Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Checking out with your CBU ID

Your CBU ID card is your library card at Plough Library. You can also use it to check out books from other academic libraries in town.

Current CBU undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff may borrow books from:

Current CBU graduate students, faculty, and staff may borrow books from:

You may or may not be able to use other libraries' online resources, however. If you're allowed to use those resources, you may have to wait for a computer. While you can use online databases at the University of Memphis, for example, the U of M only allows guest logins on three designated library computers--for a maximum of two hours. Do not expect to walk in and be allowed to use one of their computers immediately or for an extended amount of time.

Most libraries do not allow guests to print so be sure to bring a USB jump drive when you visit.

Note: the Memphis Public Library is NOT one of the libraries with which we have shared borrowing. If you present two forms of identification showing you live in the City of Memphis, you can get a library card. If you live outside of the city, there is a $50 annual fee. If you want to use computers at the Public Library, you must have a card.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Finding Research Tips

The What's New @ Plough Library blog is full of research tips specific to our resources and collection. While we regularly post updated entries, you can still find earlier research tips by way of the SEARCH NEWS box, found in the blog's right hand column.

Looking for help finding companies? Type companies in the search box. Or industries. Or authors. Or citation help. Or even research tips.

You'll then get a list of older entries from the blog related to that topic.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A.D. New Orleans after the Deluge

Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005.

A.D. New Orleans after the Deluge, by cartoonist Josh Neufeld (Pantheon: 2009), is a day-by-day account of the experiences of seven residents during the time leading up to landfall and the days afterward.

A new addition to our collection, A.D. New Orleans can be found on the New Book Shelf on the Main floor of the library. The call number is 976.3 N48.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Business Research with LexisNexis

Learn how to use LexisNexis Academic for business research. Free webinar on LexisNexis business resources and Company Dossier on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT). Register Now (VOIP ONLY).

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Regular Hours this Week - Closed Labor Day Weekend

For CBU's fall term, the Library's weekday open hours are 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

We'll be closed this Saturday, August 27, through Monday, September 1, for the Labor Day Holiday.

See our Hours page for details.

Nursing books online

Nursing students! This is just a sample of the nursing books we have online.
To see more, search nursing as a keyword in the Library Catalog; then select eBooks as a limiter.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Library Resources - available on or off-campus

We love seeing you in Plough Library, but you don't have to be physically present in the library (or even on campus) to use thousands of ebooks, online journals, streaming videos, and research tools!

Much of what we have would not be free, if you happened to find it out on the web. You'd be required to pay before you could see more than the abstract of an article, for example.

So long as you go through the links on the Library's website--specifically the A-Z Databases page or any of our Research Guides, you'll be able to connect to CBU's subscriptions whether on or off-campus. If off-campus, you'll be prompted for a log-in (same as your your CBU email credentials).

NOTE: A few databases require you to set up a registration profile to use with an off-campus login.