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    Looking for video content on your research topics? Try out Watzek’s new streaming service via Kanopy, which offers documentaries across many subject areas and select international films. Try it.
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    Watzek Library is now a subscribing member of the Roper iPOLL database, a unique, rich data source for US public opinion and policy topics.
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    Try out Watzek’s 45 soul mixtape for finals! Curated in-house and guaranteed to improve your retention.  Play.
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    Watzek Library would like to thank superstar research assistants Emma Hoch-Schneider and Hannah Swernoff for helping us staff the reference desk Sunday and Monday evenings this past semester.
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    Oxford calls these “hybrids of annotated bibliographies and high-level encyclopedias.” We agree. Watzek has them for Buddhism, Classics, International Relations, Medieval Studies, Renaissance, Philosophy and Victorian Literature. Vetted by scholars. A solid starting point for digging deeper into these topics. Try it.
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    ProQuest’s digital archive of The NAACP Papers covers six decades of the inner workings of America’s foremost civil rights organization. It contains over a million scanned images of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries from the association’s national, legal and branch offices. TRIAL ACTIVE UNTIL OCT. 8!
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    A copy of Cicero’s speeches, published in 1735, was returned to Watzek Library by 1968 alumnus.
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    Lewis & Clark College’s Aubrey R. Watzek Library is proud to announce its new and improved Special Collections and Archives website.
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    Poetry Foundation audio program Poetry Off the Shelf explores poet William Stafford and his actions on walking and writing for peace. Produced by Curtis Fox the program includes remarks by Kim Stafford, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Philip Metres.

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    Need in-depth help with your research?  Schedule a research consultation–a personalized session with a librarian on how to approach the research process for your project.

    http://library.lclark.edu/reference/ask/consult.htm

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    We know it’s the end of the semester, and you’re busy. REALLY busy. But check out this prestigious award that the library gives to the two best E&D research projects. It’s easy to apply for the award, and you are already doing the work! The deadline to apply is May 8.
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    This month’s cover of College & Research Libraries News features  the “Mouth of the Willamette River, Oregon” from The West Shore: An Illustrated Western Magazine. The image is part of the Lewis & Clark College Digital Collections and was provided courtesy of Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department.
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    Does the library have your textbook? Find books for your class through Course Reserves.
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    After 24 years of service, Doug Erickson will leave Watzek Library at the end of January to become the Director of West Linn Public Library. Read more about Doug’s accomplishments and his new role at the College in the Source.
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    There’s a new face behind the Circulation Desk! Sara Read, last year’s Oregon Library Employee of the Year, joins the Watzek team from PSU.
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    There is a new way to find materials that may be available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Check out this page for all the details.
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    Placing requests for Summit materials will be much simpler beginning January 20th. See this page for all the details.
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    We are excited to introduce you to Parvaneh Abbaspour, Watzek’s new Science & Data Services Librarian. In this position Parvaneh serves as the liaison to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Economics, and will develop the library’s data services program.
  • Most library databases have a thesaurus of terms, subject headings, or descriptors developed by the database producer or a professional organization. For example, the Education Resources Information Center creates the thesaurus for the ERIC database.  Why does this matter to you? You can get more focused results sets by using the assigned terms. Looking at the scope note (brief description of what it’s used for) for a term lets you know if you are using the right one, and you can often see a list of broader, narrower, or related terms. Need help using subject headings? Ask a Librarian!
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    Caleb Dahl (LC ’17) caught up with Watzek’s Assistant Archivist, Zach Selley, about the library’s most remarkable resources. Selley routinely points both seasoned writers and Lewis & Clark first-years to the countless historical photographs, journals, and illustrations in Watzek’s special collections and archives.

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