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  • Read to Lead | Oviatt Library
    life and career This exhibit sends the powerful message to the CSUN community that books and reading be an influential force in personal and career development in building relationships and in developing leadership qualities and opportunities Featured leaders include Dr Brandon E Martin President Dianne F Harrison Jeff Noblitt Jill Smith Mark Stover Ron Norton Reggie Theus Steven Loy Michael Spagna Elizabeth Adams Thor Steingraber Octavio Cortes Deborah Hammond Sylvia Alva Deborah Wallace Gina Umeck and Greg Moore Events Upcoming Events Feed Black History Matters Online Game and Raffle Oviatt Library Website February 1 2016 12 00am to February 29 2016 12 00am Answer a Question a day for a chance to win Read More Vocal ARTillery Oviatt Library Learning Commons February 18 2016 12 00pm to 1 00pm Read More Business and Economic Data in the U S Census Oviatt Library Computer Lab B February 19 2016 1 00pm to 4 00pm Workshop Read More Read to Lead USU Grand Salon February 23 2016 9 00am to 11 00am The CSUN Athletics Department and the Oviatt Library invite you to the third panel discussion in the Read to Lead program series Read More Black History Matters Wikipedia Edit a thon Oviatt Library Lab A February 24 2016 1 00pm to 4 00pm Read More Civil Rights Pioneer A Symposium on Judge Loren Miller Jack Florence Ferman Presentation Room February 29 2016 3 00pm to 5 00pm Read More WISE presents STEM Education Challenges and Career Opportunities Orange Grove Bistro March 14 2016 5 30am Networking Opportunity and Mixer The Oviatt Library and the Bonita J Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate Pi Day Join us for our Pi Day Celebration where you will hear from scientists engineers educators

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/events/read-lead?type=exhibition (2016-02-17)
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  • Services | Oviatt Library
    include electronic files library owned materials books CDs videos and instructor supplied materials copies of articles books sample tests etc You may search by instructor or course number to locate Course Reserves for a particular class Computers Laptops and iPads View All Learning Commons services Desktop Computers The Oviatt Library provides access to computers throughout the building in support of research and learning at California State University Northridge Most workstations are restricted to current CSUN student faculty and staff Visitor stations are located in the core area near the escalators on the second third and fourth floors However priority is given to students faculty staff and those using U S and California Government Depository materials when there are no other work stations available Study Rooms and Lockers The Oviatt offers both Individual and Group Study Rooms for CSUN students to use Individual study rooms are located on the 2nd 3rd and 4th floors Those located along the south wall of the building are available on a first come first serve basis Those along the north side of the wall on the 2nd and 3rd floors must be reserved using our online reservation system Group study rooms are located in the Learning Commons on the main floor as well as floors 2 3 and floor These study rooms must be reserved using our online reservation system http csun libcal com Oviatt Library Services for Distance Education Students The Oviatt Library provides services for students who are designated by the Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning as distance students or distance learners To qualify for distance learner library services students must be admitted to and enrolled in a Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning degree granting program that is offered online or at a location other than the Northridge campus These programs

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Services/PhotocopyPrint (2016-02-17)
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  • About Google Scholar at the Oviatt Library | Oviatt Library
    button Click SFX Additional Options or SFX Find It for access to online full text Oviatt Library holdings information and Interlibrary Loan Alternatively click the Library Search link to find holdings at another library in your area Will Google Scholar let me search within a specific journal or search for articles written by a particular author Yes Use Google Scholar s Advanced Search to search by author publication and date Increase the accuracy and effectiveness of Google Scholar searches by checking out Advanced Scholar Search Tips Here are the most common Google Scholar search functions and operators content taken from Google Scholar s Advanced Scholar Search Tips Jump to Author Search Publication Restrict Date Restrict Other Operators Author search Author search is one of the most effective ways to find a specific paper If you know who wrote the paper you re looking for you can simply add their last name to your search terms For example The search friedman regression returns papers on the subject of regression written by people named Friedman If you want to search on an author s full name or last name and initials enter the name in quotes jh friedman When a word is both a person s name and a common noun you might want to use the author operator This operator only affects the search term that immediately follows it and there must be no space between author and your search term For example author flowers returns papers written by people with the name Flowers whereas flowers author flowers returns papers about flowers and ignores papers written by people with the name Flowers a minus in front of a search term excludes results that contain this search term You may use the operator with an author s full name in quotes to further refine your search Try to use initials rather than full first names because some sources indexed in Google Scholar only provide the initials For example To find papers by Donald E Knuth you could try author d knuth author de knuth or author donald e knuth Publication restrict This option is only available on the Advanced Scholar Search page A publication restricted search only returns results with specific words from a specific publication For example If you want to search the Journal of Finance for articles about mutual funds you might start like this Find articles with all of the words Publication Keep in mind however that publication restricted searches may be incomplete Google Scholar gathers bibliographical data from many sources including automatically extracting it from text and citations This information may be incomplete or even incorrect many preprints for instance don t say where or even whether the article was ultimately published In general publication restricted searches are effective if you re certain of what you re looking for but they re often narrower than you might expect For instance You might find that a search across all publications for mutual funds gives more useful results than a

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/FindResources/GoogleScholar (2016-02-17)
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  • Faculty/Library Collaboration using Digital Collections or Archives: Overview | Oviatt Library
    Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Faculty Library Collaboration using Digital Collections or Archives Overview Overview Collaborate Best Practices Proposals Overview and Objectives The Oviatt Library Digital Collections feature historically significant documents such as photos letters manuscripts government documents art and other evidentiary materials relevant to local regional national and cultural identity As researchers and educators such materials are often created or owned by faculty of CSUN Therefore the Oviatt Library encourages collaborative partnerships with faculty to ensure the preservation and dissemination of these documents for students researchers and diverse community stakeholders for generations to come This policy for collaboration is intended to Help align and support departmental and institutional goals as well as teaching and research objectives Structure and promote faculty library partnerships regarding the acquisition description and or course integration of Digital Collections and Special Collections and Archives materials Advocate for the preservation of documents records of enduring value regarding the work of faculty custodians through digitization acquisition and or librarian consultation Remove or reduce ad hoc negotiations regarding terms of collaboration by articulating minimum requirements herein Undergraduates Faculty

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/digital-collections-archives-collaboration (2016-02-17)
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  • Library Tours | Oviatt Library
    Information Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Library Tours CSUN student or community member Please visit our new Library Tours page to find out about tour services available Non CSUN students including high schools middle schools and elementary schools Please review the Oviatt Library tour policy below before contacting Research Instruction and OutreachServices 677 2277 or Coleen Martin 677 6396 coleen martin csun edu to arrange a tour School Participation Policy K 12 and other non CSUN teachers or instructors who request and participate in Library tours are expected to Provide the Oviatt Library with intended goals for their Library tour Complete an online survey about their student s experiences at the Library and the ways in which the visit fulfilled the intended goals Survey results will be used to improve future programming and for promotional purposes to communicate the Oviatt Library s outreach activities to the campus community and the public Tours for non CSUN students last approximately 45 minutes In order to ensure the best possible experience tour groups may not exceed 20 students Please schedule a tour for groups of 20 or less at least two weeks in advance If your group will be larger than 20 students please contact the library at least four weeks in advance to make appropriate arrangements For groups in the eighth grade or younger one adult chaperone must accompany every 10 students All other groups must have at least one adult chaperone per 20 students Services Services Overview Borrow Renew Interlibrary Loan Course Reserves Computers Laptops iPads Printing Photocopying For Faculty For Users with Disabilities For Alumni Community Library Forms Undergraduates Faculty Graduate Students Alumni Community Digital Collections

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Services/Tours (2016-02-17)
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  • Early Forms of 19th Century Photography | Oviatt Library
    then exposed to light for a range of 5 to 70 minutes held over mercury vapors and finally fixed with hypo solution Daguerreotypes are identifiable by their mirror like surface and are almost always encased While the details of a daguerreotype will never fade the surface is extremely fragile and tarnishing on the silver plated sheet can completely obscure the image over time To prevent tarnishing daguerreotypes were places in box cases and sealed between a backing and a glass cover These box cases can be very ornate and are typically made with a variety of materials such as wood leather velvet and metal Ambrotypes are often confused with daguerreotypes because they are housed in the same type of case Ambrotypes were made by applying an iodized collodion coating and silver nitrate bath to glass plates The glass plate was underexposed to produce a fainter than usual negative image A black or dark backing made of paint fabric metal or paper was used to make the negative image appear positive In some cases the glass plate is a dark color such as ruby or dark green The ambrotypes were placed in ornate box cases to protect the fragile glass plates This type of photography was very popular and widely available from the 1850s through the 1880s largely because ambrotypes were cheaper to produce than daguerreotypes If you look closely at the woman here you can see her cheeks are rosy Ambrotypes like daguerreotypes could be hand painted with color or gold to make the photo more appealing Tintypes used the same wet collodion process ambrotypes did but the process was applying thin sheets of iron coated in black or dark brown paint instead of glass The process was developed in 1856 and was extremely popular in the United States as

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/SCA/Peek-in-the-Stacks/19th-century-photography (2016-02-17)
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  • Peek in the Stacks | Oviatt Library
    Subject Specialists Peek in the Stacks Van Nuys Then and Now Posted on December 15 2015 Los Angeles is a key shaped city spread cross a large swath of Southern California Encompassing almost 470 square miles the City has almost twice the landmass of Chicago One of the more interesting aspects of the area is its multitude of smaller districts towns and neighborhoods that fan out from the city proper Van Nuys is one of these towns Read more The Short Happy Life of the Valley Music Theatre Posted on December 8 2015 A little over fifty years ago businessmen Nick Mayo Randolph Hale and Cy Warner brought what they considered to be the first professional performing arts center to the San Fernando Valley Designed by the architectural firm Hawkins and Lindsey plans called for a theatre in the round with a revolving stage located in the center and the audience seated on three sides which enabled actors to Read more Food for Thought Posted on December 1 2015 While food and drink are strictly prohibited in Special Collections and Archives the department houses a number of items sure to interest amateur foodies and trained gourmets alike The Culinary Pamphlet Collection includes recipe booklets advertising literature and cooking equipment brochures most of which were published in the United States between 1871 and 1965 Together these materials provide a glimpse of how Read more 19th Century Scrapbooks Posted on November 24 2015 In Special Collections and Archives there are many books images and archival material that date prior to the 1900s including some scrapbooks that have beautiful images and newspaper clippings telling important stories from the past Scrapbooks are a fascinating way to view history functioning as a lens through which we can now Read more Pages first previous 1 2

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  • Peek in the Stacks | Oviatt Library
    who beginning in the 1930 s formed several all female bands and through her work represented women in the world of jazz performance Originally from Sioux City Iowa Gilbert was an active member of the Los Angeles Musicians Union local 47 remaining a trustee after retiring from her performing career She formed her most successful group the Dixie Belles at the age of 69 The Dixie Belles toured throughout the U S from Read more Wartime Jewish Émigrés Posted on November 10 2015 Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party Nazi gained control of the German state in 1933 after which the systematic and deliberate exclusion of Jews rapidly escalated In 1933 Hitler called for a ban on Jewish business and the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service banned Jewish people and some political opponents from the Read more The L Clarice Davis Collection Posted on November 3 2015 Handmade and personalized birthday and holiday cards often have an endearing quality They can capture the spirit interests and aesthetics of the recipient and the maker while opening windows to the past The L Clarice Davis Collection does this Davis bought and sold art books and the collection includes photographs of cards made by comic artists from King Features Syndicate for its owner William Randolph Hearst that were Read more Coalition for Women s Economic Development Collection Posted on October 27 2015 The Coalition for Women s Economic Development CWED began emerging in the United States in the mid to late 1980s to provide better economic options for micro entrepreneurs CWED was the first organization of its kind in the city of Los Angeles and one of the first in the United States The organization borrowed strategies from Grameen Bank a Bangladeshi community bank which provided

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/SCA/Peek-in-the-stacks?page=2 (2016-02-17)
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