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Welcome to the second summer session!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:09 -- Kelly Bradish

Can't get enough World Cup?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:04 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are some selections from our collection in honor of the World Cup.

Soccer Empire (eBook): Laurent Dubois illuminates the connections between empire and sport by tracing the story of World Cup soccer, from the Cup's French origins in the 1930s to Africa and the Caribbean and back again.

Soccer in a Football World (eBook): David Wangerin's book tells the story of American soccer's long struggle from the brief promise of the 1920s, through the euphoric highs and extravagant follies of the North American Soccer League, to today's hard-won acceptance.

The Great Match (DVD): Three soccer fans, living in the farthest-flung corners of the planets: Mongolia, Niger and Brazil, are determined to watch the TV broadcast of the 2002 World Cup final.

You can also use the catalog subject search (type in soccer) to locate books and more about the sport.

BioOne downtime Friday, June 27

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:10 -- Kelly Bradish

BioOne has notified us of planned maintenance downtime starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 27 (postponed from June 20).

From the vendor: "...the BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting Friday, June 27. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on will be unavailable."

Please plan accordingly. Other databases will be available and can be accessed on this page.

On the go? Get eBooks for your tablet, smartphone, eReader

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:32 -- Kelly Bradish

We've seen a few shiny new tablets and eReaders around campus this summer. Make the most out of your device, and use it to borrow eBooks from the WVDELI!

We are happy to walk you through the steps of downloading eBooks. Please contact Kelly to set up a time to bring in your eReader, tablet or smartphone to review the process.

OverDrive, which powers the WVDELI, has some fantastic instructions available on their website as well. Get started with custom tutorials for your device.

Borrow an eReader

Students, faculty and staff can check out an eReader for two weeks. We encourage the campus community to give one a try! If you're thinking about buying an eReader, this is your chance to test-drive one.

Interested? You'll need to request an appointment for a brief setup session. Please complete this short online form. You'll then be contacted to arrange a meeting time.

Read from your browser

Many titles in the WVDELI can also be read in your computer's web browser - no special software or apps required! Find out more about OverDrive Read.

ProQuest downtime Saturday, June 14

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:17 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified by ProQuest of database maintenance taking place this weekend.

Our Proquest databases will not be available from approximately 10 PM Saturday, June 14, 2014 through 6 AM Sunday, June 15, 2014 while ProQuest makes improvements to its internal systems. This does NOT include Summon, our database searching tool.

Please plan accordingly. All the databases we subscribe to can be accessed on this page.

Have you seen the new LearningExpress Library?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 15:40 -- Kelly Bradish

Have you tried LearningExpress Library version 3.0?

You can access it from the website or by clicking here.

In addition to simpler navigation and additional content, the new LearningExpress Library includes video overviews of different site features. These user guides allow you to take a virtual tour of the new interface whenever you'd like!

LearningExpress Library provides study guides, eBooks and practice tests for major standardized exams like the GRE, Praxis, ASVAB and many others.

Note: LearningExpress Library 3.0 will not recognize usernames and passwords created for LearningExpress Library 2.0. If you already had an account in the older system, you'll need to create a new one for the new platform. For best results, use a campus internet connection/computer to register. After that, you can access the site and log in from anywhere.

Please let us know if you have any questions!


Collection news: Academic Video Online Premium added

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:25 -- Kelly Bradish

We're pleased to announce that Academic Video Online: Premium from Alexander Street Press has been added to the collection!

Alexander Street Press also powers VAST, which we have subscribed to since May 2013. VAST is just a sampling of the multidisciplinary video that we now can access with our Academic Video Online: Premium subscription.

Here's how the provider describes this collection:
"Academic Video Online: Premium is Alexander Street’s most comprehensive video subscription, an ever-growing resource that comprises content from 35 full video collections and 8 bonus discipline clusters. Academic Video Online: Premium currently contains more than 34,000 full video titles (not just clips) and well over 20,000 hours of content."

Academic Video Online: Premium also has lots of tools to help with research and presentation, including:

  • Mobile Access: Stream videos instantly to your mobile device.
  • Transcripts: View searchable, scrolling transcripts alongside a majority of titles.
  • Clipping functionality: Users can easily create, annotate, and share video clips and playlists, and can embed them in third-party sites.
  • Permanent URLs: All videos, clips and playlists can be cited at permanent URLs.
  • HD-quality player: A video player with a 16:9 aspect ratio that streams up to 2.5 mbps to allow for optimized high-definition viewing
  • Cross-search: All video within Academic Video Online: Premium is cross-searchable through one easy-to-use portal.

Try out this new collection here -- off-campus users will need to enter their UCA and password. Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy exploring this extensive collection!

Here's a quick tutorial on using the video player.



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