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A Not So Final Note on the Other Olympics in Russia: Paralympics

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Events in the Ukraine have certainly overshadowed the Paralympics taking place in Sochi, but that didn’t prevent some 45 teams and approximately 550 athletes from competing in the 11th Winter Paralympics. Even though the United States did not send a planned presidential delegation to the Winter Paralympics in Sochi as part of measures drawn up to protest Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, seventy-four U.S. athletes and six guides did have a chance to compete.

BLOG-SKIERIn the Philadelphia Inquirer “supporters say the Paralympics reflect the Games’ original premise of showcasing exceptional warriors by showing how they adapt.” However, U.S. network coverage was limited.

According to our sources, the best national coverage could be found on the TeamUSA website.

Some of the best photos are on the Eurosport website.

As Alison Holt of the BBC implores, “During the warm glow of the Paralympics we had an inspiring glimpse of a world where people are celebrated for what they can do. The challenge now is to build on that.” We must avoid letting the disabled become invisible after the press leaves.


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http://www.paralympic.org/home
http://www.sochi2014.com/en
http://www.nscd.org/nscd-2014-paralympic-athletes.php
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/disability-sport/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/26480435
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/26578477
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/paralympics

http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1505076419?accountid=14853

Databases:

ProQuest Central
Lexis Nexis Academic

 


SteinArticle, sources and links by Merrill Stein, librarian and liaison to the Department of Political Science.

Our new Dig Deeper series features curated links to Falvey Memorial Library resources that allow you to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of seasonal occasions and events held here at the Library. Don’t hesitate to ‘ask us!’ if you’d like to take the excavation even further. And visit our Events listings for more exciting upcoming speakers, lectures and workshops!

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C. Nataraj, PhD, on the Intersection of Medicine and Robotics

natarajThis Monday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m., award winning lecturer C. Nataraj, PhD, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Moritz, Sr., Endowed Chair Professor in Engineered Systems at Villanova University, will deliver a Scholarship@Villanova lecture. Dr. Nataraj’s expertise ranges from machinery to medicine to robotics, and his lecture is entitled “Dynamic Systems: The Science of Machinery, Robots, Medical Diagnostics, and Autonomy.” The lecture will be held in room 204 of the Falvey Memorial Library Learning Commons, and in the tradition of past Scholarship@Villanova events, will be free and open to the public.

To help us learn more about this fascinating scholar and his areas of interest, we’ve invited Alfred Fry, Science/Engineering Liaison Librarian, to compile a list of Dig Deeper resources.


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The topic of Dr. Nataraj’s lecture is very broad with applications in diverse areas such as engineering, science, economics, biology, and others. Dr. Nataraj will also discuss some interesting results from his research wanderings which will focus on the areas of machinery, robotics and medicine. In addition, the talk will highlight applications without getting into the mathematical intricacies in order to make it comprehensible to a broad audience.

Here is one example of a CENDAC (Center for Non-linear Dynamics and Control) project:

More videos and links:

Overview of The Center for Non-linear Dynamics and Control (CENDAC)

Villanova University CENDAC student profile

Villanova University CENDAC faculty profile

Additional Villanova University CENDAC projects

Villanova University Engineering CENDAC YouTube Channel

Falvey Memorial Library Engineering Subject Guide

 


Article by Corey A. Arnold, graduate assistant for Communication and Service Promotion.

UnknownLinks prepared by Alfred Fry, Science & Engineering Librarian

Our Dig Deeper series features links to Falvey Memorial Library resources curated and provided by a librarian specializing in the subject, to allow you to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of seasonal occasions and events held here at the Library. Don’t hesitate to ‘ask us!’ if you’d like to take the excavation even further. And visit our Events listings for more exciting upcoming speakers, lectures and workshops! 

 

 

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Smart Search Tips to Save You Time: How to Send References from Google Scholar to RefWorks or EndNote

Why do you still need a librarian when “everything” is online? It’s because librarians are experts in showing you how to retrieve the reliable and scholarly information you need from the endless possibilities the Internet offers. Watch this space for regular time-saving data searching suggestions and secrets that only librarians know! Please Ask Us if there’s a particular searching dilemma you’d like us to cover.  

Last time we learned how to customize Google Scholar so that the search engine will allow us to access the full text of the library’s journal articles even from off campus. But did you know that you can export the citations you retrieve to several reference management software systems (such as RefWorks, EndNote, or even Bibtex) to make doing your bibliographies a snap?

Here’s how it’s done:

At the Google Scholar homepage, click Settings:settings

At the Google Scholar settings screen, scroll down to Bibliography manager.  Click Show links to import citations into … and then choose your citation management software from the dropdown menu. As an example, we’ll  choose RefWorks: choose_manager

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Click the SAVE button at the top of the screen.  This returns us to the Google Scholar search box.

Let’s try this search: search

Under each of our results we now see the Import into RefWorks link.  Just click to capture the citation information into your RefWorks account.  If you’re not already logged into RefWorks, you will receive a prompt to do so.

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What’s that? You don’t have a RefWorks account?  You mean you’re still typing bibliographies the old fashioned way?  Watch this brief video to see what RefWorks can do for you. Then click here to find out how to sign up for your own account.

Did you notice …

This reference also features the Click here for full text link.  So even from off campus you will be able to access this Falvey Library subscription article.click_here2

 

 


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Barbara Quintiliano is a nursing and life sciences liaison and an instructional services librarian. Contact her at 610-519-5207 or by email.

 

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Ramp Up Your Research: How to Create a Personal “Favorites” List

Did you know Falvey’s catalog can help you create a personal “Favorites” list of library items? This video shows how to save an item to your personal-favorites list right from within the catalog. (Enable Closed Captioning for silent viewing.)

For additional “How to” videos, click the “Help” button on Falvey’s homepage.


Gerald info deskVideo tutorial produced by Gerald Dierkes, information services specialist for the Information and Research Assistance team, senior copy-editor for the Communication and Service Promotion team and a liaison to the Department of Theater.

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Ramp Up Your Research: How to Navigate ProQuest-Provided Databases

Falvey subscribes to over 250 databases, and many of these are supplied through ProQuest, a database provider. This video shows how to navigate ProQuest-provided databases. (Enable Closed Captioning for silent viewing.)

For additional “How to” videos, click the “Help” button on Falvey’s homepage.


Gerald info deskVideo tutorial produced by Gerald Dierkes, information services specialist for the Information and Research Assistance team, senior copy-editor for the Communication and Service Promotion team and a liaison to the Department of Theater.

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Dig Deeper: Frosty Russian Novels

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With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in full swing, now is the perfect time to burrow into a frosty Russian novel. Whether writing in the frozen tundra of Siberia or amid the bustling streets of St. Petersburg, Russian novelists are always eager to plumb the inky depths of the soul and explore the limits of the human psyche. To help guide us on a tour through this unique branch of world literature, Team Leader- Humanities II, Subject Librarian for English Literature and Theatre Sarah Wingo has compiled a list of resources on classic Russian literature. You can find those links below.

Всего хорошего and as always, happy reading.


Dig Deeper:

anna karenina book coverNo list of Russian literature (especially snowy Russian literature) would be complete without Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. You can find the book, along with criticism, in the library collection, or you can download the entire public domain text for free to your device or e-reader.

For the uninitiated, this list provides the quick and chilly of all the “must reads” in Russian literature.

If you’re interested in contemporary Russian lit, here’s a great resource from the University of Virginia.

This blog chronicles an art project inspired by another novel by Tolstoy, his sprawling epic War and Peace.

The plays of Anton Chekhov are dark comedies, equal parts devastating and beautiful. Of his many great works, The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull manage to stand out. Because his works are also in the public domain, you can find a complete alphabetical list of full texts here.

Finally, some Cambridge Companions on the subject:

Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevsky

The Cambridge Companion to twentieth-century Russian literature

The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel

The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy

“Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.”

- Leo Tolstoy


2014-01-29 14.53.13Article by Corey Waite Arnold, writer and intern on the Communication and Service Promotion team. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.

SarahLinks prepared by Sarah Wingo, team leader- Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre.

Our new Dig Deeper series features curated links to Falvey Memorial Library resources that allow you to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of seasonal occasions and events held here at the Library. Don’t hesitate to ‘ask us!’ if you’d like to take the excavation even further. And visit our Events listings for more exciting upcoming speakers, lectures and workshops! 

 

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New Trial Database: Index Religiosus

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We are pleased to announce our trial of Index Religiosus, which will be available until March 10, 2014, so please try it out!

What is it?

The Index is an international reference bibliography for academic publications in theology, religious studies and Church history covering publications written in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and more. Students and faculty in theology/religious studies, philosophy and humanities will benefit greatly from this epic online bibliographical tool.

Its coverage includes “the full range of disciplines in Theology and Canon Law: History of Theology, History of Religions, Old and New Testaments, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Canon Law.” In addition, “all aspects of Church History are also widely covered: Institutions, Orders, Congregations, Influential Figures, Hagiography, Political, Social and Economic History, Archaeology, Art History, Music, Architecture, Relations with Islam and Judaism” and much more.”

Features

  • Select your preferred language.
  • Start searching by keyword, author, title, year of publication, discipline, person, geographic area, ISBN/ISSN, etc.
  • Export records to email, Word, Excel, RefWorks or EndNote.
  • Keep abreast of current research by choosing the email alerts feature, which will notify you about new updates and records in your areas of interest.

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Please see the detailed leaflet to peruse a list of the journals it indexes, searching tips, and other information about its features.

Where do I find it?

Access this resource through the Database A-Z list or the subject guides for theology and religious studies, philosophy, and humanities.

Want to keep it?

If you would like this resource to become permanent, please take advantage of the trial and let us know about your experience. Contact Alexander Williams, theology/humanities librarian, by email or by phone (ext. 8845).

 

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Ramp Up Your Research: How to Navigate EBSCO-Provided Databases

Falvey subscribes to over 250 databases, and many of these are supplied through EBSCO, a database provider. This video shows how to navigate EBSCO-provided databases.


Gerald info deskVideo tutorial produced by Gerald Dierkes, information services specialist for the Information and Research Assistance team, senior copy-editor for the Communication and Service Promotion team and a liaison to the Department of Theater.

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Theology/Humanities Majors! Get to know your (interim) subject librarian

Alex Williams theology liaisonAlexander (Alex) Williams, a recent graduate of Drexel University iSchool recently joined Falvey Memorial Library as the temporary theology/humanities librarian. Williams received his MSLIS (Master of Science in Library & Information Sciences) degree in Dec. 2013. While in graduate school he held an internship in Falvey’s Academic Integration team from Jan. to July 2013.

Williams, a native of Rhode Island, earned a master’s degree in English literature from Villanova in 2011. While attending Villanova, he worked in Access Services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature and religious studies from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. At Stonehill, Williams worked as a circulation aide in the library, an early indication of his future interests.

When asked what made him decide to become a librarian, Williams said, “Until quite recently I never realized that my work history was comprised primarily of library support-staff positions. … There was this impulse to both consume and to be physically near books and information …” He believes working with “research support through email and chat [helps] me understand how the methods of information seeking have recently changed, as well as ground my theory in practice.”

He is currently reading August: Osage County by Tracy Letts and The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia by Ursula K. LeGuin. His hobbies include “running, cooking, reconnecting with nature, playing the guitar, writing and reading (of course).” He loves animals of all kinds. His research interests are varied. “Just about anything could set me off in one direction or another.”

Williams says, “It is an honor and a pleasure to take on the role of theology/humanities librarian at Falvey Memorial Library while Darren Poley serves as interim director. I have the very good fortune to work with such an insightful and creative library staff once again and very much look forward to building relationships with our distinguished theology and humanities faculties.”


Article by Alice Bampton, digital image specialist and senior writer on the Communication and Publications Team.

 

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Smart Search Tips to Save You Time: Get the Most out of Google Scholar

Why do you still need a librarian when “everything” is online? It’s because librarians are experts in showing you how to retrieve the reliable and scholarly information you need from the endless possibilities the Internet offers. Watch this space for regular time-saving data searching suggestions and secrets that only librarians know! Please Ask Us if there’s a particular searching dilemma you’d like us to cover.

Get the Most out of Google Scholar

Did you know you can turn Google Scholar into a super search engine that will allow you to access the full text of the library’s journal articles, even from off campus? Just set the following options:

· Go to Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com

· Click Settings.
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Click “Library Links” and type “Villanova” into the search box. Then click the search icon. When options are displayed, be sure to check off “Villanova University – Click here for full text.” (Sometimes other options are also displayed, but “Click here for full text” is the most useful.) Then click “Save.”
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Now when you do a search, look for the “Click here for full text” link. Click it, and at the next screen, click the Article link. You will be able to access the full text of the article, even from off-campus!

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Bonus tip: Want to retrieve the most recent articles? Try the publication-date options on the left-hand side of your results page.

 


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Barbara Quintiliano is a nursing and life sciences liaison and an instructional services librarian. Contact her at 610-519-5207 or by email.

 

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