Thursday, October 24, 2013

English Major & more

New database trial "ARTEMIS" interface provides access to content in all Gale's Literature Collections. Available now until Dec 13th. Check it out and give us feedback!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Library Student Advisory Committee

Do you have ideas for ways to improve the library? We're looking for student input on our collections, website, study space, special events, policies, and more.

Contact Dr. Michelle Foreman at for more information about joining the Library Student Advisory Committee.

Have your voice heard!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Break Hours

Fall break is upon us! During fall break, the library will be open at the following times:

Friday, October 11th, 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday, October 12th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, October 13th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 14th, 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday, October 15th, 7:30am-12:00am (midnight)

Librarians will not be available to answer reference questions in person over fall break. If you need research assistance, please email us!

Have a great break!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Need research help? Schedule a research consultation!

It's that time of year. Week 7. We're almost halfway through the fall semester.

The leaves on the trees are changing color. Starbucks is selling pumpkin spice lattes. And your professors are assigning research papers, reports, presentations, debates, annotated bibliographies, and more.

If you're working on a research assignment and want some extra help, schedule a research consultation with a librarian. Research can be hard. Sometimes you find too much information. Sometimes you find too little. Or maybe you don't even know where to start.

Librarians can help you refine a research topic, find sources, and show you how to cite your sources. Scheduling an individual meeting with a librarian can be the best way to learn how to use databases you're unfamiliar with, or find sources for a particularly tricky topic.

To schedule a research consultation, go to the library homepage, and click the Research Appointment link in the Ask us Anything box (in the lower left-hand corner of the page). It looks like this:

Don't wait until it's too late. Your paper that's due in December may seem like it's a long way off, but it'll be finals week before you know it. Schedule a research consultation today!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ares (course reserves) down October 14th

Ares, Shippensburg University's course reserves system, is scheduled to be down from  
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14th

Please plan accordingly.