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Amnesty Day is May 10th!

Good news for those of you with overdue books!  Library Amnesty Day is back on Tuesday May 10th!  All fees for overdue items will be forgiven when they are returned to the front desk all day long.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to save a little end of semester $$!

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Tension Prevention Week @ the Burritt Library

Join the Burritt Library May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th and take the stress out of Finals!  We will be offering Art Therapy, coffee and cookies, and music to help ease the tension and decompress before final exams.

All events will take place on the first floor.

Monday May 2nd Tuesday May 3rd Wednesday May 4th 
5 p.m. til close:

Art Therapy!  We will provide markers, coloring books, and puzzles.


6 p.m.:

Coffee and Cookies! Available until they run out, get them while you can!

5 p.m. til close:

Art Therapy!  We will provide markers, coloring books, and puzzles.


6 p.m.:

Coffee and Cookies! Available until they run out, get them while you can!

3 p.m.-4 p.m.:

CCSU’s Jazz Guitar Ensemble will perform.


5 p.m. til close:

Art Therapy!  We will provide markers, coloring books, and puzzles.

6 p.m.:

Coffee and Cookies! Available until they run out, get them while you can!

Hope to see you there! And remember:


Lunch & Learn!Mergent Online demos this week!

The Burritt Library invites you to join us for lunch on us while you learn about one of our great electronic resources.

Learn the ins and outs of this resource with a certified trainer  & enjoy your lunch while you’re here.  Located on the 3rd floor in the classroom.

This month’s event will feature Mergent FirstResearch, a resource that is highly valued by financial industry professionals and students alike, and provides business and employment data, as well as state and international profiles.  For more information on how to use this database see our Spotlight post!

*Please note, if you are unable to make these times, office hours are also available on the 14th and 15th in the classroom on the 3rd floor as noted in the schedule below:

Thursday April 14th

Friday April 15th

Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
12pm—1 pm
Lunch & Learn
12pm—1 pm
Lunch &  Learn
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos

Free Pizza! with demos of Issues and Controversies

Join us on March 30th at 12:30 in the 3rd floor library classroom for Lunch and Learn!  We will do short tutorials on how to use Issues and Controversies, one of Burritt Library’s great e-resources and stay for free pizza!!


For more information on our spotlight resource, visit:

If you can’t make it on Wednesday, we have webinars available as well.  These are short and topical demonstrations of our e-resources.  ***Post will be updated with link shortly****

Off campus E-Resource Access Issues

We are having reports of some intermittent access issues with our databases and e-journals when in use off campus.  If you should encounter any issues please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Log on to the server using your bluenet ID and password
  3. Choose “public applications” folder
  4. Choose “IE-LIB” from the list and start the application

From there you should be able to use the library’s resources as you normally would from on campus.

If you continue to have issues please see: or email Sarah @



Spotlight on Issues and Controversies

In this month’s spotlight on electronic resources we’re featuring Issues and Controversies!

We will be offering webinars and live demonstrations later in the month of March.  Information regarding the dates and times will be coming next week.****

****Update:  If you were unable to make any of our live demonstrations and are interested in learning about this resource, we now have online tutorials available!  Visit our Vimeo page to view!

If you’d like to request a special time for a demonstration for your class, please let us know in comments.

Iss&Cont spotlight

Archives of Human Sexuality & Identity–Trial Database

The Burritt Library is pleased to announce we have a trial to Artemis Gale’s Primary resource the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity.  This will be available until March 25th.

With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.

Visit the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity

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