ScanPro 3000? What is that for?

ScanPro 3000? What is that for?

Posted by: on November 12, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

Did your quest for that perfect article ever lead you to microfilm?

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NY Times from 1852? Got it!  Newsweek 1942?     We can show you were to find that too!

 

PML has an extensive collection of microfilm!        But once you’ve found the microfilm, how do you view it?

 Use ClubPhil’s ScanPro 3000!!

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This microfilm reader scans as well as prints!  You can email or save to a USB device primary source material to view later.  Need to highlight an area to see that text a little better?  This machine is for you!  With advanced editing features, previously obscured text becomes visible.  The ScanPro 3000 brings the latest technologies to microfilm research.

 Stop by ClubPhil we will show you how to use the ScanPro 3000!

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FREE book loans and articles from all over the U.S.!

Posted by: on October 28, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

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You need a book.  ONE SPECIFIC BOOK for your paper.  It’s not at PC or in HELIN and you have a couple of weeks before the paper’s due.  You don’t want to buy it on Amazon, so WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Try in INTERLIBRARY LOAN.  Articles come within a couple of days and books usually with a week.  Here’s how:

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Go to the library homepage

Scroll down to GET IT

Click on “Interlibrary Loan Books” or “Interlibrary Loan Articles”

This takes you to the ILL form to fill out

Put in as much info as you can

Put in your name and barcode # from your PC ID

Click on “Submit”

THAT’S IT, CONGRATULATIONS!!!  You will receive an email when your book arrives or you will get the article as a pdf in your email.

Wow, that was easy.  If you have a question or problem, call me:

Carol,  ill@providence.edu or 865-1994

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Paper due?

Posted by: on October 13, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

spyguyfallblog2015Need help locating resources?

Why waste time endlessly searching through hundreds of online journals. Stop by our Research Hub on the main floor of the library where we can assist you in locating articles and research material for your use.

A good research paper is only as good as your resources.

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New stuff! Very Short Introductions and new Adam Matthew Digital collections

Posted by: on October 5, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

We’re excited about a couple of new resources we acquired over the summer.  (OK, yeah, we’re geeks. But, if you’re reading this blog, you’re a geek too.)

First up is the Oxford Very Short Introductions site. “What are Very Short Introductions”, you ask? ” Well they’re just what they sound like!”, we answer.

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly …Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

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We also have 2 new history resources from Adam Matthew Digital. We did mention the geek thing already, right? Of course we think it’s fun just to browse  these collections for images, original documents, maps, photos – tons of  stuff. Even if we’re not working on a paper!

The AMD American History Collection consists documents American History from the earliest settlers to the mid-19th century. (we don’t yet have access up to 1945). It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History.

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AMD Mass Observation offers access to one of the most important archives for the study of Social History in the modern era. Explore original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organization, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features.

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Check Out Ihelp

Posted by: on September 29, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

So you have gotten this far in the semester and you still haven’t set up printing on your laptop or wireless on your phone?

No reason to be embarrassed. . check out PC’s IHELP page and many of your questions may be answered.

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