You may know about Summit, the “lending club” of academic libraries in our region, but in this term’s library newsletter we pull back the curtain a bit to talk about the bigger picture of resource sharing among libraries. The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) cooperative involves over 10,000 academic, public, and special libraries across the United States and the world!
Last spring, almost 1,000 of you responded to the library’s survey evaluating the use and quality of the our collections, services, and facilities. That’s 584 WOU students, 143 faculty, 128 members of staff, and 100 graduate students. Thank you so much for your participation!
Pages 1-3 summarize the survey itself, basic demographics, overall results, improvements made since the survey, and what’s next. Pages 4-7 are single-page reports of results from specific groups: undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
Digital Commons@WOU (online at digitalcommons.wou.edu), home to WOU’s scholarship and research, is getting noticed by a worldwide audience. The numbers on the readership map (below) illustrate the popularity of student and faculty work, but it’s the stories behind the numbers that make compelling reading. Read more in our library newsletter.
Faculty, remember that the library is here to help you, too. Take a look at this handy guide to see how. It outlines the specific services we offer for faculty, as well as the ways we can help teach your students information literacy and research skills. Have a great term!
The newest issue of PURE Insights is now available!
PURE Insights is WOU’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal comprised of works by WOU undergraduate students working closely with a WOU faculty mentor.
This year’s issue includes a wide variety of articles from the fields of Psychology, Biology, Art, Mathematics, Anthropology, and Communication Studies.
The Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE) invites you to submit your work to Western Oregon University’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal: PURE Insights.
The submission deadline is December 31, 2014.
Students and recent graduates (with a faculty mentor) can submit original research and creative work including technical papers, research articles, expository articles, poems, short stories, photographs, videos, and other creative works from all academic disciplines. All submissions to the journal must have a faculty sponsor.
Here are three reasons to submit your paper:
It looks great on resumes. A publication in a peer-reviewed journal will make you stand out from other candidates applying for jobs or graduate school.
Going through the process of research – from drafting ideas to publication – will prepare you for more advanced research at the graduate and professional level.
All articles published in PURE Insights will be discoverable in major search engines, such as Google Scholar, making them accessible for anyone and contributing to the global body of knowledge.
The newest issue of PURE Insights is now available and includes a wide variety of pieces ranging from an international journey to help discover one’s identity, to an examination of societal perceptions of feminism, to a mathematical model for predicting award outcomes in baseball.
PURE Insights is WOU’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Research Journal comprised of works by WOU undergraduate students working closely with a WOU faculty mentor.
Need help formatting your paper, citing your sources, or creating your Works Cited page/Reference page/Bibliography? We’ve created new style aids to guide you through using the most common citation styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, AMA, and CSE. Check them out here.
If you need more help, please let us know! You can find us at the Reference desk in Hamersly or online via our Ask a Librarian live chat option: