SCC students have lots of ideas about how to keep their planet happy. Visit the Library display for April and add your thought bubble to the tree. Plenty of good reading on the subject, too, both on the second floor display shelves and in the general collection. Search OneSearch for Climate, Conservation, Environment and more. Ask a Librarian.
Sometimes it’s the little things, like school supplies! We know you need them, and as always your library staff wants to help.
Here’s what we have for you:
- At the Research Help Desk, help yourself to the use of staplers, staple removers, three-hole punches, tape, and a paper-cutter. Ask for scissors, rulers, and paperclips, too.
- Punch a free handout on MLA or APA and stash it in your binder to ease your late-night citation blues.
- Need an index card? We have a few of those, too, for you.
- At the Circulation Desk, buy pens, pencils, green exam books, and transparencies.
- Roll out a portable whiteboard and markers for an instant study session anywhere on the 2nd floor – no reservation required.
- Get help using the printers and copiers – and now you can get change, too.
- You can send faxes (for a fee) at the College Store as well as at FedEx across Sutterville Road.
And don’t forget the big things: Librarians are here to help you find your textbook, understand your assignment, choose a topic, find books and articles, choose research-worthy sources, and much more.
Come and see us, call, chat, email, or read the FAQs. We’re here for you!
Librarians are here to help with your course assignments, class projects, speeches, debates, and research papers.
We can also help you get on a computer, print your research paper, find your textbook, make copies, and more. Just ask.
We are looking out for you.
No available study room? Hold a whiteboard study session anywhere in the Library. Roll out one of the Library’s 2 new portable whiteboards, freely available for student use in second floor study areas. Borrow markers from the Research Help Desk. Any questions?
Pulitzer, Nobel, and Man Booker prizes; National Book Award, Hugo Award, Nebula, Edgar, Caldecott and Newbery Medal; all are on display in the Library. Here’s a teaser list, with more below the fold:
|Title & Author||Library Call Number||Award||Year|
|Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell.||PZ7.D5455 Fl 2013||Newbery Medal||2014|
|Locomotive / Brian Floca.||TJ603.2 .F56 2013||Caldecott Medal||2014|
|Missing person / Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort.||PQ2673.O3 R813 2005||Nobel Prize||2014|
|Americanah : [a novel] / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.||PR9387.9.A34354 A44 2013||National Book Critics Circle||2013|
|Ancillary justice / Ann Leckie.||PS3612.E3353 A83 2013||Nebula Award||2013|
|Dear life : stories / Alice Munro.||PR9199.3.M8 D43 2012||Nobel Prize||2013|
|Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America / Gilbert King.||HV9956.G76 K56 2012||Pulitzer Prize||2013|
We are currently providing trial access to Statista, a site that compiles statistics from various sources and presents them in visually arresting ways. Many of the stats have a business angle, but variety is the key word here. Some examples:
- Number of daily active Facebook users worldwide as of 4th quarter 2014
- American households owning a pet in 2012, by species
- Annual inflation rate in the United States from 1990 to 2014
- Newspaper revenue worldwide from 2008 to 2017, by source
You get the idea.
You can easily toggle between different kinds of charts, and then download a high-quality image, PDF or PowerPoint slide, or export the data as an Excel file.
Where does the info come from? According to Statista,
data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
What do you think? Let a librarian know. You can find it through March 27 on our Research Databases page, or click below.
Come to the 2nd floor of the LRC and choose a book from the display honoring African American History Month. You can borrow books on display for 3 weeks.
Read about African Americans in WWII, Jazz and Blues, African American art, African American women writers, Buffalo soldiers and much more!
We’ve got you covered. The library has a copy of most of your required textbooks at the Circulation Desk. (Find them in the Library Catalog.) If your instructor approves the use of an older edition of the textbook, the library has some previous editions on the third floor of the Library. These older textbooks check out for three weeks.
The Library has copiers that can print a page or two or save those pages to your USB. If you need assistance searching for course materials, ask a librarian at the Research Help Desk.
Still strained financially? There are numerous sites where you can purchase a book at a discount or rent a book for the semester. The price may be half what it costs to buy the book new, and you can sometimes sell it back.
Take advantage of this list of sites to purchase and rent textbook materials:
Library Workshops Start Monday, February 2.
Jump in! You will:
- Get ahead on your assignments and papers.
- Take the guesswork out of finding books, ebooks, online journal and newspaper articles, and the many other resources available to you through the SCC Library.
50-minute, face-to-face Library workshops are held throughout the semester on the second floor of the LRC.
For details, visit the Library website.
Guess the winners and you could win two movie passes!
Fill out your ballot at either the Instructional Media Desk on the 1st floor or
the Library Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center.
Ties will be broken by a random drawing. Winners will be contacted by email.
The Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on February 22, 2015. Check out the nominees.