Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Google Scholar Links to Logue Library Journals

Google Scholar provides more and more open access full text every day, but there are always articles for which a subscription is needed.  If Google knows you are a student here, the search results will include links to our subscriptions.   Here is how to set that up.

To set Google Scholar preferences on an off-campus device:

  1. Go to http://scholar.google.com/
  2. Click the Settings link at the top right of the page (look for a down-arrow all the way to the right, next to "my citations".)
  3. On the left, click library links
  4. Type Chestnut Hill College into the search box
  5. Check the box next to Chestnut Hill College when it appears below the search box 
  6. Click the blue Save button.
Now, go back to http://scholar.google.com/ and start searching!

Monday, February 02, 2015

"Disgusting Slush!"

We've had to deal with some pretty crazy weather lately,  We overheard one frustrated critic complain to friends, "the theme of this winter appears to be 'Disgusting Slush!'" When it's ice and slush, bitter temps and brutal wind, even Winter's die-hard fans are less than satisfied.  It's no fun to play in, and it's hard to know when the college will be opening late, or not opening at all.

So, what to do when classes are cancelled with staff and commuters sent home so that the crews can clear it all away?

Well, the library is open!

We librarians can't be on campus when we are asked to leave, but we have a few very dedicated students who we can count on to keep the lights on so that you have a place to go to research, write and meet with classmates.

Winter is half over. Here's hoping for a classic snow day before Spring!  You know, the kind with beautifully falling snow (and we have the best views!) and the fun of sledding and playing that takes a lot of the stress out of studying and meeting deadlines.  The kind of snow that can be cleared away in a day, and then we're back to work, with snowy slopes waiting for the end of class. That kind! Keep your fingers crossed!

Happy Groundhog Day!  Stay safe.