Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MLA Citation Changes

The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook (Modern Language Association) was released this summer and with it comes changes to the the way citations for the Works Cited lists are formatted.  The idea is to make citing sources from a variety of sources easier.  The new Handbook, according to the associate director and director of scholarly communication for the MLA, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, "focuses on  principles--not just on how to create a citation that is correct, but on the purpose of the citation practice, as well as evaluating sources. As Fitzpatrick explains it the new citation style shifts the focus from the publication format to the "elements that are common to nearly all sources."

Visit the new MLA Style Center for a range of helpful guides and tips.

The library has copies of the new Handbook at the Reference Desk, the Circulation Desk, and in the General Collection for your perusal.  Librarians will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  As always check with your professors to see what your Works Cited lists should look like.

Welcome All

The Fitzgerald Library staff welcomes all new and returning students.  Escape the heat into the air conditioned comfort of the library to study, start your research assignments, use computers. or work on a group project. We look forward to serving your academic needs.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Resources for Graduate Education Students

While you are on campus stop in to the air-conditioned Fitzgerald Library to study or conduct your research. Librarians are available to provide assistance.

Here are some resources that you may find to be helpful:

Education Databases
Lists all the subscription databases for education students

Education Research Guide
Provides links to book catalogs, databases, journal locators, citation help, and more 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Online Resources for Summer School Students

The library has specific resources just for your course.  Check out the following:

For Business Classes
Databases for Business
Research Guide for Business
Research Guide for Accounting
Research Guide for Business Law

For Communication Classes
Databases for Communications

 For Criminal Justice Classes
Databases for Criminal Justice

For History Classes
Databases for History
Research Guide for History

For Psychology Classes
Databases for Psychology 
Research Guide for Psychology 
 For Science Classes
Databases for Science

For Theology Classes
Databases for Theology
Research Guide for Theology 

Librarians are available all summer to help with your research.  Just use the "Ask a Question" tab to chat , text or email your questions

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Therapy Dogs in the Library

Finals stressing you out? Spend some time relaxing with Molly and Rocky, two loving Golden Retrievers.  Molly will be in the library on Friday, April the 29th from 4-6 pm and Rocky will be available in the library Saturday, April 30th from 1-5 pm.
Take a break from your studying and hang out for a while with these comforting creatures. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Book Sale

Don't miss the Fitzgerald Library  book sale Wednesday, April 20, through Friday, April 22, on the main floor.
Paperbacks are 25 cents, and hardcovers are 50 cents. Or get a bag of books for $1. Vinyl albums (mostly classical and spoken word) are free.
Everything must go!