Busy? Listen to Journal Articles
Busy students and faculty have a new reason to appreciate WilsonWeb full-text databases. WilsonWeb’s new ReadSpeaker tool converts the databases’ HTML full-text articles into audio files, for immediate listening or downloading to iPods and other portable devices. When you locate an article and note it is provided as an HTML file, click on the title and then click on the LISTEN icon, for example, in the Wilson Web Education Full Text database, you can listen to the article by Drs. Downer, Rimm-Kaufman, and Pianta titled, "How Do Classroom Conditions and Children's Risk for School Problems Contribute to Children's Behavioral Engagement in Learning?" in The School Psychology Review v. 36 no. 3 (September 2007) p. 413-32.
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Understanding Multimedia Documents deals with issues of great interest to an expanding community of multimedia designers and professional users, such as teachers and information workers. Multimedia documents are increasingly used to communicate knowledge in the mass media and educational contexts. In order to improve their practice, designers, teachers, and other professionals interested in the use of multimedia documents must be aware of how multimedia documents impact students' perception, comprehension and use of information.
Yet knowledge of multimedia quality and its optimal conditions of use is still rather fragmented. While there have been significant advances in the theoretical and empirical analysis of individual processes of document comprehension, the field is still evolving rapidly. New and sophisticated investigation techniques have been designed in the past few years, e.g., eye tracking, automated data collection, that provide analytical data on the complex mental processes involved. The studies presented in this book reflect those advances. They cover a wide range of situations, tasks and domains where multimedia documents may be used and provide in-depth information about the cognitive processes involved in the comprehension and use of such documents.
New APA Manual
The Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association will be available on July 1, 2009.
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Using your mobile device go to:
From Mobile Devices
RefMobile, which is designed for access and use via Smart phones, IPOD Touch, PDAs and cell phones. Features of RefMobile include the ability to view references in a RefWorks account, search within RefWorks, add a note to a reference, and add new references using a "smart add" option. Note: You must enter the case sensitive RefWorks group code to log in. RWUVirginia
To connect to www.refworks.com (as opposed to the mobile RefWorks site mentioned above) using an Iphone or Ipod Touch from off-Grounds, you will need to set up a proxy account then, go to this web site for instructions on how to configure your mobile. Using this method, you will be able to read the articles full text and search databases.
Access VIRGO From Mobile Devices
In an effort to expand access to online resources and services, and in response to technology trends in the community, the U.Va. Library has released a version of the VIRGO website that is optimized for handheld, web-enabled mobile phones and devices. The initial release targets Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, which together represent the largest traffic segment based on measurements from around the University (>50%). These visitors are automatically redirected to m.lib.virginia.edu. A later release, slated for May 2009, will be targeted toward the broadest range of devices available from regional carriers. Examples include handsets from RIM Blackberry, Motorola, Palm, and Samsung
Access PsychiatryOnline from Mobil Devices
Once you set up an account (described below), you can access the mobile version of PsychiatryOnline .com site. m.psychiatryonline.com.
To Access PsychiatryOnline.com on your Mobile:
Create a free personal “My PsychiatryOnline” account by going to www.psychiatryonline.com from a desktop or laptop computer while authenticated by your institution subscription, click the “My PsychiatryOnline” link from the homepage, and follow the instructions for creating an account
Your “My PsychiatryOnline” username and password will then give you access to the mobile site. (IP-based recognition is not possible from mobile devices, and accounts cannot be created from the mobile site.)
Detailed information http://www.psychiatryonline.com/helpHome.aspx#mobile
New Handbooks in the Education Library
Handbook of Research on New Literacies
Education Reference Area: LB 1043. H328 2009
Situated at the intersection of two of the most important areas in educational research today – literacy and technology – this Handbook draws on the potential of each while carving out important new territory. It provides leadership for this newly emerging field, directing scholars to the major issues, theoretical perspectives, and interdisciplinary research concerning new literacies. See the table of contents.
Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education
Education Reference Area: QA 279 .H34 2008
This Handbook presents the latest thinking and current examples of design research in education. Design-based research involves introducing innovations into real-world practices (as opposed to constrained laboratory contexts) and examining the impact of those designs on the learning process. Designed prototype applications (e.g., instructional methods, software or materials) and the research findings are then cycled back into the next iteration of the design innovation in order to build evidence of the particular theories being researched, and to positively impact practice and the diffusion of the innovation. See the table of contents.
The LibX toolbar is now available for IE as well as Firefox. Toolbar features include highlight a citation in an article, even in a PDF, and use Google Scholar to go to the full text; easy access to VIRGO, Find@UVa and Google Scholar; and links from Amazon and other sources to VIRGO. For more information
America's Best Graduate Schools
Education Library Reference: L901 .A546 2007
Read the details in this print version.
Abbreviated version available online.