Author Archives: Joel Hartung

Ep. 20: Chuck Finley Strikes Again! (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love statistics)

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 20 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 20: Chuck Finley Strikes Again! (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love statistics)

Description:  Jake and Joel are back for 2017! On this episode of the More than Books Podcast, the topics of the day are statistics and how important they are to the profession, as well as the dangers of creating false information. Watch out for the dastardly Chuck Finley!

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Ep. 19: The Disinformation Age – Fake News and Social Media

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 19 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 19: The Disinformation Age

Description:  Joel and Jake are back  to discuss the rising problem of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation on social media. Learn how to protect yourself from deceptive practices. 

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Ep. 18: Halloween Spooktacular!

Welcome to Episode 18 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 18: Halloween Spooktacular!

Description:  In this episode, we celebrate Halloween with the telling of some classic stories from the turn of the century. Scored with music and even a few sound effects, Jake spins a few spooky stories for your amusement. If you enjoy this episode, please let us know if we should do this again on our blog!

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Ep. 17: Banned Books Week 2016

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 17 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 17: Banned Books Week 2016

Description:  In a special episode, Jake and guest host Caitlin come together to discuss three news stories detailing the banning and challenging of books and those that stand up for those materials. 

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Discover Something New With EBSCO Discovery Search

Discovery Search

If you have completed a database search from the Bellevue University Library homepage, you may have noticed some big changes. At the beginning of July, 2016, we officially launched our new search tool, EBSCO’s Discovery Search.  This new search engine is our primary tool for library research, and allows users to find journal articles, eBooks, videos, print titles, and much more from the EBSCO search interface. Continue reading

Ep. 16: Jake Goes to WorldCon!

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 15 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 16: Jake Goes to WorldCon

Description:  Finally, at last, Jake has gone to Worldcon 74, AKA MidAmericon II, and has come back with numerous stories of his adventures. Joel listens in while Jake describes the crazy sights and sounds of a Sci-Fi/Fantasy lover’s dream!

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Discovery Search Tips & Tricks

findThe Fall session has officially begun, and with classes come research papers. If you haven’t used our Online Library in a few months, you may notice some big changes with library search. This summer, we launched a new Discovery Search engine powered by EBSCOhost.

Here are a few quick tips and tricks to get the most out of this new search engine.

Limit To

These limiters appear to the left of the search results.

  • Full Text: Selecting this allows you to limit all results to only those that are available online in Full Text. If you don’t want to see abstracts or physical books in the library, you can select this to remove these items from the search results.
  • Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals: Selecting this allows you to limit all results to only those that are published in scholarly journals.
  • Available in Library’s Collection: This option is enabled by default. If you would like to search for items outside the library’s collection, you can deselect this option. If you find an item that we do not have access to, it can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.
  • Publication Date: This slider allows you to limit the publication date of titles. This is very helpful if you only want to see recent results.

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Source Types

 These limiters appear below the “Limit To” options. They allow you to select an item type, such as eBooks, Streaming Video, or Academic Journals. Select ‘Show More’ to see a full list of available item types.

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Other Limiters

These are below the “Source Types” limiters. They allow you to select specific publishers, languages, or databases to include in your search results.

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Advanced Search

With advanced search, you can select any of the above limiters prior to your search. You can also use Boolean operators such as AND, OR, and NOT to give you more control of your search.

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When in doubt, ask a librarian!

As always, we have 24/7 librarian chat support. Simply click the “Ask-A-Librarian” link at the top of the search results to access one-on-one research help.

Happy researching!

Ep. 15: Virtual Reality is Back

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“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 15: Virtual Reality is Back

Description:  Joel and Jake have a lighter, less library-focused discussion on the future of virtual reality and all the technology that is currently out on the market. The future is so bright, they have to wear a VR headset!

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Important Library Updates: New Discovery Search and Databases Now Available!

DiscoverySearch

The Bellevue University Library is excited to announce the launch of a powerful new search tool from EBSCOhost. This new Discovery Search engine is our primary tool for library research, and allows users to find journal articles, eBooks, videos, print titles, and much more from the EBSCO search interface. You can access this search tool now from the library’s home page.

For an overview of the features of Discovery Search engine, please view this brief video tutorial from EBSCO.

We are still beta testing this search service, so if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know.

New Databases Now Available

Along with this new Discovery Search tool, the library is also adding many new and expanded database collections. These are now available from our A-Z Database list.

In order to accommodate these new and expanded library collections, we will be losing access to the following library resources effective Friday, July 1st, 2016.

Ep. 14: Imperma-what? – The Coming Digital Apocalypse

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 14 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 14: Imperma-what? – The Coming Digital Apocalypse

Description: Joel and Jake have a discussion about the degradation of library materials, the impermanence of digital objects, and what libraries must do in order to preserve what they have (both physically and digitally). Prepare yourself for a heavy library episode!

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