Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Find us on Facebook!

The Olympic College Libraries now have a Facebook page! Please find us on Facebook!

This blog is now discontinued.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New agreement provides access to Seattle Public Library resources

Kitsap Regional Library (KRL) and Seattle Public Library (SPL) have a new reciprocal agreement that allows KRL cardholders to have access to the books, materials and online services of Seattle Public Library. Here's the catch: first, you must take your KRL card and picture identification to any branch of Seattle Public Library to apply for the SPL card. Note: Your KRL card itself won't work at Seattle Public Library or for their online resources. You must get a SPL card. Once you obtain the Seattle Public library card you will be able to check out materials and use online resources following Seattle Public Library's policies.

For more information on SPL cards look at their website here:

Online databases available via the Seattle Public Library cover art, business, economics, law and more...

A few samples are:

Art Full-text & Art Retrospective
Two databases that provide art-related articles from hundreds of periodicals published throughout the world, from 1929-current. Full-text available from 1984 -current.

Lands and Peoples
Find information on the world's countries and their peoples, cultures, histories and current events. Includes maps, flags and photos.

Articles in law reviews and journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.

Music Index
A subject-author guide to music periodical literature.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investment data and reports on more than 30,000 mutual funds, stocks and ETFs. Also includes portfolio management tools.

Value Line
Investment ratings, research, statistics, and forecasts for thousands of stocks and mutual funds.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ask-A-Librarian Goes Mobile!

Scenario: You're away from home and school, you do not have access to a computer, you suddenly remember you have a paper due that requires you to cite two reputable sources. What can you do?

Answer: Use your smart phone! New, free mobile apps now make it possible for you to use the Washington State Ask-a-Librarian service called "Ask-WA" on your Android or iPhone smart phone. You can ask questions of actual research librarians in real time, 24 hours a day just like you would from your computer!

Even if you get a librarian from another institution, Olympic College librarians always review questions from Olympic College students. Since we are familiar with many of your assignments, we may have additional resources or useful information to add to your original live chat session. To get this kind of "post-chat" follow-up, make sure to provide your email address!

Download the Adroid app here:

Download the iphone app here:

Ask-a-Librarian and get that paper in on time!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sustainability - New electronic books!

Below are a few of our latest NetLibrary ebooks on climate change and sustainability. Electronic books are accessible remotely with your SID and last name.

To find more ebooks, go to the Library Catalog Advanced Search and select "electronic resource" from the Location drop down box. Enter your topic terms in the search boxes and Voila! Access the full text of books online! A suggested search for this topic is to type the following terms in the first search box, then click search:

sustainable sustainability environment environmental climate green warming

See the LibGuide on Sustainability for even more resources on this topic.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Welcome! Library Services Overview

Welcome to Fall Quarter everyone! Just a quick reminder of the many services and resources we have available for you. Students, did you know you can:

Come explore! Talk with us, we want to help!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What happened to my database?

Over the next few months you will see some changes to the search screens and/or the results lists in some of our most popular databases, including Proquest, EbscoHost, and ScienceDirect. Most of these changes are intended to result in more intuitive searching for our users, but if you get confused, be sure to Ask A Librarian for help! You can stop by the Information Desk, Phone, Email, or Chat.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Hours for Summer Quarter

The Libraries at all three campuses have shortened hours during summer quarter. Click the link above for a complete listing of hours.

Need help when the libraries are closed? Click here to chat with a college Librarian somewhere in the United States, 24/7/365!