Celebrate National Library Week
April 12-18 is National Library Week! Here's how we're celebrating:
- Game Night @ the Library, Friday April 17, 6 - 8:30 PM - Come enjoy board games & snacks. Everyone's welcome!
- Overdue fine forgiveness - This week only, we're forgiving overdue fines. All you need to do is ask!
- Staff Picks - We've picked some of our favorite library materials to recommend, so check out the posters, then check out the books (or movies)!
More study spaces, more PC workstations
Can't find a spot to study? We're very happy to announce the addition of twelve additional, brand new PC workstations and over twenty additional seats for individual studying. Come learn with us!
E-Resources Update: Six new databases, tens of thousands of new e-books
The library is finishing up the year strong, with a significant expansion of our database offerings, including:
- Art Source is a large database for finding articles in the fields of art, architecture, graphic design, film and other related subject areas. It includes articles from over 640 magazines and journals!
- The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is the standard index to journal articles about architecture.
- Classical Scores Library includes tens of thousands of authoritative scores. Scores you find on the open web can be full of errors, so look here first.
- Communication and Mass Media Complete provides full-text journal articles from over 500 journals in communication, mass media and related fields.
- Criminal Justice Abstracts contains more than bibliographic 400,000 records for articles in areas related to criminal justice and criminology.
- Psychotherapy.net is a database for streaming video related to counseling and therapy, many of which include recordings of therapy sessions (actual or re-created). Currently includes 90 videos from influential therapists like Aaron Beck, Marsha Linehan, Carl Rogers and Albert Ellis.
- We've also recently added over 20,000 e-books to the ebrary database, and nearly 4,000 e-books in the humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies. All of these e-books are discoverable both via OneSearch or the library catalog (Webcat).
Book a group study lab now!
Looking for a space to cram, coordinate or collaborate? We've added two new group study labs in the library, including 55-inch wall-mounted monitors and wireless screen-sharing capability for up to four laptops. Both group study labs are available by reservation only -- reserve your spot by clicking "Group Study Lab Reservations" under the Services menu above, or just click here.
Library Unveils Absolute Slew of New Resources
Gearing up for our biggest year ever, we've added more than a handful of important new tools and collections. In addition to Films on Demand, described below, check out the following:
- A major aid to beginning researchers, OneSearch allows you to search nearly all our collections at once.
- We've joined with institutions like Pepperdine and Occidental to provide Camino, the fastest, most reliable way to get books from outside our collections.
- RAND California provides in-depth statistical information on California at the state, county and city levels.
- We've published new subject research guides on accounting, architecture, aviation, chemistry, communication disorders, early childhood studies, mathematics and political science. More to come!
- Thousands of new e-books from academic publishers like the APA, Springer and Wiley, including the APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology.
New Database: Films on Demand
A major step forward for the the library's audiovisual collection, Films on Demand is a database that includes over 13,000 full-length educational videos from reputable producers like Ken Burns, National Geographic, PBS, the BBC. Learn more about Films on Demand, search for Films on Demand videos in the catalog, or go straight to Films on Demand via the databases listing.
New Subject-Based Research Guides Available Now
Not sure where to go for the best information? Overwhelmed by the number of options available to you? Comfortable with one or two databases but feel like you're missing out on the vast majority of other resources? The library is introducing research guides covering specific academic disciplines or majors to help you get to the best tool to find the information you need. Click the "Guides" tab above to see the guides currently available -- this list will grow as we continue this project. Currently, guides are available for anthropology, art and design, biology, business, Christian studies, communication and journalism, criminal justice, education, engineering, English and literature, health sciences, kinesiology, music, nursing and psychology.