Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Due to the Annual Holiday Luncheon for TC Campus faculty and staff, the library will be open only from 9:00am - 11:30am this coming Friday, December 10th.
We are then closed all afternoon and will reopen Saturday, December 11th, from 8am-3pm.
Really interested in reading about our upcoming Holiday Hours? Click here.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Season's Greetings everyone!
The librarians are planning on building an epic snowbeast* in the library near the end of December, probably about 28' in length. Because this is a large undertaking, TC Library will close for a week.**
Our holiday break hours are listed below and on our hours page.
- Monday, Dec. 20 - Wednesday, Dec. 22
- *change* Thursday, Dec. 23: 9am-12pm
- Friday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 02, 2011: CLOSED
- Monday, Jan. 03 - Friday, Jan. 07: 9am-5pm
- Saturday, Jan. 08: CLOSED
- Monday, Jan. 10: normal semester hours resume
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday season!!!* This is a slight exaggeration. While a librarian or two may build a snowbeast on their own time, in reality the beasts will be much smaller and not inside of the library.
** Also a slight exaggeration. TC Library is closed because the Saint Mary's campus is closed.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! The Librarians will be eating a fair amount of turkey, tofurkey, and beef jerky over the coming days, so TC Library will be closed.
- Wednesday, November 24: open 9am-noon.
- Thursday, November 25 - Sunday, November 28: CLOSED
- Normal hours resume Monday, November 29
See our hours here.
Hi Library Lovers, TC Library's Website will be inaccessible for a few hours this coming Friday. Read why below.
Original from: Mike Montgomery
The Information Technology Department is planning for a network outage on Friday, November 26th, 7am - 9am. This outage will affect network connectivity to the following services.
- Users residing off-campus (not physically present at the Minneapolis or Winona campus buildings) will not be able to get to Blackboard, Tegrity, Webmail, Webtools, or WWW2 pages.
- Users residing on the Winona Campus will have No off-campus internet or access to FSDirect (SchoolDude)
- Users residing at the Minneapolis Campus should not be affected.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Education students rejoice! The beloved database vendor EBSCO has created a search platform for ERIC. Many of you have shied away from ERIC due to its not-super-intuitive search function. While brilliant, it was hard to use, I admit.
But shy away no more! You can search in ERIC, using ERIC-specific search features, all while wrapped up in the happy and warm EBSCO interface.
Try ERIC via EBSCO out here.
You can still access ERIC Classic, as I like to call it, from our Databases A-Z page. Also listed there is ERIC via EBSCO. An updated database guide will soon be posted here, to help you get started searching.
Friday, October 22, 2010
That's right SMU community! We've got an in-house VCR now!!!! We've got your headphones too, so you can ROCK OUT and bring your own VHS back.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Lesson learned: Always check our blog for the most up-to-date information!
Oct. 12: You can access EBSCO databases through the ELECTRONIC LIBRARY FOR MINNESOTA databases page. Note that some of these databases may require your public library barcode for access.
Also note--there will NOT be a Saint Mary's University Find it button--so if you cannot access the full text of the article, check Journal Finder to see if our other (working) databases have the full text of the article. If they do not, use this form to order the article through Interlibrary Loan.
Oct. 11: Monday morning surprise leaks into Tuesday! Our beloved EBSCO databases are inaccessible through TC Library's webpage. Librarians are aware of the issue and database reps are working on it!
Databases affected include:
- Academic Search Premier
- AltHealth Watch
- Business Source Premier
- EBSCO MegaFILE
- MasterFILE Premier
- Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
- Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts
- MasterFILE Premier
- Points of View Reference Center
- Professional Development Collection-Education
- Regional Business News
- Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 01, 2010
Join us on October 7 for an Art on Park opening befitting of a library; it’s all about book arts! Sheila McNellis Asato, an alumna of Saint Mary’s Human Development program, will showcase her convertible book collection, which is heavily influenced by her father’s background in magic and her study of dreams.
Opening Reception October 7, 2010 4:00—7:00 p.m. Artist Talk at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Database Description: Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with reviews on current assessment tests. This database is good for students who want to evaluate testing products for education, marriage and family therapy, and psychology. Tests in Print is an index to assessment tests that are currently in print. This index provides reviews and information about each test that will help users make educated decisions regarding test quality and validity.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Twin Cities Library Semester Break Hours
It's that time again, when the Librarians close TC Library at 5pm so they can spend the ever-shortening summer evenings doing librarian-like things, like knitting, reading to the mosquitoes, and teaching cicadas about database research. See hours below.
|Monday, Aug. 23 - Friday, Aug. 27||9am-5pm|
|Saturday, Aug. 28 - Sunday, Aug. 29||Closed|
|Monday, Aug. 30 - Friday, Sept. 3||9am-5pm|
|Saturday, Sept. 4 - Monday, Sept. 6||Closed|
|Tuesday, Sept. 7||Regular hours resume|
See library website hours for more details.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Librarians will be using all precautions whilst lighting off small, legal fireworks over the long weekend. It should also be noted that librarians, while oft thought to shush loud noises, actually enjoy the majestic sounds of the 4th, whether it be from a firework or the National Symphony Orchestra.
Enjoy the 4th!
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6th.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Also don't forget that we're on Facebook too. If you love our services, librarians, or beta fish mascot, feel free to become a fan!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Kathryn Mussack’s Art on Park exhibition, Minnesota Seasons: Oil on Canvas or Board, opens June 10! Mussack’s works celebrate the four full and varied Minnesota seasons. In Mussack’s words, “My collection consists of scenes from Minnesota, mostly from the Twin Cities area. The smaller pieces were done plein air, outdoors in one session.”
Join us in the Library for art, community, refreshments, and an artist talk, during which Mussack will share insights into the collection. See the Library’s web site for a full description of Mussack’s collection and upcoming Art on Park exhibits.
Opening Reception: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Artist talk: 4:15 p.m.
Twin Cities Campus Library is currently accepting applications for 2011 Art on Park exhibits. Learn how to apply here.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.—Thursday, May 27, 2010 (all staff meeting in the morning)
- CLOSED—Saturday, May 29 - Monday, May 31, 2010
Hi SMU Community,
TC Library is happy to welcome a new member to our database family: Counseling & Therapy in Video (CTIV). Counseling/psyc, addiction studies, MFT, and play therapy students and faculty need to check out this streaming video database! CTIV self-describes as providing "the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling." Topics include counseling sessions and demonstrations, consultations, and lectures, presentations, and interviews.
BONUS: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ASSESSMENT TESTS!
On TC Library's Psyc & MFT subject pages you can now learn everything you need to know about assessment tests (also called instruments). From the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System to the Woodcock-Johnson Tests Of Cognitive Ability, easily find out which tests are available to you through TC Library. Place holds on tests if they are checked out to ensure you get first access to them when they return. Also find out where to locate assessment test critiques online.
The screenshot to the left shows you where to locate this information on each subject page. Please contact TC Library with any questions.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
- Homepage - Article searching: The new default on the main page searching tabs allows you to search articles first. Choose a broad topic from the dropdown menu to see a page with database recommendations. If you know the database in which you'd like to search, select the link "Databases A to Z" under the dropdown menu.
- You can also access links to Journal Finder and our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) article from here.
- Homepage - Book & Video searching: No longer the default tab on the homepage. Click the Books & Videos tab to search for these items.
- Homepage - top-of-page dropdown menus: Articles, Books & More leads you to pages specifically designed to help you find those different types of items.
- Homepage - top-of-page dropdown menus: Research Help is the new, more intuitive name for the old tutorials tab.
- Events: The old Events dropdown menu is now a Web page located under the About Us dropdown menu.
- Articles page: Find it by mousing over Articles, Books & More. The tabs explained:
- Find Article Databases: Lets you choose a broad topic from the dropdown menu to see a page with database recommendations.
- Find a Specific Article: Lets you use Journal Finder.
- Request an Article: Lets you go to our ILL form.
Friday, April 23, 2010
- Monday, April 26 - Friday, May 05: 9:00am - 5:00 pm
- Closed Saturdays.
And as a bonus, here is some Spring haiku by the library staff:
- Submitted by Tech Services Librarian:
- Warm breeze blowing.
- Insects buzzing.
- Book drop full.
- Submitted by Reference/Instruction Librarian #1:
- Oh look there's some grass.
- Green green green green brown green green.
- Dandelion. Shoe.
- Submitted by Reference/Instruction Librarian #2:
- Oh, spring allergies
- from pollen infested plants,
- doth make my nose stuffed.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Hi SMU Community,
Noticed a big wooden box near the back entrance of LaSalle Hall? Could it be a treasure chest? A big Jack-in-the-Box? Alas, no, it is even more exciting. It is the new TC Library Book Drop!
Materials may be returned to the Library Book Drop when the Library is closed. You can still drop your items off at the reference desk during Library open hours.
P.S. Don't get any clever ideas.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Hello SMU Community!
Mark your calendars and get out your bottles of celebratory champagne. It is with bated breath and much excitement that TC Library announces the introduction of our new Library Web site during the month of March!
TC Library’s new Web site features improved navigability, new databases, a new library catalog interface, new services, and additional tutorials. Some highlights include:
- Catalog and database searching from the homepage.
- Research tutorials in html, PDF, video, and mp4 format.
- Consistent dropdown menus on every page.
- Web 2.0—follow us online.
Be sure to click over to www.smumn.edu/tclibrary during the month of March. We hope you’ll like what you see!!
(The image above is a sneak peek of what one little section of our new homepage might look like.)
Friday, February 05, 2010
Text a Librarian!
TC Library is guilty of texting in class, too! You can now text us and the librarian on the reference desk will text back a response to your question. We’ll keep our answers 140 characters short, don’t worry!
How to text us:
- Address your text message to 246246
- Start off the body of the message with send smutclibrary
- Add your question/message
We’re able to provide this service to you using AOL's Mobile AIM Service. This service should work with most major cell carriers, but if you try it and do not receive a response from us, please try a different method of contacting us.
Also, remember that depending in your cell plan, sending and receiving text messages can cost money. The library is not responsible for these charges.