Happy 2016 & Welcome Back!

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Welcome back! We hope you all have had a joyous and restful break. We’ve been busy here in the library, getting ready for the new semester. Here’s some info on what we’re planning:

Our Library Lessons research series is continuing this semester with some useful workshops such as “How to Do Research” and “MLA/APA citation.” For the full list of workshops and dates, see the poster below. Workshops are free and open to all. Registration is required to attend; register online at http://library.salve.edu/librarylessons/register.html.

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THE LIBRARIES TRANSFORM CAMPAIGN
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“Designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the Libraries Transform campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for our profession. Showcasing the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevating the critical role libraries play in the digital age.” Look for our promotional posters and displays in the McKillop Library, O’Hare Academic Center and the Antone Academic Center.
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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Interactive and informational displays, buttons, books and a panel discussion are planned to bring awareness to this growing issue. Stay tuned for more info!

Upcoming Events
Sun. Feb. 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm, 2nd Floor, McKillop Library
Crafting in the Makerspace Valentine’s Day Cards
Students are invited to come see a demonstration of the cricut machine and make Valentine’s Day cards for their sweethearts.

Thurs. Feb. 11, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lobby, Miley Hall
Blind Date with a Book
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, students will be able to select a book with minimal information about what book they will be reading… just like a blind date!

Wed. Feb. 24, 2016 @ 3:00-4:00pm
Library 1st FL
No Body Shame
Panel discussion as part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Details to follow.

Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Munroe Special Collections Room 109
Dr.John Lewis presents “Leadership Competencies that Promote Change”

More at http://library.salve.edu/on-display-event.html

And Remember…
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The library offers access to four group study rooms! The rooms are bookable online. For a list of technology, seating and other features, see the study rooms page.

Wish you had a quick, easy to read guide on how to do research? Maybe you forgot some of the steps, or need a refresher on the whole process. In any case, we’ve got you covered with the “Research from Start to Finish” guide. The guide includes videos and information on the research process, including choosing a topic, search strategies, citing and evaluating sources, and more!

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Just a reminder that the librarians are always here to help. Ask us anything— we’ll make sure you get the assistance you need. In addition to visiting us at the information desk, you can also call, text or email.

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Extended Hours! Dec. 6-19

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extended-hours-owlThe time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. Don’t stress though…the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, a stress-free zone in our Bookends Cafe, technology for check-out and extended hours We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 9 PM on Dec. 13 & 14!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Also see our extended hours web page for printing help, study room info, study tips and more. Oh, and don’t forget your Salve ID to enter the library after 10 PM!

During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:

  • The second and third floors will close at 2 AM
  • Only the first floor will remain open through 8 AM
  • Card swipe access only during extended hours; please bring your Salve ID to enter after 10 PM (use front doors only after 2 am)
  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 2 am – 8 am
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms
  • For the consideration of your fellow library users, aromatic meals such as pizza, soups, and take-out (Chinese, etc.) should be consumed in the Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk).

blog4Study rooms can be reserved online for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours. Most study rooms have a whiteboard, desktop PC and/or Mac, and seating for small groups; see this page for “what’s in a study room”? Please show courtesy to your fellow students and be sure to cancel an existing study room reservation if the room is no longer needed so that other students can use the room (to cancel a booking, click on “cancel a study room booking” at the bottom of the reservation area. If you need help, please contact the information desk).

blog5 When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive! Computers are auto-set to restart periodically; upon restart, all saved information is lost. So be sure to use File>Save As and do not save your work to library computer desktops for long periods of time.

Remember that you can call, email, text, chat or visit us anytime! Need help keeping the 3rd FL quiet? Having a problem with a printer on an upper floor? Just call, chat or text us—- we’ll come to you! You can even schedule a one-on-one consultation session with a librarian to discuss your research project.

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Our library webpage also has helpful tutorials on how to find books in the catalog, how to print, how to find articles in a database, and more!

Happy studying!

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Over 150,000 eBooks at Your Fingertips!

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The library literally has thousands of electronic books (eBooks) that you can access from any computer! eBooks are also searchable from thelibrary catalog and are included in catalog search results (click “E-Book” under “Format” in the left sidebar after you conduct your search).

Read books, search the full-text of books, annotate, bookmark, highlight* and even download some eBooks to your mobile device.**

To view all of our collections and to search for eBooks, go to our eBooks page.

Here are just some of our collections:

Ebscohost eBooks

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) offers over 80,000 full-text online books covering all subject areas and includes books from the public domain. EBSCOhost has two separate eBook Collections. Both collections also provide the capability to download eBooks.

Ebrary eBookseBrary is a collection of over 70,000 academic eBooks that cover all disciplines. The database is easy to search or can be browsed by subject. There is ability to manage your own bookshelf by creating a free account. This collection also provides the capability to download eBooks as well as an app for iPhone and Android devices.

Credo eBooksCredo Reference contains all types of reference books: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations. Covers everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature. Need an overview of a topic? Credo Reference is a great place to start your research.

Salve dissertationsSalve Regina Dissertations, research and other scholarly content created by the Salve community is available online. [click here for off-campus access]

*Dependent upon individual database features
**EBSCOhost and eBrary eBooks only

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