Friday, August 31, 2012

The Top 10 Library Resources

This year we've added Top-10 Books and Top-10 Videos!

0 Current Spot          0 Previous Spot          NEW New Top 10 Entry

Top 10 Print Periodicals
1 1 Newsweek
2 3 Rolling Stone
3 2 Time
4 NEW Hola
5 5 Fortune
6 4 Bloomberg Business Week
7 6 School Arts
8 NEW Bunte Illustrierte
9 9 Forbes
10 10 National Geographic

Top 10 Online Resources
1 1 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
2 5 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
3 NEW The Elementary School Journal
4 NEW Middle School Journal
5NEWResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
6NEWReading Teacher
7NEWYC Young Children
8NEWAmerican Political Science Review
910Journal of Athletic Training
10NEWChronicle of Higher Education

Top 10 Books
1Critical Essays on Kate Chopin, edited by Alice Hall Petry
2Kate Chopin, by Peggy Skaggs
3Kate Chopin, by Emily Toth
4F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Collection of Criticism, edited by Kenneth E. Eble
5The Poems of Robert Frost: An Explication, by Mordecai Marcus
6Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman: Text and Criticism, edited by Gerald Weales
7Kate Chopin: A Study of the Short Fiction, by Bernard Koloski
8F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Study of the Short Fiction, by John Kuehl
9Twentieth Century Interpretations of Death of a Salesman, edited by Helene Wickham Koon
10The Complete Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Top 10 Videos
1The Godfather DVD Collection
2The Effective Teacher
3Alles Gute!: A German Course for Television
4A History of Britan
5Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts
6Dr. Who: The Complete Third Series
7MythBusters: Season 1
8The Scarlet Letter: A Romance
9   2 TIESShakespeare in Love and Taxi Driver
10 3 TIESBeckett on Film, Jazz, and Super Size Me

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The new Research Consultation Room

Have you seen the Research Consultation Room on the second floor of Bryan Information Commons? The Consultation Room is staffed during Bryan Information Commons hours of operation. Feel free to drop by!

Would you like help with papers, research or citation and know that your questions might require a bit more time? Then you can schedule a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian from 1-7 p.m. on weekdays. A Librarian will help you search databases, find the types of sources required for your assignments, and even help you with citation!

Through September, keep an eye out for weekly questions written on the whiteboards in Bryan Information Commons. Bring your answers to the Research Consultation Room to get some free candy. Students, you can also enter your name into a drawing for 2 free movie tickets to the Grand 14 at Market Commons in Myrtle Beach! The winner will be announced the first week of October on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pulp and Pixels Newsletter for Fall

Pulp and Pixels, the online newsletter for Kimbel Library, has been completely re-designed! Featuring a sleek new look, the newsletter includes a slideshow of articles on topics that you, our users, expressed an interest in, as well as information about important upcoming events taking place in Kimbel Library and Bryan information Commons and regularly-updated surveys, polls and quizzes. We want to continue providing access to library services in the way that is best for you, so let us know what you think. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Has anyone seen the Information Desk?

Wondering where all of helpful, smiling faces at the reference desk went? Well, we didn't just move. We built an even better desk for you to visit in the Bryan Information Commons!

Introducing the Peter C. Bolton Help Desk, a one-stop shop for all of your circulation, reference, and information technology needs:

Both circulation services and reference assistance are available at this desk during normal hours of operation (24/6 starting Tuesday, Sept. 4), and Student Computing Services will hold the following hours:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Also, all equipment needed to use the newly installed ENO boards (interactive whiteboards) found in the study rooms of the Bryan Information Commons can be checked out at the Bolton Help Desk. Please, let us know if you need assistance. We're here to help!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New databases from DISCUS

Kimbel Library has access to about 15 new databases this semester, thanks to DISCUS (Digital Information for South Carolina Users), a program from the South Carolina State Library.

The good news is that most of the new databases are on the EBSCO platform, which is easy to use and familiar to most students.

Some of the new databases available as of July 1st are:

Find ALL of Kimbel Library’s databases under the Databases tab on the Library page.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Online Catalog Re-Design

Kimbel Library has re-designed the Online Catalog to make it easier for patrons to find materials. New features have been added to help increase access to information in the library's holdings by streamlining the process of library research.

Exciting new features include the ability to send call numbers to your phone by text message. No more scrambling to find a piece of paper and pencil; simply click the "Send a Text" button and the call number is sent to your phone. This feature saves you time by enabling you to store resources for future research and to call up an item when walking through the library stacks. You can also export bookmarked links to your choice of citation management software to aid in creating a bibliography.

Another exciting new catalog feature is the ability to use social media functions to increase the ways you can use and re-use information. For example, do you like a book you just read? Simply click on the "Share" button in the Online Catalog to share a library catalog record with your friends on a variety of social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Delicious.

The New Arrivals feature allows subject-specific RSS feeds to be generated to help you keep up to date with new resources in the library. These feeds are updated on a regular basis, so be sure to check back each month to see what's new.

The Online Catalog also has a new look and design, which allows for a more seamless browsing experience. The new design includes book covers, table of contents information, and reviews for catalog items when available. These changes will make the search process easier and more visually appealing.

We have added a feedback link in the new catalog to elicit responses from users. Like it? Let us know. Hate it? Tell us why. Click here to see the re-designed catalog. Please try it out and tell us what you think!

Kimbel Library continues to develop innovative ways to serve the information needs of the Coastal Carolina community. If you have ideas and suggestions about improving any of our services please let us know.

Friday, August 17, 2012

We're open and ready to assist you!

Welcome back, students!

Kimbel Library and the newly opened Bryan Information Commons are ready to satisfy all of your library service and study needs.

Our current hours are as follows:

Sunday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day): 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Regular hours (24/6) will begin Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 a.m.

And in the meantime, please stop by and check out all of the technology and study space in our new addition, the Bryan Information Commons!

The dedication is Tuesday, August 28 at 3 p.m.