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Introduction to Zotero via Web Ex

Join us on January 28th at 12 pm for an interactive online workshop that will introduce you to the free PDF and citation management tool, Zotero (zotero.org). This session will cover the basics of how to add citations and PDFs and how to create bibliographies in various formats. If you’ve already using Zotero and want to learn how to use it more efficiently, consider attending our Advanced Zotero workshop.

Please download and install Zotero before the workshop in order to follow along on your own computer. To join the workshop, please sign up here, and visit the url at the scheduled start time.

Looking for a Textbook at the Library?

A good place to start looking is the Course Reserves module located on the library home page.

Textbooks SP 2015In addition to copies that may be owned by the library, instructors will sometimes place a personal copy of the course textbook on Course Reserve. Those personal copies will not show up in the catalog, only within the Course Reserves module.

The module will allow a search by course name, course number, or instructor name. Once you have found the course, highlight and click “Search” to see the course holdings.

The call number for personal copy reserve books at Olin and Uris Libraries will start with a ZZ. Reserve items at Olin and Uris Libraries are shelved by call number, so make note of the call number before requesting an item at those desks.

Other libraries may use different classification schemes for personal copy materials, or different shelving arrangements for their reserve collections. If you don’t know what information the library needs to retrieve a book from their reserve shelves, it may save time to copy down all information about the item before requesting it (call number, title, author, course number and instructor).

If you cannot find the textbook you need, Ask a Librarian.

New Dell Laptops and MacBooks Available at Olin and Uris

Stop by the Olin or Uris Circulation desks to check out our new Dell laptops and MacBooks.  The laptops circulate for 3 hours.  Make sure you return them on time, the overdue fine is 4 cents a minute.

Featured Libguide: Ebooks at Cornell

Subject expertise from Cornell University Librarians is available 24 hours a day through Library Guides. These guides, which provided curated lists of resources on a variety of subjects, classes, and skills, can be found from the front page of the Cornell Library website.

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Today’s featured guide, Ebooks at Cornell, provides information on accessing ebooks in the library’s collection.  Ebooks at Cornell will help guide you through each publisher’s interface, including how to print or download sections from an ebook. (There are restrictions for most publishers).

If you still have questions, or prefer to contact us in person or via email, phone or chat: Ask a Librarian.

Library Instruction Sessions Available For Spring Semester

Cornell University Library’s Instruction Mission Statement:

The library’s instruction mission is to enhance learning and integrate information competency into the curriculum. Library staff partner with faculty and other instructors to help all members of the academic community to find their way into collections, and to master research techniques and methods. In a rapidly changing information and education environment, we help them learn the skills needed to  find, read, evaluate, and use complex resources from the Cornell University Library and beyond, in a confident, efficient, and ethical fashion.

Faculty can request library instruction sessions that are custom-designed to meet the special needs of their classes by contacting the Instruction Coordinator of their respective library or filling out this form.

For more information visit this page.

Welcome Back!

We hope your winter break was wonderful.  Below are the hours for Olin and Uris Libraries from January 5th through January 20th.  The spring semester (and regular hours) start on January 21st.

Olin Library schedule (from January 5th through January 20th)

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Exception
Monday, January 19th, 8 AM to 5 PM

Uris Library schedule (from January 5th through January 20th)

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exception
Monday, January 19th, CLOSED

For more information on Winter hours for other Cornell Libraries please click here.

Olin Library Reference Services Over the Holiday Break

The Olin Library Reference Desk will be open:
Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st from 1 pm to 6 pm
Monday, December 22nd  and Tuesday, December 23rd from 10 am to 6pm and
Tuesday, December 24th from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Reference Desk will be closed for the holiday break from December 25th through January 4th and will reopen on Monday, January 5th at 10 am.

For more details on hours for library services, please visit this page. You can locate hours for a specific day under the hours table from the Hours for a specific day link

If you wish to access Cornell online materials over the intersession, use the library home page as your starting point. You will need to use your Net ID and password to authenticate your Cornell credentials.

You can download Passkey, a bookmarklet that allows you to access materials without going through the Cornell library website.

Our 24/7 chat service will be available over the Winter Intersession, including holidays. Cornell Librarians will not be online during the holiday break (December 25th through January 4th), but the academic chat cooperative librarians may be able to help. Staff will be limited, so you may need to wait a bit for a response.

A link to the chat service is available on the Ask a Librarian page.

Olin and Uris Winter Intersession Hours

Olin Library schedule (from December 19th through January 20th)

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Exceptions
Monday, December 22: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 23: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 24th: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Olin Library will be closed from December 25th through January 4th.
Monday, January 19th, 8 AM to 5 PM

Uris Library schedule (from January 5th through January 20th)
Uris Library will be closed from December 20th through January 4th.

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exceptions
Monday, January 19th, CLOSED

For more information on Winter hours for other Cornell Libraries please click here.

Overdrive for the Holiday Break

If you are looking for some light reading for over the break and have already left campus (or prefer not to lug physical books back home), you might want to try Overdrive.

OverDrive is a system by which current Cornell students, faculty and staff can check out and download ebooks and audiobooks.

You can check out up to 3 books at a time.  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees.

If you need help with Overdrive you can click on the help link within the Overdrive system, or check out this help page in the ebooks library guide: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/ebooksatCUL/overdrive.

 

 

Share Your Winter Break with New & Noteworthy Books

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All New and Noteworthy books in Olin Library currently have an extended loan period of six weeks.  You can stock up on all the titles you wish you had time to read during the semester, without having to worry about a two week loan period. (Which will start again on January 8th).

The New and Noteworthy books are located on the first floor of Olin Library, past the circulation desk.

 

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