Friday, January 25, 2013

ARTstor Down for Systems Upgrade

ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to its systems.  ARTstor will be unavailable beginning Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 p.m., EST through Sunday, January 27th at 1:00 p.m., EST. 

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please Ask a Librarian or contact the Information Services Reference Desk at 706-507-8671.

The 2013 African American Read-In

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What Goes Great with an Einstein’s Bagel and Cup of Java?

A book from the McNaughton Collection, of course! 

Photo by Michelle Viers, Library Assistant
Located on the first floor of the Main Campus Library, near the elevators, the McNaughton Collection, over 200 titles strong, contains the hottest releases by popular authors.
When you are away from campus, you may search the GIL-Find Catalog to see which titles are available.  By using the Advanced Search and selecting Location: McNaughton (1st floor), you can see all of the titles in CSU's collection:  click here.
One of the many great features of the GIL-Find Catalog is the ability to limit any search by topic.  For example, a search for the McNaughton Collection shows the many topics which are currently available.  Topics include:  Rock musicians, actors, President Obama, singers, social life and customs.

Wishing you Exciting Discoveries at your CSU Libraries!

Friday, January 18, 2013

CSU Libraries Closed Monday for King Holiday


The CSU Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2013 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. To schedule your next visit to the library, please refer to the online calendar.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vietnam Lecture Series Continues

Vietnam Era Lecture Series Continues
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

12:30 p.m.
1st Floor Forum Area
Schwob Memorial Library (Main Campus Library)

Dr. James A. Gore
Dr. James A. Gore, a former member of the Columbus State University faculty, currently Professor of Biology and the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Tampa, will present “An Environmental Scientist and Prisoner of War Reflects on Service in Vietnam,” on Tuesday, January 15th at 12:30 p.m. in the Schwob Memorial Library First Floor Forum Area.

Dr. Gore will discuss environmental issues related to the Vietnam War and his experiences as a POW in that conflict. Dr. Gore, a Navy veteran imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton during Vietnam, is now a Fulbright scholar with over 135 publication credits and three books. The lecture is sponsored by the First Year Experience Program as part of the Vietnam: Reflections on an Era series.

Light refreshments will be served at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Looking for Primary Sources for your Research Project?

If you are looking for an authoritative primary source for your research, have you ever considered using a Congressional Hearing? Congressional Hearings are available online through the GIL-Find catalog on a wealth of topics. Congress holds regular hearings to research topics of legislative interest, bringing in expert testimony that can serve as a valuable source for your next research project.

Researching cyberbullying? In a July 2010 hearing "Protecting Youths In An Online World", Congress received testimony on the topic from the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and the VP of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Or how about child obesity? A March 2010 hearing "Childhood Obesity: Beginning the Dialogue On Reversing The Epidemic" featured testimony from the Surgeon General, the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Leadership Workgroup, and the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

Most Congressional Hearings can be accessed through the GIL-Find catalog as PDFs. Look for the Y4 call numbers. Assistance with citing can be found on the Government Documents Subject Guide.

Special thanks to LuMarie Guth, CSU Librarian.

Wishing you exciting discoveries at your CSU Libraries!


Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New You!

Thomas Alva Edison has been credited with saying "Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration."  Our aim for the month of January is to inspire the genius in you.  Check out this month's virtual display of inspirational selections from the CSU Libraries: In the Stacks

It's a New Year -- time to discover the new you! 

Special thanks to LuMarie Guth, CSU Librarian. 

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Thursday, January 3, 2013


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Welcome Back, Cougars! 

Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, January 7th at 7:30 a.m.  To schedule your next visit to the library, please refer to the online calendar.

The Faculty and Staff of the CSU Libraries look forward to serving you and wish you a successful 2013! 

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