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The therapy animals from VT Helping PAWS are returning to the second floor lobby of Newman Library from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Come take a break from studying to pet and hang out with these friendly balls of fur and their vet school handlers.
Rosetta Stone offers online instruction in 25 languages, including English as a second language. Start with the Login with CAS link, where you'll create a personal profile to track your progress. Mobile app versions are available as well.
This database is on trial through October 31, 2014. PolicyMap provides data through interactive maps about communities and markets across the U.S., for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications, and impact analysis. PolicyMap is a "GIS tool for non-GIS experts."
PsycTESTS from APA PsycNet indexes psychological tests, with the full text of the test available in most cases. Test instruments available in HTML and PDF. Please complete this survey to provide feedback on this database trial.
PsycTHERAPY from APA PsycNet provides unscripted videos of therapy sessions, with searchable transcripts and the ability to create playlists. Please complete this short survey to provide feedback on this database trial.
Students and faculty are invited to peruse a collection of open textbooks on display next to the reference desk on the second floor of Newman Library. Traditional textbooks tend to be very expensive, but open textbooks such as these from OpenStax College have several free online formats (the iBooks are $4.99) and are much cheaper in hardback form (the cost of printing, usually $30-$50). Students interested in reducing textbook costs can take pre-printed information from the display to give to their professors. More information is available in the OpenStax College textbook display FAQ. Our hard copy display should be around for a few weeks, or you can explore the books on the OpenStax website.
The University Libraries subscribe to numerous databases that provide free webinars on using their search interfaces. These webinars can help you become a more efficient searcher or learn about new features of the database. See our list of upcoming webinars you can register for and view from the comfort of your own desk.
The University Libraries would like to welcome new students to Virginia Tech: freshmen, transfer students, and new graduate students. We have a lot of services and resources to offer you during your career here at Virginia Tech. Here are some tips and frequently asked questions (and answers!) for new students.
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