Monday, August 31, 2015

Faculty Research Forum

Please join us September 1st between 12:30pm-1:20pm for our first Faculty Forum event in Simon Schwob Library's forum area. Free lunch will be provided.

Presenters will be Alan Tidwell (Assistant Professor of Finance), 2015 CSU Educator of the Year and CSU Regents’ Teaching Award Nominee who will talk about “Strategies to Motivate and Engage Our Students.”

Our other presenter will be Jon Haney (Learning Management System Administrator/ Trainer) and Rik Newtson (Professor of Sociology), 2006 CSU Educator of the Year, speaking about “Using Instagram in the Online Classroom to Enhance Learning.”

Friday, August 28, 2015

Introducing SportDiscus: For Everything Sport-Related

Here at the library, we have recently gained access to EbscoHost's online database  SportDiscus with Full Text, and if you are someone who has an interest in everything related to sports, look no further.
SportDiscus with Full Text is an informative research-based database that includes wide ranges of topics on sports and sports medicine, as well as health and fitness.  Some of the content you can expect to see include but is not limited to:

  • Coaching and education
  • Consumer health
  • Exercise science and fitness
  • Health education
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational health and safety
Also included are:

  • Full text for nearly 670 journals
  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Conference proceedings
  • Journal and magazine articles

For additional information, please visit: Sport Discus with Full Text.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Introducing the Ebrary Academic Complete eBook Collection

Ebrary is an electronic system which not only has thousands of eBooks on a wide variety of topics but also includes powerful and accessible tools that help you locate and manage the information you need.  Some of its capabilities include:

  • Clear user permissions for books, intuitive navigation, and streamlined key tasks with the new online Reader.
  • Ability to download books to your laptop, tablet or phone (iOS and Android) for offline reading.
  • Personal bookshelves that automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research. Folders can be emailed to peers.
  • Notes and highlights.
  • Multiple options for searching and navigating.
  • Automatic citations when text is printed or copied and pasted into Word or any text applications.
  • Compatibility with screen readers and other assistive technology for patrons with special accessibility needs.
  • Catalog search and bookshelf interface available in multiple languages. May choose between English, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish, with additional languages in the works.
For more information on how to use Ebrary, please visit: LibGuide No. 1 and Intro to Ebrary.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Best is Yet to Come - New Enhancements to ProQuest

Good morning students, faculty, and staff!

There have been new improvements added to the ProQuest platform, all of which will directly benefit our university and those in the local and global area. Some of the enhancements you can expect to see include but are not limited to the following:

  • Redefined and user-friendly layouts
  • Redesigned document viewing, which will ease with reading and researching electronic documents
  • Much easier accessibility with searching results, keywords, and concepts 
Below, you will see the following databases which are accessible via ProQuest:

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fall Semester Hours


Below you will see the resumed library hours for Fall semester.

Day(s)                                                     Hours
Monday - Thursday                             7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday                                                     7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday                                                   10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday                                                   10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Faculty Continental Breakfast August 13th at 9am

Welcome Back!
Faculty Continental Breakfast
at the Library

Thursday, August 13
9:00 am10:00 am

First floor of the Schwob Library
(Behind the Reference Desk)

Please drop by for coffee, some tasty treats and
a chance to socialize with faculty colleagues
from across campus.

Closed 11am - 1:45pm August 13th

Tomorrow, August 13,  the library will be closed from 11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. for a campus-wide meeting and will re-open in the afternoon.

New Databases in ProQuest!!

Good morning,

The following databases and their accompanied links have been added to ProQuest:

Friday, August 7, 2015

In the Land of Pasaquan

Eddie Owens Martin, who called himself St. EOM, was the visionary artist behind Pasaquan, his home and created environment in Buena Vista, Georgia.  His mind, body, and soul went into every facet of creation behind this utopian complex. St EOM began his artistic journey as a painter, but then quickly became a self- taught, multifaceted artist who created a style composed of many artistic traditions including influences from Meso-American, African, and Eastern art and philosophies. 

Martin envisioned Pasaquan as a place where the past, present, and future could thrive under one roof, and St. EOM’s art work reflects these ideals. 

Pasaquan is currently under restoration by the dedicated workers of Kohler Foundation Inc. An introductory preview of this unique culture will be displayed on the first floor of the Simon Schwob Library August 10th to September 10th on Columbus State University’s main campus. Venture into the Land of Pasaquan!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

No Better Direction for Research than the JSTOR XIV Collection

Good morning, students!

Fall semester is right around the corner, and when classes start you will most likely hit the ground running with research.  With this in mind, we would like to introduce you to a new collection within JSTOR (known as Arts and Sciences XIV), which will be very useful for any type of research.  The Arts and Sciences XIV Collection syncs together a conglomeration of journals ranging from the study of communication to the field of culture.  In this collection, the journals are unique, in that they represent more than 10 countries, include over 20 fields of interest, and range from present-day to the mid-late 1800s.  One interesting tidbit is that among the following disciplines of Law, Communication Studies, Education, Sociology, Linguistics, Asian Studies, etc., Political Science tops the collection with a total of 12 titles in that particular field, thus averaging around 15%, while the others are much less.

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