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Pulling back the curtain on ILL

You may know about Summit, the “lending club” of academic libraries in our region, but in this term’s library newsletter we pull back the curtain a bit to talk about the bigger picture of resource sharing among libraries. The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) cooperative involves over 10,000 academic, public, and special libraries across the United States [more…]

Results of last year’s library survey

Last spring, almost 1,000 of you responded to the library’s survey evaluating the use and quality of the our collections, services, and facilities. That’s 584 WOU students, 143 faculty, 128 members of staff, and 100 graduate students. Thank you so much for your participation! We’ve crunched the numbers and created an executive summary with the results [more…]

The worldwide reach of WOU’s scholarship and research

Digital Commons@WOU (online at digitalcommons.wou.edu), home to WOU’s scholarship and research, is getting noticed by a worldwide audience. The numbers on the readership map (below) illustrate the popularity of student and faculty work, but it’s the stories behind the numbers that make compelling reading. Read more in our library newsletter.

Library resources for faculty

Faculty, remember that the library is here to help you, too. Take a look at this handy guide to see how. It outlines the specific services we offer for faculty, as well as the ways we can help teach your students information literacy and research skills. Have a great term!

Check out the 2016 issue of PURE Insights

The latest issue of PURE Insights, WOU’s undergraduate research journal, is now available! Each article is an exceptional example of the work done by WOU students and faculty working together. Take a look and enjoy the variety of work WOU produces.

Check out the Spring 2015 issues of PURE Insights

The newest issue of PURE Insights is now available!  PURE Insights is WOU’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal comprised of works by WOU undergraduate students working closely with a WOU faculty mentor. This year’s issue includes a wide variety of articles from the fields of Psychology, Biology, Art, Mathematics, Anthropology, and Communication Studies. Enjoy!

Call for submissions

The Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE) invites you to submit your work to Western Oregon University’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal: PURE Insights. The submission deadline is December 31, 2014. Students and recent graduates (with a faculty mentor) can submit original research and creative work including technical papers, research articles, expository articles, poems, short stories, photographs, [more…]

The latest issue of PURE Insights is out

The newest issue of PURE Insights is now available and includes a wide variety of pieces ranging from an international journey to help discover one’s identity, to an examination of societal perceptions of feminism, to a mathematical model for predicting award outcomes in baseball. PURE Insights is WOU’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Research Journal comprised of works by WOU undergraduate students working [more…]

Academic Excellence Showcase online schedule is up

The annual, campus-wide Academic Excellence Showcase is coming up on Thursday, May 29. Use the online schedule to help you navigate this busy day. With the online schedule you can: Browse all campus presentations or jump to a specific department Search for a particular presenter by name or keyword Plan your day by downloading individual session information to [more…]

APA? MLA? SOS! Your WOU librarians are here to help.

// Need help formatting your paper, citing your sources, or creating your Works Cited page/Reference page/Bibliography? We’ve created new style aids to guide you through using the most common citation styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, AMA, and CSE. Check them out here. If you need more help, please let us know! You can find us at [more…]

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