Call for Submissions to the CCSU COVID-19 Archive

The Elihu Burritt Library and the Department of History are partnering to preserve and share the CCSU community’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the community are invited to share pictures, documents, videos, or any other artifacts that represent their experience of this past year.

For an example of the valuable historical work that can be done with this sort of archive, please visit “Pandemic in Perspective”, an exhibit created by students in Professor Leah Glaser’s course, History 302: Introduction to Public History.

Visit our webpage for more information and to submit your artifacts. The archive can be found here. If you have any questions, please email Brian Matzke at bmatzke@ccsu.edu.

Spring Semester 2021

Welcome back to CCSU’s Spring 2021 semester! To review the library’s hours and rules of operation in the coming semester, visit our Library Services Guide. With the first day of classes coming up on January 26, we want to remind you that you can get research help from our librarians online through live chat or more in-depth support by booking an appointment with them.

CCSU faculty members can book a librarian to provide instruction for their classes, familiarizing students with how to find, evaluate, and use library resources effectively. Consider providing course reserves through the library – learn more about the process in our guide for faculty.


Photo by Biegun Wschodni on Unsplash

Refworks Discontinuation Reminder!

As a reminder, the library will no longer subscribe to RefWorks as of December 31st, 2020.

If you’d like to keep your data, there are resources available to migrate your data to a new Reference Manager. A comparison chart of open source managers is available here: https://libguides.ccsu.edu/citationmanagers

The library has created step by step tutorials to assist with setting up accounts and using these resources. Video tutorials for Zotero and Mendeley are available as well and can be found by using these links:
Zotero
Mendeley

Holiday & End of Semester Hours

For the Thanksgiving holiday break, library hours will be:

  • Wednesday, November 25:  On Ground 8-4 / Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-4  
  • Thursday, November 26-Sunday, November 29: CLOSED

For the remainder of the Fall semester, library hours will be:

  • November 30-December 15 (Last Day of Finals):  On Ground 8-4 / Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-8
  • December 16-December 23: On Ground 8-4 /
    Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-4
     Monday-Friday ONLY | Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Learn About HeinOnline!

Watch the Demo for HeinOnline, a great research tool, with a live librarian and you will be entered into a raffle for great prizes. Winners will receive a $10 gift card to Dunkin Donuts and be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble (can be used at campus book store). For complete details visit: https://library.ccsu.edu/wp/online-e-resource-fair/

These short demos will take place on Tuesday, November 17th and WednesdayNovember 18th at 10 a.m. 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.

HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 182 million pages and 281,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,800 law-related periodicals. 

Watch the live demo here! Don’t forget to leave us your contact info so you can be entered into the drawing!

Research in the Digital Age

Register now for the Spring semester!

Register now for LSC 150–Research in the Digital Age for the Spring 2021 semester! Past students say “I wish I had taken this course sooner!”

This is a 1-credit course taught fully online, where you will learn how to search in library databases as well as CentralSearch for books, articles and more. You’ll also learn how to evaluate sources and find scholarly works for your research, and how to properly cite those items! Other hot topics such as copyright and open access will be discussed as well.

There will be three sections to choose from:

  • CRN 42679 OL1 with J. Maynard
  • CRN 42680 OL2 with J. Hansen
  • CRN 43160 OL3 with M. Kruy

When Searching the Course Catalog (login with your Bluenet ID), choose the subject “Library Science” to add one of these sections to your schedule.

LSC150 Course - Research in the Digital Age - Listing of Sections for Spring 2021

Learn About Zotero!

Watch the Demo for Zotero, a great research tool, with a live librarian and you will be entered into a raffle for great prizes. Winners will receive a $10 gift card to Dunkin Donuts and be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble (can be used at campus book store). For complete details visit: https://library.ccsu.edu/wp/online-e-resource-fair/

These short demos will take place on Tuesday, November 10th and Wednesday, November 11th at 10 a.m. 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Learn about tips and tricks to using this citation manager to enhance your research and help you create reference pages and bibliographies.

Watch the live demo here! Don’t forget to leave us your contact info so you can be entered into the drawing!