Friday, December 16, 2011

New Gale Virtual Reference Library Interface Brings Reference Content to Life

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced a totally redesigned user interface for Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), its online ebook platform.

The newly designed Gale Virtual Reference Library enables reference content to literally jump off the shelves – it’s easy-to-use, and even easier for researchers to find exactly what they are looking for. New features and functionalities will encourage users to stay longer, search deeper, and find what they need faster.

Try it for yourself!

For more information, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-562-1492.

Happy Discovery! Happy Holidays!

Schwob Library Food Drive Gives to the Salvation Army

Mark Flynn, Dean of Libraries (pictured in the center) oversees the pick-up of donations to the Columbus Chapter of the Salvation Army. Thanks to all who contributed to the Library Food Drive.

Last year, The Salvation Army in Georgia provided 278,899 persons with temporary and emergency housing and served 666,225 meals to individuals. During this season, the Army meets the needs of many who cannot afford to feed their families on a daily basis, much less provide a special holiday meal on Christmas Day.

Thank you for making a difference in our community!

"The Salvation Army stands for Hope: that, when every other light has been extinguished, and every other star had gone down, this one gleam shines steadily and clearly out in the darkened sky: 'if I could only get to The Salvation Army, they will do something for me.'" William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army, (1829-1912)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Closings

The main campus library will be closed from December 17th - January 2nd. It will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd at 8:00 a.m.

The operating hours for Tuesday, January 3rd - Friday, January 6th will be 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The library will be closed the weekend of January 7th and 8th.

Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, January 9th.
To schedule your next visit to the library, please refer to the online calendar.

From all of us here at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library at Columbus State University, we wish you Happy Holidays. We look forward to serving you again in the New Year.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Foreign Relations of the U.S. Series Marks its 150th Anniversary

December marks the 150th anniversary of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series. First published in 1861, the series has become a leading example of governmental openness and embodies the U.S. Government's commitment to responsible transparency. Over the past 150 years, Foreign Relations evolved to become the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy decision-making and major diplomatic activity. Foreign Relations volumes contain documents from Presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy. The most recent releases cover the Nixon era.

Foreign Relations can be accessed in print in the government documents section of the Schwob Library or online at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian website:

For additional information, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-562-1492.

Happy Discovery! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Library Hours during Final Exams

If you need assistance during Final Exams, we're here for you! Please note our extended hours:

Tuesday - Thursday, December 6 - December 8: 7:30 am - 12:00 midnight

Sunday, December 11: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday, December 12: 7:30 am - 12:00 midnight

Tuesday, December 13: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Wednesday - Friday, December 14 - December 16: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 17 - December 31: CLOSED

For additional information, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-562-1492.

Happy Holidays! Stay Safe!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Database of the Month: ARTstor

Are you an art lover? Certainly ARTstor has something you will enjoy.

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Its community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

The Digital Library serves educators, scholars, curators, librarians, and students at more than 1,350+ universities, community colleges, museums, libraries, and K-12 schools in 46 countries worldwide. Collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more.

You can access ARTstor via GALILEO or directly at:

For more information about ARTstor, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-562-1492.

Happy Discovery! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

ProQuest Databases Maintenance Downtime

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance this weekend. A 12-hour maintenance window will be required for this from Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Products on the new ProQuest platform (e.g., Research Library, ABI/INFORM Complete) will be unavailable during these times.

Please Ask a Librarian or call Information Services (706-562-1492) if you have any questions.

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