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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 

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!

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