Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Semester Break hours

Yay! SMU students, enjoy your
two week break from clas
April 21st-May 2nd, the library will be open from 9am-6pm each day.
We are not open Saturday, April 26th or Saturday, May 3rd.
Normal semester hours will resume with the start of the Summer semester, May 5th.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Check us out on Flickr!

Check us out on Flickr!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tclibrary/ We'll be adding more photos in the coming weeks, and look for our cool, interactive New Books feature!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Library Tip: Job Searching

Looking for a job? Try our CareerWiki. (To view the wiki, click here or see the image below that shows you where the wiki is located on our library home page.)

The Twin Cities Campus Library has put together an online wiki, called the Saint Mary's University Career Guide, to help Saint Mary's students with job searching. Students and employees of Saint Mary's University can add links to jobs, career help, resume help, and anything else that will assist our students in finding and gaining employment.

Included in the wiki are resume tips and help, interviewing tips, multiple local job websites and postings, and cost of living/salary tools.

Because this is an open-access online tool, YOU can add your own tips, comments, interview or resume suggestions, and more. Meet other members of the site, invite your friends or classmates to join, and search for and view other wikis related to your field of study.

Take a look around the site—you may find some very helpful information, and perhaps the key to your next job!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Library Tip: Simultaneously search multiple databases!

Library Tip #2: Simultaneously search multiple databases!

Do you ever wish that you could search multiple databases all at once, thus eliminating the need to search one by one, through each database, to find the best information on your topic? Well, there is a way to do this through our EBSCO and ProQuest Databases.

EBSCO databases: When you go to a search screen in any EBSCO database, be sure to notice the line under the search boxes that says "in: Database Name". You can click the dropdown menu and choose multiple databases to simultaneously search! See the image below.

EBSCO databases include but are not limited to: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, EBSCO MegaFILE, Mental Measurements Yearbook, and Tests in Print.

ProQuest databases: When you go to a search screen in any ProQuest database, be sure to notice the hot link under the search boxes that says "Select Multiple Databases." Select that link and you're taken to a page with multiple ProQuest databases. You can check the boxes next to the databases you'd like to search. See images below.

ProQuest databases include, but are not limited to: Criminal Justice Periodicals, ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest Newspapers, ProQuest Psychology Journals, and Wilson Education Abstracts.