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RefWorks Now Available to Alumni

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By , October 5, 2009 8:08 am

RefWorks-COS is pleased to announce that the Alumni Program
will now be offered as a standard feature of RefWorks, providing lifelong
access to users that are alumni of subscribing institutions. As long as an
institution subscribes to RefWorks, alumni will have access, allowing them to
continue using their personal research databases for future professional and
academic endeavors.

Lifelong access to RefWorks will be an added benefit for
alumni, and help academic institutions maintain the healthy alumni
relationships that are so essential for donations, rankings and other ongoing involvement.

To learn more about the Alumni Program, please click here.

Butler Libraries obtain Citation databases (Web of Science)

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By , July 25, 2008 4:39 pm

Butler Libraries has subscribed to the following Web of Science, Science Citation databases:

Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
Arts & Humanities Citation Index

The Libraries obtained backfiles to 1999, and plans are to add more backfiles in future years.

The power of these databases resides in being able to track who is citing whom and how often articles are being cited, resulting in an article’s impact within a field.

To access these databases go to: and select ‘Databases’

For assistance in learning how to navigate these research databases, contact the Butler Libraries Reference Services:

Irwin Library:  940-9245
Science Library:  940-9401


Career-Related Resources

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By , March 19, 2008 8:10 pm

Irwin Library has a collection of career resources in print and online that can provide you with loads of information to help you make decisions about your future. There are books about jobs in various fields, graduate schools, internships, and even how to write a resume or do well in a job interview.

There are two locations for these materials.

Career Reference

The Career Reference collection is separate from the regular Reference collection, but is in the same room. Specifically, on the right near the computers when you walk into the Reference Department. These are still Reference books, which means they cannot be checked out, but most of the time the books are used for quick reference, so they’re not normally needed in that way.

The Career Collection Online

This is a collection of 100 electronic books that are available for free online through NetLibrary. The books are all in PDF format, so you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Topics include resume writing, job hunting, interviewing, and more. Just select a book then search within it for a keyword related to what you need to know. Or start at the beginning and read through it like any other book.

If you have any questions, please stop by the Reference Desk or Ask A Librarian.

Research Starts Here

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By , January 17, 2008 12:31 pm

Are you starting a research project? Your first stop should be LibGuides.

Our librarians have gathered all kinds of resources into the new LibGuides system, making it your one-stop-shop for research. Visit to get started.

(We’re also in Facebook! )

Creating a Works Cited List

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By , December 3, 2007 5:39 pm

We’re quickly approaching the end of the Fall semester and due dates for papers and projects. This is the time of the year when people are finishing papers and suddenly needing to know how to reference their sources for the “Works Cited” page at the end of those papers. Fortunately, the Butler Libraries have provided some guides to help you get everything in the right order and formatted correctly.

Just visit and pick the style you need. Whether MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, or other more specialized formatting styles, we’ve got them all, complete with examples for books, articles, electronic sources, and other types of media.

You can also get to the Citation Guides by going to the main Library webpage,, and clicking on Citation Style Guides (listed in the Research column).

If you need more detailed examples than what are provided on our website, stop by the Reference Desk and grab the complete manual. You’re also welcome to Ask a Librarian for assistance with citations.

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