Happy 2018 & 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, preparing for the new semester. This year, we will have a number of events, programs, displays, crafting workshops and more! All will be announced with full details as they approach.

Staff
We have had some staff changes over the break. We welcome Alicia Vaandering who is our new Education and Instructional Design Librarian. You can find Alicia at the 2nd FL information desk or in office Library 129; her phone number is 401-341-2259.

We also bid a fond farewell to long-time employees Olga Verbeek and Gerald “Joe” Foley who both retired in December — we wish them well!

Displays
Check-out our current DVD and Book displays on the 1st FL.

Our “Diversity in Children’s Literature” display includes titles such as “I Am Jazz,” “And Tango Makes Three,” and “Time To Pray” (display created by Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian).

Our “Great Winter Flicks” display includes movie titles such as “Groundhog Day,” “Misery,” and “Winter Sleep” (display created by Kristin Butler, Special Programs Librarian).

Furniture
Try out new individual private study carrels on the 3rd FL (silent FL) next to the moving shelves! We have received your overwhelming positive feedback and we will do our best to purchase more!

Resources
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, evaluating and citing sources (MLA, APA, etc), and more!

And Remember…
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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LexisNexis Academic Becomes Nexis Uni

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Please note there is a new version of the LexisNexis Academic Universe database called Nexis Uni. Nexis Uni provides access to more than 17,000 news, business and legal sources, including:

  • Print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs
  • Local, regional, national and international newspapers
  • Extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790
  • Unparalleled business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives

The Nexis Uni experience begins with a greatly enhanced interface. According to the Nexis Uni Overview [PDF] & FAQ [PDF], the new product incorporates a larger search box that handles either natural language or complex searches across the entire content collection, making it an ideal tool for researchers of all skill levels.

What are the differences between Nexis Uni and LexisNexis Academic?
Nexis Uni is designed to address three key components requested by millennial students: personalization, collaboration and quick discovery. Nexis Uni offers many new features to address these needs, and is a better research experience overall for students. Some of these features include:

Personalization:
– Create alerts on topics or publications of interest
– Save searches to re-run in the future, add sources to favorites and bookmark documents for later viewing
– Customized home page to feature a curated discipline page with related content, top publications and specialized
search forms

Quick Discovery:
– Responsive design across devices with unlimited search results
– Search across all content at once or a subset of targeted titles
– Results filtering identifies highly relevant results based on location, publication type, subject, industry, geography or timeline
– Predictive search function suggests likely search terms
– Task-based search pods to help guide less-experienced students with their research tasks

Collaboration:
– Students can create and share folders for group research projects and study groups
– Students can save documents in a shared workspace to reduce research overlap
– Students can highlight portions of a document and make notes, and then save this annotated document in one of
their folders and share with other students

Click to access NexisUni or view it from our database list.

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Library Extended Hours: Dec. 6 – Dec. 19

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The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. But don’t stress: the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, and we are open 24 hours weekdays. We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 9 PM on Dec. 12 & 13!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. 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 12 am)
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms

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  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 2 am – 8 am
  • Computer Lab 006 (Garden Level) is designated as an extra quiet study area during finals

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 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, see your reservation email for details or contact a librarian) for assistance.

Final projects and exams got you StReSsEd? Relax, we can help! The library’s Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk) will have stress buster activities like games, activities, a graffiti wall and of course you can purchase hot and cold beverages and snacks as well. We are also giving away FREE HOT BEVERAGES after 9 pm on Dec. 12 & 13! Make sure to take periodic study breaks, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat every meal!

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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.

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Some library computers have duplicates of the software found in Computer Labs 006 and 005. Here’s where they are in the library and the extra software that is installed.

Table of 4 PC computers outside of Classroom 106 and rear pod of 4 PCs on the DVD side:

  • Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • IBM SPSS
  • MatLab 2016
  • Pro Tax Series 2016 (Intuit)
  • QuickBooks FIle Manager
  • QuickBooks Premier
  • TexMaker

Note that Microsoft Visio and Project are only available in the Labs (Garden Level). Also, all of our Mac computers are duplicates of those in the Mac Labs (Antone).If you need other software, try the Computer Labs in the Garden Level of the Library.

When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive. Library 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.

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The McKillop Library’s public printers are multi-purpose Ricoh machines which can copy, print, and scan to email. Several features are available with these machines:

  • Color printing as well as black & white
  • Double-sided (duplex) printing
  • Scan-to-email feature (to Salve email addresses only)
  • Selection of paper size
  • Laptop printing (Mac and PC) over the wireless network (Salve Students only; excludes Faculty, Staff and Guests.)
  • Scan to USB or Memory Card

Print jobs can be released from any of the five Ricoh multifunction printers in the library: three on the first floor, and one each on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

–Black & White printing/copying costs .10¢ per side of page;
–Color printing/copying costs .25¢ per side of page
–Each student is given $20.00 per semester on their Salve cards for printing. This initial $20.00 is free to the student and includes 200 sheets of single-sided black & white printing or 40 sheets of double-sided color printing. (Please note that color printing will deplete the number of allotted pages faster.)

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Students, faculty, and staff need their Salve IDs to copy, print, and scan.

Need research tips?

If you have any questions or need help, please ask library staff; we’re here to serve you!

Happy studying!

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