Archive | July, 2011

Sign Up Today for Two Exciting Local Tours!

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July 26, 2011

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Come join Professor David Samson on a thought-provoking tour of the Worcester Art Museum on Wednesday, August 3rd at noon. Thomas Knoles, Marcus A. McCorison Librarian at AAS will lead us on a tour of their vast collections which include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories ranging from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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New and Improved Business Databases

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July 15, 2011

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The Library has subscribed to a new database for entrepreneurship. The subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal and ABI/Inform are moving to the Proquest platform.

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Films at the Gordon Library

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July 13, 2011

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Have you seen Netflix’s price changes? Gordon Library has the movies you want, including new releases: 127 Hours The Social Network The Book of Eli The Way Back Also borrow great and classic films: 2001, A Space Odyssey All the President’s Men Annie Hall Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Citizen Kane Dr. Strangelove His […]

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Coming Soon: Web of Knowledge Improved Cited/Citing Reference Searching

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July 7, 2011

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On July 17, Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge will move to a new improved version.

This tool is a research database for scholarly articles, but more importantly this resource allows users to assess research impact of scholarly work. Users can search to find citations to a specific article within a journal, or use Journal Citation Reports to find the impact factor of a specific journal.

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Institute Park Then and Now: A Walk through History on July 14

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July 7, 2011

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The library continues to offer cultural activities during lunch hours over the summer months. This month, take a walk through Institute Park where a new bandshell is now under construction, and learn about Worcester benefactor Stephen Salisbury III and the role of this park in the 1880’s establishment of a park system for Worcester. A docent from Preservation Worcester will provide a tour of the park for WPI faculty, students and staff.

For upcoming park events which will be held in the new bandshell, see the Friends of Institute Park’s website.

Please register at the library website since space is limited.

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