Library Newsletter - November 19, 2014



  • Did you know that the Library has a leisure reading collection? You’ll find everything from nonfiction biographies, memoirs, and literary fiction to popular fiction, young adult novels, and maybe even a few “banned books” in the Library’s leisure collection.
  • JoVE Developmental Biology Videos The Library currently has access to a trial of a new collection in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. 
  • John Oliver does it, so it must be fun! Can Research be fun? Absolutely! John Oliver, of HBO’s Last Week Tonight demonstrates how critically examining issues can be hysterical!
  • Introduction to Bloomberg Professional The MacPhaidin Library is offering introductory training sessions for Bloomberg Professional, the world's leading interactive financial information network, seamlessly integrating the very best in real-time data, news and analytics. 


  • Dancing with the Stonehill Stars: The Library's own Associate Director, Sue Conant, is participating in this year's Dancing with the Stonehill Stars! The event is this Friday, November 21st, at 7pm in the Pettit Atrium. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for non-students and are on sale this week in the Commons during lunch and dinner. We hope to see you there!
  • FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: VISIT THE LIBRARY AS A PASSPORT PROGRAM EVENT!! Still looking for Passport events for your First Year Experience course? A one-on-one research appointment with the Library counts towards the program and can help you complete your research faster and more effectively! Sign up hereFrom a first-year student: “I had a paper I needed to write for Chemistry, and needed a formal lab report for it. Online, the majority of the articles I looked at wanted me to buy them. Turns out the Library has a subscription to the website I was trying to use. The librarian showed this to me in a matter of five minutes. So I basically spent two hours trying to find a report when the library had the exact same thing for free.” Don’t spend hours searching for materials that we can show you how to find in minutes!
  • Lost and Found in the Library: Did you leave a flashdrive or other personal item in the Library? If so, check with Circulation to see if anyone turned your items in to our Lost and Found.
  • Managing Your Research: It’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to the question of citations. We can help!
  • Off-Campus Access: Traveling over the holidays, but still need access to Library databases? Visit our off-campus access page for information on how to use Library services when you're away from campus.
  • Giving TuesdayOn Tuesday, December 2nd, the College is participating in Giving Tuesday, a national day of philanthropy started in 2012 as a day to focus on raising funds for not-for-profit and charitable organizations. Stonehill participated for the first time last year and was one of more than 10,000 participating organizations nationwide. To learn more, click here.
  • Visit the CWAA: Don’t forget, skilled peer tutors are available to assist you with course content and writing assignments. Access the CWAA drop-in schedule here
  • Faculty Book Launch:  On Tuesday, November 18th, Professor of Philosophy Richard Capobianco discussed his new book Heidegger's Way of Being. The index for Professor Capobianco's book was compiled by retired Head of Collections Betsy Dean.
  • Active Learning Technologies Reading Group: In conjunction with the launch of the Flynn DisCo, we have organized an informal reading group to talk about active learning technologies. Our first meeting took place October 31st, and we started with the question "Why Active Learning?" Our second meeting is tentatively scheduled for Reading Day, December 11th. More information will be added to the website soon, and all interested Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend. Contact Trish McPherson with any questions.
  • Faculty publications: If you are a faculty member with a recent publication, we encourage you to submit your publication information to Liz Chase so that we may include your news in our Library Newsletter.
  • Blog Stories: Do you have other stories you'd like to see featured on our Library Blog? If you have ideas for stories, links to pertinent articles, or other resources you’d like to see featured on our website, please email Liz Chase.
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