Library Construction

Activity will begin soon to renovate the Library in order to make room for the Learning Commons.  On Monday, September 24 folks will be in the Archives Room and the former Honors Room on the second floor taking down and moving shelves; so, expect some noise. The movers will be here Wednesday, September 26 to begin moving the furniture off the second floor in preparation for the first phase of the library construction project.  This first phase consists of building two rooms — a new library instruction room and a silent study room — painting and recarpeting.  During this first phase the second floor will be closed to library users, but most of the time library staff will be able to go up and retrieve books from the shelves.  Also, we have over 60,000 eBooks available at http://www.volstate.edu/library/eBooks.php.  Please be patient as together we all deal with the noise and other inconveniences.

NoodleTools requires users to revalidate

If your NoodleBib (NoodleTools) account asks you to “revalidate”, it is an annual occurrance after August 1.  NoodleTools wants to be sure you are a Vol State student and authorized to use NoodleBib through Vol State’s subscription agreement with NoodleTools.  The revalidation occurs automatically when you login using either an on-campus computer or remotely login one time through the NoodleBib link on the Library’s web page at http://www.volstate.edu/Library/.

If prompted for a revalidation, you can skip the revalidation process for up to 3 weeks.  Why wait?  Go ahead and revalidate.  You’ll be ready to use NoodleBib the next time you need it, plus you will be able to go directly to the NoodleTools website for access.

 

Have you searched Opposing Viewpoints in Context?

Looking for a database to help you find contrasting ideas about a topic?  Try searching Opposing Viewpoints in Context.  You will find it on the Library’s alphabetical list of databases webpage http://www.volstate.edu/Library/Alphabetical.php.  The database is also listed on the “Current Events” and “Persuasive” subject database webpages.

It’s a good idea to search more than one database.  CQ Researcher and ProQuest may have the information you need. Happy searching!

 

Your textbook may be available in the Library

Need a textbook?  Several instructors provide the Library with a copy of textbooks.  The textbooks are “on reserve”, and may be used in the Library for up to 2 hours.  The libraries at Highland Crest, Livingston and the Main Campus have textbook titles.  You may want to check the Thigpen Library online catalog course reserves for your course since all textbooks are not available.

We hope your semester is off to a good start!  Librarians are available to help you with research…