WSU Library System News

News & Updates in the Libraries

Archive for April, 2012

Looking for book on a certain topic?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Search the WSU library catalog to find the books that you need on your topic. Watch this short video to help you get the most out of your searches.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Available

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Shiffman Medical Library now provides full access to the
General Section of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). JoVE is a peer
reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological,
medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. JoVE was established
as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation
of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video
technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life
science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and
efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques,
thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today’s life science
research community: i) low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological
experiments and ii) time and labor-intensive nature of learning new
experimental techniques. Finally, JoVE opens a new frontier in scientific
publication by promoting efficiency and performance of life science research.
Visualization of the temporal component, or the change over time integral to
many life science experiments, can now be done. JoVE allows you to publish
experiments in all their dimensions, overcoming the inherent limitations of
traditional, static print journals, thereby adding an entirely new parameter to
the communication of experimental data and research results.

Take a walk through fashion history with a new Digital Dress display at the UGL

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Stop by the UGL atrium to check out our newest display highlighting the Digital Dress digital collection featuring women’s shoes from the last 200 years. The exhibit features images and backgrounds of footwear that belonged to Detroit residents throughout history, from the middle-class to the affluent. The vibrant images and information will transport you back in time to give you a clear picture of the type of women who wore the shoes in that time period.

This selection of footwear is only a small sample from collections at Wayne State University, The Henry Ford, Detroit Historical Museums and Meadowbrook Hall. Take a trip through fashion history yourself by browsing through all the historic costumes in the Digital Dress collections: the Detroit Historical Museums Historic Costume Collection, the Dorothea June Grossbart Historic Costume Collection, The Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection and the Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection, which contain over 5,000 digital images of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories representing 200 years of fashion.

Click here to browse the collections.

Why use an article database when doing your research?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Why use an article database when doing your research? Watch this short video and find out!