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2021 Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards – Due 3/8!

The Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. A prize of $350 will be awarded to an undergraduate and graduate student during the 2021 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement Day  (URCAD).  *Please note that for graduate students, this applies to class assignments and not the final program thesis/project.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled during the Spring 2021 semester as a Central Connecticut State University student at any class level or discipline/major.
  • Have completed their research paper or project for a credit course during the spring, summer, or fall semesters in 2020.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will be publicly displayed in the library’s online collections.

For more information please go to contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at Application packets will be due on March 8, 2021. Winners will be notified by April 9, 2021.

Remembering World War II – 75 years Later

In case you missed it, the Connecticut Militia Heritage Council’s “Remembering World War II – 75 Years Later” Virtual Military History Program, is now available on the Connecticut National Guard YouTube Channel.


  • World War II era and other music performed by 102nd Army Band, Connecticut Army National Guard
  • Presenters: Librarians Jillian Maynard & Brian Matzke, from Central Connecticut State University Veterans’ History Project
  • WWII veterans:
    1. Edmund G. Klepps, Chief Warrant Officer, US Navy Served aboard USS Helena (Pearl Harbor)
    2. John J. Higgins, Colonel, US Army Served in 169th Infantry Regiment, Solomon Islands
    3. Nicholas P. Greci, US Coast Guard Served aboard USS PC-469 (Iwo Jima & Okinawa)
    4. John E. Cyrulik, Sr. – Memories of World War II Middletown veteran – 102 years old

Sponsored by the Connecticut Military Department, Connecticut State Library, Museum of Connecticut History and the Connecticut Militia Heritage Council
Photos of WWII Veterans Edmund Klepps, John Higgins, Nicholas Greci, John Cyrulik

WWII Veterans Edmund Klepps, John Higgins, Nicholas Greci, John Cyrulik

Call for Submissions to the CCSU COVID-19 Archive

The Elihu Burritt Library and the Department of History are partnering to preserve and share the CCSU community’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the community are invited to share pictures, documents, videos, or any other artifacts that represent their experience of this past year.

For an example of the valuable historical work that can be done with this sort of archive, please visit “Pandemic in Perspective”, an exhibit created by students in Professor Leah Glaser’s course, History 302: Introduction to Public History.

Visit our webpage for more information and to submit your artifacts. The archive can be found here. If you have any questions, please email Brian Matzke at

Spring Semester 2021

Welcome back to CCSU’s Spring 2021 semester! To review the library’s hours and rules of operation in the coming semester, visit our Library Services Guide. With the first day of classes coming up on January 26, we want to remind you that you can get research help from our librarians online through live chat or more in-depth support by booking an appointment with them.

CCSU faculty members can book a librarian to provide instruction for their classes, familiarizing students with how to find, evaluate, and use library resources effectively. Consider providing course reserves through the library – learn more about the process in our guide for faculty.

Photo by Biegun Wschodni on Unsplash

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:

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:

Holiday & End of Semester Hours

For the Thanksgiving holiday break, library hours will be:

  • Wednesday, November 25:  On Ground 8-4 / Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-4  
  • Thursday, November 26-Sunday, November 29: CLOSED

For the remainder of the Fall semester, library hours will be:

  • November 30-December 15 (Last Day of Finals):  On Ground 8-4 / Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-8
  • December 16-December 23: On Ground 8-4 /
    Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-4
     Monday-Friday ONLY | Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

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:

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!