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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 

Open Access Week

This week is Open Access Week in library land…and all across the land really.  Open access sources are extremely important to research.  Not only are they free, but they also allow the free spread of ideas that research fields need to prosper.

Here at the Lewis Library, our amazing library Kelly Plass has put together a research guide to help you verify good open source material versus ones that might not be so good:

http://lewisu.libguides.com/OER

Once you have gone over her guide, we also recommend you check out this short documentary about the need for more open access sources for scholarship:

https://paywallthemovie.com/paywall

 

More than just books!

Did you think the library only lends out books?!  The Lewis University library has many different items to lend out including:

digital cameras, headphones, tripods, laptops, webcams, audio recorders, and SO MUCH MORE.

All you need to do is fill out our Equipment Contract and you are ready to check out so much more than our library books!

Introducing Safari

safari flyer

We are pleased to bring our patrons a brand new database: Safari.  You now have access to over 40,000 e-books, tutorials, videos, and more!  Keep them for as long as you like, and make notes and even highlight sections.  This database allows multiple users to access the same item, so you don’t need to worry about your classmate or coworker trying to access the same item as you!

Try it out today!

Financial Times

Last semester the College of Business partnered with us to give Lewis University students, staff, and faculty access to the Wall Street Journal.  And Students, faculty and staff can still activate their University-sponsored memberships by:

  • Visiting com/lewisu and
  • Logging in via the MyLewis portal

And now we are pleased to let you all know that we now have access to the Financial Times, as well.  Students, faculty and staff can access their University-sponsored subscription by:

Once you create an account, you may access FT.com directly on your computer and mobile devices.

If you have questions about the Financial Times or need help logging in or navigating it, just contact the Library staff. You can reach us by phone, email, chat, or text–or just stop by!

New Look for I-Share, Library Catalog

New library catalog interface

Requesting books from other local libraries via I-Share just got even easier. Lewis students, faculty and staff no longer need to create an I-Share account or remember a separate username and password. Instead, all I-Share users will now log in with the same information: their library barcode and last name.

Your library barcode is just 24311 + your Lewis ID number. (So if your student ID is L10012345, your barcode number is 24311L10012345.)

New I-Share login screen

Once you log into your account, you’ll find the same information in a cleaner, more user-friendly format. You can still check the status of your requests, search for items in the Lewis and I-Share catalogs, and request items for delivery to the Lewis Library.

New look for Your Account

In addition, catalog search results include additional options, as well as suggestions for similar items.

New layout for catalog search results

New layout and features for item records

If you have questions about the new interface or need help logging in or navigating it, just contact the Library staff. You can reach us by phone, email, chat, or text–or just stop by!

Tip: Save Summon Searches to Your Google Account

Save Summon searches to Google account

Take your research on the go by saving your Summon searches in your Google account! Save frequent searches for easy access, or capture a search in progress and start right where you left off.

To save a search to the cloud, you’ll need to log into your Google account. Then do the following:

After entering your search query/keywords, click the Save Search (star) icon.

Click on star icon

 

Sign into your Google Drive (if you haven’t already done so). You can rename your search. Then click Save.

Sign in to Google Drive.

 

To view your saved search, go to Summon and look for the star icon.

Click on the star icon.

 

Then select your saved search.

Select your saved search.

 

If you’re on a public computer, be sure to log out of Google when you’re done!

Don't forget to sign out!

 

Need help? Ask a librarian!

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