Start your semester right with library reserves, student projects spaces, video tutorials and more!

As we begin the semester, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of these 5 Fabulous Library Services: Course Reserves, Student Projects Moodle Spaces, Atomic Learning video tutorials, Own Your Zone cards, and Ask a Librarian!

 

1. Library Reserves

Looking for textbooks? Check the Library Reserves block in your Moodle course to see if your professor has placed your required textbooks on physical reserve at the Library. Just bring the Call Number to the Circulation Desk to check out a reserve item. Most reserve items can be checked out for 3 hours and used in-house.  This gives you plenty of time to read or scan an assigned chapter!  (Note that the Library does not have physical copies of articles on reserve. Articles, ebooks, and other online readings can be found as files or links in your Moodle course.)


2. Student Project Moodle Spaces

Graduating in May? Now is the perfect time to set up your Student Project Space in Moodle! All you need to know about accessing, setting up, and using Student Project Moodle spaces can be found on the Student Projects Guide: http://purchase.libguides.com/studentprojects. Don’t forget to invite your first and second readers to your project space ASAP.  You and your readers can use these spaces to share readings, drafts, timelines, and resources throughout the research and writing process. And, of course, this is also where you’ll submit your final senior project, capstone, or Masters thesis to the Library’s online archive.

 

3. Atomic Learning Video Tutorials

Check out these short (2 minutes or less) video tutorials from Atomic Learning, an online platform that provides access to thousands of video tutorials covering software applications such as Microsoft Office, Moodle, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, SPSS, and more. The tutorials also cover non-technical training needs, such as citation styles, plagiarism prevention, study skills, and career tips. Log in to watch Atomic Learning Videos now!


4. Own Your Zone

When you’re in the Library, please choose the Study Zone (Group, Quiet, or Silent) that’s best suited to your study habits and the work you’re doing. To maintain quiet, respectful spaces for everyone, we ask that you use headphones when listening to music or films and avoid holding group work or conversations in the Silent and Quiet Zones. Is someone being too noisy? Hand them an Own Your Zone Card, found at the Reference & Circulation Desks and in the lower and upper levels.

 

5. Ask a Librarian!

There’s lots of ways to get help! You can Text Us at 914-873-1711 or IM a librarian 24/7 using Ask Us Chat. Prefer email? You can email your questions to ask@purchase.libanswers.com or see if we’ve already answered your question by searching our FAQs.

 

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Posted on January 25, 2015, in senior projects, Services. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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