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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 22, 2008 --

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SUMMARY
1. Services
    A. Computer Mapping/GIS Clinics Through Nov. 20 Free to Faculty and Students
2. Databases
    A. Chronicle of Higher Education - Online Service
    B. Teacher Reference Center Newly Linked
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1.  SERVICES
A.  COMPUTER MAPPING/GIS CLINICS THROUGH NOV. 20 FREE TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS
   Announcing "GIS/Computer Mapping Clinics," offering consultation on any stage of a faculty or student computer mapping project, and introducing the GeoStats facilities to carry out all or some of it here in the Library.  Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am - 2 pm from now until November 20.  To make an appointment please email karen.stewart@umit.maine.edu or frankw@umit.maine.edu or call 581-4607.  Walk-in clients are welcome.
    The Library also offers a series of 3-hour GIS workshops and a one-day immersion course.  Descriptions are available at <library.umaine.edu/newmedia/#Computer>.
 
2.  DATABASES
A. CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION - ONLINE SERVICE
     University users may access the online version of the Chronicle by going to the Library's Indexes and Databases page <library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp> and clicking on Chronicle of Higher Education.
    The Chronicle of Higher Education Online Service is updated daily and provides news, information, and job listings for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the text from the current print edition, posted every Monday morning; commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; a searchable archive of every issue published since September 1989; slide shows, podcasts, and video; discussion forums; data from the annual Almanac of Higher Education and other reports; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
   Users may want to go to <chronicle.com/services> to create a free personal account in order to sign up for various e-mail updates, to participate in online forums, and to utilize career services. Available e-mail updates are listed at <chronicle.com/help/emails/> including job alerts, Academe Today, Academe This Week, The Wired Campus, The Community College Newsletter, and more.  A variety of news feeds in RSS format are also available via <chronicle.com/help/rss.htm>.

B. TEACHER REFERENCE CENTER NOW LINKED ON INDEXES & DATABASES PAGE
   Teacher Reference Center, a new free EBSCOhost database, has been added to our listing of resources on the Library's Indexes & Databases page <library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>
   Teacher Reference Center is an index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books, offered free by EBSCO. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more, for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
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