Did you know that a website can be officially authorized as credible? Read on before dismissing this assertion as a fake news story. Health on the Net Foundation (www.hon.ch) certifies websites that provide health and medical information. Websites affix the HONcode to a webpage to let you know it is “approved.” For example, go to the Mayo Clinic’s Diseases and Conditions page, scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see the HONcode. And Dr. Oz’s website? No code for him; however, give him credit for honesty since his site is clearly labeled: “This website is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.” So for credible medical and health information on the web be sure to look for the code. You can also use the foundation’s specialized medical search engine (HONsearch) to discover reliable medical information.
The Winter solstice on December 21 launches the beginning of winter and the last day to visit Thigpen Library in 2018. Unlike Frosty the Snowman our return is definite. We reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 8:00 AM and will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM until classes begin on Monday, January 14. Once classes begin the Library will be open more hours. Current Library Hours are always available on our website.
Looking for textbooks for your spring semester classes? You need the bookstore not the library.
Is college and work keeping you busy? Don’t settle for second-rate news. Get the latest on arts, style, politics, tech, science, sports, travel, and the news from the New York Times Online. Read online on your computer or download the app to your smart phone. It is free for Vol State students, faculty, and staff. Create an account to access Thigpen Library’s subscription. More information available at libguides.volstate.edu/databases/nytimes.
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Linking to Library Resources in eLearn
This “back to the classroom” online workshop series runs August 22-25, 2017.
- Permalinks for Articles is on Tuesday, August 22 at 2:00 PM.
- Streaming Video Links is on Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00 PM.
- URL Shorteners is on Thursday, August 24 at 2:00 PM.
InfoBytes in September
On Wednesday, September 6 @ 2:30 PM learn about New York Times Online, which will be held simultaneously online via Zoom and in the Library Instruction Center (Thigpen 226). For more go to event details and registration (volstate.libcal.com/event/3453878)
On Tuesday, September 12 @ 2:30 PM discover the power of Lynda.com, which will be held simultaneously online via Zoom and in the Library Instruction Center (Thigpen 226). For more information go to event details and registration (volstate.libcal.com/event/3453914)
On Wednesday, September 27 @ 2:30 PM learn how to access Chronicle of Higher Education. This session is online via Zoom. For more information go to event details and registration (volstate.libcal.com/event/3454317)
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