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The U.S.Congressional Serial Set, part of ProQuest Congressional , is a series of reports and documents published by Congress. It's called the Serial Set because it was published in serial fashion, meaning that there are now more than 15,000 volumes in this series. This online collection will replace many print and microform materials in Newman and remote storage. The searchable database, and the searchable PDFs contained within, should be much more user friendly for patrons using this collection.
Part 1 of this course is a brief introduction to cloud computing and what it can do for you as a researcher. We will tour through the key cloud computing concepts, technologies, and implementations. We will demonstrate a few typical cloud computing applications, and then discuss their limitations.
The libraries recently subscribes to the online version of Rosetta Stone, and this has replaced the installed versions available through the Language Resource Center. This online version requires logging in with a PID and password, meaning access by members of the public is no longer possible.
Our subscription to Mango will end on January 31, 2015. However, the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library makes Mango available to library card holders. We strongly recommend users of Mango take advantage of this resource.
We also offer a number of Pimsleur audio CDs for learning a variety of languages that can be checked out from the circulation desk.
The University Libraries will be removing support for access via the VPN (Virtual Private Network) to restricted resources such as ejournals, ebooks, and databases. We have upgraded the Off Campus Sign In proxy service to ensure compatibility with corporate, public school, and military networks that previously blocked the proxy. Off Campus Sign In will be the only way users outside of the campus networks will be able to access these resources.
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.
Essential Science Indicators from Thomson's InCites is the ideal resource for conducting complex analyses of scientific literature so you can easily discover the information you need to:
JCR - Journal Citation Reports from Thomson's InCites still provides journal metrics like the impact factor and eigenfactor. It now offers additional analyses such as comparison of multiple journals and visualizations of journal relationships. You might use JCR to determine potential journals in which to publish or to gather data for the tenure and promotion process.
We expect many of our patrons will be out of town during the Winter Break. Here's some resources for you while you are traveling:
The wireless network in Newman Library has been upgraded. All network access points have been replaced with newer devices, and 21 additional access points have been added around the building. Users should see faster connections and better network coverage.
Going home for the break, but still working on projects that require access to library materials? Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff can borrow library items on-site from nearly 40 other academic libraries across the state. The Virginia Tech Libraries and many other libraries participate in the VIVA Cooperative Borrowing program, which allows their students, faculty, and staff to check out library materials directly from those libraries.
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