They’re coming — Super Saturdays at Brown Library! It’s almost the end of the semester, and Brown Library wants to support you with your final exams and research projects. The library’s top floor and the main floor Academic Link are extending their hours to 9am to 4pm on November 22 and December 6. The first 50 students who come to Brown Library on a Saturday to study and use our services will get better grades. What a deal!
We are always excited about new books making their way to the shelves. More than 100 were recently added to the collection. See Brown Library New Books 10-23-14 for the complete list.
Believe it or not, your friendly librarians do not live at the library. For those times in the middle of the night when you’re in need of assistance, check to see if we have an InfoGuide that meets your needs.
What: InfoGuides are librarian-created websites. They are often created for a specific class or subject and contain library resources related to that class or subject. Topics include English 111, Citation Styles, Finding Statistics, Dental Hygiene, and more.
Who: We have created InfoGuides for students, faculty, and staff to use. Anyone can access any of the guides.
Why: We create InfoGuides with the needs of our students, faculty, and staff in mind. The guides exist to help you navigate library resources that are relevant to your academic needs. Each InfoGuide is customized and contains credible information.
When: 24/7/365! You can access InfoGuides absolutely any time you want.
Where: There are several ways to access InfoGuides.
- Bookmark this direct link to our InfoGuides listing: http://infoguides.virginiawestern.edu
- Through the “Student Resources” area in all Blackboard courses
- From the InfoGuides links on the Library’s website (Located under “Research Tools” and “Most Wanted”)
If you have suggestions on future class, subject, or topic guides you’d like us to add, please let us know!
You can listen to and download sounds from early space flights and current missions on NASA’s new SoundCloud account. Hear the noises of the Solar System & Beyond, Rocket Engine, Space shuttle mission, Mercury and Apollo, and more. Make your computer shout, “Houston, we have a problem” every time you make an error. Check out https://soundcloud.com/nasa
Just about everyone uses social media in some capacity these days. In many cases, using social media content in an academic assignment is not an option. If you are allowed to use it, though, you need to know how to cite it. Aditi Rao, a Technology Coach in Texas, has compiled MLA and APA citation guidelines for some popular social media sites into one handy chart.
As always, refer to the appropriate style manual for exact details. You may also visit the Reference Department or the Writing Center in the Brown Library building for citation assistance.