Consider an international resource

Need an international approach to your research topic? Take a look at the International Newspapers and CQ Global Researcher databases.  Also, Informe is a collection of newspaper articles written in Spanish.

International Newspapers provides a geographical map for visual searching.  Just click on Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe/UK, Middle East, North American, or South America and research your topic.

CQ Global Researcher offers international viewpoints on global topics.  Journalists with several years of international experience write the articles.  Special sections include “current situation,” “pro-con,” and “voices from abroad”.

Informe “una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias” is provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).

Cure for the citation blues

Got the citation blues? You can be cured in less than 30 minutes.

Learn@the Library is providing you with two opportunities to learn about a wonderful tool called NoodleBib. This web-based software can help relieve some of the anxiety when creating MLA, Chicago, or APA citations and consequently produce better grades.
Learn more and stop by the library’s Research Center on the first floor :

Tuesday, October 12 between 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, October 13 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Seeking solutions – problem solving

Where can Vol State faculty and staff find information on problem-solving? In the library, of course.  As most of you know, the focus of Vol State’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is problem solving or, more specifically, improving students’ problem solving skills.  (The QEP is part of the accreditation process for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.)

On the Open Reserves shelves located near the Reference Desk, you’ll find a collection of books and DVDs on problem solving, problem-based learning and critical thinking.  We’ll be adding to the collection over time.  If you know of a book on these topics that you would like to see added to the collection, just contact Louise Kelly,