We can’t believe Winter Break is already here! Remember, if you need to do some research this weekend we have thousands of electronic journals and books you can peruse from the comfort of your home or dorm!
Along with the college, the Library is closing today, Tuesday January 29 at 3:00 pm. We will reopen on Thursday morning at 8:00 am. Please stay warm and safe! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Don’t forget: we have thousands of items available online! Searching HopePrimo is a good place to start!
In appreciation for all they do for the Library, every spring, graduating senior student workers are able to choose an item (book, CD, or DVD) to add to our collection. That item might be in the student’s discipline of study or from a different area of interest.
What equipment can you borrow from the library? Are you wondering if there is a Macbook, Chromebook, or GoPro camera available right now? Did you know we lend graphing calculators as well as headphones?
The NEW Equipment Lending LibGuide shows exactly what equipment we have at the Media Deskon the second floor and also what is currently available or checked out. The platform views well on any mobile device or computer!
Every spring, graduating senior library student workers can pick an item (book, CD, DVD) to add to the collection in their honor. They can choose an item within their major or an item of general interest. Here’s what this year’s seniors chose:
Doing great library research is a journey, with many wrong turns and some truly great eureka moments. Following are 3 great library research tools that can make your research journey less tedious, quicker, easier to track, and maybe even a little fun:
An open-source citation management system, this is a tool to never leave home without. It allows you to save citations, PDFs, and websites with the click of a button. Citations can then be formatted in thousands of formats and integrated into both Google Docs and Microsoft Word. Zotero also supports group research and sharing.
A mighty toolbar for both Firefox and Chrome, LibX enables users to search library resources without ever leaving the webpage they are on. As a bonus, LibX will authenticate you if you are off-campus with a simple right-click on your mouse.
Want to know what the top journals are in your discipline? Need to be notified when the latest issue of Cell comes out? Love that your top journals are all available electronically but still want to arrange them on a bookcase? For all these reasons and more, BrowZine is a top choice for browsing/reading the journal literature.
What’s your favorite research tool? Please let us know in the comments or Tweet us @vanwylenlibrary!