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Hot off the press! Read the latest reports from CQ Researcher

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 17:26 -- Libstaff A


COVID-19 and Mental Health

July 31, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 28

Is the U.S. prepared for the other pandemic-related crisis?

China Rising

July 24, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 27

Will it soon be the world's dominant power?

The Pandemic Economy

Issue July 17, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 26

When will it recover from COVID-19?

Circular Economy

July 10, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 25

Can companies renounce a “take-make-waste” model?


New Database : International Medieval Bibliography

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 09:36 -- Libstaff A


International Medieval Bibliography 

A tool for medievalists to identify the contents of current work published throughout Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include Classics, English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Theology and Philosophy, Medieval European Languages and Literatures, Arabic and Islamic Studies, History of Education, Art History, Music, Theatre and Performance Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Studies.

List of Free Electronic Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 13:57 -- Libstaff A

Expanded and Free Electronic Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic compiled by ICOLC

(ICOLC - the International Coalition of Library Consortia - is an informal group of nearly 200 library consortia internationally)


Message from LYRASIS (Fairmont State University Library is a member of LYRASIS consortium)


ICOLC, the International Coalition of Library Consortia, issued a global Statement requesting that information service providers work with consortia and libraries to get as much information as possible to the users who need it during the pandemic crisis. As of today, the Statement has been signed by 109 consortia from 40 countries and translated into 9 languages.

The Statement includes an Expanded Access Specifics spreadsheet (EAS) where information service providers’ responses have been crowdsourced by a variety of consortia and libraries. ICOLC built this spreadsheet so that librarians from around the world can integrate it into their workflow. It is divided into categories to help guide librarians to:

* Courseware to help faculty move their classes online

* COVID-19 Research to get the latest research and news on Coronavirus to researchers and clinicians

* General Content to provide electronic resources to help students and faculty finish out the semester 



The Fairmont State Library will be closed until further notice (3/27/2020)

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:41 -- Libstaff A


The library is now closed to all on-site traffic until further notice. In addition, the Starbucks and Starbucks computer lab in the library are also now closed.

Interlibrary loan articles can still be ordered, but print books cannot be requested as mail is not being delivered to the library.

Digital library resources are still available at https://library.fairmontstate.edu.

If you need to access the textbooks currently in the library’s collection, please complete the Textbook Reserve Request Form, and we will post resources to a secure E-reserve page for online access.

Ebooks, articles, streaming video, and other electronic resources can be accessed 24/7 from the library homepage. Use the "Ask Us" button in the upper right corner of the page to chat with a Librarian.




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