Monthly Archives: September 2012

Spotlight on: Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

I will begin highlighting specific e-reference sources on a weekly basis.  This week’s focus is on the Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, produced by Oxford University Press. This encyclopedia focuses on the philosophic and social changes during the Enlightenment period, which occurs … Continue reading

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Please Watch Your Noise

Not to be the stereotyped shushing librarian, but come on folks. Keep the noise level down to a minimum–even though it’s lunch or dinner time this place isn’t a cafeteria or lounge. You’ve been peer reviewed, and it’s a little … Continue reading

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What do you want to know?

We’ve been posting to our blog (and thus, Facebook) for a while now. Our focus has been services, tools, and resources offered by the Olson Library. But what would you like to know about? Please respond if there’s anything library-related … Continue reading

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Position Opening: Dean, Academic Information Services

DEAN-ACADEMIC INFORMATION SERVICES Northern Michigan University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Academic Information Services (AIS).  AIS is comprised of five departments:  Lydia M. Olson Library; Computing Help Desk; Instructional Design & Technology; Upper Peninsula and Northern … Continue reading

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Use Microsoft Word to collect and format citations

Are you working on a research project for a class? Do you need to create citations and/or a bibliography? You can use Microsoft Word to store and format your references. Olson Library has instructions here.

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Your Wildcat Express Card!

This is a reposting of a popular topic here at the library, how to print without your Wildcat Express Card (you can’t, really, without difficulty). To print in the library, you will need this card.  Don’t leave anywhere without it.  … Continue reading

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Citation searching

Last week I showed you how to use an article’s reference list to locate other sources on a topic.  This week I will show you citation searching. The two techiques both rely on references. In last week’s blog, I found … Continue reading

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Finding sources for a research assignment – beyond keyword searching

When trying to locate materials for a library research assignment, many students turn to OneSearch, Olson Library’s discovery tool. OneSearch is a great starting point for locating articles on a topic. However, don’t think you need to find all of … Continue reading

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Using your own computer and not an NMU-issued laptop?

There are many things that can be said about this, but from a printing in the library standpoint, you will need to have the NMU printers loaded on your computer. If they aren’t there, you will not be able to … Continue reading

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