Month: February 2015

This One’s for the Birds

Think spring, listen to this male White-crowned Sparrow sing!

This and many other audio, video and images of the over 700 species of birds of the U.S. (including Hawaii) and Canada are available in our new subscription database: The Birds of North America Online The original comprehensive printed collection, which consisted of 18 volumes (18,000 pages), was the product of 10 years of collaborative effort between the American Ornithologists Union, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

whitecrownedsparrowWhite-crowned Sparrow |Zonotrichia leucophrys | Order PASSERIFORMES – Family EMBERIZIDAE. White-crowned Sparrow, Keene State WMA. Keene NH. Oct 2008. Retrieved from:

 Looking for a habitat distribution map? What about a graph of seasonal population changes? Find basically everything you ever wanted to know about birds, including images of plumages and behaviors.

Want to learn about our other biological science resources? Check out our LibGuide:

3… 2… 1… Charge!

Battery dying on your cell phone while studying?  Forget your charger at home and need a boost?  Don’t worry – the Libraries have you covered.

Check out our Charging Stations:
ChargeAll-CS4-Main-ImageFeaturing Lightning, MicroUSB and Apple 30pin adaptors – compatible with most smartphones and tablets. Find them on the first floor in the Group Study Room next to Starbucks, on the second floor near the Information Desk and around the corner in the Media Room across from STAC.

If these locations don’t work for you, you can also check out a personal charger, specific to your device, at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. We have chargers for a variety of devices including iPhone and Android phones and tablets, plus Nook ereaders. Most chargers can be plugged into any outlet or computer USB port.

Please remember to keep an eye on your devices at all times. The Libraries are not responsible for loss, damage or theft.

Attention Inventors – Get Your Patent and Trademark Info Here!

Have a business idea or invention you’d like to see on the market? Getting a patent is the first step for many inventors, but the process is more complicated than you might think.  Wright State University Libraries are your local Patent & Trademark Resource Center, and Ran Raider, Government and Legal Information Coordinator, is your go-to guy for patent research and information.

Ran has given presentations for the Dayton Entrepreneur Center, SCORE Executive Board and the Dayton Daily Metro Libraries Lunch and Learn series, among others.  Thanks to Ran’s efforts and University Libraries resources, last year over 800 patrons received assistance with patent, trademark, copyright, or intellectual property research.


Ran recently visited Wright State University Lake Campus to talk about patent and trademark resources, where he was interviewed by a Lima News reporter. Ran wants people to know how complicated, expensive and time-consuming it can be to get a patent… but, he’s here to help!   Read the full interview here:

For more information about Patent and Trademark Resources, or to contact Ran, please visit:

CELIA Night at the Movies Featuring Gallipoli (1981)

Coming soon to a library near you…

CELIA Night at the Movies
Featuring Peter Weir’s 1981 film,
Starring Mel Gibson

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Room 315 Dunbar Library
6:30 p.m. 

Pre-show commentary by
Dr. Christopher R. Oldstone-Moore, PhD,
Department of History

Enjoy complimentary soda and popcorn!

Synopsis: Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. More…

This event is free and open to the public, a part of CELIA’s The Long, Long Way: Echos of the Great War program. For more information please visit: