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SOCIAL MEDIA!!

Did you know that the library is active on THREE different social media platforms:  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can frequently find fun bits of information on any special events going on or posts highlighting different aspects of the library. We will also remind you about special promotions that the library is doing as well as TIPPI TUESDAYS! So please visit and interact as much as possible! We love to hear feedback and suggestions to help make the library the best it can be. So please find us @lewisulibrary.

Research Guide of the Week!

In keeping with Lasallian Heritage month, did you know there is a research guide that is dedicated to the Lasallian Collection that the library has to offer?

The Lasallian Collection at Lewis University contains information about the history of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, from its beginnings in the 17th century to the present day.

The Lasallian Collection at Lewis University is located on the main 1st floor of the library on the east wall near the large glass window.

Various types of materials in this collection include biographies of St. John Baptist de la Salle, select biographies of brothers from the time of the Founder in 17th Century France to the current day, Institute documents, books and articles and pamphlets written by brothers, materials on Lasallian pedagogy, publications from various USA provinces, financial and statistical reports, books on Lasallian spirituality and prayer, and several videos on Lasallian themes.

Items within the Lasallian Collection are non-circulating.  However, with the assistance of library staff, certain items may be photocopied or scanned.

Items on Lasallian themes within the regular Lewis Library collection may be checked out in the usual way.

Brother David Kuebler, our very own reference librarian, is the key person to ask if you have any questions pertaining to the Christian Brothers or Lasallian Heritage. And as always, if you need any support in your research assignment, feel free to make an appointment or reach out via chat (under Contact Us).

Lasallian Heritage Month

April marks Lewis’s annual recognition of Lasallian Heritage. Check out this page on the Lewis website that offers more information about this month as well as a calendar of events scheduled!

Check out the library display cases between April 4th and May 19th because items related to the De La Salle Christian Brothers and our Lasallian heritage will be displayed. These cases will also feature a relic of our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

What’s black and white and read all over? Newspapers!!

Did you know the library has a huge assortment of periodicals (Newspapers, Journals, & Magazines) that we subscribe to both in print and online?

Sometimes it can be really beneficial to physically flip through a resource such as a current newspaper or science magazine/journal in order to gain ideas for an assignment. Maybe the assignment itself is to find a newspaper or magazine article on a certain topic, or you could see what is new in the world which can give you an idea for paper or project. There is a whole section of periodicals in the library on the 1st floor that you can find the latest editions of printed newspapers, journals, magazines, graphic novels, and comics! If you can’t find the section or something specific, feel free to ask and we would LOVE to show you! There are current, local newspapers in the front of the library near the elevator that you are able to look at as well.

 

We also get access online to several newspapers which you can find a list of HERE. The cool thing about this list is you can find historic articles from the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, or The Wall Street Journal dating all the way back to the late 1800’s!

 

As always, don’t hesitate to chat (under Contact Us) or make an appointment for one-on-one help with your research assignments.

Research Guide of the Week: EDUCATION EXTRAVAGANZA

 

Under the Education heading of the research guide list, there are several different guides that may help if you are an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in education or school counseling. Here is the list of guides for you to start exploring and utilizing in your studies:

 

Organization of School Counseling

Educational Research Resource Guide

Methods and Content of Teaching Mathematics

Methods and Content of Teaching Social Studies

Special Methods: Teaching Social Studies to Adolescents

Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities

 

In these guides, you can find book resources, web resources, databases specific to Education, and some helpful tutorials. The research librarian that heads this subject is Kelley Plass and you can contact her directly for help by making an appointment or reach out via chat. Good luck in your studies!

 

Database of the week!!!

 

 

 

Ovid, pronounced Ah-Vid, is a very popular database. You can find it in the O section of Databases A-Z as well as under Psychology. It searches through several resources in order to find the best articles in the realm of psychology. Upon entering Ovid, you’ll be asked to select the resources you would like to search and then can begin searching key terms on your topic.

If you need additional help using this database, you can speak to the research staff through chat or make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation.

HELPFUL HINTS!!!

If you are searching for an article using Summon, and the full text isn’t available for you, you can request the article through interlibrary loan. Most articles that are from sources we have access to will say “Full Text Online” and send you to the journal where you can easily find a link to the pdf version. However, if under the article title and details it says “Citation Online”, you can click the TITLE of the article, click REQUEST, and on the right hand side click REQUEST VIA INTERLIBRARY LOAN. See the figure below for the visual. As always, don’t hesitate to contact the Library Research department if you need additional research help via chat or an appointment.

Journal Club

Are you a biology major currently taking Journal Club? Need help finding an article to present or topics to prepare for senior thesis? Take a peek at our research guides that offer constantly updated articles from the best biology journals. Along with article recommendations, there are resources on primary versus review articles and citations. While you’re there, check out the other research guides offered on various courses that the library has to offer! If you need additional research help, don’t hesitate to chat with us or make an appointment!

 

Biology Journal Club

Microbiology Journal Club

Genetics Journal Club

Ecology Journal Club

Native American Heritage Month

For the month of November, the library will be celebrating Native American Heritage month!  Heritage month was established in 1994 by former President George H. W. Bush as a way to recognize the contributions of American Indians.  The month is a time to celebrate traditions and historiography and acknowledge the impact of Native peoples.  Heritage Month is an excellent opportunity to inform and educated the public about modern day tribes and to raise awareness of the unique challenges Native peoples still encounter daily.

 

During this month, the library will maintain a display portraying some of the major events and contributions of various tribes and individuals of Native American descent.  Concurrently, The Office of Multicultural Student Services is hosting several events.  For more information, stop by the library of the OMSS today!

 

Ahóá!

Cheers!  Good health!

Navajo, an Athabaskan language 

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