Citation help / NoodleBib – Learn@the Library workshop

In all likelihood sometime during your college career a Works Cited, Bibliography, or References formatted to MLA, Chicago, or APA styles will be required. NoodleBib can help you create these pages, annotations, and the in-text citations used within your research paper.

The library assists you with these tasks with our Cite Your Sources LibGuide and workshops on using NoodleBib. This semester you will have two chances to attend a 30 minute workshop on NoodleBib. The first workshop is Tuesday, January 18 at 11:15 a.m. Your second chance is Wednesday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m.  Take 30 minutes now and save hours of frustration later.

No reservation needed for these workshops.  Simply come to the Rosemary Rogers Research Center which is located on the library’s first floor next to the Reference Desk.

Let the classes begin

Welcome to a new semester!  We wish you great success in all your classes.  A couple of tips to help your library experience be great:

  • Bring your Vol State I.D. to check-out books, videos, laptop computers, study room keys and textbooks.
  • Know your Vol State email username, e.g., jsmith5, and your password.  You’ll need these to log on to the library computers.  Don’t forget to log out, or someone else can use your account.

Holidays Greetings

“Happy Holidays” from the library staff!

Starting Saturday December 18 the Library will be operating on a holiday schedule.

We will be open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm except for the dates listed below. Regular hours will resume the first day of classes: Thursday January 13.

  • Friday December 24: Closed
  • Monday December 27 – Friday December 31: Closed
  • Thursday January 6: Closed

Diversity in holiday music

Searching for diversity in holiday music?

Classical Music Library database has recorded music.  Links to the African American and Traditional music genres may have a selection you would like to listen to online or send to your mobile device.

The Tennessee Electronic Library’s General OneFile database contains articles on music of three holiday celebrations – Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.

  • “Matisyahu: Light A Fire For Hanukkah Music.” All Things Considered 1 Dec. 2010. General OneFile. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.

Note:  Links to embedded music video.

  • Ellis, Sian. “Sing we now of Christmas: the story of English Carols.” British Heritage Jan. 2009: 40+. General OneFile. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.

  • Collins, Terry. “A spirited Kwanzaa celebration; Music, dance and poetry carried a message of peace and unity as more than 100 people filled a Minneapolis church for the Sacred Sounds of Kwanzaa concert.” Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN] 30 Dec. 2001: 1B. General OneFile. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.