Monday, December 23, 2013

Library Winter Break Hours

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Winter Break – Library Hours

The Libraries will have shortened hours over the Winter Break and be CLOSED December 24th – January 1st.  

For a complete list of dates and times click:

The BAC Music Library will be closed.

Monday, December 16, 2013

GVRL Trial

Beginning today (12/16/2013), CSB/SJU has a 6 month trial to the full collection of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.  

This is a very large set of reference books, all cross-searchable.  We already own a sizable number of reference books through this platform (~90 titles) but for the coming months we will have full access to all titles on the platform.  Think of it is a super-wikipedia, and please feel free to make use of it as much as you like.  Please note that not all of this content is appropriate for an academic audience, however it was easier to turn on the complete collection than it would have been to be selective, for the trial.

At the end of the 6 months, we will be looking at which ebooks were popular and may use this data to inform a selected purchase of some of them. 


Library Hours – Finals Week

Library Hours – Finals Week
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Monday, December 16 (Study Day)            8:00 am – 1:00 am
Tuesday, December 17 (Exams)                  8:00 am – 1:00 am
Wednesday, December 18 (Exams)            8:00 am – 1:00 am
Thursday, December 19 (Exams)                 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Friday, December 20 (Exams)                      8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Good luck on your final exams and have a great break!! 

Free Coffee at Alcuin!

Wake up and smell the coffee! and then get it for free at Alcuin Library on Monday mornings between 8:45am -11:15am. The library is providing free coffee or tea, and muffins. If you need a little extra motivation to get up and study for that test or work on that paper, then make it over to the Alcuin Library and get your java jolt and maybe a little sustenance, again, all for free.
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Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

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English novelist of the first rank, her reputation resting on a lifetime's work of six novels. Born in Steventon, Hampshire, a clergyman's daughter and second-to-youngest of eight children – six boys, two girls – she was educated for the most part at home, but was well read, and versed in the classics. On her father's retirement the family moved to fashionable Bath (she is reputed to have fainted at the news, though whether from shock or pleasure is not made clear) but returned to Hampshire after his death in 1815. With her mother and sister Cassandra – a small family of modest means – she lived briefly at Southampton, and then at Chawton near Alton, until her death at the age of 41. She died, it is said, of Addison's disease, and is buried in Winchester Cathedral. She did not marry, had no children, and the sum total of her earnings from writing, as far as it can be told, was some £750. The novelist and critic Walter Scott admired her work, as did the Prince Regent, but she received no special recognition in her lifetime. Her literary reputation has grown with the decades, and her life, however short of event it might seem on the surface, is now the subject of many biographies and much speculation. Cassandra's action in burning many of the letters she received from Jane, lest they portray her sister as anything other than gentle and admirable, succeeded only in adding fuel to the biographical fire. (From Credo Reference)

Read books by Jane Austen:

Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility

Watch the movie:

Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cool Tool: Clipping Magic

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