Monday, March 24, 2008

SCHOLARLY or POPULAR -- Can you tell the difference?

You may be required to include articles
from scholarly journals for some of your
class assignments.

Scholarly Journals are written by and for scholars, researchers, and professionals in a particular field. Their purpose is to review, report, and make available original research, experimentation, and information. Articles in these journals go through a peer-review or refereed process before publication. Sources are always formally cited.

Professional Trade Journals are often considered scholarly journals. These journals are written for people working in a particular profession and articles may or may not go through a peer-review or refereed process before publication. Sources are usually cited.

Popular Magazines are written to appeal to the general public. Their purpose is to inform and/or entertain. Sources may be mentioned but are not formally cited.

If you are not sure you understand the difference between scholarly and popular journal articles this chart should help.

Still not sure? -Try Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world. And, it's easy to use!

-Connie Maxwell

Oxford English Dictionary Online has been updated

The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary Online is now available.

Explore more than 2,500 new and revised words. A new update of the Oxford English Dictionary has recently been published, bringing 2,506 new and revised entries from PURPRESS to QUIT SHILLING. John Simpson discusses the latest batch of new and revised entries in his latest article, including information on the new longest entry in the OED and how the "queen" entry has changed over the last 30 years.

New words and senses from across the alphabet have also been added. Learn the stories behind blankie, puttanesca, Godzone, and QALY from the new words editor Katherine Martin.

Visit Oxford English Dictionary Online for a full list of new words and senses in this update (including all those "q" words, which can come in quite handy during daunting games of Scrabble).

-Brandy Klug

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Librarians on the Loose!


Some of you may have noticed something different when you picked up your coffee in CFO last week. TWU Librarians! TWU Librarians want to help students survive March Mid-term Madness. For those of you who need research help but have not made it into the library yet. Don’t worry. Librarians are on the loose and at a location near you. Please stop by with your research questions and get your chance to win a new 1.0GB flash too. Get research help and SCORE research success!



- Annita Owens

Eta Nu honors Library Staff

Members of Eta Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society surprised Library Staff at the TWU Blagg-Huey Library with balloons and cupcakes for "Library Appreciation Day," Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Dr. Kate Landdeck, Assistant Professor of History and Dr. Barbara Presnall, Chair of the Department of History & Government accompanied the students.

- Glenda Lehrmann

- Greg Hardin (pics)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring Break Hours

Blagg-Huey Library

Saturday, March 15, Closed

Sunday, March 16, Closed

Monday, March 17, 9am-6pm

Tuesday, March 18, 9am-6pm

Wednesday, March 19, 9am-6pm

Thursday, March 20, 9am-6pm

Friday, March 21, 9am-Noon
Note: All TWU Campuses to Close at
Noon on Friday, March 21st

Saturday, March 22, Closed

Sunday, March 23, Spring Schedule, 2:00pm-12 Midnight

-Julie Reed