From the Director

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

For those of you returning, you'll notice the library's new and improved website.

For faculty who've been away over the summer, please note that any links to library pages in your syllabi will need to be updated.

Links to subject guides can be found on our Research by Subject page. If there are other library pages you can’t find, just ask us and we’ll send the link to you. If there is a topic you would like to see represented, let us know and we will create a page for it.

Note: The new website does not affect permalinks you're using from Films on Demand, EBSCOHost article databases, EBSCO eBooks, or other databases. These links are unchanged.

We hope you have a profitable academic year!

Kay Cunningham · · (901) 321-3430

Online Videos

VAST Academic Video Online

Our collection of online videos grew tremendously in June 2012 with the addition of VAST Academic Video Online from Alexander Street Press. VAST's 13,000+ videos cover the following categories: American History, Area Studies, Art and Architecture, Business and Economics, Counseling and Therapy, Criminal Justice, Dance, Education, Ethnic Studies, Health, Humanities, Opera, Politics, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Science, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies, World History, World Language and Literature, and more.

Mobile Viewing: Click on the send-to-mobile icon (pops up to the far right of a title when you hover your mouse over a results list item). Three options: (1.) send it by email or SMS, (2.) type the provided link into your mobile's browser, or (3.) scan the QR code. All videos can viewed on iPhone or Android smartphones (3G network or better).

Films on Demand

We continue to have access to Films on Demand, offering 8,000+ academic videos on a wide variety of subjects.

Mobile Viewing: Films on Demand videos can be accessed using any Internet-connected mobile device that supports Flash video or H264 video streaming, including the iPad 1.0+ and the iPhone 4.0+.

Create Playlists

Both VAST and Films on Demand allow you to create customized, shareable playlists of videos and clips.


Deborah Babb · · (901) 321-3433

New Books

Want to know what's new in the library? Use the Library Catalog's New Items search.

Also, read about new books featured in the What's New @ Plough Library blog in recent weeks:

The Warmth of Other Suns
Prize-winning children's books
Ethics of Spying
American Sermons
Nightly News Nightmare
Reporting Civil Rights


Maya Berry· · (901) 321-3554

Instruction Schedule

Database Research

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

• Monday, September 10: 11 am
• Tuesday, September 11: 4:30 pm
• Wednesday, September 12: 10 am
• Thursday, September 13: 12 pm
• Friday, September 14: 1 pm
• Tuesday, September 18: 5:30 pm

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.

• Wednesday, September 5: 11 am
• Thursday, September 6: 10 am
• Thursday, September 13: 1 pm
• Friday, September 14: 10 am

Community Outreach

Instruction Librarian Benjamin Head will be out and about, ready to answer your library-related questions!

• Thursday, August 23: 8:30 am in Kenrick
• Monday, August 27: 8:30 am in Nolan
• Wednesday, August 29: 8:45 am in Cooper-Wilson lounge
• Thursday, August 30: 8:45 am in Buckman


Benjamin Head · · (901) 321-4355

Database News

STAT!Ref Nursing

STAT!Ref Nursing contains full text, searchable reference titles such as Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context, brought to us by Tennessee Electronic Library, includes pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, court-case overviews, periodical articles, statistical tables, and more.

Plough Mobile

The Library's Mobile Resources page has links to mobile versions of the BUCCAT library catalog, EBSCOHost, LexisNexis, JSTOR, PubMed, RefWorks and more.

Bookmark this page on your mobile device for easy access.


Deborah Babb · · (901) 321-3433


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!

• Keep track of when checked-out items are due. Check your account online or call, email, or stop by the library. Need more time? Renew Online or ask library staff for a renewal.

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

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

• You can borrow books from several local area college libraries. Take your CBU ID with you to obtain a library card from them. You are subject to the other libraries’ policies. These policies will vary depending on the library you use, so make sure you understand these policies before you check out!


Maya Berry· · (901) 321-3554

Drink Up @ Plough Library

Come by Plough Library for coffee and hot cocoa for just 50 cents per cup.

If you prefer something cold, we now have a drink machine downstairs in the Buccup.

We allow food and drink in the library while you study. Please be courteous to others and clean up after yourself. Don't forget to put your empty cans and plastic bottles in one of our many our recycling bins.


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