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Looking for articles? Use Summon, our one-stop search tool

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:26 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time to buckle down and get those papers and projects going before finals!

We want to make sure you're using the best resources available to you to make your research easier.

With Summon, you can search all our databases at once to find scholarly, full-text articles.

Not sure how to use it? Click through this short tutorial, or Ask Us for help!


New database trial - VAST: Academic Video Online

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 14:37 -- Kelly Bradish

We're excited to tell you about a streaming video database trial available to the campus community!

From now until May 17, 2013, students, faculty and staff can try out VAST: Academic Video Online.

More details from Alexander Street Press: Each video comes complete with keyword-searchable, synchronized transcripts. As the video plays, the transcript scrolls, and what's being spoken is highlighted. Students and instructors can make custom clips, name them, and annotate them. Clips can then be placed into personal playlists, included in course folders to share and post online, cited in papers, and embedded on websites.

Here's a tutorial from the provider:

Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Online yearbooks may be affected during Internet Archive upgrades

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:17 -- Kelly Bradish

The host of our online yearbook and catalog archives, the Internet Archive, has notified us that system outages may occur today and tomorrow.

From the provider: "The Internet Archive will be offline for a few hours on both Tuesday 4/16 and Wednesday 4/17 this week.... We're trying to keep the outages to a minimum."

These outages are due to power supply improvements. Updates will be posted on the Internet Archive twitter account, @internetarchive.

We thank you for your patience!

Have your own international film festival!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:03 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's another way to take part in the International Festival this week: check out an international film on DVD! We've pulled several films from our DVD collection that are now displayed near the circulation desk, for easy browsing. Get some friends together and enjoy!

We've featured just a few of these films on our Pinterest board, which links to our catalog so you can see if the title is available. Click the image to take a look!


It's National Library Week!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:29 -- Kelly Bradish

We're celebrating National Library Week!

This is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. During National Library Week, communities celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and promote library use and support. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic and special -- participate.

We love our campus Library, and we hope you do, too. Here are a few ways you can join us in this celebration:

  • Pick up a button to show your support for libraries at the reference/circulation desk on the ground floor.
  • If you participated in a READ photo shoot, pick up your print copy at the reference/circulation desk! If you were in a group photo, get your copy from your contact person.
  • Watch for READ photos to be posted this week! Update: They're on Facebook!
  • Encourage your friends to follow us! We're FSUPCTCLib on Twitter and Facebook, and MusickLibrary on Pinterest.

Library website maintenance this weekend

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:28 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library website will be offline for one to two hours starting at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Please plan accordingly!

This downtime is necessary for maintenance updates. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.


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