Archive for August, 2007

End of summer fun …

Now that Summer Session II is almost over, remember to take some breaks in between studying (if you’re a student) and grading (if you’re a professor) and take a look at these humorous videos.

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Good News for WebCT Users!!

WebCT Users Now Have Direct Connections to Library Online Resources 
Over the summer, the Information Literacy Tutorial in WebCT has been upgraded. The major improvement is that a new Guide to Library Online Resources has been added. This Guide directs students to the library’s major online resources for finding books in the library, full-text scholarly journal articles online, e-journals, e-references, etc. More importantly, with this guided resources list, WebCT users are no longer asked for ID to use library databases. Thanks to library technical support, students can now access library databases directly. Hope every WebCT user will have fun with the improved Tutorial. 

In addition, this update makes it possible for NJCU faculty to link relevant library databases to their WebCT course content module. Some professors have taken the advantage of this feature. Should any faculty members like to do so, please contact Distance Learning Librarian Shirley Fang via email at xfang@njcu.edu. Your request will be processed promptly.

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Are you a procrastinator?

It turns out that I am not a procrastinator, according to this little quiz. I’m certainly happy to hear that, which is why I’m posting early this week. Enjoy the rest of the week and remember to not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

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Research Tips

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As the second summer semester comes to an end and your assignments are coming due, keep in mind the following library resources:

1. If you need books, use OSCAR, the library’s catalog. Search by keyword to get a list of all the books we have on the topic you need.

2. To find online books, go to NetLibrary on the Databases by Title list.

3. To find articles in scholarly journals or magazines, try Academic Search Premier or Wilson OmniFile. Both of them are available from the Databases by Title list.

4. To find articles for specific classes (Business, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)  search the Databases by Subject.

5. For help citing sources for a paper, see the citation guides. You can also try this site, which will format your citation for you.

The library will be open on Sunday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by if you need help or call us at 201-200-3033, email us at libraryref@njcu.edu. Or, when we’re not available, QandA NJ librarian are: 24/7. Visit them by clicking on the QandA NJ logo at the bottom of the library’s homepage.

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