The ins and outs of library databases

Databases – huh? is a 20 minute Learn@the Library workshop which meets on Tuesday Sep. 21 and introduces you to the the basics of using the library’s databases. Databases are THE source of articles from magazines and journals; this is good stuff to know. Your professor expects you to use these information resources so come by on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Library’s Rosemary Rogers Research Center.

As a bonus  two Vol State t-shirts will be given away.

All we want are the facts, ma’am

The United States has 286 million cellular telephone subscribers and is number 3 in the world.

17.7 million adults in the United States  have been diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months.

There were 8 infant deaths in Sumner County in 2007 and 19 in 2008.

47.2% of the population of Tajikistan is at the poverty level, the average life expectancy is 67 years, and 100% of the adult population is literate.

Ever need facts such as these?

Check out our new Data [not the android] LibGuide for links to credible web-based resources and useful books in our collection. Use this LibGuide as the starting point to find statistics to bolster your arguments.

Note: The data sources for the above statistics are CIA World Fact Book, CDC Data & Health Statistics, Tennessee Health Statistics, and World Bank: Data. Links available in the afore-mentioned LibGuide.

Help Us Help You

Here’s your chance to let us know how we’re doing providing you with research assistance.

From Monday, March 14 through Saturday, March 26 those of you who ask for help finding resources for your papers and projects will in turn be given a survey to complete. You will rate us on the quality of the material you found as well as your interaction with the library staff person who helped you. The library staff will use your responses to improve our service and resources.