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Prepare for exams with LearningExpress Library

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:35 -- Kelly Bradish

Have you tried LearningExpress Library version 3.0?

You can access it from the wvinfodepot.org website or by clicking here.

In addition to simpler navigation and additional content, the new LearningExpress Library includes video overviews of different site features. These user guides allow you to take a virtual tour of the new interface whenever you'd like!

LearningExpress Library provides study guides, eBooks and practice tests for major standardized exams like the GRE, Praxis, ASVAB and many others.

Note: LearningExpress Library 3.0 will not recognize usernames and passwords created for LearningExpress Library 2.0. If you already had an account in the older system, you'll need to create a new one for the new platform. For best results, use a campus internet connection/computer to register. After that, you can access the site and log in from anywhere.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

 

Try Freegal for all types of music -- free!

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:56 -- Kelly Bradish

Freegal, the free music download service, is quickly becoming a favorite among many students, faculty and staff. Have you tried it yet?

To give you an idea of what you can download from Freegal, here are the current top five songs:

  1. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
  2. Burnin' It Down - Jason Aldean
  3. Chandelier - Sia
  4. American Kids - Kenny Chesney
  5. All Of Me - John Legend

You can also stream three hours of music every day! Find out more about how Freegal works in our FAQ.

Click here to give it a try, and let us know if you have any questions!

 

 

'Quiet Dell' author to visit campus

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:49 -- Kelly Bradish

West Virginia author Jayne Anne Phillips, who has received acclaim for her novel Quiet Dell and other works, will speak on campus on Thursday, Sept. 11.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.

Admission is free and open to the public. Save the date!

Read more about the author in this FSUNow article and on her website: jayneannephillips.com

Library hours for Labor Day weekend

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:46 -- Kelly Bradish

This weekend, the Library will be open as usual on Saturday -- 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

The Library will close at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 and remain closed Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 for Labor Day.

We will reopen at 7 AM Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Have a safe, happy Labor Day!

WVDELI news: Updates to notifications, searches

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:39 -- Kelly Bradish

Overdrive, which powers the WVDELI, has made some improvements we'd like to tell you about.

Hold notifications

Beginning this week, you'll now see a red notification on your Account and Holds pages when a title on hold is ready to be checked out. You'll still receive the notification email -- this is just another way to let you know your item is ready for checkout!

You can also automatically check out items on hold once they're available.

Read more about holds: How to place a hold | How to suspend a hold

Mobile search filters

Users who access WVDELI through a phone or tablet might also notice that search filters have been moved to the top of the page in the Overdrive app. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to use DELI and find new books, movies, and music to enjoy!

If you're not already, be sure to follow WVDELI on Facebook for more tips and tricks!

 

 

Borrow eBooks for free!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:45 -- Kelly Bradish

We've seen lots of tablets, eReaders and mobile phones around the Library during the start of the semester! Make the most out of your device, and use it to borrow eBooks from the WVDELI!

We are happy to walk you through the steps of downloading eBooks. Please contact Kelly to set up a time to bring in your eReader, tablet or smartphone to review the process.

OverDrive, which powers the WVDELI, has some fantastic instructions available on their website as well. Get started with custom tutorials for your device.

Borrow an eReader

Students, faculty and staff can check out an eReader for two weeks. We encourage the campus community to participate and explore eReader technology! If you're thinking about buying an eReader, this is an opportunity to try before you buy!

Interested? You'll need to request an appointment for a brief setup session. Please complete this short online form. You'll then be contacted to arrange a meeting time.

Read from your browser

Many titles in the WVDELI can also be read in your computer's web browser - no special software or apps required! Find out more about OverDrive Read.

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