Friday, February 19, 2010

Big Read Book for Fall 2010 announced

CCU's Big Read for Fall 2010 is The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. Find more information about the Big Read here:

Have you ever wondered which books are used for Big Read programs at other universities? Check out the listings at the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Where can I find tax forms?

Kimbel Library does have a limited amount of both federal and state tax forms on the first floor outside of the library instruction classroom (room 110).

If we don't have the form you need, forms can be downloaded from (for federal forms) or (for South Carolina forms).

If you need a form for a state other than South Carolina, try googling the name of the state and the phrase "tax forms" in quotes.

If you need help with your taxes, trained CCU student volunteers will offer free help sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

The sessions will be held from from Thursday, February 18 through Friday, April 2 (except for March 12-March 19, spring break).

Sessions will be from 3:00-6:00PM in Wall 229 (Except for March 9, 11, and 23rd in Wall 201). For more information on the sessions, contact the CCU VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) coordinator at (843)349-2864.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day From Kimbel Library!

Whether you are spending this Valentine's day with a loved one, or spending it on the couch with a pint of Hagen-Daz, don't forget about the Kimbel Library! Come to the library today through Sunday and leave us a valentine on our board. If this holiday puts you in a romantic mood, check out these classics on DVD:

Pride and Prejudice
Media Collection - PR4034 .P763 2006

Media Collection - PR4034 .E622 1999

Brief Encounter
Media Collection- PN1995.9.M27 B74 2000

The Philadelphia Story
Media Collection - PN1995.9 .C55 P55 2000

Media Collection - PN1995.9.F54 C352 1999

It Happeend One Night
Media Collection - PN1995.9.C55 I8 1999

The Apartment
Media Collection - PN1997 .A6 2001

Romeo and Juliet
Media Collection - M1520 .P76 R66 1966

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Library iphone app for searching Gale Databases

If you are an iphone user, you can download the free Access My Library App, which will find the nearest public library in your location and allow you to search their Gale database subscriptions, no login required! A cool way to research on the go!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Search Library Databases from your Smartphone!

Did you know that many popular smartphones can search library databases? Kimbel Library's databases available through EBSCO can be searched by using the following link:

You will first need to enter your name and CCU ID to login, but then you will be able to search and view articles from your phone. Give it a try!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My EBSCO Folders Help You Keep Track of Research All Semester

Do you have a research project you will be working on all semester? If you are planning on using any of the library's EBSCO databases, you might want to consider signing up for the "My EBSCO" feature. This feature will allow you to login to the database and save articles you find into folders that you can access again later or invite friends or group project members to share. For more detailed instructions, EBSCO provides this video tutorial: