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Library News

VITA tax preparation canceled for Saturday, Feb. 15

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:24 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified that VITA tax preparation for Saturday, February 15 has been canceled. Please help spread the word.

More VITA dates and locations are listed here.

For questions about the schedule, call Trudy at (304) 367-4261.

Campus closed as of noon Thurs. Feb. 13

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 14:01 -- Kelly Bradish

Classes are canceled & campus closed at noon today. This includes the Library. Check your school's website for more info. Stay safe!!

ProQuest maintenance Saturday evening

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:45 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified by ProQuest of the following upcoming downtime:

On February 15, 2014, ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

As a result, ProQuest databases will not be available starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, February 15 for approximately eight (8) hours.

Databases from other providers will be unaffected during this time, and you can access them here.


Database news: Films on Demand Top 10

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:26 -- Kelly Bradish

New to Films on Demand? This collection of streaming video and multimedia includes academic, vocational and life-skills topics.

Take a look at what's popular on campus!

You can also create your own custom segment of a video in the Films on Demand collection. This video tutorial shows you how.

VITA tax preparation dates announced

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:01 -- Kelly Bradish

FSU accounting students will once again be preparing income tax returns for free as part of VITA.

The full schedule of dates and locations is online here. For easier printing, here's a PDF copy of the schedule.

On the dates when VITA is at our Library, tax preparation will take place in the TabLab on the middle floor - the same place as last year.


  • You must be at the location at least one hour prior to closing time in order to have your return completed
  • Returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis and the number of returns prepared may be limited
  • No appointment is necessary
  • Free electronic filing
  • Please bring proof of ID (Driver's License, Photo ID) and Social Security card

For questions about the schedule, call Trudy at (304) 367-4261. The School of Business website has posted information as well.

Here are the dates for the Ruth Ann Musick Library in 2014:

Tuesday Feb. 11: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

**CANCELED** Saturday Feb. 15: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday Feb. 25: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday Feb. 28: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday Mar. 22: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday Mar. 25: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday Mar. 29: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday April 5: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday April 8: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Database news: LexisNexis updates

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:25 -- Kelly Bradish

Those of you who use LexisNexis have probably noticed that this database was recently redesigned.

We've updated our Ask Us entry about LexisNexis with tips, but wanted to share some here as well.

Specifically, we have found that the "Search by content type" feature (shown below) can be helpful in searching for specific items.

This video and the LexisNexis Getting Started Guide also provide step-by-step instructions for whatever you may be researching. Please Ask Us if you have any questions!


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