It’s Summer! Time to Start Reading!

Summer Reading 2018

Our faculty & staff reading recommendations for Summer 2018 are now available in our Summer Reading Guide. We have both fiction and non-fiction books. Check out the list today to discover something new!

If you have any recommendations for this year’s list, feel free to send them to sullivan.library@dc.edu.

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Goodbye EasyBib EDU

Goodbye

EasyBib EDU is ending August 31, 2018. EDU is the educational version of EasyBib (offered through the Sullivan Library) that offers MLA, APA, Chicago, and other premium features. If you have an EasyBib EDU account and want to keep your saved citations, you must save your work before August 31st using one of the following options:

The free version of EasyBib.com will continue to exist after August but will only include MLA. For a fee you can sign up for a premium account that offers multiple citation styles and other features.

 

Questions? Read more here or contact a Librarian.

Want a replacement for Easybib? We recommend RefWorks.

 

New Database: Nexis Uni

The Sullivan Library is pleased to announce our new database, Nexis Uni. Replacing the former LexisNexis database, this platform offers users access to thousands of business, criminal justice, political science and general news resources.

From the home page, users can search for news, court cases, law reviews and company information through either a basic, guided or advanced search.

Home Page

Nexis Uni Home Page

Users also have the option to browse through 3 different topics for recent news coverage, legislation, featured publications, Supreme Court decisions, recent law review articles and blog and social media posts.

Political Science Topic Page

Political Science Topic Page

Find an article or court case you want to use for your paper? Nexis Uni offers a variety of options for saving and sending documents. Users can download documents in PDF, Word and Rich Text formats with formatting options to change the font type, size and line spacing. Documents can also be sent to a user’s Google Drive account or email address.

Article Save and Send Options

Article with Saving and Sending Options

 

When you register for a free Nexis Uni account, you will have the option to create your own folders to save and organize documents as you conduct your research within the database. Simply click on the Sign In/Register link in the upper right hand corner of the database screen to create your account.

You can find Nexis Uni on our A-Z Database Page. Check it out today!

Sullivan Library Easter Break Hours

The Sullivan Library will have shorter hours on Wednesday, March 28th. We will be closed Thursday, March 29th – Monday, April 2nd. Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Please note that while the library is closed for the holiday, no interlibrary loan requests will be processed. Please time your requests accordingly and please be patient with service delays.

Have a wonderful and safe Easter Break!

Easter Break 2018

Stress Relief Week is Here

Give yourself a break during the last two weeks of the semester. Visit the meditation room, play games, color, or pet some pups. Can’t pull yourself away from your work? Then at least stop by for a free cup of coffee anytime, or for free snacks every weeknight at 9pm. Best of luck on finals!

stress relief

Calendar of Stress Relief Week events:

  • All week, all day: Games and coloring in the Learning Commons
  • Monday, Dec. 4th at 7:30pm: 20-minute meditation in the computer lab
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5th from Noon-2:00pm: Paws for Fun in the Learning Commons
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 5:45pm: 20-minute meditation in the computer lab

 

Learn new skills at a Library workshop

Fall semester workshops have just been announced and they feature a variety of skills to boost your papers, projects and everyday life and work. Back by popular demand is a workshop about creating an academic poster, which many seniors will need to make this year in 400-level classes. New to the schedule is a class about the brand new version of RefWorks, a tool which helps you organize your references and quickly create a bibliography. Also slated is a course on evaluating websites (couldn’t we all benefit from how to identify “fake news” and other types of bad information?) See the schedule below for more details.

Is there something you want to learn? Let us know and we’ll consider adding it to our next workshop series.

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