Thursday, January 19, 2012

The CSP Library Goes Mobile

Look up the library's hours, find our location, search for books and articles, and keep abreast of library happenings, all via your smartphone.

If you are using a mobile phone, your device will be detected automatically and directed to the mobile site. If you are using a tablet, you should not be redirected to the mobile site. If you are, there is a link to the Full Site at the bottom of the mobile site which will take you to the full Library Web site.

Preview the mobile site on your full-sized computer (in Chrome and Safari only) at the following URL:

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Friday, January 13, 2012

How Do I...? Use the Library's Short Help Videos to Learn Quickly

What is peer-reviewed research? How do I use these tools offered on the library Website? Where do I begin research? How do I login from off-campus? These answers and many more can now be answered via our new Help section. Consisting largely of short videos answering specific questions, the help area s organized into the following sections:

  • Starting Points
  • Finding Resources
  • Research Steps
  • Logging In
  • Citing Sources

The Help section can be accessed either from the top menu under Help or under the "For Students" Focus Area under the "How Do I...?" link.

Group Study Rooms: Keep 'Em Clean

Here are a few simple rules to follow when using a group study room:

  • Sign up for a room at the Reference Desk. If all rooms look full, ask at the Reference Desk anyway. CSP students have priority over non-CSP students.
  • Use the trash cans inside the rooms to dispose of your trash. If the can in your room is full, please throw your garbage in one of the many trash cans in and around the library. If your trash is recyclable, please recycle it.
  • If you spill something, let someone on the library staff know.
  • The walls are not soundproof. Being in a group study room doesn't mean you can be as loud as you want. Make sure you respect your fellow library users with your noise level.
  • Turn the lights off on your way out. They do not turn off automatically.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Search and Walk Around at the Same Time With Mobile Databases

Some of our database providers (EBSCO, JSTOR, Sage, and others)  have gone the extra mile and created mobile versions of their databases for use on your mobile devices. If you'd like to see how these work, find the full list at the Databases A-Z page on the library's Web site, or go there right now.