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Need to do some research for a course? Looking for supplementary material?

Then the ACM Digital Library is just for you.  As the official online publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the ACM Digital Library includes all of the articles and journals published by the ACM.  The ACM publishes many journals, including some that relate to courses you may be taking now:

CE-3910 Embedded Systems III

ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)

CE-4960 Networking II

ACM Transactions on Networking (TON)

CS-3851 Algorithms

ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG)

ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA)

CS-4920 Information Security

ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC)

CS-498 Data Mining

ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ)

SE-3910 Real-Time Systems

ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)

SE-2840 Web Application Development and SE-498 Adv. Web Application Dev.

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)

ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB)

  To view the rest of the ACM DL’s offerings visit: http://dl.acm.org/dl.cfm?CFID=640534135&CFTOKEN=23154892

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Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present

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Unsolved Mysteries of American History

By Paul Aron

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(3 copies will be raffled off.)

“Did Leif Ericsson beat Columbus to America? What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke?  Did Pocahontas really save John Smith?  Did Davy Crockett die at the Alamo?  What really happened to Amelia Earhart, and was she really a spy?  Who killed JFK?

“Unsolved Mysteries of American History re-creates the most mystifying events of our past, following some of our greatest historians as they search for the elusive answers.  Spanning more than five centuries – from Leif Ericsson and Columbus through Watergate and Iran-Contra – Aron makes sense of all the latest discoveries and speculations.  Here is everything you could ever want from a detective story:  dramatic twists and turns, intellectual challenges, frustrating dead-ends, murderous mayhem, and thrilling espionage.” (Unsolved Mysteries of American History, back cover)

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, March 20th @ 12:00PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present:

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30000 Years of Inventions

By Thomas J. Craughwell

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(2 copies will be raffled off.)

“For anyone who wants to delve into the history of science and technology, 30,000 Years of Inventions provides a chronological look at the breakthroughs, discoveries, and systems of inventions that have change human life.  From looms and sundials to personal computers and Post-It Notes, readers will learn the details and significance of man’s greatest achievements.  Two-page entries include revealing text and illuminating images for each invention” (30,000 Years of Inventions, inside cover).

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on February 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present:

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The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army

By Eugene G. Schulz

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(3 copies will be raffled off.)

The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army is a poignant memoir that documents Eugene G. Schulz’s army training and combat adventures in Europe during World War II. It describes Schulz’s daily duties and life with the XX Corps Headquarters during the three years that he served with this unit. The XX Corps perfected the surprise tactics against the enemy that earned it the title of “Ghost Corps” when it confounded the German High Command by showing up where it was least expected. While serving in Germany, Schulz was an eyewitness to the first Nazi concentration camp that was discovered by American troops, the horrors of which are told in Schulz’s emotional story.

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on February 13th @ 12:00PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present:

They Killed Our President

By Jesse Ventura

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(Two copies will be raffled off)

They Killed Our President offers the most famous of theories, such as the second shooter on the grassy knoll, and also brings to light new and recently discovered testimony and reports, which show that elements of the United States government were behind the plot and took every step to make sure that the truth would never be revealed. Broken into four sections, the book delves into the evidence; the cover-up; the witnesses; and the why, who and how behind Kennedy’s assassination. Read everything you’ve ever needed to know about this conspiracy, from the ‘magic bullet’ theory and the Zapruder film to the silencing of witnesses and the Mafia’s involvement.” (They Killed Our President, Inside Cover)

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, January 30th @ 12:30PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present:

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Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(Two copies will be raffled off.)

“Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted tells the stories behind the making of this popular classic, introducing the groundbreaking female writers who lent real-life stories to their TV scripts; the men who created the indelible characters; the lone woman network executive who cast the legendary ensemble – and advocated for this provocative show – and the colorful cast of actors who made it all work.  James L. Brooks, Grant Tinker, Allan Burns, Valerie Harper, Clori Leachman, Betty White, Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Ted Knight, Georgia Engel – they all came together to make a show that changed women’s lives and television itself.  Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted is the tale of how they did it.” – Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, book flap summary

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, January 16th @ 12:30PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present:

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How it All Started

By Reader’s Digest

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(Three copies will be raffled off.)

“Do you ever wonder…

Why most countries in Europe drive on the right but the British drive on the left?

Why Venice was built on man-made islands in a lagoon?

Why Christians, Jews, and Muslims all regard Jerusalem as a holy city?

Why some Canadians speak French and others English?

Why the US film industry is based in Hollywood?

“The way we live now has its roots much further back in history.  How it All Started takes familiar aspects of the modern world and explores how complex political, social, religious, and cultural factors have made it the way it is today.” – How it All Started Summary

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, December 19th @ 12:30PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present:

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Dad Is Fat

By Jim Gaffigan

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(Two autographed copies will be raffled off.)

“I know what you are thinking.  Finally, another book from a comedian!  Finally a book about parenting from a comedian.  Finally another self-congratulatory book flap obviously written by the author.  Well, fear not, reluctant but probable book purchaser.  I’m not saying Dad is Fat will change the world, but there is strong consideration of having this book, the one your are holding, added to the New Testament.  Yes, that’s right, the Bible!  All I have to do is get the pope on the phone and it’s pretty much a done deal. Anyone have his number?” -Dad Is Fat Book Flap

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, December 5th @ 12:30PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Present:

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The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army

By Eugene G. Schulz

For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(Two copies will be raffled off)

The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army is a poignant memoir that documents Eugene G. Schulz’s army training and combat adventures in Europe during World War II. It describes Schulz’s daily duties and life with the XX Corps Headquarters during the three years that he served with this unit. The XX Corps perfected the surprise tactics against the enemy that earned it the title of “Ghost Corps” when it confounded the German High Command by showing up where it was least expected. While serving in Germany, Schulz was an eyewitness to the first Nazi concentration camp that was discovered by American troops, the horrors of which are told in Schulz’s emotional story.

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, October 17th @ 12:30PM

Student Life and the Walter Schroeder Library Presents:

They Killed Our President

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For the next bi-weekly book raffle!

(Three copies will be raffled off)

They Killed Our President offers the most famous of theories, such as the second shooter on the grassy knoll, and also brings to light new and recently discovered testimony and reports, which show that elements of the United States government were behind the plot and took every step to make sure that the truth would never be revealed. Broken into four sections, the book delves into the evidence; the cover-up; the witnesses; and the why, who and how behind Kennedy’s assassination. Read everything you’ve ever needed to know about this conspiracy, from the ‘magic bullet’ theory and the Zapruder film to the silencing of witnesses and the Mafia’s involvement.” (They Killed Our President, Inside Cover)

To sign up head on over to the Walter Schroeder Library Circulation Desk to fill out an entry slip:

  • You must be a current MSOE student, faculty, or staff member
  • You can enter once per book
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, October 3rd @ 12:30PM

Welcome and welcome back to MSOE for the 2014-2015 academic year! We are MSOE's library, the Walter Schroeder Library.  You should go and 'like' our Facebook page to keep up to date on our raffles and other Library news!

As a bonus, we are starting the year off right at the Walter Schroeder Library with our Back to School DVD raffle.  We will be raffling off a gently-used copy of In Her Shoes staring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine.  Just 'like' our status (click here) on our Facebook page to enter the raffle. This raffle is restricted to current MSOE students, staff, and faculty.

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Flirty, flaky party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and plain, dependable lawyer Rose (Toni Collette) are sisters, best friends, and bitter rivals who seem to have nothing in common but 8 1/2 size feet and some family secrets.  After a heart-rending falling out, they accidentally discover they also share a long lost grandmother (Shirley MacLaine). Together they travel a bumpy road toward making peace with each other and themselves!

No, these are not the contenders for the next library cage match, it is about where you want to start when you're looking for library resources.  Read on and you'll see this can be of use to you.

 

Discovery is really more about trying to find out about a topic from square one where you maybe have an amorphous idea of what you're after, but not a particular document or resource in mind. If you are here, try using the following options from the library:

 

  • Summon: This newest discovery service searches pretty much everything we've got - books, e-books, electronic journals, and our databases. It looks a little like Google, only the resources you pull up are going to be more scholarly. While it saves you time by aggregating data from our various vendors, be prepared for a lot of results to look through.
  • Databases by Subject or Academic Major: Call this a greatest hits for your major - you'll get more hits on your searches by focusing on the databases that are geared towards your chosen field(s). If you're primarily interested in articles or papers, which you may well be if your area is cutting edge/volatile, these will direct you to some of the more applicable databases.

 

Sometimes you've got a specific item in mind whether it was assigned by a professor or referenced in another resource. Here we're using access simply as honing in on your chosen item right away - when a patron knows exactly what they want and just want to see if the library can provide it.

 

  • e-Resources A to Z is where you can type in the journal title and see if/how much we have access to. Time ranges covered will be next to the vendor service that provides it.
  • The library's catalog is a quick way to find out what titles are carried physically within our walls and the e-books patrons can gain access to.

 

Can you find specific titles by using Summon and get a range of ideas by using the catalog? Yes. There is no absolute way to search. Some strategies will save you time and effort, though, and we are here to help you. Please feel free to stop by the library and we will be happy to demonstrate.

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You're going to like this new collection about the evolution of radio at MSOE. Please take a look and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you!


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