Thursday, October 30, 2014

Limitations on using the U of M Libraries' Databases

The University of Memphis Libraries will no longer log in guests on their computers on Saturdays. You can still go in and check out books on Saturdays, but online resources will not be available then.

Guest access to computers will remain available on Sundays and during the week so make your plans accordingly.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Use LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis regularly offers free online training sessions. Here are the ones upcoming in November:

LexisNexis Academic - Overview
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT) - Register Now (VOIP ONLY)

LexisNexis Academic - Business (Includes Company Dossier)
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT) - Register Now (VOIP ONLY)

LexisNexis Academic – Legal
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT) - Register Now (TELEPHONE ONLY) Monday, November 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT) - Register Now (VOIP ONLY)

Our subscription to LexisNexis Academic is available to students, faculty, and staff at CBU. You can use it from both on- and off-campus. If you are off-campus, log in (when prompted) with your CBU email credentials.

Monday, October 27, 2014

All Hallows Read

All Hallows Read is a new-ish (it started in 2010) annual event celebrating horror stories, ghost stories, scary stories, spooky stories, and so on--so naturally it coincides with Halloween.

Take a look at some of our selections in our Spooky Stories display. It's on the main floor of the Library, near the Reference Desk.  We have classics, like Dracula (823 S87d) and Frankenstein (823 S54M), as well as more recent fare, like World War Z (818.6 B76w).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Break Hours

Midterms are nearly over! We'll be open over Fall Break if you need anything from the library.

Fall Break Hours:
  • Sunday, October 19: CLOSED
  • Monday - Thursday, October 20 - 23: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 24: 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Saturday, October 25: CLOSED
  • Sunday, October 26: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Spanish Language Documentaries

Our Films on Demand subscription has a number of documentary series on Spanish and Latin American culture--in Spanish (some with English sub-titles)
In addition, there are interviews with writers, poets, and philosophers, such as Francisco Umbral, Antonio Gamoneda, Carlos Fuentes, Fernando Savater, Gonzalo Rojas, Isabel Allende, and more.

You can watch entire series, single episodes, or even segments of episodes--all online.

Friday, October 10, 2014

eBook: Handling Hazardous Materials

Handling Hazardous Materials (J.J. Keller and Associates, 2013) is a reference guide to DOT Hazmat regulations with charts and guidelines.

Learn definitions and requirements for marking, labelling, packaging, loading, unloading, handling, and more.

Handling Hazardous Materials is part of our Knovel collection of online sci/tech reference works.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Spanish Language Online Resources

Find more sources of fulltext articles on current events in Spanish using LexisNexis Academic.
Titles include Cinco Dias, CNN Wire Espanol, Diario Cordoba, EFE Newswire, El Comercio, El Financiero, El Mercurio, El Neuva Dia, Hoy, La Nacion, La Rioja, La Verdad, and more.