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Thrift Library News for December 2009

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December 3rd - All Books Are Due Today!

It's easy to aviod getting a fine on your library books! If you return your books within the first nine days they're overdue, there will be no fine - we have an automatic nine days grace period. If you'd like to keep your books for longer, though, it's easy to renew them - just call the library at 2050, or come by the circulation desk.



Thrift Library Calendar and Hours

You can always found out when the library is open by going to the Library’s web page. Look under the About the Library, then click on Library Hours and Calendar. Our holiday hours are also noted on the blog.


Study For Your Exams in the Library

The Thrift Library is Big, Beautiful, and … Quiet. It  contains 10 study rooms for group work, and many cubicles for individual study. When you are ready to take a break, there is even a café in the basement that provides wonderful coffee, tea, sandwiches, snacks and specialty drinks – and a noisy place to study if you can’t function in the quiet. Come to the library.



MLA 7th Ed. Now Available in Gale Databases

The citation generation feature contained within the dozen or so databases supplied by Gale (Academic One File, etc.) contains the latest format changes found in the new MLA Manual / 7th ed.


Here are the changes you'll see:

•   No more underlining — publication titles and the name of the online product are now italicized

•   No more URLs — MLA no longer requires URLs, but encourages writers to provide a URL if the citation information does not easily lead readers to the source

•   Continuous pagination — this is no longer an issue for scholarly journal citations; both volume and issue numbers are required, regardless of pagination

•   Publication medium — since all documents are accessed from an online Gale resource, the citation will always include the medium "Web." In addition, MLA has eliminated the requirement to include the name of the service ("Gale") and the name of the subscribing institution

•   New abbreviations — when certain metadata is missing, such as publisher or page numbers, there are suggested abbreviations to display denoting that fact



Contemporary Christian Collection Link Posted

The Thrift Library’s Contemporary Christian Collection is a composed of works by contemporary Christian writers, and is displayed on the main floor of the library along the wall in the far left corner – across from the Bound Periodicals.   Authors include: Francine Rivers, Jan Karon, Donald Miller, Joel C. Rosenberg, Terri Blackstock, Max Lucado, Louie Giglio, and John Hagee.


To promote this special collection a link directing users to a list of available titles has been added to the library’s web page directly below the Library Catalog link. Here’s a shortcut.


Readers are encouraged to suggest additional authors and titles.

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