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Films on Demand: February Top 5

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 16:45 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's a look at February's most-viewed films in our online Films on Demand collection.

We encourage the campus community to browse the collection for classroom presentation ideas, possible research and discussion topics, general information... there's something here for everyone. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Library hours for Spring Break

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 16:41 -- Kelly Bradish


Spring Break is almost here!

Our schedule will be modified while classes are not in session.

For Spring Break 2013, here are closings and other schedule changes:

Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10: CLOSED

Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15: 8 A.M.—5 P.M.

Regular hours resume Saturday, March 16.

Recent donations to The Nest

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 16:39 -- Kelly Bradish

We'd like to acknowledge some recent efforts on campus to support The Nest.

The International Student Organization held a talent show, with penny voting proceeds going to The Nest.

The Falcon Center offered locker rentals for the month of February in exchange for a food donation to The Nest.

Thanks to all organizers and participants!!

The Nest campus food bank was created to assist students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.  The Nest is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Library. 

Students who need extra help with food supplies will be able to use The Nest by showing their student I.D. and filling out a form that will be kept confidential. Read more.

Collection news: New Films on Demand titles

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:11 -- Kelly Bradish


Expand your research with new titles from Films on Demand!

Films on Demand has also added several titles from a variety of fields, including physical sciences, culinary arts, education, fashion, and more. Here are just a few of the new streaming films:


Don't wait until the last minute - start your research!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 16:56 -- Kelly Bradish

If you're not sure where to begin with your research paper or project, our reference databases are a great first step!

Three are featured on the library website's Reference tab: Credo Reference, Oxford Reference Online and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

We recommend searching all of these for comprehensive results. These databases feature subject-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps, illustrations and more. Spending a little time reading about your topic can go a long way in deciding the approach to take and search terms to use when looking for journal articles and books.

When you're ready to search for articles, read about our Summon search tool in our LibGuide.

Here are more databases that can help you develop your topic.

Questions? Ask Us!


Bear-y big giveaway!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 16:51 -- Kelly Bradish

Don't have time to shop for your special someone for Valentine's Day?

Then be sure to stop by the Circulation Desk of the Ruth Ann Musick Library to enter to win one of two big, cuddly stuffed bears!

This giveaway is open to all current Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students. 

The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 14. 

Don't miss your chance to enter for these "bear-y" special gifts!

Happy Valentine's Day!


You're invited: Explore eReaders & eBooks!

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 08:34 -- Libstaff A

Roses are red

We're looking forward to this event so much, we wrote the poem above!°

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Stop in: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the TabLab (Library middle floor)

Bring your tablet or eReader, or look at one of ours. We’ll answer your questions and give you tips on using the WVDELI & free online eBook collections.

RSVPs encouraged but not required: kelly.bradish (at)

°clearly, we are not poets.


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