October 2014

CQ Researcher report just released -- "Campus Sexual Assault"

Posted by John Wiswell on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 3:12pm
Graph -- Complaints against colleges triple

Our database CQ Researcher is often a good place to start looking at a topic.  Each report contains charts, graphs, sidebar articles, a pro-con feature, chronology, lengthy bibliographies, and a list of contacts.  They address "hot" topics.

This week's report is "Campus Sexual Assault," by Barbara Mantel.

For more, search "Article Search" and our many databases that will have peer-reviewed research on this topic.

Reception for Georgie Donovan, Nov. 7, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Posted by on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:54am
Reception for Georgie Donovan

Scopus -- Trial Access through 11/20. Try it out.

Posted by John Wiswell on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 1:13pm
Scopus search results

The Library offers on-campus access to Scopus through November 20.  Scopus is an Elsevier product (like Science Direct), which can be used to find articles on your topic, articles that cite an article you've already found, and articles that cite you or an author you're interested in.  It is especially strong in the sciences, health sciences, and social sciences.  (I say articles, but Scopus has also added records for 75,000 books recently.)  The "Cited by" and citation analysis functions are similar to what is offered in Google Scholar and Web of Science.  We are not likely to keep both Web of Science and Scopus.

It is not currently set up to link to full text of articles, but it will link effectively if we acquire it.

Let us know what you think of this product.

Scopus is not currently available off campus.


New Journal Access -- Journal of American College Health

Posted by John Wiswell on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:19pm
cover -- Journal of American College Health

We now have full access to current issues of the Journal of American College Health.

We also recently gotten JAMA Internal Medicine.

The Library has access to many health sciences journals.  See, for example, this guide for links to:

  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • JAMA -- Journal of the American Medical Association
  • The Lancet
  • BMJ -- British Medical Journal
  • American Journal of Public Health
  • Health Affairs

or search for your favorite journal here.


Humans Vs. Zombies Event

Posted by Jewel Davis on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:57pm

Humans vs. Zombies
October 24, 9:30-11:30

Belk Library and Nerd Network are hosting a Humans vs Zombies gaming event. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to play! There will be food available at the beginning of the event. We suggest that you bring your own Nerf gun. The first 45 participants without a Nerf gun will be loaned either a six dart or a three dart Nerf blaster.

Humans vs Zombies is a game of tag. Most of the players begin as humans with the objective to evade the growing number of zombies and be the last human "alive."

Players wanting to do zombie makeup can arrive at 9:00 pm to be zombiefied!

Game Rules

  • The game will be played on all of the levels of the library.
  • Students without Nerf guns volunteer to start the game as zombies.
  • Zombies two hand tag a human to infect them.
  • After being tagged, humans hold up one arm to identify himself or herself as a new zombie. New zombies drop off their Nerf guns to designated areas and then play as a zombie.
  • All participants should have one foot on the ground at all times.
  • One foam dart to the torso or two to the extremities stops a zombie.
  • Zombies aren't out of the game when hit with a foam dart, but must “respawn” by going to the designated zones for a five minute time out.
  • The game continues until there is only one human (or close to one human) remaining.

Nerf Gun modifications are allowed, but due to safety reasons, no guns can be in neutral colors (grey, black, green, camo, etc.)

If you have any questions, contact us: Jewel Davis (davisja5@appstate.edu (link sends e-mail)), Beth Cramer (crameree@appstate.edu (link sends e-mail)), Scott Rice (ricese@appstat.edu (link sends e-mail)) or Megan Johnson (johnsnm@appstate.edu (link sends e-mail))

Celebrate Archives Month

Posted by on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:10am
Archives Month poster

October is North Carolina Archives Month. This year’s theme is “North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.” In honor of this, we are highlighting our Camp Catawba Collection in an exhibit located in the Cratis Williams Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library.

Located near Blowing Rock North Carolina, Camp Catawba was an overnight summer camp for boys aged 6 to 12. It operated from 1944-1970 under the direction of Jewish-German poet and educator Vera Lachmann.

Camp Facilities included twenty acres and three buildings. Art, music, and drama were emphasized. Lachmann taught Greek myths and directed theatrical productions. Her partner, Tui St. George Tucker, provided musical instruction. Campers participated in an array of outdoor activities including horseback riding, swimming, and hiking.

This exhibit focuses on the camp’s boys at play. It includes images of camp life and a map developed as part of a game. View the rest of the collection as well as our many other collections in the Dougherty Reading Room.

More information about Archives Month is available from the Society of North Carolina Archivists' website.

Get It Done @ the Library!

Posted by Geri Purpur on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:28am
Get it done at the Library

Study Space

  • Quiet study on 3rd floor with individual study desks
  • Group study rooms w/ collaborative technology tools
  • Study tables on 1st and 2nd floors



 And have some fun too!

  • Humans vs Zombies night on Friday, Oct. 24, 9:30-11:30 pm (more details coming soon)