Chesnutt Library Blog

“Because it’s all about ‘U,’” the Chesnutt Library Blog is designed to promptly and efficiently provide timely news, inform of library events, books, databases and more for our students, staff and faculty. In our effort to enhance communication, the Chesnutt Library Blog will bring academic resources together in one place, with one click, with one purpose in mind - Educational Excellence - designed to enhance learning, guarantee access and promote scholarship.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Subject Guide - MBA Health Care Focus

Chesnutt Library's Reference Department has created an MBA Health Care Focus Subject Guide for the new MBA Health Care Focus. This Subject Guide lists reference resources, databases, E-books and journals specifically selected to assist with your Health Care research. It also includes links to informative websites such as American Medical Association, National Center for Health Statistics, and National Institutes of Health. Please visit our Subject Guides Homepage to access this and all our other subject guides.

"Emerald partners with anti-plagiarism database in publishing industry first!"

Emerald, a leading publisher of academic and professional literature, recently announced that it has partnered with the creators of Turnitin. Turnitin has been including Emerald content as of September 25, 2006. According to its press release, this partnership "allows Emerald to address the problems of plagiarism and copyright infringment in two ways:

- By allowing students, tutors, researchers and editors to compare content that they are submitting, marking, editing, or publishing with content previously published by Emerald through the Turnitin and iThenticate services. This will alert the enquirer to possible duplication or plagiarism, and allow them to take the apporpriate action, for example, revision.

- By allowing Emerald to be proactive and check submittted work for copyright infringement against content it has previously published, plus 8.6 billion web pages, tens of millions of articles in more than 15, 000 periodicals, and copyright free material."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Trial Databases

Gale Thompson Databases Trial Starts: October 11, 2006 Trial Ends: October 31, 2006

Business and Company Resource Center

Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

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Expanded Academic ASAP 1980 - Oct 2006From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

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Health Reference Center Academic 1980 - Oct 2006Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

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InfoTrac OneFile 1980 - OCT, 2006A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

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General Reference Center Gold 1980 - OCT, 2006A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

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LegalTrac 1980 - Oct 2006Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.

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Scribner Writers Series Scribner Writer's Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series.

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To comment on any database trial or to recommend a database or database trial, please send email or phone Evelyn Council 910-672-1520.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Google News

Google Acquires YouTube

According to, Google "the Internet's leading search engine, announced Monday that it is buying popular online video site YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock." You can read the entire article here. This acquisition has raised several questions as to the future of YouTube as we know it including "Google Video and YouTube will remain independent, but will the two companies make different deals with content owners?" and "Will YouTube move its videos over to a Google data center?" Steve Bryant posts these questions and more on his blog Google Watch.

Google Debuts New Beta Product: Google Code Search

On October 5, 2006 Google debuted Google Code Search which allows users to search "open source code," meaning source code that's already available to the public, on the Internet. According to this article in this new search tool may "help simplify life for developers, [but] can also be misused to search for software bugs, password information and even proprietary code that shouldn't have been posted to the Internet in the first place, security experts said Friday."

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Show Your Librarian Some Love

In the October 3, 2006 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Todd Gilman, an academic librarian at Yale University, stresses the importance of teaching students research skills and the roles that academic librarians and teaching faculty both play in making that happen.

Computer Use Update

Chesnutt Library no longer requires students to sign in to use the computers as long as they show their FSU ID. Students who do not have their FSU ID with them will still have to sign in and be looked up by their Banner number. Community users are still required to show identification and must sign in before using the designated computers.

October Library Hours

October Library Hours are :

Monday - Thursday
October 2 - 5, 2006
Midterms Start October 5, 2006
7:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

October 6, 2006
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

October 7, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday
October 9 - 11, 2006
7:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Thursday - Friday
October 12 - 13, 2006
Fall Break
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

October 14, 2006
Fall Break
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

October 28, 2006