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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

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!

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!