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Research and Information Guides: Bibliofiles

Contact Information

Requests for library instruction:

Yvonne Hudgens - x8647

Meredith Daniel - x8442

Questions relating to periodical subscriptions or requests for subscriptions:

 Kayla Leopard - x8577

Questions relating to checkouts, overdue notices, PASCAL Delivers:  

Geneva Tate- x8793

Requests for purchases and collection development ideas:  

Meredith Daniel - x8442

Requests for room reservations:  

Bonnie Graham - x8348

Computer Lab News

We make college IDs year-round in the Library Computer Lab, as well as at the Laurens and Newberry LRCs.  In order to obtain IDs, a student need to present a current schedule along with a state photo ID.  Replacement IDs are $10.00.  Faculty/staff IDs are also made at these locations. 

Students are asked to update IDs each semester.  To do this, a student is simply required to present a current schedule.  A sticker is then applied to the back of ID with the correct semester.  Current IDs are required of students when signing in to use the computer lab.

Parking decals for students and faculty/staff are also available in the lab and at all county campuses at no cost.  Car tag numbers and make and model are required for each vehicle.  We can provide up to three decals per person.

 

What's New in the Library

Need something to read or watch this weekend?  Check out our monthly guides at What's New in the Library.  If you have any questions about new books or films, contact Yvonne Hudgens at x8647.

McNaughton Books

McNaughton Book Service allows the library to lease popular books for our patrons.  Faculty and staff members may select seven items each month from a list of forthcoming books (mostly fiction, but non-fiction included).  If you'd like to take a look at this month's list, just stop by the library desk and ask for the McNaughton list.  If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Geneva Tate, circulation manager, at x8793.  If you select a book, Geneva will contact you when the book is ready for checkout.  You can't beat that deal!

"CURIOSITY CORNER" - SPEAKER

 

 

 

“The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, February 8

12:50 p.m.

In the Library

Dr. Jerry Wilson, local newspaper columnist, will be our guest speaker.  Dr. Wilson writes the weekly syndicated “Curiosity Corner,” and is also Emeritus Professor of Physics at Lander University as well as the author of seven textbooks.  He’ll have copies of Best of the Curiosity Corner for sale and to sign.   Please mark your calendars and spread the word to the students!  

 

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITY: RELAX! DE-STRESS!

 

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Address: A Film by Ken Burns

"At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made their personal, academic and social progress extremely challenging. As the students come to terms with the address's simple message of freedom, equality and democracy, they are seen to grow in self-confidence as they confront past failures and humiliations, ultimately opening the door to what Lincoln himself described as 'a new birth of freedom'. Interweaving the history of this most famous of American speeches with the contemporary journey of the boys at Greenwood, the film reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit." -- from PBS

LC4704.5 .A33 2014  The address [videorecording] 

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Faculty: We need your help!

In order to promote our resources and to provide students with the skills needed to use them, we strongly encourage instructors to schedule library sessions for their classes.Students are often tech-savvy but lack basic research skills.  So, let us help them (and you) master the basics of doing research, whether online or in the physical library.  We'll customize sessions for your needs--whether for a general orientation or a more in-depth class for a particular assignment.  Librarians are also available to conduct sessions on proper citation formatting, avoiding plagiarism, etc.  Contact Yvonne Hudgens, Instruction Librarian, to set a date for your class.  

Embedding Library Content into D2L

A tool is available for instructors' use to embed links to database articles and streaming video content from Films on Demand.  Using this EZproxy URL Creator will allow students to access these resources 24/7 from any location!

 

EZPROXY URL CREATOR

http://www.ptc.edu/college-resources/library/electronic-resources/ezproxy-url-creator

Featured Database: JSTOR

 

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico.

The PTC Library's collections include Arts and Sciences I, III, and VII, as well as Ecology and Botany I.  These resources are especially useful for English, history, humanities, and science classes.

Featured Resource: EasyBib

From EasyBib: "How Savvy Are your Students?"

All About Explorers

This beautifully designed website seems like the perfect place for elementary and middle school students to find information about famous explorers. With many of the world’s most famous explorers featured, this site is easy for students to navigate, includes lesson plans for teachers, and information about the authors.

The giveaway? All About Explorers’ mission is to teach students to check their facts with a second source, so the site is riddled with tons of incorrect information. It states that, “Christopher Columbus was born in 1951 in Sydney, Australia.” and that Juan Ponce de Leon, “was hired by Revlon, a cosmetic company, to search for the Fountain of Youth (a body of water that would enable you to look young forever).”

In addition to incorrect information about the explorers, the biographies about the authors contain numerous inaccuracies. Their chief researcher worked at the University of Demiglace-on-Seine, which isn’t a real school and it states that the webmaster has, “visited six of the seven major continents and a few minor ones as well.”