Sunday, April 29, 2007

Extended Library Hours for Finals + Free Coffee and Snacks!

*Updated 4/29/2007*

The library will be open until midnight on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. We will have coffee and snacks during the evening hours! Stop by if you're looking for a quiet place to study or just need to print off that final paper.

Hours for finals week:

Sunday, April 29: 1 p.m. to 12 Midnight
Monday, April 30: 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Tuesday, May 1: 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Wednesday, May 2: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday, May 3: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 4: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 5: CLOSED
Sunday, May 6: CLOSED


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Congrats Brandon, Liz, & Meredith!

Congratulation to Brandon Massengill, Liz Ritchey, and Meredith Greenwood! They were the winners of the National Library Week Survey drawing.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. Your responses are greatly appreciated and we look forward to considering all your many great suggestions.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Did you miss the April Author Talk?

Don't worry, you can still listen to our guest authors who shared their writing experiences on April 19.

Dr. Bil Kerrigan, Meredith Bowman, and Alicia Seng discuss their experiences researching the history of the creation of Salt Fork State Park. Meredith and Alicia were Muskie Fellows during the summer of 2006 and spent a lot of time in the field collecting photographs and oral histories. Their discussion is 28 minutes in length.

Gary Williams discusses his experience as a self publisher and talk about his latest book, Historic Tours of Ohio. Gary also shares anecdotes about the research and writing of his earlier books: Spies, Scoundrels and Rogues of the Ohio Frontier, Gliding to a Better Place: Profiles From Ohio's Territorial Era, and The Forts of Ohio: A Guide to Military Stockades. Gary's talk is 26 minutes in length.

As always, you can use iTunes to subscribe to the Library's podcast feed and automatically receive audio from future library events on your desktop and/or iPod.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

All Library Items Due Wednesday, April 25

Just a friendly reminder to Undergraduate students that ALL items borrowed from the Library are due Wednesday, April 25 by 11 p.m. Library items not returned by this time will be treated as lost and billed for replacement.

If you need to use a library item past April 25 for a paper or project, please contact Zelda Patterson immediately (email or phone 826-8156).

Library fines not paid and replacement costs for items not returned will be added to your account in the Business Office on Thursday, April 26.

Replacement costs include:
Library items borrowed from OPAL and OhioLINK colleges and universities will be billed at the rate of $125.00 each. Items returned within three months of being billed will be given a $75.00 refund for each item. A billing and processing fee of $50.00 per item will not be refunded. No refunds will be made after an item has been billed for three months.

Library items from the Muskingum College Library will be billed at the rate of $100.00 each. Items returned within three months of being billed will be given an $85.00 refund for each item. A billing fee of $15.00 per item will not be refunded. No refunds will be made after an item has been billed for three months.

Thank you for returning library materials in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact Zelda at 826-8156.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Library, it's more than just books

This is National Library Week, a perfect time to check us out. Ideas and the space, resources, and personal service you need to succeed are @ your library. Most people think of books when they think of the Library. However, we offer a lot more than just shelf after shelf after shelf of books.

You can do these and a whole lot more by visiting the Library virtually or in person. Remember, we’re here to help you!

You can help us, by letting us know what you think. Stop by the Library and take a brief survey. Oh, and feel free to help yourself to some candy too.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Items added to the collection on April 16

Here are just a few of the items recently added to the Library's collection. Feel free to browse the complete list.

Luther's spirituality
BR333.5.S65 L88 2007

The Jewish women of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp
D804.47 .S35 2004

Jewish forced labor under the Nazis : economic needs and racial aims, 1938-1944
DS135.E83 G72 2006

The Tet Offensive : a concise history
DS557.8.T4 W54 2007

Ohio's war : the Civil War in documents
E525 .O39 2006

Salt Fork State Park
F497.G93 B69 2007

The language of fashion
GT511 .B363 2006

Roadblocks to quality physical education
GV361 .R63 2007

A basic course in public international law research
KZ1234 .W56 2005

Herbivore optimization by North American elk : consequences for theory and management
Quarto SK361 .W5 no.167


Friday, April 13, 2007

April 19 Author Talk Will Focus on Ohio History

The last Author Talk of the 2006-2007 academic year will begin on Thursday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Library.

Caldwell resident Gary Williams, will share his experience researching and writing Historic Tours of Ohio. Gary has written and self published three other books on Ohio history.

Dr. Bil Kerrigan, Associate Professor of History, and students Alicia Seng and Meredith Bowman will share their experiences researching and writing Cambridge and Salt Fork State Park. Both books are part of the Images of America series.

You will have an opportunity to ask the authors questions. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the library at 740-826-8152 if you have questions.


LexisNexis Academic (Beta): Shiny and New

It's raining betas here in the Library. Your favorite resource for all the news that's fit to be searched is getting a face lift. The LexisNexis Academic (Beta) was released at the end of March. (Note: The beta URL will only work on campus.)

What's new?
  • Simple layout
  • Check box limits that allow you broaden or narrow your sources more intuitively
  • A choice between natural language or power search using connectors
  • Contextual "How do I...?" help on the right side of the search pages
  • Result clustering that groups your results by type of information and then by source
The new LexisNexis Academic will go live around the end of June. More information about the redesign is available on the LexisNexis web site. Feel free to give it a try.


Try the Academic Search Complete (Beta)

Your favorite interdisciplinary database is putting on some weight, but in a good way. Academic Search Complete (Beta) will go into full production this summer. It will replace Academic Search Premier on our web site before the start of the Fall 2007 semester.

So what makes this Academic Search "Complete"?

It currently has 832 full text journals (743 that are peer-reviewed) and 175 full text monographs that are not available in Academic Search Premier. These numbers are expected to increase to a total of 1,500 full text journals and 300 full text monographs over the next 12 to 18 months.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Easter Break Hours

The Library will be open the following hours during Easter Break (April 4 to April 8). Changes from our normal schedule are indicated with bold text.

Wednesday, April 4: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 6: CLOSED
Saturday, April 7: CLOSED
Sunday, April 8: CLOSED

You can always check the Hours page on our web site if you are in doubt to when we are open or closed.

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