Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Newspapers Online!

Ever fought with microfilm? Need online access to Wall Street Journal? If so, you will be thrilled to learn that Kimbel Library now has even more newspapers online! Three new subscriptions provide full-text access to:

New York Times Historical Archive (1851-2005)
Times (London) Digital Archive (1785-1985)
National Newspaper Core Collection

The Core Collections include full-text (but not full coverage) of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times and Christian Science Monitor from the mid-1980s.

The Archive collections are searchable, scanned images of every page of each paper from their onset – great for primary source material, historic stock prices, and book and theater reviews.

Access these papers from the Indexes page:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Need something to read? Check out the new book swap at Kimbel Library!

If you are looking for a book to read for fun, or if you just want to trade some books you've already read for something new and different, check out the Kimbel Library book swap shelf. This new shelf is located right at the front entrance of the library. You can drop off any fun reading books that you don't want anymore and trade them for something different. The best part is, there is no way you can get an overdue fine! Check it out!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wide open spaces at the library!

Have you been to Kimbel Library yet this semester? When you visit you will see the result of hard work from some of your fellow students, Kimbel Library staff, and several other groups across campus!

We needed to make the library more navigable and accessible by moving the tables and shelves farther apart. This was an intensive job, and a major part of this involved:

  1. Unloading all of the books from shelves
  2. Moving the shelves
  3. Reloading all of the books
  4. Repeating this for all of the books in the library!
Kimbel Library welcomed the the excellent assistance of the Coastal Carolina University Cheerleaders, Zeta Phi Beta, CAI Lab students, the facilities maintenance department and their student assistants, and of course our own student assistants. Other faculty and staff also stopped by to lend a hand when they could. We couldn't have accomplished this without all of the hard work, enthusiasm, and teamwork that everybody provided.

More photos are available at this link.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thank you Mrs. Moehringer!

Kimbel Library worked with Randall Wells this week to host a reception for a very special woman in our community.

Professor Wells worked with Elizabeth Moehringer to record the story of her experiences in Slovakia during the Holocaust. Her amazing story is available as a DVD as well as on a printed transcript. Both of these can be checked out from Kimbel Library.

Her story is also available on Randall Wells' website. Take some time to learn about her experiences when you get the chance!

Some photos: