We have recently acquired access to the Plant Management Network, a cooperatively compiled resource for plant scientists including websites, an image database, and 4 peer-reviewed publications: Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Plant Health Progress. Partners of this initiative include industry, IHEs and non-profits (for a complete list).

Access PMN: http://library.usu.edu/main/inabs/result2.php?TS=Plant_Management

Free training from BCR:

June 15, Making Sense of the Standards Menu: Sushi, Counter and SERU (10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. MDT)

June 19, Google Tools Drive-by Series Part 1: Notebook, Pages, Docs and Spreadsheets (10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. MDT)

Find out more or register here…. 

Choice Reviews Online has upgraded our account so that we are now IP authenticated rather than using a login/password system exclusively. This means that not only can you now use the database (more easily) for Reference or Instruction, but you can also share the database with faculty, who are now permitted to create their own profiles on the Choice site.

Those of you that had a password from the old Choice interface account: Accounts HAVE been carried over to the new system complete with profiles and lists. Once in the new site, click on My Profile, and hit the UPDATE button. This activates My Monthly Reviews. Because we now have unlimited passwords with this new version, anyone on campus can create their own login by clicking on the My Profile button or where it says “Register here to Create a Profile.” Selectors might want to notify their departments of this upgrade. Finally, don’t forget that personal profiles also enable saving searches and making and saving lists.

For anyone who wants a refresher on how to use the new interface read the “Top Tips for Using Choice Reviews Online.”

Access Choice Reviews Online via the A-Z database list, the A-Z journals list, the catalog (by next month), or right here/right now: http://library.usu.edu/main/inabs/result2.php?TS=Choice 

IEEE Downtime

May 23, 2007

The IEEE Xplore Digital Library will be unavailable from 12:00pm‑1:00pm MST on 30 May due to scheduled maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!

New for this month:

EBSCOhost Citation Format and Export Enhancements (EBSCO has updated MLA and APA citation formats to conform to the latest guidelines available. Extensive help and citation format guides are now available to all EBSCOhost users, including information on how to cite, as well as extra instructions specific to EBSCOhost citations. For additional information, click on the online citation help link within the Print/E-mail/Save Manager in EBSCOhost)

From BCR:

May 25, Books on the Net: The Mass Digitization Projects of Google Book and Internet Archive  (10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. MDT)

June 15, Making Sense of the Standards Menu: Sushi, Counter and SERU    (10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. MDT)

Register (or listen to previous programs)…

Please note that our subscription to Anthropological Literature will migrate from the Eureka platform to the FirstSearch platform effective in September.  This is a result of the recent merger between RLG and OCLC.  I will post more information as it becomes available.