Need some reading suggestions for Club Read or your road trip?

SummerGraphic2Did you know you can read a magazine or a book (eBooks and eAudio Books count too) for Club Read? That’s right! Take a look at Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens. There you will find magazines like National Geographic for Kids or Seventeen or Rolling Stones (download and keep for free) magazines! There are also great suggestions for books as well, both in print and eBook or eAudio format from the eMedia Catalog.  When you get tried of reading download a free movie or two from hoopla. Hey, mom and dad – movies are great for that summertime road trip or on the plane. Just download the movie to your tablet on the hoopla app and the kids have a movie to watch in the car or plane.


Articles in Gale Databases

Gale PowerSearchWe are in the process of grouping Gale databases together under one search link. Articles in Gale (this is what we are calling it on our Databases A-Z page). This one site searches all the magazine and newspaper databases the library owns. This ‘federated search’ provides for some really cool features. It is the same interface as what appears on the individual databases like InfoTrac OneFile. Here are a couple of features you need to know about.

  • User Logins – all users of the database can create a login and save articles and searches. Besides saving they can –
    • Customize the RSS feeds displayed on the home page
    • Share their folders or articles via email or bookmarks (great for teachers or students)
    • Always available from any Gale database supplier. That’s right if a student is attending UNLV and uses Gale Databases at the college then wants to come to one of our libraries and continue working from our Gale databases they can do that if they setup their own Gale login. By logging in to their account from our database they will see all the articles and folders they created while logged in at UNLV.
  • Time magazine goes back to 1923 in full text. Got an assisgnment looking for what happened on August 4, 1929? Use this resource-
    • Select Browse Publication link
    • Search for Time
    • Select Full text coverage year
    • Select 1929
    • Select Issue
    • Select an article from the Table of Contents for the issue
  • Translate an article in 11 languages on the fly
  • Build in dictionary – highlight a term and click dictionary to see the definition of the word
  • Provides images, videos and podcasts as well as articles

Let me know what wowed you!

What’s the difference between Popular and Scholarly Periodicals?

How do you recognize them?

Your teacher tells you to use a magazine, newspaper and a journal for your research. How do you determine if a source is considered a journal?  This quick tutorial  – Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals shows you how to recognize them.