The Library Channel

May 17, 2016 · resources

The ASU Libraries have made the following additions to our electronic resource collections:  

New Database and Reference Titles

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection NewspapersA digitized and searchable version of the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, proclamations, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). Part I: c. 1660-1900 Part II: Medieval and Renaissance 
  • 19th Century U.S. NewspapersSearchable database containing digital facsimile images of newspapers; presented as full page layout as well as single articles; advertisements and illustrations included. This collection includes numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.; and it encompasses the entire 19th century.
  • Directories in Print, 38th ed. (Accessible through Gale Directory Library)
  • Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, 44th ed. (Accessible through Gale Directory Library)
  • Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S., 55th ed. (Accessible through Gale Directory Library)
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, 33rd ed. (Accessible through Gale Directory Library)
  • Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations, 31st ed. (Accessible through Gale Directory Library)
  • Gale Directory of Databases, 39th ed. (Accessible through Gale Directory Library)
  • JSTOR Ireland CollectionThe Ireland Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of journals, books and manuscripts. While it focuses on Ireland it is international in scope and provides coverage of diverse disciplines - such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Journals include ceased journals from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. 
  • MathSciNet via EBSCOhost (Complimentary access)
    MathSciNet is an electronic publication offering access to reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
  • Publishers Directory, 41st ed. (Accessible through Gale Directory Library)
  • Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006
    Provides access to the full run of a British weekly newspaper noted for its analysis and commentary on the week's news and society at large. 
  • Synthesis (Morgan & Claypool) Digital Library, Collections 6 & 7
    Digital Library of Morgan & Claypool engineering publications. Most items with the collection are designed to be introduction or an overview to a specific engineering topic. Full text is available only for the items within collections purchased by ASU.


New Ejournals


If you have any questions about these resources, please Ask a Librarian.  We're happy to help you make the most of the resources available to you.

May 10, 2016 · Exhibits

On Exhibit:  ASU Preparatory Academy-Polytechnic High School - Inaugural Art Exhibit

Location:  ASU Polytechnic Library , 5988 S. Backus Mall, Mesa, AZ 85212  Map

Available: Now through May 15, 2016 during Normal Hours

Description:  The Art and Design Class at ASU Prep High School under the direction of Jennifer Nelson, have their inaugural art exhibit on display at Polytechnic Library.  More than 20 pieces of student art are on display.  Stop by to see some great art work using multiple mediums.

May 02, 2016 · Featured resources

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHN). In celebration of this month-long national event, the library is featuring Jewish Studies Source as the resource of the month.

What is it? This full-text database aggregates print resources from hundreds of publications in subjects such as history, philosophy, religious studies, women’s studies, political science, archaeology, anthropology, and even medical sciences. 

Who is it for? Anyone who wants to learn more about Jewish American history and Jewish civilization in general. The first Jewish community in the Americas (1630) was established in Recife, Brazil, which was then under the rule of the Netherlands. Once Portugal recaptured Brazil from the Netherlands in 1654, Jews and Protestants were expelled and on the go again. The 23 Jews who escaped Brazil by sailing into New Amsterdam established the first Jewish community in North America (see full historical timeline on the JAHM site).

What will I find there? Articles from a variety of publications—from peer-reviewed journals to newspapers, magazines, or newsletters of local communities and national organizations.

When should I use it? When researching any topic that involves Jewish civilization in the broader sense, from biblical times to current events.                                                    

What if I need more help? Contact Ask a Librarian or the Jewish Studies subject librarian – we’re always ready to help you with your research! 

May 02, 2016 · Update

Update 5/19:  

Noble Library will continue to be open throughout the summer, during the restoration process. The restoration construction has a tentative completion date of August 2016. About 30,000 journal volumes and 1,000 books are being treated for water damage; most journal stacks are still unavailable. The majority of the 3rd floor book stacks can be retrieved by staff as needed. The Noble Instruction room (105) and other spaces on the east side of the building will be unavailable until the beginning of fall semester. If you have any questions about the repair, feel free to contact anyone at the Noble Library.  

You may contact us at 480-965-3605 with any questions.

Apr 19, 2016 · Events

Event:  History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers and the Holocaust

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 21, 1-4pm

Location:  Hayden Library, Room C41, Tempe campus

Description:  Be a part of digital history. Join us to collaborate on the Holocaust Museum's "History Unfolded: U.S. Newpapers and the Holocaust" project.

We will find and upload historical articles about the Holocaust from African-American newspapers. Our research will support an upcoming exhibit at the Holocaust Museum and a digital exhibit at the museum's website.  

Come help us reach our goal of ASU contributing 90 new articles to this important history project.

Sponsored by:  School of HIstorical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and the ASU Libraries

Apr 19, 2016 · Events

Date:  Wednesday April 20

Time:  6-8pm

Location:  Seamus McCaffrey's, 18 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix AZ 85003

Description:  Join hosts Matthew Crane, great-grandson of George Luhrs, Sr, and Rob Spindler, Curator of the Ariozna Collection. for a discussion of a variety of Phoenix history topics.  Bring questions - join the conversation!

Apr 08, 2016 · Events science

Event:  Go Bananas for DNA:  National DNA Day

Date / Time:  Monday April 25, 9:30-11:30am

Location:  Noble Science and Engineering Library, exterior front patio, Tempe campus

Description:  National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. Come join ASU researchers as they (and you!) extract and view strands of DNA.

Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayres is a professor in the School of Life Sciences, a faculty member in the Center for Evolution & Medicine, and a member of the Biodesign Institute. The Wilson Sayres Lab studies sex chromosome evolution, sex-biased processes, population genetics, and comparative genomics. The lab regularly participates in community events to promote involvement in science to all learners. They recently judged research projects at a local Middle School science fair in Mesa, AZ. The lab also engages with the public on blogs and at Ask a Scientist, and hosted a booth about genetics at ASU’s Homecoming. The Wilson Sayres lab will also be, for the second year, participating in a series of science-themed panels at Phoenix Comicon. 


Apr 06, 2016 · Featured resources

For May graduates looking for a job in an occupation that will put their new degree to work, the library is featuring the Job Search function of the Mergent Intellect database as the resource of the month.

What is it?  The Job Search in the Mergent Intellect database identifies employers who hire workers in specific occupations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. These illustrated instructions show how Job Search works.

Who is it for? Anyone who wants to generate a contact list of potential employers to send their resume to or who wants to research a company before a job interview.

What will I find there? The Job Search function which includes an Occupation Search that connects occupations to the industries that employ them and the companies in those industries as well as a Veterans Search that translates military occupations to civilian occupations. These are in addition to the basic search for company name and the advanced search by company criteria. The database content includes contact and background information on companies and links to competitors and industry reports.

When should I use it? When selecting companies by the occupations they hire, their geographic location, size, and other criteria or when researching background on a company.

What if I need more help?  Contact Ask a Librarian or a business subject librarian  – we’re always ready to help you with your research!

Apr 05, 2016 · Events

Event:  DANCING EARTH: Embodied Ways of Knowing from Cosmology to Ecology
Date/Time:  Monday April 18, 10:30-noon
Location:  Labriola Center, Hayden Library, Level 2

Description:  Join Rulan Tangen, director, choreographer, and dancer, for an interactive lecture about the influences
and contexts of Indigenous contemporary dance.

About Rulan TangenRulan Tangen is the Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer of DANCING EARTH, noted in Dance Magazine as “One of the Top 25 To Watch”, and winner of the National Dance Project Production and Touring Grant, as well as the National Museum of American Indian’s Expressive Arts award. She is also a recipient of the Costo Medal for Education, Research and Service from UC Riverside’s Chair of Native Affairs, as well as honoree of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation for their first dance Fellowship for Artistic Innovation. As a performer and choreographer, Rulan has worked in ballet, modern dance, circus, TV, film, theater, opera and Native contemporary productions in the USA, Canada, France, Norway, Mexico, Brasil and Argentina.

Sponsors: American Indian Studies Program; Labriola National American Indian Data Center, ASU Libraries


Apr 05, 2016 · Events

Event:  mkrservices Grand Opening

Date / Time:  Monday April 11, 1-3pm

Location:  Hayden Library, Level 2

Description:  Please join the ASU Libraries to celebrate the grand opening of our new mkrservices at Hayden Library on Monday April 11th from 1:00-3:00pm, just off the elevators on the second floor.  The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting at 1:00pm. Throughout the afternoon, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the mkrspace and see the resources in action, including 3D printers, a 3D scanner, video editing workstations, a vinyl cutter, book scanner, sewing machine and electronic components. 

We will be celebrating with “Make your own Ice Cream Sundaes” and a photo scavenger hunt which will take you on a journey to several other lesser known resources at Hayden Library, including the new mkrstudio, which will be open soon. Attendees will also be able to enter a drawing for a one-on-one mkrservices visit.