Posted onJune 30, 2014This page was generated by the Oviatt Library|Comments Off
Data is an increasingly a popular topic for scholars and researchers. Moreover, data literacy is a new necessity for many institutions of education and employers. When to use them? Where to find them? What best to do with them? How to cite them? The Oviatt Library has a resource guide to help answer these questions: http://library.csun.edu/Guides/Data
Click on each various tab to guide you through either open datasets for different subjects if you are looking to find data for your research; learn to cite data; try creating an infographic with data; share data you have gathered; and manage the data so they will be preserved for future scholars.
Posted onMay 13, 2014This page was generated by the Oviatt Library|Comments Off
There’s no need to worry, the Oviatt Library can help! The Oviatt is open 24/7 from Monday to Friday during finals week. We know that none of you would wait until the last minute to do your research, but just in case you did and you’re struggling, you can get help from a Librarian 24/7. Come see a librarian at the reference desk in the Learning Commons. During finals week from Monday to Thursday there will be a librarian at the desk from 8am to 9pm, on Friday from 8am to 4:45pm. You can also contact us online, via chat or email as well as text messaging, check out our Ask a Librarian page. You can also get help online with oour subject and course guides, including a guide for Citing Your Sources.
The Learning Resource Center is located on the 3rd floor of the library in the East wing; they offer tutoring, help with paper writing and citations. Check out their webpage for more information and be aware that their Writing Center closes Wednesday May 14th so make sure to call ASAP to make an appointment.
If you just need a place to study, don’t forget that you can reserve group and individual study rooms in the library. You can reserve these rooms in advance online, using our online booking system.
In case you need a break we have special events happening every day of Finals week. We’ll be handing out pillows all week along with special events like: arts & crafts, comedy movies, nap time and therapy dogs. Check out the flyer for dates and times of these events.
Posted onMay 7, 2014This page was generated by the Oviatt Library|Comments Off
The new business librarian at the Oviatt, Charissa Jefferson, liaises to the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. She is responsible for developing the library collection for business subjects and is willing to take your suggestions! Simply fill out the purchase recommendation form: http://library.csun.edu/Services/PurchaseRecommendation
Over the 2013-214 academic year, the business collection has increased in electronic resources, although there are still print books bought. So remember the books on the shelves are only a small part of the larger collection that tells the story of the business collection at the Oviatt. Find these new and wonderful sources from the Library Catalog or the Books and Media tab from OneSearch.
Charissa has created short videos for faculty and students that highlight her consultation services on research projects as well as her willingness to share her knowledge and expertise with the campus community.
Video for Students: please click on the image below to view the video.
Video for Faculty: please click on the image below to view the video.
Posted onApril 8, 2014This page was generated by the Oviatt Library|Comments Off
Do you need to back your research up with statistics? The Oviatt Library provides access to several statistical databases, as well as online guides to help you find exactly what you need. There are also a lot of resources freely available on the web.
This short video shows you how to find our collection of statistical resources, as well as how to search some of them.
Posted onMarch 17, 2014This page was generated by the Oviatt Library|Comments Off
The Web of Science database is now accessible through the Oviatt Library’s current database collection. Often referred to as the most interdisciplinary and comprehensive subscription-based citation resource, the Web of Science extracts citation information from articles in more than 10,000 journals from a wide variety of disciplines. Quite commonly, Web of Science users are able to forgo searching for citation information in numerous different databases only to find, analyze and share scientific and citation information easily with this very unique research tool. Here are just some of the Web of Science’s features:
Find a citation count for an article;
Determine which journal articles have cited a particular work;
Find current articles on a topic;
Create a citation map for an article which illustrates the connections between citing authors, institutions and fields of study;
Provide a citation analysis report for an author;
Determine the most highly cited works for an author;
Determine the most highly cited articles for a journal;
Identify top researchers in a field;
Eliminate self-citations from a citation count.
Disciplines that publish heavily in journal literature such as the sciences are better covered in the Web of Science than other subject areas such as business and education. In these instances we recommend referring to the Oviatt’s Searching Cited References Guide. Or for more information contact us at Ask A Librarian.
Newspapers, newspapers everywhere and not an article for me!
Have to find a newspaper article for an assignment? Want to use a newspaper as a primary source to understand how an event was reported on when it happened? Have you used up your free New York Times articles, but still want to read the news? The Oviatt Library can help you.
Posted onJanuary 23, 2014This page was generated by the Oviatt Library|Comments Off
Note: Submissions are no longer being accepted.
Help researchers out by taking 20-30 minutes out of your day to create three avatars using the website Pick-a-Face.* All participants who complete the avatars will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. You must be 18 years or older to participate.