Our subject-specific Research Guides can help you TODAY!

The John Spellman Library has fantastic  Research Guides that will help you find topics and get started with your research.

Each guide links to a variety of subject specific print and online library resources, including books and eBooks, magazines and journals, DVDs and streaming videos, and websites and apps.

Our Research Guides are designed to serve as great starting points for exploring topics and beginning research in a variety of subject areas. Check them out today!

And remember, there are many more library resources available to you and we are always here to help!

 

Posted by Lauren, Updated by Chris

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Database Highlight: US West Newsstream

Do you need to know what is happening in the Pacific Northwest and other western states? US West Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. West Newsstream covers news sources from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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Tutoring Services @ The Learning Center

The Learning Center is a comfortable place to do your homework, meet with your study group, or use a computer. 

Location and Hours: The Learning Center is located in the Academic Success Center (library building), room 1519 on the main (Aberdeen) campus. We are open Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

For more information visit the Tutoring Services Page.

 

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Writing Center Expanded Hours

As of Spring 2019, the Writing Center is offering  expanded hours:

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (drop-in and appointments)

Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (drop-in and appointments)

Sunday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (appointments only, in the Computer Lab, room 2314)

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April is Poetry Month

«Check out The Academy of American Poets National Poetry Month webpage HERE.

»Browse through our books on display at the Reference Desk.

«Also be sure to check out some poetry resources on our website. Search ‘poetry’ in the Quick Search tab.

»Some quick resources to browse are Granger’s World of Poetry and Artemis Literary Sources. Search these for full-text poems and information about poets.

It’s All I Have To Bring Today

by Emily Dickinson

It’s all I have to bring today—
This, and my heart beside—
This, and my heart, and all the fields—
And all the meadows wide—
Be sure you count—should I forget
Some one the sum could tell—
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

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Open Hours on Saturdays!

Did you realize the library is open on Saturdays? It’s true!

Every Saturday during the quarter, 10am-3pm.

And we have online help 24/7 through our chat service.

Check it out!

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National Library Week

National Library Week, April 7-13, 2019, is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.

Join the celebration! National Library Week is an exciting opportunity for library supporters and libraries of all types to raise awareness of their value and impact in their communities.  For more information please access the American Library Association’s web page devoted to National Library Week.

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Finals Week and Spring Break Hours

The library is open regular hours during finals, with the exception of Thursday March 21st. We will close at 4:30pm on that day (instead of 6pm).

Friday March 22nd the library is open 7:30am-2pm.

The library is closed during spring break. March 23rd-April 6th.

We will resume regular hours on Monday April 8th.

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Final Exams Schedule

Final exams are March 19-21. Check the schedule here!

Good luck!

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Citation help

The library has some handy links for getting help on citations!

In addition…Did you know that with the click of a button you can create article citations in many of the library’s databases?

Once you open an article in a library database, look for a citation button at the top or side of the page. Citation tools are most often located next to Email and Print icons.

You can create article citations in all of the library’s ProQuest databases (including ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, Consumer Health Database, Criminal Justice Periodicals, Nursing & Allied Health Source, ProQuest Research Library, and U.S. Newsstream) by clicking on the “Cite this” link (illustrated below).

Similarly, in Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier or Education Source, you can create an article citation by clicking on the “Cite” button located under “Tools” on the right hand side of the page.

Cite this in Academic Search Premier

In some databases (like Granger’s World of Poetry, Poetry and Short Story Criticism, and BigChalk’s eLibrary), citations are automatically provided at the end of the article. In others databases, like ERIC and Artstor, you need to sign in or select images and documents in order to access citation tools. CultureGrams and World Conflicts Today make citations available through the “Additional Citation Information” link at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about creating article citations, please ask the reference librarian!

A Cautionary Note: While the citation creation features in our databases should adhere to the latest APA and MLA citation manual standards, we recommend that you examine your citations carefully for errors or omitted information. It’s your responsibility to make sure your citations are correct!

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