Libraries depend on a variety of resources to provide researchers and patrons with best-in-class services. Find out more about the resources that can help libraries serve the needs of their users.
In a tough job market with flat wages, few job opportunities for high school graduates, and ever-increasing tuition costs, colleges are expected to maximize students’ time and money, as well as keep their graduation rates competitive and their programs attractive. See some steps that can help accomplish these challenging goals.
History teachers and students will be delighted to hear that they can have free access to two great online resources – the new Churchill Archive for Schools (freely available to all) and the complete Churchill Archive (normally available by subscription, but now free to high schools worldwide following registration).
At this year’s Charleston Conference, Senior Technical Product Manager - eCommerce, Khalilah Gambrell presented a poster titled “Eliminating Barriers: 7 Best Practices for Creating a User Friendly Library Website.” The poster was based on 18 months of work with the EBSCO User Research group conducting usability tests and a survey on how undergraduates conduct research. The following summarizes some of the findings.
Dr. Lee W. Eysturlid, Science Instructor at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, provides 10 tips for librarians to consider in helping to bring primary sources into the classroom and also some information about a great resource for primary sources. With more than 50,000 primary sources, ABC-CLIO Solutions databases are chock-full of unique primary sources and additional activities to engage students with the primary sources.