Portland State University students, faculty, and staff can now read and download 477 scholarly ebooks from Project MUSE in the areas of Public Policy and Political Science. Books such as Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey and The Public Sector in Hong Kong are a part of this new and exciting collection at the Portland State Library.
Books included in the package can be downloaded to mobile devices such as iPads, Nooks, Kindles, and mobile phones. Check out these new ebooks in Project MUSE.
According to Exit Polls: Surveying the American Electorate 1972-2010, President George W. Bush had an exit poll approval rating of 65% in 2002. In 2008 exit polls, his approval rating was at 27.5%.
This is one of the many fascinating bits of information Portland State University students, faculty, and staff can now finding using the newly purchased CQ Press Political Reference Suite. This online package of encyclopedias, guides, and handbooks is essential for the politically engaged Portland State community, especially in an election year. We’re happy to have added it to our collection.
The CQ Press Political Reference Suite includes the following online books:
- Encyclopedia of US Political History
- Encyclopedia of US-Latin American relations
- Exit Polls: Surveying the American Electorate, 1972-2010
- Federal Regulatory Directory
- Guide to Congress
- Guide to the Presidency
- Guide to US Elections
- Historic Documents Series
- Political Handbook of the World
- Politics in America
- The Supreme Court Compendium
- Supreme Court Yearbook
- Vital Statistics on American Politics
- Vital Statistics on the Presidency
- Washington Information Directory
- Women in American Politics
- Elections A to Z
- The Presidency A to Z
- The Supreme Court A to Z
Over the next several weeks, Library materials will be shifted to make room for the new home of the Center for Online Learning (COL) and the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE).
Here is a list of what is moving between August 1 and August 10:
- Books in call numbers HD 38 . M through HD 9502 .D will be interfiled for the new call number layout.
- Materials in HQ–JC 153 .L87 J will be moved from shelving on the W side of the 3rd floor to the SE corner of the 3rd floor.
- The microfilm cabinets containing The Oregonian and The Vanguard will be moved from the SW corner of the 3rd floor to the SW corner of the 2nd floor.
- AEC and DOE microform cabinets will be moved from the SW corner of the 3rd floor to the SW corner of the 4th floor.
- Hanford microfilm cabinets will be moved from Room 472 to the SW corner of the 4th floor.
Learn more about the project including maps of the Library’s basement and third floors showing how materials are shifting at http://library.pdx.edu/ml_3rdfloor.html.
The Center for Online Learning and the Center for Academic Excellence are moving to Millar Library!
Millar Library will soon be welcoming a new unit on the third floor of Millar Library. Though the unit’s new name has yet to be determined, it will represent a merger of the Center for Online Learning (COL) and the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE). The new unit will continue to collaborate with departments, programs, and faculty by providing innovative, research-based instructional design for online courses and hybrid courses, and, as with CAE, include partnerships with faculty who may teach F2F while keeping the focus shared by both units to assist faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning, assessment, research, and community-university partnerships.
Between July 30 and September 21, some library collections will be moving to clear space for the offices to be constructed.
- Compact shelving (example in image to the right) will be installed in the northeast wing of the basement in Millar Library. Books and journals with call numbers HD to HJ (business, transportation, finance, public finance, and taxation) will be shelved in compact shelving. Books in compact shelving are readily accessible to library users.
- Books and journals with call numbers HM to HN (sociology, social history, problems, and reform) will move from the third floor to the east side of the basement in Millar and will be shelved along the curved walls.
- Books and journals with call numbers HQ to JC (child and family studies, women, gender and sexuality studies, urban studies and planning, social work, criminology, legislative and executive papers, general political science, and political theory) will move from the NW wing of the 3rd Floor of Millar to the SE wing of the 3rd floor.
- Most of the microfilm and microfiche will be moving to storage at the Library Annex. They may be retrieved for use via the Storage Request Form and will be brought to Millar within one business day.
- Microfilm backfiles of the Oregonian and the Vanguard will move to the 2nd floor of Millar.
- Film and fiche technical reports from the Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of Energy, and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will move to the 4th floor of Millar.
- LP records will be moved to storage at the Annex and can be retrieved within one business day.
Starting in late September, Facilities and Planning will be constructing the new offices for the COL and the CAE. They expect to complete the move to Millar Library in early March, 2013.
These maps show how the Library plans to shift materials to clear space for the offices to be constructed on the third floor.
Keep track of updates about the project at http://library.pdx.edu/ml_3rdfloor.html.
The University Library announces that the first-ever Special Collections Research Fellowship (SCRF) has been established by donors Corey and Stacy Lohman. The SCRF is available to one full-time graduate student who plans on conducting significant original research in support of a thesis, dissertation, or other culminating master’s project using primary materials from the Library’s Special Collections and University Archives. The award is for $10,000 and will be paid in three installments. Applications are now available for this prestigious fellowship at the University Library. For more information about the application process, please visit the SCRF webpage: http://library.pdx.edu/support/giving/special_collections.html
University Library’s Special Collections invites you to visit the Collins Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Multnomah County Central Library to view the local exhibition of "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible." This exhibit, which concerns the historical background and ongoing cultural influence of the King James Bible (first printed in 1611), includes 11 items from Special Collections, among them several manuscripts and rare books. PSU students contributed to this exhibit as part of a research seminar.
The exhibit will be on view through August 26, 2012. The gallery is free and open to the public, but its hours vary slightly from regular library hours. Please check the webpage below for the schedule. The traveling exhibition of "Manifold Greatness," based on an exhibit of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, will open in the Collins Gallery alongside the local exhibit on July 12, 2012.
For more information:
At the Central Library: http://multcolib.org/events/manifoldgreatness/
Traveling exhibit home page: http://www.manifoldgreatness.org/
The Library has recently switched to a new search interface for 17 databases. ProQuest, the provider of these databases, is retiring the CSA Illumina search interface that was previously available.
The following databases now have the new ProQuest search interface:
- ARTbibliographies modern
- Dissertations and theses international
- Environmental sciences & pollution management
- Ethnic newswatch
- International bibliography of art
- Linguistics and language behavior abstracts
- New York Times Historical File, 1851-2000
- PAIS international
- ProQuest historical annual reports
- Social Services Abstracts
- Sociological abstracts
- The Gerritsen collection of Aletta H. Jacobs
- Wall Street Journal
- Worldwide political science abstracts
If you experience any difficulty using the new interface, please report it to us.
The Art of Ornithology : A Century of Bird Illustration
June 25 - September 7, 2012
Millar Library, 1st Floor Elevator Lobby
The PSU Library presents a collection of avian art, including the iconic work of John James Audubon, colorful tableaus of rarely-sighted tropical birds, and the first publication of high-speed photographs of hummingbirds in flight. The artists are naturalists, explorers, soldiers, scholars, and hobbyists, all sharing an enthusiasm for birds and a passion for portraying them in lifelike detail.
This collection was generously donated by David B. Dengler, PSU Alumnus 1977.
The University Library is delighted to congratulate Kerry Wu, winner of the 2012 Butler Award for Library Faculty Service. Professor Wu joined the Library in 2005 as the Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business and Economics.
“Kerry is an extremely talented and dedicated librarian who gets rave reviews from faculty and students in her liaison area at the School of Business Administration,” stated Interim University Librarian Lynn Chmelir. “A faculty member recently told me he thinks she must be `the best business librarian in the country’!”
Her library faculty colleagues who nominated her said, “[Kerry] has built a laudable reputation through her spirit of collaboration, her unflagging support of students, and her creation of learning objects and research tools for faculty and students that also that also demonstrably assist her colleagues in carrying out their reference and instruction responsibilities.”
Professor Emeritus Kenneth W. Butler and his wife Elsie W. Butler established a fund to recognize outstanding performance by a member of the Portland State University Library faculty each year. The award recognizes excellence of library service to students, faculty, and other patrons of the University Library. Professor Butler retired from the faculty of the Portland State University in 1987, after 33 years of dedicated service. During that time he helped guide the growth and development of the Library in a variety of roles, including two periods during which he was Acting Director. While both Professor Emeritus Butler and his wife have passed away, their daughters continue to support the award in their honor.
Thanks to funding from the ASPSU Student Fee Committee, the Library will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 13th. For dead week and finals week we'll open at 7:30 am Monday the 4th and not close until 11 pm Thursday the 14th. This is a pilot for the Library and ASPSU in order to gauge interest for future quarters.
Library services will be available all through the night: study rooms, laptops, practice presentation rooms, both computer labs and the Sandbox.
Note that from 11 pm until 7:30 am each day only people with PSU ID cards will be allowed into the building.
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