CINAHL Training – 11/17 & 11/18


With full text coverage dating back to 1937, CINAHL Plus is a comprehensive research tool for all areas of nursing, allied health, and complementary and alternative therapies literature.

The FAU Libraries are offering training sessions by a professional CINAHL trainer:

Boca Campus
Friday, November 18th
2:00 – 3:30
S.E. Wimberly Library Instruction Lab, Room 136
RSVP:  Jane Strudwick , 561-297-0492

Treasure Coast Campus
Thursday, November 17th
2:00 – 3:30
JU 134/Library Computer Lab (TCC JU Library)
RSVP: Pam Alderman, 772.873.3311

FAU Libraries presents workshop for Open Access Week

 Join us for an upcoming workshop Wednesday October 26 in Wimberly Library (LY136) as FAU Libraries promotes Open Access Week October 24-30, 2011.  Discussion will center on resources and initiatives that provide immediate and unrestricted access to information.  Learn about the history of the Open Access movement and what librarians and faculty can do to promote Open Access. Discover current open access trends on campus and through statewide initiatives. Explore FAU’s institutional repository collections, the possibilities of open access publishing on campus using the Florida Open Journal system, and textbooks online at the Orange Grove Repository. Can’t attend? Check out FAU Libraries Open Access LibGuide for more information.

RefWorks Training, 11/1 & 11/2

The FAU Libraries are offering four training sessions by a professional RefWorks trainer:
November 1st and November 2nd.

RefWorks allows you to create a personal database that can be used to manage, store, and share your research. Learn how to quickly and easily import references from online databases, automatically insert references into papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds. RefMobile and the in-text citation tool Write-N-Cite will also be covered.

Boca Campus
RefWorks Best Practices (See description below)
Tuesday, November 1st
9:00 and 11:00
S.E. Wimberly Library Instruction Lab, Room 136
RSVP or contact Jane Strudwick for more information

Treasure Coast Campus
Wednesday,  November 2nd
9:30 – Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (See description below)
11:00 – Beyond Direct Export (See description below)
JU 134/Library Computer Lab (TCC JU Library)
RSVP:  Pam Alderman or Deb Fink

For ongoing RefWorks Workshops, see the FAU Libraries Workshop Schedule:, or contact Instructional Services at

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Solar Energy

September 6, 2011

Solar Energy

In the News: Chinese solar energy companies are dominating the industry in production capacity and lower costs due, in part, to local subsidized land and extensive tax breaks from the Chinese government. This has negatively impacted many U.S. solar power companies, including three that recently filed for bankruptcy in August.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design
By Peter Gevorkian. McGraw-Hill, 2010
Call Number: TK1005 .G469 2009

Building with Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home (DVD)
Directed by Ted Owens. Syncronos Design, 2005
Call Number: TH4818 .S77 B85 2005 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Design e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious
Produced by Kontentreal, LLC. PBS Home Video, 2006
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NetLibrary is now eBooks on EBSCOhost

All  NetLibrary ebooks are now on the ESBCOhost platform, allowing for a comprehensive search experience for ebooks and EBSCO databases.

Key New Features:

  • Browsing by subject, genre, language, & more.
  • Enhanced viewer for examining documents.
  • Table of Contents viewing from the Result List and Detail Record.
  • “Search-within” functionality to find specific terms within a book.
  • Searching across eBooks and other EBSCOhost content for integrated results.

Please note that your old NetLibrary folder will not be available on the new platform, you will need to create a new folder. For a tutorial on searching for ebooks, click here.


Preview RefWorks 2.0

Preview the redesigned Refworks interface by clicking the Refworks 2.0 link from the toolbar of the login page, or from your account (see below). Your personal database will carry over to the new interface and no information will be lost. You can also toggle between the “classic” interface and RefWorks 2.0.

Access RefWorks 2.0 from your account

The preview will be available until the fall semester, when  the FAU account will default to  RefWorks 2.0. Don’t panic, you will still be able to enjoy the retro offerings of the classic view for the rest of the year by clicking the “RefWorks Classic”  link.

The new interface is clean and intuitive, and brings frequently used features to the forefront.   New features include tabbed functions, improved menu navigation and a quick access toolbar. For more information view the RefWorks 2.0 Preview video. Note that Write-N-Cite, RefShare, and RefGrab will work the same, but for now the look of these tools will remain the same.

The new Refworks 2.0

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HBOI Lecture, July 20: Oyster Restoration Efforts on the Treasure Coast

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) presents “Oyster Restoration Efforts on the Treasure Coast,” as part of its Ocean Science Lecture Series. The discourse will be led by research scientist Dr. Vincent Encomio, head of the Oyster Restoration Research Project at the Florida Oceanographic Society.

A delicacy, oysters are also critical to the health and quality of coastal waterways by filtering estuarine water, such as the Indian River Lagoon, and providing habitat and food for estuarine species. Dr. Encomio’s lecture will be held at HBOI’s Johnson Education Center.

 Location: 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL
 Time: July 20, 2011 at 7 p.m.
 Phone: 772-242-2506

Explore the HBOI Collection of faculty papers in the FAU Digital Library repository.  HBOI is a research institute of Florida Atlantic University that works to expand opportunities in ocean technology, coastal and deep sea exploration and research, marine biotechnology, aquaculture, ocean and human health, and marine science education.

Rare American Civil War Etchings @ FAU Digital Library

FAU Digital Library presents the American Civil War Collection in tribute to the 150th anniversary of the war between the States.

Originally characterized as “scarce and very interesting,” FAU Libraries’ featured Conferederate War etchings in the Elliot Cross and James A. Cross Civil War Collection are satirical sketches sympathetic to the Confederacy. The etchings were produced by German born artist Adalbert John Volck (1828–1912), a lifelong Balitmore resident, under the pseudonym V. Blada, an anagram for Adalbert. Volck’s etchings were published in Sketches from the Civil War in North America, 1861, ’62, ’63.

The Cross Collection is named for the late Elliot Cross and son James Cross. James Cross  donated to the FAU Libraries his father’s collection of purchased papers, lithographs and prints, currency, letters and memorabilia.

The etchings depict caricatures and cartoons that summarize the mood of one of America’s bloodiest conflicts. Daily witness to the American Civil War is accounted in rare, original materials held at FAU Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives.

Struggle for Quality of Life through the PRISM of Work

In observance of International Workers’ Day or Labor Day, FAU Digital Library brings you PRISM (Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements), a collaboratively digitized collection of the Florida Atlantic University and University of Central Florida libraries. PRISM, a collection of pamphlets, from the 19th and 20th centuries, reveals a gamut of burning issues reflective of leftist and liberal views  from around the world.

These issues are similar to the experiences of today. For example, fair trade is moving at a slow pace. Despite the growing number of organizations and projects addressing labor rights, social equality continues to be a rallying cry as was made apparent in parts of the Middle East, Europe, and even in Wisconsin, United States.

In a recent statement to observe World Day of Social Justice, International Labour Organization Director-General Juan Somavia declared:

Women and men without jobs or livelihoods really don’t care if their economies grow at 3, 5 or 10 per cent per year, if such growth leaves them behind and without protection.

International Workers’ Day, also referred to as May Day, had its origins in the United States with the 1886 founding of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). In 1955, AFL merged with the splinter group, Congress of Industrial Organizations, to become the AFL-CIO.

PRISM is one of several collections in PALMM (Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials), a cooperative digital initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide access to source materials for research and scholarship.

Celebrate al-Mutanabbi, 10th Century Classical Arab Poet

 @FAU Libraries

Commemorate the life and work of Iraq-born poet Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad ibn Husayn al-Mutanabbi during April’s observances of National Arab American Heritage Month and National Poetry Month.

Al-Mutanabbi Street is the centuries-old center of bookselling in Baghdad, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls named for the famed 10th Century classical Arab poet, Al- Mutanabbi, and has since remained the historic heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides Collection @ FAU Digital Library features a suite of 133 letterpress-printed— handset metal and wood type—literary broadsides which also comprise original relief and handmade paper prints. This historic Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition project––one of only ten in the world––is permanently housed in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts on the third floor in the FAU Wimberly Library, Boca Raton.