Archive | December, 2010

Gordon Library’s most used books

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December 21, 2010

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If you think Gordon Library’s book collection doesn’t get used, check this out–books charged out over 200 times! With 306 circulations: Principles of microeconomics; 292 circs: Linear algebra and its applications by Strong and 267 for the same title by Lay; and with 233, Materials science and engineering.

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Oxford English Dictionary Online Gets a Facelift

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December 14, 2010

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Did you know that gingerbread men were first baked in the 15th century? Find millions of facts about the English Language by checking out the new interface of Oxford English Dictionary online at www.oed.com. Includes improved functionality and design, as well as new content, including the acclaimed Historical Thesaurus of the OED.

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Get Help from a Research Librarian Recently? Give us feedback now!

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December 13, 2010

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Your feedback is important to us and will help us improve our Research & Consultation services at the Gordon Library.  Please take 1 minute to complete an online feedback form. Feel free to contact us at www.wpi.edu/+Library/Help if you have further research questions. Happy Holidays!

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Library Flooding Update

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December 13, 2010

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Due to the heavy rain this weekend and a drain blockage, the library experienced flooding, mainly on the 3rd and 2nd floors. The issue is now under control and clean-up efforts are underway.

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New Books: December 2010

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December 9, 2010

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New Books - December 2010 Non-fiction (print): Handbook of Educational Data Mining edited by Cristobal Romero, Sebastian Ventura, Mykola Pechenizkiy, Ryan Baker  Note: Ryan Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies – Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Treading Softly: paths to ecological order by Thomas Princen. Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, […]

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Access Changes Coming Soon to Chemistry Databases

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December 7, 2010

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Access to two of the library’s important chemistry resources will be changing soon. The Crossfire Commander platform that has provided access to the Beilstein database via Windows and Mac desktop clients will be retired permanently by Elsevier on December 31, 2010. WPI users still have access to this resource, though, via Reaxys, the new web-based portal that combines […]

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Better Access to CRSP U.S. Stock and Indices Data

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December 7, 2010

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The CRSP U.S. Stock and Indices data is available now on a WPI server and can be accessed using the CRSPSift client. CRSP is the Center for Research in Security Prices located at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and CRSPSift is their Securities Information Filtering Tool. The client can be installed on […]

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