If you are searching for a book that says it is checked out and isn’t due back until the end of the semester (Dec. 18th for fall 09) that probably means that a professor has it checked out. Don’t fret about not being able to get that book your need for your class! If you need the book just let us know. We’ll recall the book for you!
Have you wondered about the ‘method behind the madness’ of the Library of Congress system? Books are classified by topic and so if you find one book that is perfect on your topic, look around for other books near the one you got off the shelf as they will be on similar issues. If you know you’ll be coming back to this topic in the future try to remember the section by its Letter and number designation to save future steps when searching for books in the library.
-Joseph Robert Clark
Welcome new students and welcome back returning students!
If you are interested in learning what our library has for you, here are a few ideas:
- Drop in for a tour on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons at 3:30. We’ll continue to run these tours for the first 2-3 weeks of classes.
- Sign up for an online research workshop. Beginning September 11, Friday will be workshop day at the library. Every week, we’ll offer 1 – 1 1/2 hour workshops that focus on the library’s online resources that will help you with your research. Every week we will rotate the workshops into different time slots. To sign up, stop by the Reference Desk or email Ann Flower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop schedule for Friday Sept. 11:
12:00-1:30 Online research for IPS/IEP/IPA
3:00-4:00 Online business research
4:00-5:00 Online research for T&I
Workshop schedule for Friday Sept. 18:
12:00-1:00 Online research for TESOL/TFL
1:00-2:00 Online research for T&I
3:00-4:30 Online research for IPS/IEP/IPA
We would like to invite you to the Library. Before classes begin on the 31st, we are here to help you.
Things to do early:
- Attend a library tour: stop by on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon at 3:30 for a general tour.
- Set up your library account: come to the Front Desk with your student ID card and the library form from your registration packet and we will set up your account.
- Sign up for a research workshop: come to the Reference Desk and sign up for a research workshop. Beginning in September, we will offer workshops on how to use our online research tools.
CFL light bulbs use 75% less energy than regular incandescent bulbs, last up to 10 times longer, save 2,000 times their weight in greenhouse gases, and must be disposed of properly. Now you no longer need to worry about where to dispose of these “GREEN” bulbs: just look for BLUE.
Blue buckets with white lids have been placed in 5 areas on campus: the 1st floor of the library, Samson Reading Room, the GSIPS desk and FGSIB main desk, and in Office Services. Just put your used CFLs in these containers and you can be assured that they will be disposed of properly.
Also, don’t forget that you can recycle your dead batteries at several locations on campus including those mentioned above. To see a listing of all battery recycling locations go here.
This week’s Earth Day display features books about forest policy, deforestation and forest management. You might also want to add The Monterey Institute Conservation Symposium on April 25th to your calendar.
We’ve been getting lots of great new titles in for our reference collections, including these new sources for trade and marketing research:
Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide maps states and counties in the United States with business data and population trends. You’ll find it in our Reference Collection under G1019.R22.
The new edition of the UN’s International Trade Statistics Yearbook has arrived. It will give you trade statistics both by country and by commodity. It’s in our Business Reference Collection under HF1016.I66.
Handbook of Industry Profiles from Hoover’s Business Press (BUSINESS REFERENCE HD2328.H363) looks at major industries in the U.S.with current trends and rankings of major companies.
For a good exporting how-to guide, look at Export Sales & Marketing Manual: the Bible of Exporting in the Business Reference Collection under HF1416.5.J63.
Writing a paper is only half the battle. Putting together your footnotes and bibliography can take as much time as writing the paper. Here are some tips that might help…
Many of our databases have citation tools that can help. For example, when you are using Proquest, you can select articles and save them to a folder. When you click on cite, you can select from APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles. (Proquest Citation Help Guide) PAIS International and Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts have similar features. If you use these citation tools, make sure to thoroughly doublecheck the references for accuracy.
We keep copies of all of the major citation style manuals – MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Assocation), Chicago, Turabian, The Bluebook (for legal writing), and Keys for Writers – at the front desk.
Some of the basics of citing sources are available on the websites for these publications. If your references are pretty straightforward, you might find what you need using the links below:
You can also get some good tips from these academic websites:
OWL at Purdue
Duke University Libraries
The library will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be open hour normal weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00AM – 10:00PM.
Come visit the library’s annual book sale for great deals on books. We’re putting new books out every day.
Hardcover books – $.50
Paperback books – $.25
Multivolume sets – $1.00