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Info to know: Common end-of-semester questions

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:48 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's a roundup of frequently asked questions/answers and tips for the end of the semester.colin kinner flickr

Finally, during this busy time, please make sure you diligently watch your belongings. NEVER leave them unattended! If you do lose something, please ask at the Library Circulation Desk and Campus Security (Falcon Center). Make sure your name is in/on your notebook, book, bag or water bottle. Here are tips for making it easier to be reunited with your USB drive and cellphone.

Photo: Colin Kinner, Creative Commons license

Summon currently down

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 14:02 -- Kelly Bradish

Update: Summon is now functioning normally.

From the provider of Summon: Summon is currently unavailable and we are actively working through the issue.

In the meantime, you can search individual databases (like EBSCO) for articles. A full list of databases is here.

Post your semester thank-you notes here!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:15 -- Kelly Bradish

We'd like to take a moment to thank the campus community for another great semester. And, we'd like to extend that opportunity to you as well!

If there's a classmate, instructor, member of campus staff, or other person or group you'd like to thank for going the extra mile, post your note of appreciation below in the comments box.*

Once your comment is approved, it will show up below this post. We'll also feature some notes on social media with the #campusthanks hashtag.

Best of luck with final exams, projects and papers!

*You don't have to use your full name. All posts are subject to admin approval.

Freegal: Music for studying, holidays and more

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:49 -- Kelly Bradish

Reading, writing, group projects.... there's so much to do! How about some new background music for studying, or for your study breaks?

As due dates and finals approach, three free downloads a week from Freegal will come in handy!

If you're new to Freegal, these step-by-step instructions will help you get started.

From holiday music to new releases to old favorites, Freegal's collection includes a variety of artists. We've featured some on Pinterest, and the latest Freegal newsletter highlights new and recent releases as well.


Extended hours, snacks at the Library for finals

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 12:15 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library has extended hours and snacks to help you get ready for finals!

We are open continuously during the week, but will be closing for a few hours during the weekends as follows:

  • Friday, Dec. 6: Close at midnight
  • Saturday, Dec. 7: Open at 7:30 AM, close at midnight
  • Sunday, Dec. 8: Open at 2 PM
  • Friday, Dec. 13: Close at midnight
  • Saturday, Dec. 14: Open at 7:30 AM, close at 4 PM

While you're studying, remember that we have coffee, hot cocoa, cookies and more to help you stay energized. We wish you the best on your projects, papers and exams!

Free meal at 4 p.m. today

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:42 -- Kelly Bradish

Today at 4 p.m., stop by the Library Lobby for a sub sandwich, chips and bottled water.

This free meal is sponsored by Baptist Campus Ministries and First Baptist Church.

We thank them for their generosity!

Collection news: Films on Demand custom segments

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:55 -- Kelly Bradish

filmFilms on Demand has announced several recently enhanced features, including:

Custom Segment Tool: This feature gives viewers the option to create their own segments. For instance, if you want to share only the middle and end of a segment, you can create your own segment including just those parts.

With this tool, you can identify the start and end times and provide a title and description for any title that is part of our collection. More information: Video tutorial | Article

Transcript Cross-Search: Previously, viewers could search individual transcripts. Now, all transcripts in the collection can be searched at once. More information: Article

Continuous Play: Check off the Continuous Play box on any View Video page to enjoy continuous playback from segment to segment.

Loop Playlist: Select the Loop Playlist option on any Playlist page to watch the full playlist on a continuous loop.

Please let us know if you have any questions about using any of our databases! All our video and music online collections are listed here.



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