Monthly Archives: April 2011

Patent Searching: Necessity is the Mother of Invention, or Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force

If your research involves looking for patents, there are both subscription and free sources that you might find useful.  One of the subscription sources available through Rice Library is LexisNexis® Academic (LNA).  To complete a patent search in LNA, from … Continue reading

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Green From A-Z!

The library has just acquired a series of online, reference books perfect for an environment enthusiast. These guides from SAGE offer a user-friendly method for researching a wide variety of green topics. In Green Food discover the differences among Locavores, … Continue reading

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Want to Organize Your Research? You Can “Account” on Us!

Rice Library databases and the Online Catalog do more than just search indexed articles and catalogued books. For instance, did you know: that with EBSCOHost, ProQuest, and JStor, you can set up accounts to save your articles and searches? you … Continue reading

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New Titles Added to CREDO Reference Collection

The CREDO Reference collection continues to gain popularity among USI’s students and faculty as a good first stop for starting many research projects.  This collection also continues to grow by adding several new titles every few weeks.  Most recently the … Continue reading

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Doing Research at a Distance

Academic research has certainly been dramatically affected by online access to databases and digitized collections.  Even so, sometimes it becomes necessary for the serious researcher to travel geographically to a location where specialized or a larger quantity of resources are … Continue reading

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