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ODYSSEY

A Bi-Annual Publication of the Hodges University Library Winter 2009


Editor’s Introduction Welcome to the Winter 2009 issue of Odyssey. We have chosen the theme of electronic databases for this issue. Our library director, Carolynn Volz, will get us thinking about that topic, using the tremendous power of metaphor. Among other things, Carolynn manages the library’s subscriptions to these databases, and so has a unique perspective of the whole. The librarians have divided the subject majors of the University into four groups, which are put under the care of four librarians. These librarians are the liaisons between the students and faculty of those departments and the library. Their duties include recommending resources for purchasing and providing reference services to individuals and classes. Understandably, each library liaison is probably the most knowledgeable in the particular library resources that support his/her subject areas. So it is fitting that we present a short piece by each of the four library liaisons introducing the databases that cover their subject areas. They include: Debbie Lewis: Applied Health Sciences Susan Smith: The School of Technology Jan Edwards: Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, American Studies, Liberal Arts Gerald Franz: Business, Management, Accounting I think you’ll be impressed with the wealth of authoritative and scholarly information available 24/7 to the Hodges community. Please also check out our Spotlight section, where Riva Wharton shares her recent trip to Haiti, helping needy children. Finally, “In the News” and “Down the Road” provide an overview of what has recently happened, and what we hope will happen soon. Thanks for reading! Gerald Franz, PhD Assistant Library Director

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Table of Contents

Carolynn Volz: What’s All the Fuss About Databases? (p. 4)

Debbie Lewis: Allied Health Resources (pp. 5-6)

Susan Smith: Databases for the School of Technology (pp. 7-8)

Jan Edwards: Interdisciplinary Studies, Criminal Justice, Psychology, American Studies (pp. 9-12)

Gerald Franz: Business, Management and Accounting Databases (pp. 13-15)

Spotlight: A Memorable Trip to Haiti (Riva Wharton) (pp. 16-17)

In the News (p. 19)

Down the Road (p. 20)

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What’s All the Fuss About Databases? By Carolynn Volz, Library Director

Databases are containers. I picture huge silos in a field, with width and height constantly expanding, never stopping. Inside, there is all the information in the world. How fast does all that information in the world expand? Is it doubling every year, or maybe it triples? Most of what a computer student learns during the first year of college will be obsolete by the fourth year. So, there is always and every minute more new information than there was before. New information often comes from people thinking about things in new ways, and then writing their thoughts in an article. The article gets published in a journal. But we really don’t need that journal at all. The journals all get dumped into the silo. A search engine crawls around, finds and pulls out the one article you want to read. More journals, more issues go into the silo every minute of every day. The search engine looks for the latest and best article or it can search and find the old article that started this new area of thought. Once you know how to send the search engine to pull out just what you want, that piece of the whole world of information is available to you. Databases are amazing containers, and that is what all the fuss is about.

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Allied Health Resources, Or, What in the World is Medline, and Where Do I Find It? By Debbie Lewis

Hello, my name is Deborah Lewis, library liaison to the Allied Health program at Hodges, and I am here to answer some of your questions. There’s a one-stop place in the website for all of your information needs and that’s the library home page. Log into MyHugo; then click on My Team Sites, and next click on Library to locate the library portal page. Here you won’t lack for links to help you define your topic, or cite a reference in the correct APA style. There’s even a YouTube video on “How to find a Scholarly or Peer-reviewed Journal.” Next click on the logo in the center of the page: “Get Help with Research.” To center on those databases most appropriate to your health-related topic, click on the link for the Allied Health Research Guide, and choose the tab: “articles and databases”. Below is a brief description of six of our health-related databases, and may help you choose the most appropriate ones for your topic. You will find there is some overlap in coverage, but each database has a distinct focus, be it business, clinical, or consumer related. Help and search tips can be found in the search engines of any of these vendors, and there is usually a box to check for limiting results to scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. Advice on search terms and synonyms to broaden or narrow your topic are also offered by each vendor. 1) Health & Medical Complete This is a comprehensive, wide-ranging, in-depth database covering full-text publications dating back to 1986 concerning clinical research, health administration, and consumeroriented information. It contains charts, diagrams, graphs, tables and photos. There is some overlap with Medline. 2) Health & Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module This database delivers magazines, journals, and newsletters back to 1980; pamphlets (current two years); reference (latest editions); 700 videos from the Healthology Video Library. The reference materials include four health-related Gale Encyclopedias, Harvard Odyssey

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Special Health Reports, & Alternative Health Module Reference sources. Only 42% of the journal titles are peer-reviewed, so this database is a good choice for patient education, consumer-oriented health information, and alternative medicine. 3) Health Reference Center – Academic With back files to 1980, Health Reference Center Academic database offers access to mostly full-text titles of peer-reviewed allied health journals. Newsletters, pamphlets, magazines and health- related multimedia are also included. Hodges allied health students have access to reliable, scholarly, health information covering a wide range of subjects in this database. 4) Nursing and Allied Health Source This database supports the study of many aspects of the allied health professions as well as the clinical laboratory sciences, and nursing. Full text, peer-reviewed journals as well as full text dissertations are included. 5) Health Management This full text database covers health and business information from publications covering all aspects of health administration including: public health and safety, hospitals, finance, human resources, insurance, labor relations, law, and population studies as far back as 1986. Aside from the full text journals, dissertations are also included in this database. For Hodges students enrolled in health administration, Health Management should be a first choice database. 6) PubMed – This is the free, web-based access to the Medline database provided by the National Library of Medicine. This database is the most helpful for answering clinical questions, and provides the most comprehensive, complete access to the literature of medicine. PubMed contains millions of citations and abstracts to the world’s medical literature, and though access to full text is limited, an abstract exists for each article citation. Through interlibrary loan, our library can fulfill requests for any Hodges student needing a full text copy of a journal article cited in Medline. Learning how to search the literature is an important skill that is acquired with a lot of practice. There is both an art and a science to searching, but practice makes perfect. If I can be of any help to you, please feel free to contact me by email at dlewis@hodges.edu or at 239-598-6226.

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Databases for the School of Technology By Dr. Susan Smith

As the representative from the library to the School of Technology, I quickly realized that as tech savvy, perpetually connected students, you would much prefer to get your information, well, through technological means. There are many databases and other online resources (ebooks, anyone?) that provide coverage and information of computer and technology topics and issues. The following list is some that no technology student should miss. ACM Digital Library. The Digital Library is the full-text repository of papers from publications that have been published, co-published, or co-marketed by ACM and other publishers. This includes journals, magazines, transactions, proceedings, newsletters, publications by affiliated organizations, special interest groups (SIGs), and ACM oral history interviews. Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies is a one-of-a-kind technology reports library that was built especially to serve the needs and requirements of the academic community. It is continually updated and fully searchable, and it contains hundreds of technology reports that are meticulously researched, plainly written, uniformly formatted, and easy to understand. The reports are designed to help students, instructors, and administrators learn about and keep up with the critical issues, emerging trends, products, services, and vendors driving the IT industry. Topical coverage areas include IT infrastructure, telecommunications, wireless technology, data networking, convergence, security, enterprise systems, the internet, and technology vendors. There are convenient links to several online technology and business news resources, as well as direct links to a wealth of bibliographic resources covering computer science, mathematics, and more. Reports are written by knowledgeable and experienced technology professionals who work or have worked in academia, private industry, or government. Browse the database by subject area, report type, or quickly search the entire library by keyword. The database search engine is fast and highly responsive. Reports are listed by relevancy to the search and contain capsule summaries to help you determine their mission-specific usefulness. The engine also makes finding related reports quick and easy. IEEE Computer Society Digital Library: The Hodges University Library is a Computer Society Member. The Library also subscribes to the SIGs and Conference publications. The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) provides access to articles and papers from conference proceedings and to all available issues of 26 CS periodicals. These journals are the most highly cited periodicals in the field. Odyssey

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Safari Technical Books: Safari Books Online is an e-reference library for programmers and eprofessionals. It puts the power of your own personal, fully searchable reference library at your fingertips. Safari contains a breadth and depth of technical content for IT, developers, web designers and creative professionals found nowhere else. You have instant access to entire collections from respected publishers like O'Reilly Media, Adobe Press, Peachpit Press, Microsoft Press, Wharton School Publishing, Que, Sams, Addison-Wesley and others. SMP: Faulkner’s Security Management Practices provides insightful, real-world reports for meeting today’s complex security and business continuity challenges. Here you can find the best intelligence resource on the Web for Security Executives – critical IT, legal, financial, and physical security information. This is an invaluable resource for students and instructors in enterprise security courses of study. There are a dozen new reports every month covering topics like deploying network security appliances, using biometric technologies for network and physical security, managing organizational risk, planning for disruptions, securing the enterprise network and so much more. You also have access to all archived reports and a weekly digest to keep you on top of security industry-related news. Discover the BEST ways to: •

Safeguard against computer hacking

Develop comprehensive risk management strategies

• Protect your organization and your employees against intrusion, surveillance, physical harm, or other interferences •

Isolate and assess security breaches and move quickly to restore operations

Please let me know if I can help you. You can reach me at ssmith1@hodges.edu or by phone at 239-513-6134. Thanks very much!

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Interdisciplinary Studies, Criminal Justice, Psychology, American Studies, and Other General Electronic Resources By Jan Edwards, Senior Librarian

Students in the School of Professional Studies and in other Liberal Arts classes need to write papers in many of your classes. As the library liaison to Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Criminal Justice, Psychology, American Studies, and general liberal arts classes, I would like to introduce you to the online resources available through the Hodges University library. General Databases The general databases for articles consist of Academic OneFile, Academic Source Complete, ProQuest Research Library, eLibrary, and General OneFile. These general article databases cover all academic subjects and can be used for all of the liberal arts subjects, criminology, psychology, American studies, and most of all for IDS classes. eLibrary and General OneFile are best used for subjects that are popular in nature, such as many English composition paper topics. I believe the best general database for IDS is Academic Source Complete, followed by ProQuest Research Library, and then Academic OneFile. Most of the databases offer advanced searching features and search tips. There are usually boxes to check for limiting your results to full text and scholarly, peer reviewed articles. You may also limit by date. You can also get help from the library’s website in the various Research Guides with video and Power point tutorials for many of the databases. If you need information such as definitions or a general encyclopedia article, Credo Reference and Virtual Reference Library databases contain the full text of various dictionaries and encyclopedias in many subjects. You may search within a specific book, within all of the books, or just in the books of a specific subject. These databases also offer help with searching. Specialized Databases There are many specialized databases that cover the various programs within the University. A very good database for IDS is SocINDEX with Full text. It “offers coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.” It contains scholarly Odyssey

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articles, books and conference papers. This database can also be used in sociology, some psychology classes, and criminal justice classes. Databases for the Criminal Justice Program are plentiful and cover various aspects of the field. If you need articles on general criminal justice and criminology topics, use the InfoTrac Criminal Justice Collection or Criminal Justice Periodicals Index. The Criminal Justice Periodicals Index does not have as many full text articles as most of the other databases, but covers different periodicals. If you need the full text from that database, the library staff can get the articles from other libraries. Criminal justice databases that specialize in terrorism and homeland security are Homeland Security Digital Library and International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center. A database that covers criminal law including law review journal articles is LexisNexis Academic. Finally the Library psychology databases, ProQuest Psychology Journals and Psycharticles, contain articles concerning the psychological aspects of criminal justice. Specialized databases in psychology include SocINDEX with Full text, ProQuest Psychology Journals and Psycharticles. SocINDEX covers the specialized field of social psychology (see also paragraph 1 under Specialized Databases). ProQuest Psychology Journals includes most subfields of psychology and range from not too technical through very technical and scholarly. Although all articles in PsychArticles have full text, the journals are mainly published by the American Psychological Association and are very technical. I recommend that only senior level or graduate students use the majority of articles in PsychArticles database. One of the University’s newest programs, American Studies, has several specialized databases for use in its government classes. The Congressional Quarterly databases, CQ Public Affairs Collection and CQ Researcher offer documents, not articles, published by Congressional Quarterly, whose writers analyze various aspects of United States government and policies. These two databases offer full text for all their documents. Additionally they contain primary sources such as speeches and congressional documents. The period covered is from the 1960s to the present. A good database to search for information on current local issues about Southwest Florida is NewsPress, which indexes and contains the full text of the Ft. Myers newspaper since 1999. The English classes also have specialized databases. For English composition, Opposing Viewpoints Research Center database contains viewpoint articles, sections of reference books, jpurnal articles, statistical information, and primary documents such as speeches that cover both sides of controversial topics. This database is an excellent place to start to obtain information for argument papers. For English literature classes the database Literature Resource Center encompasses authors worldwide, both historical and current. For each author there are sections on biographical information, literary criticism, book reviews, and work overviews. Here is a chart which might help you select the database for your class. Another place for help is the Library’s web pages. After logging into My Hugo, select the My Team Sites dropdown and click on Library. After getting to the Library’s web page select Get Help with Research and click on the Research Guide that applies to your program or paper. If you need help with any of the resources for IDS, psychology, criminal justice, American studies, or general liberal arts, please contact me in person (Ft. Myers campus library), by email (jedwards@hodges.edu), or phone (239938-7811 or 1-800-466-0019 ext. 7811). Thanks very much.

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NAME OF DATABASE Academic OneFile Academic Source Complete Proquest Research Library

AMERICAN STUDIES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

IDS

PSYCHOLOGY

ENGLISH

yes

yes

yes

yes

Yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Yes

yes

eLibrary General OneFile Credo Reference Virtual Reference Library

yes— reference books yes— reference books

SocINDEX with Full Text InfoTrac Criminal Justice Collection Criminal Justice Periodicals Index ProQuest Psychology Journals Psycharticles Lexis Nexis Academic International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center Homeland Security Digital Library CQ Public Affairs Collection

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yes— reference books yes— reference books

yes— reference books yes— reference books

yes articles, conference papers, books

yes articles, conference papers, books

yes—reference books yes—reference books yes (social psychology)articles, conference papers, books

yes (popular topics) articles, books yes (popular topics) yes—reference books

SOCIOLOGY

yes— reference books yes— reference books yes articles, conference papers, books

Yes articles, books yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes yes primary source documents, publisher documents

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CQ Researcher

News Press

yes primary source documents, publisher documents yes—local area newspaper articles only

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yes—local area newspaper articles only yes—books, reference books, articles, charts, primary source documents

Opposing Viewpoints Research Center

Literature Resource Center

yes—local area newspaper articles only

yes (biographical information, literary criticism, work overviews, book reviews) articles, reference books

yes (biographical information, literary criticism, work overviews, book reviews) articles, reference books

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The Business, Management, and Accounting Databases By Dr. Gerald Franz

The business world is undergoing rapid changes and restructuring due to the declining and uncertain economy. More than ever, business persons need the assistance of authoritative information sources that will help them in their decision-making and strategic planning. Students in the School of Business have some of the best online resources available today through our library subscriptions. As the library liaison to the School of Business, it is my pleasure to introduce these to you. Let me briefly describe the business databases according to the following sources you might be looking for: Articles, non-journal sources / reports, and company and industry information. Afterward, I have a chart that will synthesize this information. Hopefully, this chart will be of use to you in the future. Articles There is a handful of our databases that provide articles on business, management, and accounting. The best of these are:

ABI Inform Business Index ASAP Business Source Complete ProQuest Business Module When using Business Source Complete, I recommend that you begin with Academic Search Complete, then add Business Source Complete as one of the databases. Using these two databases simultaneously produces a very powerful search. For instance, a search of “strategic planning� yields 4,918 full-text articles published in 2008 (559 of those being from scholarly journals). Other databases to check for articles include The Conference Board, Lexis Nexis Academic, and Business & Company Resource Center. Odyssey

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With most of these databases, you have advanced searching features available, and the ability to look at their subject terms for clarifying your search. There are also help features. The library website also contains many video and PowerPoint tutorials for the databases. Non-Journal Sources & Reports Our databases provide much more than articles. CCH Tax Research Network and ProQuest Accounting and Tax with Standards offer tax law information. USA Trade provides American import / export data, and statistics from all American ports. Lexis Nexis Academic gives SEC filings and stocks and securities reports. Globus / NTDB and State of the Nation provide reports on the American economy. Business Source Complete includes SWOT analyses, and country business reports. Many of the databases offer newswire reports, as well as many other kinds of official reports. Company and Industry Information For information concerning public and private companies, use

Business & Company Resource Center Business Source Complete Hoovers Standard & Poors If you need industry information, use

Business & Company Resource Center Business Source Complete Dun & Bradstreet Standard & Poors. Dun & Bradstreet gives an impressive array of business ratios for industries. Standard & Poors provides reports for both companies and industries, including excellent financial reports. You can also see the data in chart form, and insert several veins of information (like other companies) to see comparisons. Here’s a chart that might help in choosing the best database for your needs. Four stars is the best rating, and it descends from there. As always, if you need help with the business, management, and accounting resources, please contact me in person, by email (gfranz@hodges.edu), or phone (239-598-6177). Thanks very much!

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NAME OF DATABASE ABI Inform Business & Company Resource Center Business Index ASAP Business Source Complete CCH Tax Research Network The Conference Board Dunn & Bradstreet Globus / NTDB Hoovers Company Records

ARTICLES ****

Lexis Nexis Academic Market Research.com Academic ProQuest Business Module Reference USA Regional Business News Snapshots North America Standard & Poors STAT-USA / State of the Nation

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USA Trade

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NON-JOURNAL SOURCES/REPORTS

SWOT analyses, country reports Tax laws and rules

COMPANY INFO

INDUSTRY INFO

MARKETING REPORTS

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****

**** ****

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*** U.S. economy reports **** SEC Filings, Stocks & securities reports

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U.S. economy reports

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Import / Export data, port statistics

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SPOTLIGHT ! A Memorable Trip to Haiti By Riva Wharton, Library Assistant

In order to fulfill our potential as human beings, we usually encounter life altering experiences. I’m a whiner. I will be the first to admit it, but every once in awhile I am thrown into a reality check. What’s the title of that movie, Reality Bites? This is so true. A good way to learn to appreciate what you have is to actually see how more than half the world lives. One of my many life altering experiences occurred in October, 2008 when I took a trip to Haiti. The church I attend asked me to check out a mission where we had been sending children’s offerings. The pastor of the mission and his wife reside in Cape Coral, FL and go back six to eight times a year. They take monetary donations, clothing, and school supplies needed for the church/school they have built. I accompanied them on their October trip. It seems like I spent a lot of time crying, as I couldn’t believe all I saw. Let me share just one story. The main road to our final destination had been washed out by the four hurricanes that had ripped through the country. We had to go to a second airport in Port-au-Prince to catch a commuter plane. While there, I saw a young woman and two very young boys seated on the bench next to me. Their situation became apparent when they ventured to the restroom. Both boys were clicking white tipped canes as they walked around the seats and across the floor. Thoughts of how they became blind, what little hope there was for them in a country like Haiti, and how young they were, all ran through my head.

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With Maggie as an interpreter, I learned the woman was not a young woman. She was 38 years old. The taller of the two boys was from a neighboring village. He was 7. The other was her son, age 12. Their sizes and appearance showed they were probably one category above starving. They were there to meet “Doctors without Borders.” Both boys had been stricken with blindness within the last 1 ½ years. The mother stated it was from malnutrition, but with so many diseases, parasites, and bugs, who was to say. All of a sudden there was a great commotion in the waiting area of the airport. Doctors without Borders had arrived. They all wore orange t-shirts with their logo on them. The majority of the group consisted of young adults and teenagers. Compassion and understanding exuded from them. The ophthalmologist came over and began to look at one boy’s eyes. The boy was terrified. The doctor’s daughter took the boy’s hand and spoke softly to him. He began to smile. After examining the boy’s eyes, the doctor said he could save one of them. The other eye was too diseased and fargone. The boy was to be operated on at 7 that evening. An interpreter took him away. The doctor then began to question the mother and her son. He looked at the son’s eyes and made the same statement: “I can only save one of them.” She was happy with that prognosis. He then told her not to feed him anything after midnight as surgery was scheduled for 8 the following morning. One of the nurses came over and told the doctor that there was not enough room in the trucks for all of the equipment and staff. He would have to choose between his surgical tools, microscopes and other supplies. Three of the doctors began talking about equipment they were taking and didn’t want to duplicate. One would take his microscope, another surgical supplies, and the third would bring the rest of the needed items. The doctor then reiterated to the mother, “No food after midnight.” I was talking with the boy through Maggie as an interpreter, when all of the sudden Maggie got quiet. She then pulled a $20 out of her purse and gave it to the woman. She told her to go eat. The woman began to cry and said “You know when the doctor told me not to feed him after midnight, it wasn’t a problem. The last time we ate was yesterday morning and I didn’t know when I would feed him again.” Now why did I not think of this? I always have had food. I have electricity, safe drinking water, transportation, clothing and everything I think is vital for my survival. I didn’t think life was any different for anyone else. I was so ashamed and embarrassed by my own stupidity. I still whine but I get over it faster. We all need these reminders that there are many not as fortunate as we. What we take for granted, others consider luxuries. Yet even in their poverty, they know joy. I have a different outlook and hope I have added another notch to my humanity.

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* Debbie Lewis attended the LISA convention in Charleston, SC in October 2008. *In October 2008, Susan Smith attended the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) in Cincinnati, OH, and the Serials Solution User Group Meeting in Chicago. *Susan Smith was selected to receive a November Exemplary Reference Award by Ask A Librarian State-wide Reference Service for Exemplary Brief Chat. On October 13, Susan helped the Manatee County Community College student with their databases. *Gerald Franz taught a two-hour CLL session in Naples in November 2008 entitled “Voices from Great Depression Florida.” In this seminar, Gerald drew from the interviews and writings done in the 1930’s by the Federal Writer’s Project. *The Fort Myers campus library removed some shelving to make more room for study furniture. *Signage was installed on the end panels of the shelving units in Fort Myers to help students find the subject areas of the collection. The Florida Library Association published an article written by Gerald Franz for their journal, Florida Libraries. The title of the article is “Creating Online Tutorials: An Example from Hodges University.” *Jeanine Brady’s recent exhibits in the Naples library entrance area include Florida Native Americans, Clyde Butcher (Florida Everglades photographer), early calculator machines, and Christmas literature. Most of the librarians and staff attended a SWFLN workshop on Government Documents on Nov. 18th. *The librarians attended an excellent seminar given by Dr. Michael Stevens on November 5 and 6 concerning technology in libraries today, as well as other related topics. The November 5 meeting was hosted at Hodges University by the library. Carolynn Volz led a follow-up meeting to discuss the possible implementation of some of the ideas at the Hodges library, and specific plans were made.

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Down the Road Jan Edwards will be attending the Special Library Association (SLA), June 2009 in Washington DC. Gerald Franz will be teaching a four-part series at CLL on Ancient Greece in February. The library will be doing a major upgrade to their TLC software, which runs the library online catalog.

Odyssey is published twice a year by the Hodges University Library. Editor: Dr. Gerald Franz, Assistant Library Director Assistant Editor: Jeanine Brady, Library Associate Issues are posted on the library website and emailed to all faculty. 12/2008

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