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ABC-CLIO opened up the entire suite—14 databases!— now through May 31.

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Now through May 31

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This week, Geisel Library joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more about what they do, as opposed to what they have, for and with library uses. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, study, or just relax. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources that can be accessed in person or online.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. “Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Charles Getchell, College Librarian. “Libraries provide access for all who are seeking the information and access to technologies that they might not otherwise have.”

Geisel Library is celebrating National Library Week with a Staff Picks display, social media campaign and visual displays on our new display kiosk. On Tuesday April 12, join us at Geisel Library and share a cake to celebrate national Library Worker’s Day!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

AmichaiApril is National Poetry Month. Come celebrate with Geisel by viewing our Poetry Display on the upper level.Check out some of the books from our display or add your favorite poem to our poetry board. For those aspiring poets out there, you can create your own poetry and add it to the board.

Want to see what other poetry related books we have in our collection? Take a look in our catalog to find a book to check out and bring home with you.

 

New Citation Database!

If you were craving online access to the Chicago Manual of Style, then hunger no more!

Geisel Library is now serving up online access to the Chicago Manual of Style. “Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.”

What’s New in the 16th Edition

  • Comprehensive updates reflecting the latest style and usage, technology, and professional practice
  • Expanded coverage of electronic publications, including procedures for proofreading web-based and other electronic documents
  • Electronic-editing checklist for editors and writers
  • Expanded section on bias-free language
  • Expanded coverage of fair use and electronic rights, including an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy
  • New section on parallel structure
  • New and improved hyphenation guide, presented in an easy-to-use tabular format
  • An introduction to Unicode, the international computing standard for letters and symbols required by the world’s languages, including tables with Unicode numbers
  • More references to organizations that publish their own guidelines and standards online
  • Newly uniform stylistic treatment of elements in the two major systems of documentation
  • Updated advice on DOIs versus URLs, including more examples
  • More tips for citing blogs, podcasts, and other electronic sources
  • Streamlined advice on citing legal and public documents
  • Thoroughly revised coverage of production processes, including an overview of electronic markup and XML
  • An updated glossary that includes more terms related to electronic publishing
  • Expanded headings on numbered paragraphs and more cross-references for ease of navigation, especially online
  • A logical and intuitive reorganization by chapter and paragraph that brings together closely related concepts wherever possible, to help readers find what they’re looking for
  • Firmer rules and clearer recommendations, to help authors and editors make the right choices
  • First-ever simultaneous publication of print and online editions, to give all users access to full-text searches of the new edition and other online tools

Let us know if this database satisfies your citation needs.

whmCome take a journey along the American Women’s History Month Timeline.  Geisel Library has a wonderful Curriculum Collection and this display debuts several new biographical juvenile curriculum books.  The timeline begins in 1776 with Betsy Ross, who according to legend sewed the first American flag, and ends with Misty Copeland who just last year became the first African American performer to be appointed as principle dancer for the American Ballet Theatre.

Located on the lower level on the library, you can find the display on top of the wooden microfilm cabinets to the right of the Periodicals Information Desk.

AlexStreetPress_AVONbuttonThe library will be trialing Academic Video Online from Alexander Street Press through March 29, 2016.

Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 48,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, history, music, film, and more. More than half of the titles can be found only at Alexander Street. The massive breadth of content in Academic Video Online: Premium makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

Let us know what you think about this resource by emailing Laura Gricius-West.

Under Construction

What’s up with the noise in the library?

constructionThat’s a great question. The library is in the process of building a new location on the upper level for the Archives and Special Collections, which will be named in honor of Monsignor Wilfrid Paradis, alum of Saint Anselm College.

We expect most of the noisy construction work to be completed by the end of spring break, however, please be prepared for banging and drilling at least through Wednesday, February 24th.

Thank you for your patience as we get underway with this important project. If you’re looking for a quiet space to study during the day, consider relocating to the lower level, our designated quiet zone in the library. Feel free to contact any of the librarians if you have any questions or concerns.

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