Thursday, July 03, 2014

ILL/Renew Username & Password

Our library catalog is going through a systems update and something went amiss. Your Saint Mary's username and password WILL NOT WORK to get you logged in.

Try logging in with your 14-digit ID card barcode number as the username and your last name as the password. It should let you in for the time being. Sorry about the confusion - we're working with our vendor to figure out what's happening. Apparently even the library catalog is on vacation for the long weekend.

Speaking of, have a good one!!

P.S. Don't know what your 14-digit barcode number is? Take your 8-digit student ID number (which you can find in WebTools) and add 235000 in front of it. Voila - library barcode!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

July 2014 New Books

Everyone knows that July is a great time for picnics and swimming, but did you know it is also the best time for reading?  Those long days and warm nights are perfect for pulling out a book (or two, or three) and catching up with that long-awaited novel or research study.  With that in mind, check out the Twin Cities Library's list of new books for this month!  There something for everyone, no matter what your interests are.

Aldridge, David

Aten, Jamie D.

Boateng, Boatema

Broughton, Vanda

Browning, Scott

Cashwell, Craig S.

The Embedded Librarian's Cookbook
Calkins, Kaijsa

Danes, Claire

Darling-Hammond, Linda

Ellis, Thomas M.

Gubrium, Jaber F.

Incayawar, Mario

Jorgensen, Cheryl

Lowry, Richard

Moustakas, Clark

Robinson, Daniel N.

Silverstein, Jeffrey

Stagner, Ross

Wachtel, Paul L.

Yusuf, Ahmed Ismail

Monday, June 30, 2014

Reduced Library Hours

Twin Cities Library will have reduced hours the first two weeks of July, and we'll be closed over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Please visit our hours webpage to see when we're open. Have a safe and happy July 4th holiday weekend!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Resource: Research Starters

Like Wikipedia, but want to get your information from a reliable source? Have a difficult research topic and don’t know where to start? The Library has recently implemented Research Starters in SuperSearch, to help with those tricky research situations!

Research Starters provide summary articles for popular topics that are authoritative and suitable for use in academic papers. These articles provide links to related topics, as well as short bibliographies to help with further research. Research Starter summary articles will always appear on the top of the results list for popular topics.

So get started on that big research project today, with this great new resource from the Twin Cities Library!

To learn more about the development and implementation of Research Starters, check out Library Journal’s recent article about them!

Monday, June 02, 2014

June 2014 New Books

Did you know that there are a bunch of great holidays to celebrate in June?  In addition to big ones like Father's Day (June 15th) and the beginning of Ramadan (June 28th), there are less common mini-holidays, from National Repeat Day (June 3rd) to Meteor Day (June 30th).  So stop by and celebrate all month long with these fantastic new books at the library! 

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Brown, Peter C. 

The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology
Comer, Jonathan S.

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Creswell, John W.

Supervision of Instruction: A Developmental Approach
Glickman, Carl D.

Developmental Teacher Evaluation
Harris, Ben M.

Mermaid and the Minotaur
Dinnerstein, Dorothy

Civilization and Its Discontents
Freud, Sigmund

Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Third Edition: Survey Design, Use, and Statistical Analysis Methods
Hayes, Bob E.

Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design
Krum, Randy

Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling
Lankow, Jason

Teacher evaluation: Improvement, accountability, and effective learning
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin

Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics, and Change
Mikulince, Mario

NCMHCE Secrets Study Guide: Exam Review for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination 

Smarter Brains (video)

A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
Strong, Marilee

Evaluating Teaching: A Guide to Current Thinking and Best Practice
Stronge, James H.

Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation (video)
Swimme, Brian Thomas

Principles and Practices for Effective Teacher Evaluation
Valentine, Jerry


Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Resource: Intelliconnect

Just in time for summer, there is more good news from Saint Mary's Twin Cities Library!  The Library has recently subscribed to a fantastic new resource called Intelliconnect, which is now available for student use.

Intelliconnect contains the most recent version of the U.S. Master Tax Guide.  It also provides access to news, journals, regulations, court cases, IRS rulings, and tax forms for state and federal taxes.  Intelliconnect is great for accounting students who need up-to-date information on state and federal taxation.

Give the new database a try!  Just click on the image below to visit Intelliconnect.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Twin Cities Library will be closed over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24th - Monday, May 26th. Much early-season BBQ, gardening, and cornhole will be had.

Although Twin Cities Library will be closed along with the rest of campus, all of our online resources will still be available (SuperSearch, articles, eBooks, streaming videos, etc.) Online services that require our delicate human touch will not be available; these include chat, interlibrary loan, and email. You can still place interlibrary loan requests and send us emails, but will won't be able to take care of them until Tuesday.