Category Archives: Services

Stressed?!

Spring break is over and we are getting into the final stretch of the semester. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed or just need a break, visit the Stress Relief Guide, the Not-So-Research Guide of the Week!!

Here, you can find library resources such as our Fly By Videos, reminders for Tippi Tuesdays, and of course contacts for research help. You can also find additional places you can get help on campus such as LARC, the Writing Center, or the Center for Health and Counseling, depending on your needs. There are also some pretty fun videos and music suggestions to help in decreasing stress as well as games, coloring pages, and comics.

 

Even though this isn’t research-based, while you are checking this guide out, you can feel free to peruse the other guides in the Research Guide list and something might catch your eye and help you in one of your current classes.

 

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). Good luck in your studies!

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

WANT YOUR OWN STUDY ROOM DURING SUPER STUDY? ENTER OUR CONTEST!

 

This semester during Super Study*, get the VIP treatment from the Lewis University Library: win your own study room on the day of your choice (plus a gift basket of swag, snacks, and study supplies).

Follow us @lewisulibrary on Instagram and Twitter and watch for our official contest announcement. There are two ways to enter:

  • Retweet the official contest announcement (Twitter)
  • Like the official contest announcement photo (Instagram)

Do both to increase your chances of winning!

We will randomly select one winner from all entries received by midnight on Saturday (11/17). The winner will be contacted via their Lewis University email, Twitter direct message, or Instagram mention on the morning of Monday, 11/19 and must respond by 11:00 p.m. that day. If they do not respond, a new winner will be selected.

The winning student will have until midnight on Monday, 11/26 to select their preferred study room reservation date and time (any 12-hour period during library hours between Sunday, 12/2 and Friday, 12/14).

Enter to win on Twitter and Instagram starting Sunday, 11/11: You might become the Lewis University Library VIP!

*Super Study takes place during the last 2 weeks of each semester (for Fall 2018, that’s Sunday, 12/2 through Friday, 12/14) and includes extended service hours and expanded academic support for Lewis students. For more information, visit the CASE webpage.

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!

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!

Need Research Help? Book a Librarian!

 

7 Simple Steps to Make a Research Appointment

Infographic created by Kelley Plass

It’s crunch time, Flyers! Are you working on a final paper, capstone project, or other research assignment? Would a one-on-one meeting with a research librarian help you get moving on your research?

Book a librarian for a research consultation!

A research consultation is a one-on-one appointment with a research librarian. Ideal for in-depth research projects, these 30- to 60-minute sessions allow you to discuss your research topic with the librarian and determine the resources and search strategies that will achieve the best results. And because the consultations take place away from the main service desks at our new Research Consultation Station, you’ll have the librarian’s undivided attention.

To schedule a research consultation, visit lewisu.libcal.com/appointments or go to the Library homepage and click on Make an Appointment. You can select the liaison librarian in your subject area or choose “no preference” for the largest selection of appointment times.

In addition, while most research consultations take place in the Library, you can also meet with a librarian at St. Charles Borromeo, De La Salle Hall’s Courtyard Cafe, or at Lewis’ Oak Brook campus.

For more information about the Research Consultation service, contact Andrew Lenaghan, Head of Library Instruction and Research Services.

Library to Host Workshop Series for Celebration of Scholarship Presenters

Workshops for accepted Celebration of Scholarship student presenters

Students who are preparing to present their research at this year’s Celebration of Scholarship are invited to attend a series of informational workshops. All sessions will be held in the Library Media Classroom and will last approximately 15 – 20 minutes.

Student presenters can attend any or all three sessions. To register, visit: http://bit.ly/CoSWorkshop.

SESSION #1: DESIGNING YOUR POSTER AND PRESENTATION
Presented by Lindsay Harmon, Lewis University Library 
Your proposal was accepted…Now what? In this session, we’ll examine what makes an effective academic poster and presentation, including tips for organizing information, presenting it visually, and translating it into an “elevator pitch.” We’ll look at some example posters from various academic disciplines and share additional resources.

Wednesday, 3/21/18 9:30a.m. or 1:30p.m.
Thursday, 3/22/18 10:30a.m. or 2:30p.m.

SESSION #2: EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF YOUR RESEARCH PRESENTATION
Presented by Dr. Emily Normand, Lewis University Speech & Presentation Lab
Feeling a little anxious about your Celebration of Scholarship presentation? Ensure your delivery of information matches the excellent quality of your project with tips about appropriate audience analysis, effective verbal and nonverbal delivery, and overcoming speaking anxiety. Information about the Speech and Presentation Lab as a Celebration of Scholarship resource will also be discussed.

Wednesday, 3/21/18 9:00a.m. or 2:00p.m.
Thursday, 3/22/18 11:00a.m. or 2:00p.m.

SESSION #3: PROFESSIONALISM: ATTIRE, INTRODUCTIONS & ADDING YOUR RESEARCH TO YOUR RESUME
Presented by Chris Breier, Lewis University Career Services Office
Attend this session to learn how to shine as a new professional including professional attire and how to introduce yourself. This session will conclude with how to add your research/presentation to your professional resume for graduate school or employment opportunities.

Wednesday, 3/21/18 8:30a.m. or 12:00p.m.
Thursday, 3/22/18 10:00a.m. or 1:00p.m.

Additional resources for Celebration of Scholarship presenters can be found on the Library’s Celebration of Scholarship guide.

Roving Librarians Bring Research Help Outside the Library

Need research help? The Librarian is IN at St. Charles Borromeo, Oak Brook, De La Salle, Benilde, and the Arts & Sciences Building.

Need research help, but can’t make it to the Library during regular hours? Never fear: the roving librarians are here!

You can meet with a research librarian at the following locations:

St. Charles Borromeo

Lewis’ business librarian, Lindsay Harmon, provides on-site research assistance for CoB/GSM students (and others) in the Stahl Center (SB 132A, right by the Sodexo food cart) during the following hours:

  • Mondays from 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 12-2 p.m.

Research assistance is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment at lewisu.libguides.com/harmonli.

De La Salle Hall/Courtyard Cafe
Benilde Hall
Arts & Sciences Building

Education and social sciences librarian Kelley Plass meets with students by appointment at several different locations on the main campus. Students requesting an appointment can specify the location that’s most convenient for them.

To make an appointment with Kelley, visit lewisu.libguides.com/plasske.

Oak Brook Campus

STEM and nursing librarian Betsy Sterner is available to meet with students at the Oak Brook campus by appointment on Mondays from 4-6 p.m.

To make an appointment with Betsy, visit lewisu.libguides.com/esterner.

In addition, you can always meet with a librarian in the Library whenever we’re open. For a complete list of appointment options, visit lewisu.libcal/appointments.

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