Thursday, November 29, 2012

As (not) Seen on TV: Amazing Citation Help

Are you sick of slaving over a hot computer trying to complete your bibliography or works cited page?

We have a solution for you! Today (and everyday) only we are sharing the library's best kept secret- Our online databases (with a few exceptions) will create the citation for your article. That's right, just click on the Cite button and watch in amazement as the citation appears before your eyes.

How much would you pay for this amazing service? four million, five million? Well, today (and everyday) you can have this life changing product for the amazing price of FREE. But wait, there's more!

You need to generate a citation for a book or article? Don't despair, for this special offer we will throw in our Citation Research Guide. Just click Research Guide on the right side of the main library page and scroll down to the Citation Guide. This nifty tool includes an automatic citation builder, and electronic versions of the most common style guides.

Still not convinced? Well hurry in today(or any day) for this special offer and you (and everyone else) will also get this amazing limited (as in all the time) 2 for 1 offer of help.

You can come to the Reference desk and get the citation style guides and friendly librarians to help you with your research or you can contact the University Writing Center on the third floor.

Hurry, Call, click or come in right away. This offer is only good for a limited (as in, always) time.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Need Help? We have a lot to give.

*image courtesy the Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University.
MTSU Memory Collection

Judging by the increased traffic and serious faces in the library lately, it's crunch time. Papers are coming due, presentations are looming, deadlines are bearing down... Are you feeling the pressure? We can help. Start by looking at our finals toolkit, it has resources that will point you in the right direction. For even more help,
Come to the library (or library website) to

Find books, articles and other sources to impress your professors
  • Come to the reference desk on the 1st floor to get quick guidance any time from friendly library staff
  • Use our Research Guides to find quality sources on any topic
  • Ask for help through our chat or email service
  • Struggling for a topic? Check out the resources on the Current Issues guide. They cover perennial issues and hot topics.
Write like a pro!
  • The University Writing Center is on the 3rd floor of the library. These guys and gals will work with you from the start to make sure you get your point across effectively and eloquently.
Cite those sources correctly!
Present it beautifully!
  • The Digital Media Studio on the library's 2nd floor houses Macs and PCs laden with multimedia software for creating video, audio, still graphics, and slide shows. The knowledgeable staff are eager to help.
  • Reserve a Presentation Practice Room to instantly view yourself giving a speech, and take home a recording, as well.

See, you're not in this alone. Now, don't you feel better?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Artist Talk in Special Collections

The decorative and colorful artistry of medieval books will be the subject of a discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Dr. Laura Cochrane, an assistant professor in the MTSU Department of Art, will talk about “Medieval Pages: From Manuscript Leaves to Digital Images” in the library’s fourth-floor Special Collections area.
The discussion will be in association with the ongoing exhibit “The Art of the Page,” which is on display through January 2013.

Cochrane’s research interests include early medieval art, especially Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian manuscripts. She teaches courses in medieval and Renaissance art, art history methods and Islamic arts.

Cochrane earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Davis, her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her doctorate from the University of Delaware.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Library Technology Services

Need Technology Assistance?

For assistance with your technology concerns while in Walker Library stop by Technology Services located on the 1st floor (just past the elevators across from The Lounge).

We can help you with:

  • Wireless Internet problems
  • Document formatting and recovery
  • Software use
  • Pipeline and D2L issues
  • TeamSpot and Meeting Place 2 & 4 assistance 
  • Printing (poster size or color) and Copying.  ( there is a cost for this)

We checkout the following equipment:

  • Laptops ( 4 hours)
  • Mouse
  • Headphones
  • Graphing Calculators

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday! Change your clocks!

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am.. Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour so you don't wake up any earlier than absolutely necessary.