Drake Online

Mango Languages

LRC and LitFinder

New Resources 2017

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Gale Academic Onefile promo

Racing Through Time

MathSciNet Promo Spring 2017

Mobile Apps for Research

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Hours

Sunday, Dec. 10th
Library: 9:00 am - 2:00 am End of Fall Semester
Café: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm End of Fall Semester
After-Hours: yes
Monday, Dec. 11th
Library: 7:30 am - 2:00 am Finals Week
Café: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm Finals Week
After-Hours: yes
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Cowles News & Notes

E-Book Survey Andrew Welch

Cowles Library is partnering with several Iowa academic libraries to gather faculty and student feedback regarding their use of and attitudes toward academic e-books, and we’d like to hear from you! The survey is anonymous and only takes about 5 minutes. Responses will be accepted until December 8, 2017. The results will help the library [...] Read More...

New Resources for Foreign Language: Mango Languages / Transparent Language Online Carrie Dunham-LaGree

Whether you want to learn a new foreign language or practice a familiar one, there are two new databases to help you: Mango Languages  and Transparent Language Online. Mango Languages is an interactive database that provides lesson plans for 72 different languages. To track your progress, create an account. Mango conveniently tracks your learning yours, the courses [...] Read More...

Literature Resource Center and LitFinder (Gale) Andrew Welch

Literature Resource Center (LRC) is one of several new literature databases Cowles Library has added to help support all types of literary research. These databases expand our online access to literary criticism, critical reviews, author biographies, along with thousands of poems, plays, and works of short fiction. LRC includes biographical information about authors and literary criticism of authors’ [...] Read More...

Cowles Library adds dozens of new resources in 2017! Teri Koch

Cowles Library has added dozens of new resources in almost every subject category of interest to Drake students and researchers. We have created a full list, plus specialized lists based on major/discipline (and interdisciplinary, too!) Check them out at: http://researchguides.drake.edu/2017

Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale) Priya Shenoy

The Health and Wellness Resource Center by Gale is a consumer health resource with access to many full-text health science databases which contain more than 1,000 medical journals, periodicals, and articles from more than 2,200 general-interest publications, medical newspapers, newsletters and news feeds.  Additionally, this resource has streaming videos with transcripts from Healthology, Illumistream, NBC and ORLive. Most importantly though, it has access [...] Read More...

New resource: Gale Academic OneFile Bruce Gilbert

New to Drake University for the 2017/18 academic year, Gale Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Content includes millions of [...] Read More...

Library Faculty on University Committees Bruce Gilbert

Library Faculty participation on Faculty Senate Committees for 2017-2018 Every member of the Cowles Library Faculty is on one (or more) standing Drake Faculty Senate Committee(s), or other standing University-wide committee. Faculty committee participation is as follows (in random order): Hope Bibens – Intercollegiate Athletics Bruce Gilbert – University Benefits Committee Teri Koch – University [...] Read More...

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Andrew Welch

This post is part of a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library. What You’ll Find in ECCO Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) includes primary source content from over 200,000 books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides, and other documents: printed from 1701 to 1800; printed in the British Isles, Colonial America, the United States of America (1776-1800), Canada, or [...] Read More...

Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Claudia Frazer

Ambrose Digital Streaming Video

Need to convince your audience about the realities of global warming? Take a look at the extensive collection of streaming video clips available on Ambrose Digital Streaming Video. “Arctic with Bruce Parry” is just one of several series dealing with our changing climate. In this five part stunning series Bruce Parry journeys around the Arctic [...] Read More...

Learn About: GREENR Dan Chibnall

Some science-based databases are extremely large and cover such a wide variety of topics that it can be difficult to navigate them and find what you need. GREENR, the Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources , is a more focused database that allows you to easily locate helpful material. GREENR’s browsing features are especially helpful. The database opens on a page with a concise [...] Read More...

Admitted Student Agenda 2017 Samantha Becker

(15-20 minutes of library, 10 minutes of ITS, 20 minutes of questions) Video The University Library: Do you use a library now? What do you use it for? What resources do we have? College Myths College is about being independent Ask a librarian Everything is online so it isn’t necessary to go to the library over [...] Read More...

Veterans Exhibit Katherine Lincoln

The Drake University Archives honors veterans in a special display of photographs, memorabilia, and articles to commemorate Veteran’s Day, November 11th.   From Drake’s President Martin, to former alumni and faculty, the exhibit shares how members of the Drake family have served our country.  The display is located on the second floor of Cowles Library, just [...] Read More...

Dunham-LaGree joins ACRL Committee Bruce Gilbert

Carrie Dunham-LaGree, Asst. Professor of Librarianship, recently accepted a national appointment to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Professional Development committee. The Committee’s charge is to provide advice “on matters related to professional development needs assessment, program development and evaluation, and elearning.” Her term begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017. She also currently [...] Read More...

Gilbert joins All Iowa Reads Committee Bruce Gilbert

Bruce Gilbert , Professor of Librarianship, was recently appointed to the All Iowa Reads (AIR) Committee. Established in 2003, the All Iowa Reads program is one of the first projects to be provided by the Iowa Center for the Book . (For the current year, the All Iowa Reads selection is Lila by Marilynne Robinson). The primary work of the committee is to choose the All [...] Read More...

Grebner presents on Congressional Archives Bruce Gilbert

On March 5, Assistant Professor Hope Grebner presented on a panel at the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) 2016 Conference at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  The presentation was entitled, “Windows/Mirrors, Yesterday/Today:  Why You Should Visit Your Local Congressional Archive,” and focused on how modern congressional collections are a mirror into which we [...] Read More...

Keyser to present at national Copyright Conference Bruce Gilbert

Marcia Keyser, Associate Professor of Librarianship at Cowles Library, recently had a poster presentation approved for the 2016 Kraemer Copyright Conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The Kraemer Copyright Conference offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our [...] Read More...

Library Professor presents at Charleston Bruce Gilbert

Teri Koch, Professor of Librarianship at Cowles Library, participated in a panel on “The Importance of Outreach in Shared Print Projects” at the Charleston Conference on Nov. 4, 2015. This conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina, is the preeminent gathering of librarians, publishers, resource managers, and vendors that focuses on issues in book and serials acquisitions. Teri [...] Read More...

Library fines eliminated for Drake students Bruce Gilbert

Cowles Library has listened to the students of Drake University and taken the step of eliminating “overdue fines” for library materials. Our materials are for the use of Drake faculty and staff (who are already “fine-exempt”) AND students; so we don’t want to discourage their use! This does NOT mean, of course, that students don’t [...] Read More...

Interlibrary Loan Delays Possible Marc Davis

Update: Issue is resolved as of 12-3-2014. Due to continuing issues at our vendor, Interlibrary Loan processing for new requests may be delayed for up to 24 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Shenoy and Bottenberg Forthcoming Presentation at AACP Marc Davis

Priya Shenoy, Pharmacy/Science Librarian, and Michelle Bottenberg, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, will be presenting at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy conference on Drug Information Competencies. They will be describing their successful program that aims “to educate the first year Pharm. D. students on learning the practical skills of searching, finding and evaluating [...] Read More...

Two Library Professors Present at Charleston Bruce Gilbert

Professor Teri Koch, Collection Development Coordinator, and Assistant Professor Andrew Welch, Discovery Services & Technology Librarian, gave two presentations at the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference (Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition) in Charleston, South Carolina on November 7, 2013. One presentation was entitled “Adding PDA for Print? Consider Your Options for Implementation.” The second presentation was entitled “Maximizing the [...] Read More...

National Library of Medicine Closes Marc Davis

Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine will be closed until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at  USA.gov.

Buoy Trial Conclusion Marc Davis

The trial of the Buoy chairs at Cowles Library has concluded. The final tally? By nearly 6 to 1, respondents would like to see Buoy chairs used in the Library.  Here’s the vote:

Are you finding full text? Andrew Welch

We’d like to know if you’re finding full-text articles when you search library resources. Take our 3-question survey to help us improve our service!

Construction Continues at Cowles Marc Davis

Construction of the new University Archives and Special Collections area continues at Cowles during the month of September. Users should expect occasional noise on the 2nd floor between 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.

After-Hours Access Made Easier! Marc Davis

After-Hours begins September 3. Procedures for obtaining an access card have been simplified. Students no longer need to fill out a registration form on the library website. Instead: If you are a first-year student entering Drake in the fall of 2013 or later, your Drake ID will allow you to access the After Hours Study [...] Read More...

Dr. Susan Fink and Marc Davis presenting at ILA/ACRL on 10 May Bruce Gilbert

Two of Cowles Library’s finest are presenting at the ILA/ACRL Conference on 10 May 2013 .  Abstract follows: Disruptive Thinking About Disruptive Innovation. Dr. Susan Fink and Marc Davis, Drake University In The Search for Survival: Lessons from Disruptive Technologies, Henry C. Lucas wrote that correctly answering the question “what business are we in” is a first, essential step for an [...] Read More...

Open Access policy passed by Drake Faculty Senate Bruce Gilbert

The Faculty Senate of Drake University  endorsed an Open Access Policy at its regular meeting on 17 April 2013 (the amended text follows).  It is one of the first such campus-wide Open Access academic policies to be adopted in Iowa. The Faculty of Cowles Library had originally endorsed the policy, and they hope to leverage this endorsement to raise awareness [...] Read More...

Flix 4 Free! – January 2013 Katherine Lincoln

Here’s a look at some of the latest DVDs added to our collection during the past month. These movies, and many more, are located in the Electronic Resource Center (west side, main floor), and available for check-out with just your Drake ID! Boy meets world. Season one City of life and death The History of Christmas How I met your mother. Season 6 How I met your mother. The complete season 7 John Rabe Kingdom of heaven Kingpin Taken 2

Stacks Spotlight – December 2012 Katherine Lincoln

Here’s a look at the latest hot fiction and bestsellers recently added to Cowles’ collection. Find these new books, as well as others, on the main floor stand at the top of the ramp and in the Cowles Cafe area The antidote: happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking / Oliver Burkeman. The outpost: an untold story of American valor / Jake Tapper. City of soldiers: a year of life, death, and survival in Afghanistan / Kate Fearon. Sign painters / Faythe Levine and Sam Macon [...] Read More...

Flix 4 Free! – December 2012 Katherine Lincoln

Here’s a look at some of the latest DVDs added to our collection during the past month. These movies, and many more, are located in the Electronic Resource Center (west side, main floor), and available for check-out with just your Drake ID! Ai weiwei The Bourne legacy The Expendables 2 Moonrise kingdom

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