Sunday, March 28, 2010

Library website gets a facelift!

Kimbel Library got a new look last week!

Changes include:

* Library hours at the top of the page.
* Soothing teal background.
* Quick links to our Facebook, Blogger, Pulp and Pixels and Twitter sites.
* New, consolidated departmental webpages.

Check back next semester for even more exciting revisions.

Got feedback? Email Casey Schacher (cschache @

Monday, March 22, 2010

Database Trial:

Kimbel Library has a trial subscription to the online database through the end of April. "tells you which books, magazines, and online resources mention the vessels you're researching. With 143,937 entries in the free database and 1,279,773 entries available with premium access, you're bound to find useful information here." You can check out the database here: and then please fill out the trial database evaluation form to let us know what you think.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Zotero 2.0 Launches Today!

Get Zotero

Zotero is a free Firefox browser extension that you can use to organize your research. You can download Zotero here: Zotero 2.0 launches today; the new version includes cool features like being able to save your library online and automatic synchronization of your library between different computers you might be using.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

S.C. Notable State Documents of the Year Announced

In celebration of Freedom of Information day, the South Carolina State Library announced the 2009 State Documents of the Year today (read the press release here: One of the winning titles is "Beautiful Places: The Timeless Beauty of South Carolina State Parks" (cover shown above).

Library Server Update Today

Online Library Services will be down for maintenance today from 10:00AM to Noon.
Exception: Online Databases will only be available on campus from this link:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Break Library Hours

Kimbel Library Spring Break Hours:

Sunday, March 14th: 1-9pm
Monday, March 15th - Thursday, March 18th: 7:30am - 7pm
Friday, March 19th: 7:30am - 5pm

Thursday, March 11, 2010

KL adds 16,000+ ebooks!

More e-books are now available to all CCU users from Springer, a publisher with a long history of books in medicine, public health, biology and the social sciences, and more recently in the humanities.

ALL are published after 2005, and 2010 titles will be added this year as they are released.
Locate these books through the KL catalog or at the Springerlink site.

The Springer site has some glitches. For one - you can see book titles that we don't have access to. The green box means we have the FT of the book (or journal.) It has been very sssssslllllloooooowwww lately - a call to tech support confirmed that this was a Springer issue and not us.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Whiteboards in the library

Let us know how you like the new whiteboards in the library. You can check out markers from the second floor lending room.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Have you heard? Films on Demand is now available through Kimbel Library

Have you heard? Films on Demand is now available through Kimbel Library! To search Films on Demand, visit

Films on Demand includes "6,000+ streaming videos from one source, including productions from Films for the Humanities and Sciences, BBC, PBS, Cambridge, The Open University, National Geographic, Center for Investigative reporting, and several others".