From the Director

To all new students, faculty and staff, welcome to CBU; to all returning students , faculty and staff, welcome back!

Over the summer, Plough Library has added many new electronic resources, plus books and DVDs, to its collection. These include: the CAMIO database of art images; new ebooks from Knovel, netLibrary, and Credo; and the bibliographic citation manager RefWorks. All these are available to you, whether by using your student ID to check out physical material or by using your CBU login to access electronic material.

Keep up with what’s new--either with the What's New @ the Library blog or by following us on Facebook. You’ll find out about what’s new in the collection, what’s new in databases, research tips, useful websites, new books, and more.

What isn’t new is the Library’s readiness to help you. Do you need help finding articles for an assignment or selecting the best resources for your needs? Are you having trouble using library resources? During the semester, in-person help is available at the Reference Desk from Mondays - Thursdays from 9am - 10pm, Fridays from 9am – 4:30pm, and 1-11pm on Sundays. Call or stop by. We’ll be happy to assist you.

Kay Cunningham · · (901) 321-3430

What's RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic citation manager.

But what’s a bibliographic citation manager? What does it do? Citation managers like Refworks allow you to: collect and organize citations related to assignments or research interests; create an always-accessible, personal database; include your own notes; and generate bibliographies in APA, MLA, Turabian, and a host of other styles, with only a handful of clicks of a mouse.

RefWorks is available to all Christian Brothers University faculty, staff, students, and alumni. For further information, see the Library’s collection of RefWorks information pages which cover the basics of setting up an account and include tutorials on how to use RefWorks.

For those who might want a live introduction, RefWorks will be the topic of several of the Library’s Brown Bag Sessions this fall.

Kay Cunningham · · (901) 321-3430

Mobile Resources

Check out the Library's new Mobile Resources page. You'll find links to mobile versions of the BUCCAT Library catalog, EBSCOHost, PubMed, RefWorks, and WorldCat. Watch for the list to grow. We'll be adding more library resources to the list as mobile interfaces are developed. Bookmark the Mobile Resources page on your mobile device for easy access.

Deborah Babb · · (901) 321-3433

Database News


JSTOR changed its interface on Aug. 23. The most important change to note is that everything in all of the JSTOR collections is now searchable, but access to fulltext material is limited to what is in an institution's subscription.

CBU subscribes to three JSTOR collections covering the Arts and Sciences; be aware that there are many more collections from which you will now see results.

Anything CBU has access to will display a green checkmark, whether in results lists or on journal browse lists. If you do not want to see material that is unavailable in fulltext, apply the limit, "only content I can access," to a results list; or go to Advanced Search where you can build the limit into your search.

PRINTING: to print in JSTOR, you'll need to click on "View PDF" and open the article in Adobe Reader. You'll print the article using the print options available within Adobe Reader.

Wiley Online Library

Wiley InterScience is now Wiley Online Library and has a whole new search interface. Like JSTOR, search results will include many items to which we do not have full text access.

This symbol denotes items that are available through our subscription.

Wiley Online Library also includes several new ebooks that we added over the summer, including The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Science.

Deborah Babb · · (901) 321-3433


Assignment Assistance Sessions:

Need help with Term papers? Essays? Take home assignments? Literature reviews? Book reviews? Annotated bibliographies and more?

Come to one of our walk-in classes in the Infolab:


Wednesday, September 8, 10:00 am
Tuesday, September 14, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 15, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 21, 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 23, 10:00 am


Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, September 21, 4:00 and 6:00 pm

Library Tours

Library tours cover the Main Floor’s Circulation Desk, reference books and Reference Desk; the Upper Level’s circulating collection, online catalog terminal, study carrels and quiet study area; the Lower Level’s Infolab, periodical collections, DVD viewing room, Curriculum Library, Writing Center and the Ross Art Gallery. A relevant activity will be conducted at each phase of the tour.

- Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
- Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
- Thursdays at 11:00 am
- or by request

Faculty may schedule a class for the tour. You may also schedule a tour anytime by calling Benjamin Head at 321-4355.

Benjamin Head · · (901) 321-4355


Tips for our new and returning CBU staff, faculty, and students!

• Your CBU ID is your library card. Please always bring your CBU ID with you to the library so you can check out materials quickly and easily!

• Be aware of when your checked-out items are due so you can return them on time. Check your account online or call, email, or stop by the library. Need more time? Renew Online or ask library staff for a renewal.

• We consider items to be “lost” if they are not returned 30 days after they are due back to the library. We will apply lost item and processing charges at that time. If items are returned after they are considered “lost”, you won’t be responsible for the lost item or processing charges, but you will still owe overdue fines.

• You can return books when the library is closed. We have a book drop located just outside our front door.

• You have circulation privileges with several local area college libraries. You’ll need to take your CBU ID with you to obtain a library card from them. You will be subject to the lending libraries’ policies. These policies will vary depending on the library you use, so make sure you understand these policies before you check out!

• Need to watch a video in our collection for class, but don’t have a VCR/DVD player? The library has two VCR/DVD/TV sets in the library on the lower level.

Maya Berry· · (901) 321-3554

Interlibrary Loan

Searching for sources for your research papers can be very confusing and frustrating.

Our website has links to many databases and reference sources. Often you'll find the information for what looks like the perfect article, but we don't carry the full text article. Arrrrghhh!

Certainly one option is to request the article through Interlibrary Loan. But before you send off your request, have you checked for similar information in our other resources? Our reference librarians can help you with this. We have databases, physical periodicals and books in our library that can usually give you the information you need right now.

The article you need may also be available at a nearby local library. CBU students, staff and faculty can check out books from the University of Memphis library and other libraries that are part of our local library agreement.

Interlibrary Loan is an excellent tool for research. Through Interlibrary Loan we can obtain resources from all over the United States. But don't forget to look at what Plough Library can offer. Sometimes what you need is right here.

Melissa Verble· · (901) 321-4018

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