Monday, February 13, 2012

We've moved!

The Tarver News blog has moved!  We’re now at:  Moving gives us a more customizable blog, more options, as well as the fact that it’s hosted on our domain.  The RSS feed and email subscriptions should have moved over successfully as well.  If they didn't, or you hadn't subscribed before, feel free to visit us at our new page.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Edmonds Award Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Edmonds Student Research Award has been extended to Monday, February 20th. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. that day. Application forms and more information about the award can be found on the Valerie B. Edmonds Student Research Award page.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Want to know more about SOPA & PIPA?

I'm sure by now you've noticed that today, Wed. January 18, that Wikipedia is blacked out and that Google has a blacked out logo and maybe some other favorite sites are blacked out as well or have messages about SOPA & PIPA.  So what is SOPA & PIPA you're asking?  Well that's a very good question.

Both bills are basically about stopping copyright infringement on the web and give the US power to take some action against it, including blocking those sites in the US and not letting those sites receive payment for their work.  And while that sounds like a good thing, many in the tech community (such as Wikipedia, Google, reddit, Icanhazcheeseburger, and legal experts) are worried that its broad language will create censorship and reduce the web to almost nothing.  Backers of the bill on the other hand (such as CNN and the Movie Picture Association) believe that the bill will help protect their interests.  So who's right?

Well that's up to you to create your own opinion.  This post from Digital Trends has a great explanation of what the bills are, why there's an uproar, and answers some of the common questions that people have.  You can also find Wikipedia's reasons for participating in the black out here and reddit's here.  So what will you choose?

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Your Door to Doing Research

Whether doing research in the library, at Jittery Joe's, or in the comforts of your home, the 'Log In' feature enables you to access books and articles customized to your research needs. Additionally, you will have the capability of reading full-text articles retrieved from the library's databases. Just log in as soon as you have opened the Tarver Library homepage and get started!

Get Started with Subject Guides

Don't know where to begin your research? Start with Subject Guides located under the Databases tab in the 'Find' box on Tarver Library's homepage. Subject Guides link you to resources for finding books and articles specific to your research topic.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh, the weather inside is frightful

Due to a water leak, the heat has been turned off in the 24-hour study room and vending area. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide updates regarding the situation. Please dress warmly and bring blankets!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Enter to Win an iPad

The annual GALILEO user survey is a way to rate your experience using GALILEO, and this year, it’s also an opportunity to enter a drawing for an iPad. The random drawing will take place after the survey closes on November 13th. The survey link will appear on the GALILEO welcome and home pages November 7-13 and is available at the link below.

Take the GALILEO survey: