Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Zoological Record, the world’s oldest continuing database of animal biology. The online database contains records back to 1864. The broad scope of coverage ranges from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences, and, as the world’s leading taxonomic reference, it also acts as the world’s unofficial register of animal names.
Fall semester is almost upon us and if you are looking to acquire textbooks for your classes, remember that the library does not purchase textbooks. Luckily, there are some alternatives for you to consider:
1) Stop by the circulation desk to see if the book has been put on reserve by your professor for your class. Make sure you provide the people at the desk the instructor last name and the title of the item. Or you can check yourself by going to Course Reserves and looking for the course by instructor name, course ID or title.
2) Rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.
For additional options: check out our Textbook guide .
SAGE Research Methods has relaunched on a new and improved platform. Some of the key features of the new site are:
- A unified platform for text and video content, providing users with a multimedia research experience
- A fully responsive site that will work well with all mobile phones and tablet devices
- Improved discoverability of content, both from within the platform and from external sources
- The Methods Map has been improved, allowing users to explore method concepts with greater ease. The browse options have been enhanced to align with user needs – allowing browse by discipline, content type, and method topic.
… by checking out one of the many books on ice cream from the Consortium Library or its partner libraries. Learn about the history of ice cream, find recipes for making your own, or read some fiction books where ice cream is featured prominently in the plot!
And if dairy isn’t an option for you, here is a list of titles about making all sorts of frozen treats for these hot summer days.
Stay cool, and enjoy!
Do you need help researching a topic? The librarians at the Consortium Library are here to help! You can get research help by getting in touch with us in a number of ways:
- Come by the reference desk in person (see our hours here: https://consortiumlibrary.org/about/hours/ref_hours.php)
- Call us at 907-786-1848
- Email us through http://ask.consortiumlibrary.org/
- Chat with us through http://ask.consortiumlibrary.org/
- Schedule a research consultation (see the list of librarians here: https://consortiumlibrary.org/about/directory/liaisons.php)
What’s that last option? In addition to helping students with research at the reference desk, librarians at the Consortium Library meet with students one-on-one or in small groups in appointments called research consultations. Research consultations can really help move along a more in-depth project. What happens during these appointments? Anything from outlining a research plan to teaching advanced searching skills. How do you book an appointment? Contact the librarian whose name is listed next to your subject area at https://consortiumlibrary.org/about/directory/liaisons.php, or call the reference desk at 907-786-1848 if you’re not sure who to contact.
Here’s a nice after pic of a research consultation I had last week (used with permission by this kind student). Don’t you want to feel like this about YOUR research project?