Friday, July 27, 2007

Faculty--Schedule your Library Instruction!

It's almost August, and everyone is busy preparing for the Fall semester! Before it slips your mind, request your library instruction sessions for the semester--scheduling early helps to ensure that we have the location and equipment needed for the session, and gives us time to work with you to plan the type of instruction you want! Library instruction sessions can be scheduled for any class and the sessions are specially tailored to meet the needs of your students so that they can find, evaluate and use information in a more effective manner to produce excellent course assignments and projects.

To schedule a library instruction session, please contact Ann Tenglund, instruction program coordinator, at or at x2378.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Noodletools Upgrade

If you're finishing up final papers this week and using Noodletools to manage your citations, you'll notice that the tool has a fresh new look! Most of the features work exactly as they did under the old release though, so don't worry that you'll have to re-learn the software before finishing your papers!

Noodletools recently updated their software and added some nice new features, such as a new sort feature when viewing a list of citations.

In August, there will be another upgrade, which will incorporate the latest updates to the APA format (the APA Style Guide to Electronic References), and some improvements to notecards and sharing features.

In December/January, Noodletools will add support for Chicago Manual of Style formatting--news that will be very useful to School of Franciscan Studies students!