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Learn about e-books with us!

You could win $100 off of your textbooks by watching a Demo!

Watch the Demo for E-Books available at the library 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, October 27th and Wednesday October 28th at 10 a.m. 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Find out how to find and use e-books to help you with your research. Books in every subject are available and fully searchable. Learn about how this great tool is a research powerhouse and a time saver to streamline your research.

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

Learn about Mendeley with us!

You could win $100 off of your textbooks by watching a Demo!

Watch the Demo for Mendeley 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, October 20th and Wednesday October 21st at 10 a.m. 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Mendeley is a citation manager that can assist you with building bibliographies as well as organizing and finding research for your papers and course work. The Reference Manager helps you simplify the tasks of building and organizing your reference library, making notes and annotations across papers, collaborating with others and inserting citations and bibliographies into the papers you’re writing.

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

Refworks Discontinuation

At the end of the Fall semester the library will no longer support Refworks citation manager.  Our access will end on December 31st, 2020. 

Going forward the library will be recommending and supporting the use of open source citation management options such as Zotero and Mendeley. 

In the upcoming weeks the library will be providing you with additional tools to help you migrate and keep your Refworks data as well as assisting you with the relevant information on how to make the choice that is best for you in citation management tools.  Please keep an eye out for these tutorials and instructions. 

Read magazines at home!

The Burritt Library has just acquired a trial subscription to Flipster, a service that allows you to view your favorite popular magazines from your computer, tablet or phone.

Just a few of the titles that are available are Time, National Geographic, Wired, and Rolling Stone. In addition there are some great academic titles to choose from.

There are a few ways to access these titles. One is to use the link above and search for your titles in the same way you would search our regular library databases. The second way is to access their app:

  • Search the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store for “Flipster – Digital Magazines”.
  • Locate participating libraries
  • Browse for and download popular magazines to read offline
  • Access digital table of contents for each magazine
  • Read articles in text view
  • Tap highlighted areas to jump to articles and related website

Check out this video if you’re having any trouble:

Therapy Dog Annie returns on February 5th!

One of our favorite pup friends is returning to visit us on Wednesday, February 5th from 12-1 p.m. on the first floor of the library.  Join us for cuddles and major stress relief!  Did you know that petting a dog for just 10 minutes can seriously reduce your levels of stress?  Read all about it!!


The library will be hosting therapy dogs every month this semester!! Stay tuned for additional dates and times for all the cuddly pupdates!

Annie the pitbull!

Trick or treat, Part VI

Eerie Evidence that E-Resources are Everywhere

Win an iPad and other great prizes! Plus, all the candy!

They’re back and better than ever! Join us for our annual E-Resources fair, where you can learn about citation tools, get librarian certified search tips, and learn about the great options for your research available at the Burritt Library!

All this while getting loads of candy, treats, and raffle prizes! And a grand prize of an iPad for one lucky participant! For the complete details, visit: https://library.ccsu.edu/wp/trickortreat/

We will be located on the first floor of the library from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday October 29th. Don’t miss the fun, we hope to see you there!

Academic Search Premier is Back up

***Academic Search is now working.  If you have any other problems let us know!  https://ccsu.libinsight.com/techsupport

Good Morning! Ebsco’s Academic Search is currently down. We are working on it, and apologize for any inconvenience!!

The Human Library event – Thank you all who participated!

Human Library logo

The first Human Library event was a success!  All  21 human books were volunteers: students, faculty, staff and President Toro.

Subject of books was diverse, from hunting ghosts, through veganism, breaking stereotypes, to overcoming depression, and more.

Thank you also to our readers (45), who were students, staff and faculty.

We plan another Human Library event in 2019.

For full list of books go to:  https://libguides.ccsu.edu/humanlibraryccsu

 

 

 

 

 

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!