This blog is available to keep students, faculty, staff and all patrons of Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library updated on news and information about Kimbel Library. Postings will include information about library hours, services, new resources and more.
Faculty: Monday, Sept. 8 2:30-3:30 pm, come try out Turnitin. The session will cover --setting up your classes in Turnitin --composing an assignment --submitting a paper --interpreting an Originality Report --getting students started in Turnitin. Register at TEAL.
Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and deterrent service that checks student work for exact matches with searchable Internet documents, select commercial periodical databases, and previously submitted student work.
CCU has a trial license for Fall 2008 (sponsored by English and FYE) and any CCU faculty/staff can use it for an unlimited number of classes and students.
Did you know that the library has two classrooms? If your class is scheduled to come in for library instruction, make sure to check the whiteboard when you enter the library. All of the classes being taught that day will be listed along with the room it is being taught in. If you have questions, aren't sure where to go, or just need general assistance, stop by the Information Desk for help.
To promote a welcoming environment Kimbel Library permits consumption of food and drinks in the building. Users are responsible for any damage to university property and equipment caused by food or drink.
Library users must clean up after themselves, dispose of trash in appropriate trash containers and notify staff immediately of any spills or food-related mishaps.
Beginning Monday, August 18, the courier service for the PASCAL Delivers program will be making deliveries only 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Requests may still be placed at any time. However the delivery time is expected to take 3-5 working days.
This change in service is due to a 90% decrease in funding from the SC state legislature this year for PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries).
For more information about PASCAL services please visit their website. If you would like to add your voice to those who are asking that the funding be reinstated next year, PASCAL is providing an online form for your thoughts.