon.  We will not bring in this service.
  • GVRL order/Electronic resources
  • Puget Sound Consumer’s Checkbook discussion and decision.  Details in IdeaScale.
  • How to manage requests for external web links
  • LibAnswers—need procedures, guidelines, decisions
  • Reference Basics 101—Kathy & Jennifer presented the updated PowerPoint
  • Reference weeding—changes in procedure, how to handle single copies
  • SAM and public computing–update from Anne

GVRL in January

The top ten:

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica, 7th ed.–this had 260 retrievals!

Film 2006

Infectious Diseases 2011

Norway 2012

A Handbook of Ancient Religions 2007

Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: London, 2014

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 32nd ed., vol. 1

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 2011

Maui, Moloka’i & Lana’i 2012

Cold War Reference Library, vol. 1: Almanac, vol. 1

GVRL in December

The top ten GVRL titles retrieved:

Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece, Athens & The Mainland, 2013
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica, 2014
Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Athens, 2014
Online Education and Adult Learning 2010
Film 2006
The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties e3 2008
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 34
Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Turkey’s Southwest Coast
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, 3rd ed., vol. 2
Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia, 10th ed., vol. 3

Gale Webinars in December

Please feel free to register for these webinars, with your supervisor’s approval.  They can be added as External Trainings in Cornerstone.

 

Biography in Context

Discover how Biography in Context can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.
December 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
December 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
December 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
December 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than 15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching
ease, and much more.

December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
December 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)

 

National Geographic Kids

Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

December 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)ber 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Top GVRL Titles in October

Test and Assess Your Brain Quotient 2009
San Antonio & Austin 2011
Egypt 2013
The Rough Guide to Hawaii e6 2011
The Edible Mushroom Book 2008
New Zealand 2012
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Australia, 2014
The Rough Guide to France, 13th ed.
Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Athens, 2014
Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, vol. 4

Top GVRL Titles in August

Bacteria and Viruses 2011
The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds 2007
Countries and Their Cultures, vol. 1
They Eat That? 2012
Alaska 2012
Intelligent Learning Infrastructure for Knowledge Intensive Organizations 2006
Pocket Rough Guide: Amsterdam, 2013
Washington, D.C. 2012
Chile and Easter Island 2011
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, vol. 3

Gale Webinars in June

Biography in Context

Discover how Biography in Context can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.
June 1, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See
what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than
15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved
navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching
ease, and much more.
June 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
June 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
June 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

To register–click on the link with the date and time.  Librarians–remember to add your external training in Cornerstone!

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