March 2014 RodCast Articles

Board games for check-out

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:16am - Need a study break?!? We now have some board games that you can check out.  The games are located under the Dichotomy and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Games can be checked out for a week. Games included: Clue, checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4 (board game size), Dominoes, Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, Life, Trouble, UNO, Yatzee, and playing cards.  A life-size game of Connect 4 and Jenga are also available to be used on the main floor of the library, but not available for check-out.

Shortcut to find research articles

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:49am - In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed."  This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the advanced search page. In OneSearch!, there are 2 ways to limit to research articles.  Watch this short video to see how to do it. One word of caution.  In most cases, the software will retrieve research articles.  However, it is software, so it isn't perfect.  A quick librarian tip to see if it's research.....look for references or footnotes.  Generally, if it has references, it's... Read More

Using Comics in the Classroom

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 7:00am - The Rod is co-sponsoring a panel discussion with CETL.  "Using Comics in the Classroom" with Harry Brod (SAC), Kate Hein (CIEP), Stephen Gaies (Languages and Literatures), Catherine Miller (Mathematics), Wendy Miller (Art), Paul Siddens (Communication Studies)Monday, March 10, noon-1, LIB 378In preparation for Rod Library’s mini Comic Con, join us for a panel discussion of the many ways that faculty from a variety of different disciplines use comics and graphic novels to promote student learning. Come and get some ideas for ways you might incorporate comics or graphic novels into your teaching!
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