Monday, June 30, 2008

Library closed July 4th & 5th

Well good Fourth
of July to ya!!
TC Library will be closed on Friday, July 4th, and Saturday, July 5th, in honor of the Independence Day holiday.
We hope that you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

New Books & Videos on Flickr

The librarians have once again come across a chest full of doubloons; thus, with your best interests in mind we spent our newly found gold on resources for our students and staff. Visually check out our new books and videos on our Flickr page-- click on each book to find out its availability in the library. Ahoy, enjoy the new books Gar.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

TRIAL: Family & Society Studies Worldwide

MFT students and staff, we have a trial of Family & Society Studies Worldwide! Our trial goes until August 11, 2008. Please give this database a try and let us know what you think. If you have any comments regarding its usefulness or lack of usefulness please email Nykol Johnson at If the above link does not take you to the trial you can try the link below: You may need the following user ID and password to access the trial. User Id: s8996554 Password: password

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Library Tip: Boolean Operators

This is an extremely helpful tip if you find yourself overwhelmed by a high number of search results while searching for information in a database or online search engine. Boolean operators, otherwise known as AND, OR, and NOT, are useful tricks that allow you to search for longer phrases and multiple keywords. The result is fewer, but more relevant, search results.

To learn more about Boolean operators, visit our Search Strategies and Helpful Tips page. There you can print a handout of tips regarding searching with Boolean operators, subject headings, and more.

If visual learning is more your thing, check out this slightly corny but very informative video produced by the Schurz Library at IU South Bend.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Interlibrary Loan Available!!

Interlibrary Loan is now available! Make requests as usual. If you have any questions, please consult the Interlibrary Loan pages or contact a librarian (phone: 612-728-5108, email: