A video is worth a thousand words…

… especially if you are trying to describe or teach someone how to do a scientific experiment.  No worries.  JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, can help.

Begun in 2006, JoVE is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal dedicated to publishing scientific research in a visual format.  Thousands of video articles from top research institutions worldwide have been published in JoVE.

You’ll find JoVE in the list of journals available through the Consortium Library.  Have a look!

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Use NoveList to find a good summer read

NoveList is a reader’s advisory database that the Consortium Library subscribes to. If you are looking for summer reading material, it’s a great place to browse. Some of the nice features of this resource include searching by genre or by age group, as well as reading featured articles or finding out about prize winning authors. This database focuses on fiction, so those of you who want the perfect summer escape can find ideas here to satisfy your reading needs. You can find NoveList by going to the Databases link on the Consortium Library website, right under Find Books and Articles.

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Need Some Help with a Project?

Do you have a project that is close to completion but is waiting for the finishing touches? Need someone to tweak the spelling, fix the grammar errors or simply make it read better? Sometimes you can become so close to your work, you just can’t stand back and see mistakes. And then there’s the reference list! Maybe you don’t have complete references for all your sources. Then there’s that picky formatting business. Some disciplines prefer APA style or perhaps MLA; specific journals require your paper be submitted in their own unique style. You have done the research and writing, but these final steps can be tedious and time consuming. However, the library’s databases can help chase down and verify faulty citations. The library also has RefWorks, a program that provides formatting information for hundreds of different styles. In short, Consortium Library Info Quest(CLIQ) can handle this for you in short order, and at a reasonable cost, including university researchers with big projects and tight deadlines.

http://www.consortiumlibrary.org/blogs/cliq/

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Seeking an archives job?

The following might look a little familiar, but it is new as of July 21, 2014, we promise. The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage is pleased to announce a recruitment for a three year archival residency. We … Continue reading
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