Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Need help with your job search?

Are you currently looking for a job after graduation? Or applying for summer internships? The library has resources that can help you!

Check out the library's Films on Demand database to learn the skills you need to conduct a successful job search!

Finding a job is hard work. You might not even know where to start. Don't worry. In Films on Demand you can find plenty of short videos created to help college students just like you learn how to make the most of their job search. Learn how to use social media in a professional manner, prepare for an interview, network with professionals in your field, and more.

Here are a few videos to get your started. You can search Films on Demand using keywords like "interview" or "resume" to find more relevant videos.

Use social media to your advantage. Watch: How to Make LinkedIn Work for You
Brush up on your interviewing technique. Watch: Graduate Interview Skills
Learn how to network. Watch: 10 Powerful Networking Skills

Once you've landed an interview, you can use ABI/INFORM to research the company. In the Data & Reports section of the database you'll find company profiles, annual reports, market reports and more, which will help you gain insight into how the company has performed recently, its goals, and how it stacks up to competitors. When researching a company you're interested in, don't just stop at the company website. Library resources can help you dig further and stay informed.

You'll do your best if you're prepared. Let us know if we can help you!

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Library Quiet Study Areas!

Library Quiet Study Areas:

Upper Level & Lower Level Left

Please be considerate of others. 

Thank You!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Morningstar's Money Smart Week Events: Make the Most of Your 401 (k) April 7

Make the Most of Your 401 (k) April 7 at 6:30 pm.
If you are interested the streaming live event will be available from this link. Please note, you do not need to register for this online session and the link will not work until the day of the event.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Money Smart Week @ Your Library: April 6-12, 2014

Become Money Smart! Brown Bag Lecture Series.  Free to all !

1. Student financial aid and how to manage your debt: Monday April 7, 2014  noon-1:00 pm
2. Basic financial planning issues: Tuesday April 8, 2014  noon - 1:00 pm
Location : ELL 205

Monday, March 31, 2014

Apply for the Library Research Award!

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library will present the 2014 Library Research Award to the undergraduate student researcher who writes the best literature review as part of her or his research with a faculty mentor. The Library will present a $400 first prize award and a $100 honorable mention award. Winners will be announced before the keynote address of the Celebration of Student Research at 7pm in Memorial Auditorium on April 21st. The awards will be presented at the 2014 Student Awards Program on Saturday, May 3rd, at 2pm in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center.

Undergraduate students conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor are eligible to apply for the Library Research Award.

All literature reviews must be a minimum of 3 pages long (Times New Roman, 12 pt. font) and should be prepared with proper citation and style format appropriate to the discipline.

Submit the completed literature review as a PDF to Dr. Kirk Moll ( by noon on April 18, 2014.

For more information, visit:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Library Databases Update: Ready to go!

Happy Saturday, Shippensburg!

It looks like Ship Library's databases are stable and available this morning -- hopefully last night's brief service window gave you some time for fun and friends. 
It's time to get back to researching your papers and assignments...
Please let us know if you're having trouble with any of the databases or would like some help with your research. The easy way is to search Instant Answers (there's an Instant Answers widget on the right side of this page) with the topic of your question - if we haven't already answered it, please submit your question through our contact form!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Library Databases Update: Friday Night

On Friday, March 28, between 9pm and 11pm, the Library's "EBSCOhost" databases may occasionally be unavailable while EBSCO does some network upgrades and maintenance.

We may experience intermittent access to EBSCOhost products and services for the duration of this service window.

Library databases which may be affected include:

  • Ship Discovery Search (on the library homepage)
  • Academic Search Complete
  • America History & Life
  • Business Source Premier
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Econlit
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
  • EBSCOhost eBooks
  • Education Source
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook & Tests in Print
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Political Science complete
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • SocIndex with Full Text
  • Sociological Collection
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text