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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!

Fall 2020 Library Newsletter

The Fall 2020 newsletter is out! In this issue we have:

  • From the Desk of the Library Director
  • Library Services for Fall 2020
  • Need Help with Research? Contact Elihu Burritt Library’s Reference and Instruction Department
  • Moving Our Digital Collections and Creating New Ones
  • Veteran’s History Project Update
  • Digitization Project – GLBTQ Archives and the Gale Group
  • Book Discussion Group Continues
  • Learning Revolution Presentation
  • What’s New with Open Educational Resources (OER)?
  • Photos of the Re-Opened Library
  • Thank you to our Donors!
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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. 

Fall Library Service Hours

Limited on-ground library services are available for faculty and students during the following hours (subject to change)*:

Check the online calendar for the latest information & for holiday closings

Get books from the library (“curbside pickup”)

  • MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8am-4pm
  • SATURDAY: 9am-1pm
  • SUNDAY: Closed

The building will remain open for classes & individual study after library services end (M-Th 8am-9:30pm).

Librarians are available to help you online through chat during the following hours:

  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: 8am-8pm
  • FRIDAY: 8am-4pm
  • SATURDAY: 9am-4pm
  • SUNDAY: 2pm-8pm
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Faculty: instruction support services for your online classes have been expanded – sign up today!

Library instruction is key to building students’ information literacy. Information literacy allows scholars to assess their information needs, find information, evaluate it, and use it appropriately.  

Request an online instruction session, introduction to library resources, and other services today!

The online instruction request form may be used to schedule an online information literacy session or general overview of library resources to support your course in a LMS such as Blackboard. We can host or join your class via Webex or another platform for a live session. In addition, this form may be used to request the creation of various online research aids such as a course guide, customized lesson plan, tutorial, and other services to support your online teaching. 

Looking forward to receiving your request! Questions may be directed to Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head Reference / Instruction.

Outside Retrieval of Library Materials for Faculty

Though the Burritt Library remains closed to visitors, it is now minimally staffed on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Faculty, if you need any physical books from the library collection, please send an email to circulation@ccsu.edu.

Materials will be pulled from the stacks twice a day. Books pulled in the morning will be available for pickup that afternoon. Books pulled in the afternoon will be available for pick up the next open morning. The hours for picking up materials will be 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the days we are on campus. 

Materials will be checked out to faculty before being packaged up. They will then be placed on a table outside the library, to the left of the front door with the faculty member’s name and pickup date displayed clearly on the package.  Any materials that are not picked up will be taken back in before closing and will not be put outside again until we are contacted with an alternate pick up date and time. 

A cart will also be available for returned materials. To maximize safety, returned materials will be quarantined for three days and then checked in.

We can also make available incoming ILL and consortia materials that may have arrived since March. Currently, the ordering of physical materials through ILL or the consortia is closed.  ILL will continue to order articles.