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July 5, 2012

The Library is pleased to announce access to a new database: Credo Reference! Credo Reference is an easy to use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

Patrons off-campus will need to log in to their Ocean Cruiser accounts in order to access this or other databases. For help with this, please contact a member of library staff or visit our help page here: http://www.ocean.edu/Library/accessdatabases.htm

Patrons on-campus can simply go to http://www.credoreference.com or select Credo Reference from the Library's database list.

 

March 20, 2012

The Library is pleased to announce access to four new databases! Access is now available for:

Please note, full-text coverage from ScienceDirect is only available from 1995 to the present. You may opt to "order a document" for any unavailable article. Your order will be directed to our ILL department. Please feel free to contact ILL coordinator, James Cowen (x2489) with questions regarding the status of your order.

Patrons will need to log in to their Ocean Cruiser accounts in order to access these (or other databases) from off-campus. For help with this, please contact a member of library staff or visit our help page here: http://www.ocean.edu/Library/accessdatabases.htm

 

February 15, 2012

The Library has many legal reference materials to help with your research. While some materials are available in print (New Jersey Statutes Annotated, for example), many more are available electronically. The WestLaw Campus and Lexis/Nexis databases offer full-text access to a far greater variety of materials, like statutes, case law, legal encyclopedias, law articles and much more! Please contact Librarian Torris Andersen or visit the Reference Desk for assistance.

Patrons will need to log in to their Ocean Cruiser accounts in order to access these (or other databases) from off-campus. For help with this, please contact a member of library staff or visit our help page here: http://www.ocean.edu/Library/accessdatabases.htm

 

December 1, 2011
New Trial Database: America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)

The Library has a trial subscription for the database America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000). For the next two weeks, library patrons will be able to access hundreds of digitized U.S. newspapers covering colonization through globalization.  A cross-curricular resource, America’s Historical Newspapers, provides information for students to think critically about their research topic in all their classes, including: English composition, American History, Sociology, Science, Humanities and others. In addition to articles, illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and other articles are available exactly as they appeared in print. Check it out and let us know your impressions!

Patrons will need to log in to their Ocean Cruiser accounts in order to access this (or other databases) from off-campus. For help with this, please contact a member of library staff or visit our help page here: http://www.ocean.edu/Library/accessdatabases.htm

 

January 24, 2011
Welcome to the Quiet Floor!

You told us in the 2010 library survey that you need a quiet place to study.  Therefore, we’ve designated the entire second floor as “quiet space” for study and research.  Here are the “Quiet Floor” rules:

·               No talking above a whisper anywhere on the floor, including study rooms.

·               No extended conversations, even at a whisper.

·               No use of cell phones whatsoever.

·               No other noise sources are permitted on the floor.

·               No disruptive behavior or you will be asked to leave.

ØPLEASE be considerate of others by helping to maintain a quiet atmosphere.

ØPLEASE report loud individuals to library staff immediately.

Library staff and campus security will make periodic walkthroughs to enforce quiet and other Library rules and will respond promptly to requests for enforcement from users.

 

January 20, 2011
You spoke, we listened! Read our initial report on the LiQUAL+ survey. The Library will begin addressing your comments and concerns and will continue analyzing results over the coming semester.

 

November 15, 2010
ALL COLLEGE SERVERS will be DOWN on November 17/18 between 10:45pm and 5:00am. This means there will be NO ACCESS TO Library databases during the downtime. This is a planned outage by the Office of Information Technology. Please see their announcement in Cruiser.

 

October 18. 2010
Take the LibQUAL+ survey! Your responses are confidential.
What is LibQUAL+? LibQUAL+ is a web based, user-satisfaction survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to measure library service quality.
Ocean County College is participating in the LibQUAL+ survey for the first time during a three week period this fall (2010). We ask you to complete the 8-minute survey because it:

For more information about or if you have problems taking the survey, contact the OCC LibQUAL+ team at librarysurvey@ocean.edu

Survey URL: http://www.libqual.org/survey/RWSBJ3P2HUL53VCY

 

 



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