Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Follow, Like, Win!

Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and message us to enter to win a massage!

We're giving away 8 fifteen-minute massages during the week of finals, and you could win one!

Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, message us with your name and valid Samford.edu email address, and we'll notify you if you've won!

We're on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/TheRefDesk

It's that easy!  This is only available for current Samford students, so tell your friends!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Story of Survival, Live @ the Library

"Of the families that boarded the doomed ocean liner Titanic in England in 1912, only one-fourth arrived safely in New York together.  Albert and Sylvia Caldwell and their ten-month-old son, Alden, were one of those families...

"Their ill-fated voyage on the Titanic was only one part of the Caldwells' intriguing adventure..." The "idealistic young missionaries" were fleeing Siam under suspicion of attempting to use "Sylvia's health as an excuse to renege on their contract and go home early."

Who:  Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author of A Rare Titanic Family
What:  Live @ the Library 2013
Where: Davis Library, Samford University
Why:  A true story of adventure, disaster, survival, and faith-- and Convo Credit is available!

Don't miss it!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Coming Up: Live @ the Library!

Homecoming Week is next week, and with that comes another great Live @ the Library event.

On Saturday, November 16th, Julie Hedgepeth Williams will join us to discuss her book A Rare Titanic Family.  Her talk will begin at 9am, but she'll arrive earlier with books to sell and sign.

Julie Hedgepeth Williams grew up hearing the story of the Titanic firsthand from her great-uncle, Albert Caldwell, who survived the tragic shipwreck, as did his wife and infant son.  Julie was so fascinated with the Caldwells' story that she wound up majoring in History (and English) at Principia College in Elsah, IL.  After a career as a journalist in Clinton, NC, she moved to Alabama, where she earned her Master's degree and PhD in Media History at the University of Alabama. 

Julie is the past president of the American Journalism Historians Association.  She teaches Journalism and Core Communication Arts at Samford.  In her "spare time," Julie travels all over the country speaking about the Titanic and the Wright brothers.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity!  Like us on Facebook, and join the Facebook event to get relevant updates!  You can find us at https://www.facebook.com/SamfordUniversityLibrary.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Database Trials

Samford University Library is continually previewing and testing new resources for students and faculty, so that we can best serve our users.

A big part of this process is trying out new databases for general and specific disciplinary research purposes.

There are two new trials up to preview with your Samford ID until next week-- Taylor and Francis E-books, and CRCnetBase.

Taylor and Francis E-books:
"This site offers instant access to the world's premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law content — from renowned imprints such as Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press. We have more than 40,000 titles available for purchase by institutions via our eBook collections — from general subject areas to interdisciplinary selections hand-picked by our editorial teams. We can also assist you to tailor-make your own custom package."

"'… well crafted with rich content, phenomenal speed, and intelligent navigational features. …the superbly clear tips woven throughout make it easy. … highly recommended for all libraries serving serious scientific researchers.' -Library Journal

"CRCnetBASE offers instant access to the world's premier scientific, technical and medical references with added support for libraries. Our subject collections are designed to meet the individualized needs of any sized library or institution."

These database trials and all of our other trial database access can be found on the Database Trials page, linked from the library home page on the bottom right side menu.