Friday, May 29, 2009
Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life / Barbara Kingsolver
The omnivore’s dilemma : a natural history of four meals / Michael Pollan.
(also on audiobook)
Farewell, my Subaru : an epic adventure in local living [sound recording] / by Doug Fine
From the farm to the table : what all Americans need to know about agriculture / Gary Holthaus.
Feel free to recommend additional books, whether we have them or not, in the comments.
A soon-to-be released book called Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly by James E. McWilliams takes local eating proponents to task for some of their claims.
If you're interested in buying food locally from farmers markets or directly from farms, find listings at http://picktnproducts.org/ or find a CSA to join at http://www.localharvest.org/csa/.
And don't forget the MTSU Farmer's Market, open each Friday through the summer.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Most Wilson databases now offer ReadSpeaker "text to speech converter," which provides downloadable or streaming audio (in English) of any HTML full-text article in the database. Click on the HTML full-text link for an article, and then click on the "Listen" icon. You can see a short animated demo on Wilson's Web Site.
Now this begs the question, which is less sleep-inducing, reading or listening to 15 pages on "Forecasting U.S. Recessions with Probit Stepwise Regression Models"?
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
If you have to burn the midnight oil to find articles for that research assignment, at least you can do it from the comfort of your own home (or other favorite Internet access point). Currently enrolled students (and employees) can access most* of the library's research databases off-campus by supplying their PipelineMT user name and password when prompted.
If this doesn't seem to be working for you, contact the library reference desk at 904-8539 or the ITD help desk at 898-5345.
*A few resources aren't available from off-campus. If you have questions about which ones, please contact the reference desk.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Keep your MTSU ID and bring it with you the next time you visit the library. A staff member at the Circulation desk will change your status to alumni. If you no longer have your MTSU ID, come by Circulation, and we'll fix you up some other way.
*Although you can't use our databases, there is a wealth of quality resources for all Tennessee residents in the Tennessee Electronic Library. Call your local library (or us) for the password.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Here's the library schedule for the summer break.
Thurs May 7: open 7.30 am - 10.00 pm
Fri May 8: open 8.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sat May 9: closed
Sun May 10: closed (Happy Mother's Day!)
Summer hours begin on Monday, May 11.
Confused? Check the library hours page.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
As new books come in, we will be pulling the ones that look especially interesting and temporarily housing them on a set of bookshelves in the periodicals reading area. Please feel free to browse these books, and check one out if it strikes your fancy. We will periodically highlight new books from this collection on the blog.
In the library catalog, these books will show a location of New Book Shelf.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
You do not need to bring in your schedule. The folks at the circulation desk can look up your schedule in Banner.
Another option for those not enrolled in summer classes is that Tennessee residents may change to community status over the summer. This will limit you to two (2) books at a time, but at least you could still have something to read. The check out period remains 28 days and allows one renewal.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Please register here: SciFinder Scholar registration page.
You may then access the SciFinder Scholar Web .
Tutorials on the web version are available on the SciFinder Support & Training - Web Version page.