Oxford English Dictionary gets a Makeover

Calling all language lovers! In December, the online Oxford English Dictionary got a new look. The OED online was updated with a new interface and several new features that make it more browsable.

The new OED home page

The most substantive of these features is the Historical Thesaurus, which groups words into a complex hierarchy of categories and allows users to explore synonyms for a given word through different times in history. Another new feature provides timelines that chart how many words were added to the English language and when. You can examine a timeline for words in a particular subject area or from different languages of origin. Users of the new OED can also search by subject, region, usage, origin, or by the sources from which OED takes its quotations. Please contact the library at x4635 or library@delhi.edu if you have any questions about using this resource.


Resnick Library links in Google Scholar

If you are searching Google Scholar from an on-campus computer, you can now see links to get full-text content through Resnick Library. Next to each result will be a link that says “Find Full Text at Delhi.” Clicking on that link will take you to the full text if the library has it, or it will provide you with inter-library loan options if we do not.

If you wish to use this feature from off-campus, please be sure to access Google Scholar from this link or from the library’s A-Z list of databases to ensure that the full-text links appear. If you have any questions, please contact the library at x4635 or e-mail library@delhi.edu.  Happy searching!

New Fundraising Databases

Resnick Library is pleased to announce that it now has access to two databases of fundraising information: FoundationSearch and BIG Online. Both include tools to locate grants and foundations, which can be searched by geographic location, asset range, giving interests, and other options. Users can view an organization’s granting history, as well as its IRS documentation and news stories about grants and their recipients. Access to these databases is restricted to one user at a time. To search them, please contact the library at 607-746-4635 or library@delhi.edu to make an appointment.

Free Books! On Library Upper Level through Thanksgiving Break

Once again, Resnick Library is pleased to make withdrawn items available to faculty, students and staff.  Distribution will be on a first-come “as is” basis until Thanksgiving Break.

Located on the third floor, items are on book trucks and are clearly marked “Free Books.”  You do not need to take the books to the Front Desk before leaving the building. New items may be added periodically, so be sure to check frequently.

Questions? Please call the library at x4635 or email library@delhi.edu.

Human Sexuality Education Project

An Honors 250 Human Sexuality class project on Sexuality Education and Awareness (Dr. Amber Tatnall, Faculty) is currently displayed in Resnick Library.

Intended to bring knowledge and awareness to issues in sexuality as identified through class research, 3 teams took turns arranging/rearranging/adding/deleting items and topics.

The exhibit is offered in conjunction with the class hosted “Sex Fair” May 12, 3-6PM in the Agora.

Student Research Displayed

Faculty Women Poets

SUNY Delhi Faculty Women Poets read to a full house Tuesday evening, April 20 at the Resnick Learning Center. Dr. Lynn Domina, Jill Carey, Dr. Kathryn DeZur and Sharon Ruetenik read their published work to an audience of about 80 student, faculty and community listeners. This writers’ showcase was presented by Resnick Library, sponsored by Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore, and hosted at the Resnick Learning Center. 

SUNY Delhi Resnick Library Poetry Reading

Patrons can search the Resnick Library catalog for SUNY Delhi faculty authors by author name or by using the search string “SUNY Delhi Faculty”.

Working with You is Killing Me…

is just one of the many new books recently received at your
Resnick Library.  Other good reads include: 

Working for you Isn’t Working for Me (HF 5548.83.C77 2009)
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (E 908.R46 2010)
The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food (TX 371.M37 2009)
SUNY at Sixty (LD 3829.S86 2010)
Working with You is Killing Me (HF 5548.8 C953 2006)

All are on the New Book Shelf located just inside the library entrance.

Library Hours for Spring Break

April 10-18, 2010
The Resnick Library is closed during spring break.  Library online databases and reference assistance are available as always 24×7 from the library web site.

Faculty and staff who need access to the building during the week should call ahead to be sure someone can let them in.  A staff member will be here most days 9am-5pm.

Have a great week off!

SUNY DELHI Women Faculty Poets to Read April 20

Four published SUNY Delhi faculty poets will read from their books Tuesday, April 20, 7-8 pm at the Resnick Learning Center.

LA&S faculty Dr. Kathryn DeZur, Dr. Lynn Domina, Sharon Ruetenik and  Bus&Hosp adjunct Jill Carey (whose colorful poster advertising the event can be seen around campus and town) are being sponsored by B&N Campus Bookstore and Resnick Library and Learning Center.

Some of these poets’ books are available for checkout through your Resnick Library, and can also be purchased at B&N Campus Bookstore or at the event.

Elephants in the Library

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Students in VETS247: Exotic Medicine and Nursing, have been researching the care and management of exotic animals this month.  Their topics range from lizards and ferrets to chinchillas and llamas…and well, elephants.

These are just a few of the new books on exotics at the Resnick Library:

Elephant Reflections  (QL737.P98 A48 2009)
Gorillas, Gentle Giants (QL737.P96 H37 2008)
Clinical radiology of exotic companion mammals (SF757.8 .C26 2008)
Nutrition and behavior of uncommon species : exotic animal practice (REF SF 601 .V524)
Avian and exotic animal hematology and cytology (SF 994 .C35 2007)