Friday, August 25, 2017

What's New for Fall 2017?

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step
Welcome! (And for some, welcome back. We missed you!) Hopefully, summertime was fun and relaxing, and you are ready and eager to begin the Fall 2017 semester.

Whether your college journey seems exciting or intimidating, there is no doubt that it will at times be challenging, and we want to help! Stop by the library for the first time and introduce yourself, have a look around, try out your login credentials in the library’s computer lab and get a library barcode for your student ID.

As a new OR returning student, be sure to have a look at our website. We’ve made a few cosmetic changes that we hope will make research faster and more easily accessible.

We also want to show off some new resources, and be sure you know some shortcuts to the most popular research tools we have to offer. Read on!

The search box is more visible.

It's now at the top of the home page. The search box that finds research material found in nearly all of Logue Library’s subscriptions is also available on all of the subject guides, and is a great way to get started with researching a topic. Just type your topic in the search box and hit “Enter” or click Search.

Above the list of Subject Guides, click the DATABASES link.

This is an A-Z Database index with links to subscriptions and freely available full text resources that are appropriate for academic research.

Look in the left column to see what’s new and what is popular. Then, “Sort by Subject” (image below) to see which databases are recommended for the classwork you are completing, a list of subject guides to consult, and contact information for the librarians.

The Logue Library website is your toolbox for doing research and completing writing projects for your classes. In addition to our book catalog, there are links to eBooks, journal articles and much more, as well as research guides by subject, and guides for assignments in specific courses. And don’t forget to ask a librarian whenever you get lost and need directions. Check this space weekly for more tips and tricks from the librarians!