From the Director

Welcome to all students, faculty, and staff—both new and returning—from the staff of Plough Library!

We have a number of new resources: the CINAHL and OVID databases with articles from healthcare journals and Films on Demand with streaming videos from all disciplines.

One old resource, the NetLibrary eBook collection, has been upgraded and improved with its transfer to the EBSCO platform: you’ll find them under EBSCO eBooks on our Databases page and also as individual titles in the library catalog.

In addition, all of our public computers were replaced over the summer and now come equipped with full versions of Microsoft Office programs.

Come to the library, either in person or through our website, for resources to use in classes, for research, or just to pass the time. We’re happy to help you, whether it’s one-on-one, in a group or a class, or through the ask-a-librarian email link. Don’t be afraid to ask. That’s why we’re here!

 

Kay Cunningham · kay.cunningham@cbu.edu · (901) 321-3430

Database News

EBSCO eBooks

As Kay noted in her welcome message, NetLibrary, Plough Library’s largest collection of eBooks, is now EBSCO eBooks. With this change, you get the added benefit of many EBSCOhost features:

Download EBSCO eBooks for offline viewing.

Citations for each title can be generated in AMA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, MLA, and Vancouver styles; citations can also be exported to RefWorks.

• Print more pages! Up to 60 pages per title allowed, and EBSCO includes a print management box that tracks the number of pages available.

• Make notes as you read a title (available with free personal registration).

• Permalinks include CBU’s EZproxy prefix, making it easy to create links to titles. Just copy-and-paste!

EBSCO eBooks can be searched as a free-standing database, through the library catalog, or in combination with any of EBSCO’s subject specific databases—Business Source Premier, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycINFO, etc. Use the “Change Database” link to open the list of EBSCO databases and select the resources you want to use in a simultaneous search.

NOTE: Books can be downloaded for up to seven days. If you want to download books, you will need to load Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. You won’t be able to read the books without it. Once on your computer, Adobe Digital Editions will also let you sync a downloaded book to most ereaders; see the list of compatible devices.

 

Films On Demand

We are very excited to offer you Films On Demand, a streaming video service offering thousands of educational and documentary films. Subjects covered include business, math, health, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. Included are staged versions of classic plays (Sophocles, Shakespeare, Moliere), opera and ballet performances, medical case studies, CLIO award-winning advertisements, math skills reviews, Spanish language lessons, historic newsreel footage, specials from news organizations (ABC, BBC, NBC), and much more. Descriptive summaries accompany each film, and some films include closed captioning.

Search the collection directly from its link on the Databases page or find individual titles in the BUCCAT library catalog. Films are available 24/7 and can be used in the classroom and in courseware.

Links can be made to a whole film or to individual segments. Just be sure to use the link provided in the descriptive matter along with each video, instead of the embed option. CBU’s EZproxy prefix is automatically included with the URLs (the prefix is required for off-campus acces). You can also create a personal account to mark favorites or create playlists within the database.

 

Linking to eResources

EBSCO eBooks and Films on Demand are not the only eResources from which you can create direct links. Every article in EBSCO databases (Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, PsycArticles, and more) includes an EZproxied permalink. While other databases provide permalinks, they may lack the EZproxy prefix. Check out How to Create Copyright-Friendly E-Reading Lists for instructions on how to handle those links.

 

JSTOR Early Journal Content

On September 6, JSTOR opened up access to half-a-million articles from their archive. These articles were published before 1923 (in the U.S.) and 1870 (in the rest of the world) and are now in the public domain and copyright-free. For more details see JSTOR's Early Journal Content FAQs.

 

Deborah Babb · dbabb@cbu.edu · (901) 321-3433

Remember Knovel for Chemistry and Engineering

Looking for current books in the fields of chemistry and engineering? Don’t forget about our three Knovel collections in the fields of Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, and General Engineering & Engineering Management. They include hundreds of recent, specialized books—all in full text, and some with interactive features.

A few examples include:

• Francois Cardarelli's Encyclopedia of Scientific Units, Weights, and Measures (2003). Intended to be the most comprehensive work on unit conversions, the encyclopedia includes 20,000+ factors, and 5000+ definitions. Included measures come from all fields of engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, economics, and computer science.

• Erich Steiner's Chemistry Maths (2008). Its twenty-one chapters discuss the mathematical processes necessary for college chemistry: algebraic functions, transcendental functions, partial differential equations, vectors, and more.

• T.R. Crompton’s Polymer Reference Book (2006). Covering the chemical, physico-chemical, and physical techniques used to examine polymers, it describes the capabilities, limitations and applications of available techniques. Instrumentation for the determination of metals, non metals, functional groups, and polymer structural analysis are discussed, along with minor non-polymeric components. It is a useful resource for laboratory designers, work planners, chemists, engineers, chemical engineers and anyone involved with the implementation of specifications and process control.

Acquisitions

The library is here to help you pass your standardized tests! While the most current study guide will be a reference book on the main level, older editions are available for checkout. We have many study guides available including:

MCAT - R 610 M33 2008

GRE - R 378.1 B76 2011

LSAT - R 340.076 K37 2011

GMAT - R 650.076 B37 2011

 

We have a new collection of PRAXIS study guides on a variety of subject tests. All of these are available for 3 day checkouts and are located in the Curriculum Library.

 

Maya Berry· mberry2@cbu.edu · (901) 321-3554

Instruction

Walk-in Library Instruction

These sessions are open to all in the CBU community on a first-come basis and limited to 24 persons. All sessions are held in the Library Infolab, Lower Level, Plough Library

• Tuesday, September 20 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 20 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 20 6 p.m.
• Thursday, September 22 10 a.m.

Library Tours

Library tours last 20 minutes and are limited to 24 students. Tours cover the Main Floor’s Circulation Desk, Reference Desk and reference books; the Upper Level’s circulating collection, study carrels and quiet study area; the Lower Level’s Infolab, periodical collections, DVD viewing room, Curriculum Library, Writing Center and Ross Art Gallery. A relevant activity is conducted at each phase of the tour.

• Thursday, September 22 2 p.m.
• Friday, September 23 10 a.m.
• Monday, October 3 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, October 5 11 a.m.

 

Benjamin Head · bhead@cbu.edu · (901) 321-4355

Plough Library's Gone Mobile

The Library's Mobile Resources page has links to mobile versions of the BUCCAT library catalog, EBSCOHost, LexisNexis, JSTOR, PubMed, RefWorks and more. Watch for the list to grow. We'll be adding more library resources to the list as they become available.

Bookmark this page http://www.cbu.edu/library/mobile.html on your mobile device for easy access.

 

Deborah Babb · dbabb@cbu.edu · (901) 321-3433

Circulation

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!

• You can watch videos in the library! The library has two VCR/DVD/TV sets in the library on the lower level for the videos in our collection. You can also watch videos from our Films on Demand online collection on any computer in the library (provided you have headphones).

 

Maya Berry· mberry2@cbu.edu · (901) 321-3554

Coffee @ Plough Library

As temperatures get cooler, come by Plough Library for coffee and hot cocoa for just 50 cents per cup.

We also allow food and drink in the library while you study. Just remember to be courteous to others and clean up after yourself.

 

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