Library News and Much More!

March 21, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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In Need of a Good Book?

Are you looking to catch up on your reading during Spring Break? Have you been meaning to read something but haven’t had the time to order it from Amazon or pick it up at the public library? Well, look no further than your campus library.

The Library has two curated collections of bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure:

  • Bestsellers Collection: Print collection located on the 3rd floor. Come up and browse!
  • Overdrive Collection: If you have an e-reader, take a look at our newest e-book collection of fiction and non-fiction titles. It’s an interesting mix of titles. You can access Overdrive from our website. Click the E-Books button and select Overdrive from the list of e-book collections. See screenshots below.

Image of Library homepage e-books button

Image of the list of E-book collections listImage of overdrive homepageNote: Off-campus access requires UH login credentials. Select Leeward Community College as your library to access our collection.

March 21, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Closed during Spring Break, March 27-31

The Library will be closed during the Spring Break. Librarians and staff will be around and working throughout the week. Library staff will be unavailable during an off-campus luncheon on March 29th, 11 am-1 pm.

Faculty and staff: Please call your direct library contact or our main office at x377 for access.

 

March 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Congratulations and Farewell to Carina Chernisky

photo of Carina

Carina Chernisky, Library Public Services Specialist

We bid a fond farewell to Carina Chernisky as she moves on to a new role as public services librarian at the UHWO Library.

Carina has been an integral part of the circulation services team since 2013. Among Carina’s many accomplishments, her most recent was as a member of the web team which redesigned the Library’s website last year. Additionally, Carina has served as this blog’s administrator since it was launched in 2014 and has been responsible for many creative and informative library displays throughout the years. Check out her recent display on “Fake News” found at the Diamond Head and ʻewa stairway landings.

The entire Library ʻohana congratulates Carina and wishes her continued success with her current and future endeavors. Carina’s last day at Leeward will be on March 15th.

March 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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What is JoVE Science Education?

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is the first peer-reviewed science video journal.  The Library has started a limited access trial to JoVE’s Science Education Database which provides nearly 1,000 videos covering scientific fundamentals.  Easy to understand video demonstrations on laboratory techniques, experiment design, introduction to concepts and theories, and more. Watch this short video to learn more.

For more info about JoVE and Leeward’s trial access, see last week’s blog post.

March 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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World Religions is Now Available

Just in time for the Holi festival celebrated by Hindus around the world, the World Religions database is available to all Leeward users. Click here to access.

Image of the World Religions main page

World Religions main page

The Infobase World Religions database was acquired by the Library after receiving positive feedback from religion faculty members during our recent database trial. World Religions can be accessed from the Library’s homepage.

Go to www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library. Select Research Databases button and scroll down the complete list of library databases to select World Religions

Library website (www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library) showing the Research Databases button view and database drop-down menu.

Contact me or any librarian to learn more about our research databases and other electronic resources.

March 12, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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US West Newsstream Replaces ProQuest News & Newspapers

ProQuest News & Newspapers, an important resource for accessing full text article content from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Advertiser, and Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers was recently replaced by a new database.

US West Newsstream (also by ProQuest) is the new database for accessing articles from the Honolulu dailies. In addition, US West Newsstream also includes coverage from 270 news sources from Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Contact a librarian if you have any questions about database access or content.

March 7, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Database Trial: JoVE Science Education Videos

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is the first peer-reviewed science video journal.  The Library has started a limited access trial to JoVE’s Science Education Database which provides nearly 1,000 videos covering scientific fundamentals.  Easy to understand video demonstrations on laboratory techniques, experiment design, introduction to concepts and theories, and more. View a short video describing how JoVE is used in the classroom.

The collections available during this trial

  • Basic Biology – General Laboratory Techniques, Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Essentials of Biology 1: yeast, Drosophila and C. elegans, and Essentials of Biology 2: Mouse, Zebrafish, and Chick
  • Advanced Biology – Essentials of Neuroscience, Essentials of Developmental Biology, Essentials of Genetics, and Essentials of Cell Biology
  • Psychology – Essentials of Behavioral Science, Essentials of Experimental Psychology, Essentials of Cognitive Psychology, and Essentials of Developmental Psychology
  • Environmental Sciences – Essentials of Environmental Science, Essentials of Environmental Microbiology, and Essentials of Earth Science
  • Chemistry – Essentials of General Chemistry, Essentials of Organic Chemistry, and Essentials of Analytical Chemistry

How do I access the trial?

Will the Library actually acquire these collections?

Depends on the feedback we receive from you. If you like what you see please tell us using our Trial Databases Feedback Form, or contact a librarian.

Contact a subject specialist librarian if you have any questions about this trial or any other resources.

February 27, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Database Trial: World Religions

Trial ended. World Religions is now available for all Leeward users.  Click here.

The Infobase World Religions database provides historical and contemporary coverage of major world religions and spiritual movements. World Religions is not a comprehensive religion resource. It offers access to concise articles on each religion, select primary source materials, sacred texts, music clips, and videos. Supplemental resources include images of religious art, architecture, and rituals; historical timelines; maps and graphs; and a calendar of religious holidays and observances.

Students can use World Religions as a gateway to exploring religion-related topics in a structured and unbiased manner, or as a resource for maps and images that can be used to provide a finishing touch on their research assignments.

 

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