Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd stop by the Thigpen Library Lobby for a morning Java Jolt and/or an afternoon Cocoa Loco. Start your morning with a jolt of caffeine. Free coffee will be available Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (while supplies last). In the afternoon, stop by for your chocolate fix from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (while supplies last).
The Thigpen Library staff sends best wishes as you complete this last week of classes and prepare for final exams next week.
Thigpen Library will be closed for the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday. We close Wednesday, November 27 at 4:30 PM CT and reopen Monday, December 2 at 7:30 AM CT. You can always check on our current hours from the main page of the library’s website.
The physical library may be taking a break but the online library remains open 24/7. Databases, NoodleTools, and research guides are waiting to help you. Enjoy your break from classes.
Google is search engine. A search engine finds stuff on the Web. Duh, you say. Consider this — you can find my Facebook account through Google but you can’t see much about my account unless you have a Facebook account and I have authorized you to see my stuff.
This same concept applies to Thigpen Library databases. Google will find the company ProQuest and information on the database Research Library, but it will not find Thigpen Library’s subscription which allows people currently affiliated with Vol State to use the database. The only way to access our ProQuest Research Library subscription account is to use an “official” Thigpen Library link. An “official” link does two things. One action of the link is to send you to our subscription / account. The other action is to verify that you are an authorized user. If you are not using Vol State computer network you will be routed through a “proxy server” for authorization as a user.
November 11 is a day of remembrance in the United States and other countries around the world. The date is significant because at 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918 a cease fire ended the fighting in World War One. The date was known as Armistice Day until 1954 when President Eisenhower signed a proclamation naming it Veterans Day to honor veterans of all American wars.
Now on November 11 wesalute everyone who has served in the United States military. I encourage you to learn and share the stories of your relatives and friends who served in the military. Share your stories of life in the military. Support government and non-profit services for veterans. Remember and support our veterans daily.
Here are some links to connect veterans with local, state, and national resources.