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A to Z List of Databases

The library is happy to announce a new interface for searching and finding library databases!  The change will take place on January 10th, so if you have any input, please let us know!  You can see a preview of the list here:  https://libguides.ccsu.edu/az.php.

There are some new features that not only allow you to search by subject or alphabetically, but you can now perform keyword searches or database type searches (i.e. full text articles only).

Happy Searching!

The Human Library is coming to the Burritt Library!

The Human Library will be here Spring of 2018! Mark your calendars for Wednesday April 11th at The Burritt Library

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What is a Human Library?

A Human Library is an event that encourages people from different backgrounds to talk with and learn from each other. Human books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories and/or their expertise. Participants can “borrow” human books for up to 20 mins at a time in order to have a conversation and ask questions about the book’s topic.

The library is a safe place to have some positive conversations to challenge stereotypes and prejudices, learn about a career, or just to get to know another individual. To apply to be a book (open to everyone from the CCSU community) and find out more about the Human Library please go to https://libguides.ccsu.edu/humanlibraryccsu

 

If you have an questions, please contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at slagas@ccsu.edu or 860-832-2095.

Off Campus Access Trouble

Please note** as of 3 p.m. we are having difficulty with off-campus access of our library electronic resources.

Please follow the instructions below to access library resources until access can be restored.

  1. Go to apps.ccsu.edu
  2. Log on to the citrix server with your bluenet credentials
  3. Choose the “IT” folder
  4. Choose the “desktop-lib” icon from the menu

This will allow you to use the library resources as if you are on-campus.

If you have any questions, please call 860-832-2060 or email: lawson_sae@ccsu.edu

We thank you in advance for your patience.

Temporary Outage of Off Campus Access

**Access has been restored***

 

Please note** as of 10 a.m. we are having difficulty with off-campus access of our library electronic resources.

Please follow the instructions below to access library resources until access can be restored.

  1. Go to apps.ccsu.edu
  2. Log on to the citrix server with your bluenet credentials
  3. Choose the “IT” folder
  4. Choose the “desktop-lib” icon from the menu

This will allow you to use the library resources as if you are on-campus.

If you have any questions, please call 860-832-2060 or email: lawson_sae@ccsu.edu

We thank you in advance for your patience.

The New CentralSEARCH is Here!

The Elihu Burritt Library is excited to present our newly renovated CentralSEARCH.

CentralSEARCH, the library’s main discovery portal, has received a new look, some added functionality, and access to even more great resources.  Our new system is integrated with 16 other academic institutions in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities consortium, as well as the Connecticut State Library.  As a result, you can expect increased access to and delivery of physical resources at all of these institutions.

With our new system, there will also be a new sign in to authenticate users when accessing their library account or when accessing library materials and online resources from off-campus.  More information and instruction about this process can be found here:

CentralSEARCH Sign in Help

We expect there will be a few bumps along the way as we continue to customize the system to best meet the needs of our campus community and ask that you be patient with us throughout this transition.

If you have questions or encounter any issues, please contact the library at one of the numbers below or use our
Ask a librarian service.

Reference Department                 ext. 22060

Circulation Department               ext. 23410

Tension Prevention Week

Tension Prevention week is back.  Take a break from studying with these activities proven to relax and rejuvenate!

  • Monday, Dec. 5: 5pm-close Art Therapy (coloring books, puzzles); 6pm-coffee & cookies
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6: 2-3pm Coloring books with the CCSU Counseling Society; 3:30-4:30 Therapy Dogs
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7: 3-4pm Jazz Guitar Ensemble; 3-5:30pm Therapy dogs; 5pm-close Art Therapy; 6pm coffee & cookies
  • Thursday, Dec. 8: 2pm Elihu Burritt’s birthday party (with cake & a poetry reading – 2nd floor Special Collections)

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Trick-or-Treat @ the Library!

Our annual Trick-or-Treat e-resource fair is back!

Join us on the first floor on October 25th from 1-4 p.m. for prizes and candy!!  Burritt Librarians will be available for short (5 minutes or less) demonstrations.  For each demonstration, you will receive a raffle ticket.  You can get up to 8 raffle tickets for a chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire!

For the full details visit:  http://library.ccsu.edu/wp/trickortreat/ 

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