Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Term, New Tools for Research Success!

Welcome, new students! Welcome back, returning students! We’re pretty excited about the new year, the new term, and some new tools we have to help you with your research!

Next time you’re on the library’s Online Resources page, you might notice a few changes. First, our instant messaging widget has changed. You can still access us there during library hours from 8AM-11PM Monday through Thursday, and from 8AM to 6PM on Friday, but now when you do, “Let us know” how we did by clicking the link and taking our survey. This is a great way to tell us how we can make our IM service better.

If you’ve ever tried our IM service when we’re offline, you probably know that clicking the widget only allowed you to send us an email. Now when you click our offline IM widget, you’ll be directed to our FAQ page. If you can’t find the answer to your question there, you can still send us an email by clicking the Email Us link on the FAQ page.

Library FAQ

Last, but definitely not least, we’ve added a new online resource.
CREDO Reference can make research a lot easier!

CREDO’s a great place to start your research with encyclopedia articles, dictionary definitions, and other background and general information on thousands of topics. It also finds articles in the library’s online databases, Gale, EBSCO, and Opposing Viewpoints, books and ebooks in the library catalog, and streaming video in Films on Demand. But it doesn’t stop there; CREDO links you directly to other library resources!

You can learn more about how to use CREDO in our brief online video tutorials.

Give CREDO a try.
Just type a search term, like DNA, into the search box below, and click the Search button.