Category Archives: Learn the Library

Includes tips on how to use the library most effectively as well as announcements of formal instructional activities we offer

Images for Scientists & Engineers: Where to Look?

More and more, engineers and scientists need visual materials for their work. Civil engineers need images of bridges and buildings; astronomers need pictures of galaxies and nebulae; biologists want to see microbes up close and personal. A picture is worth … Continue reading

Libraries Through the Ages–Part I

If you are reading this post, chances are you have spent time in one of our library buildings or at least used our online resources. But how much do you really know about the history of libraries? To complement our … Continue reading

Jubilee: A Journey to the Italian Renaissance on M-Level

Make a pilgrimage to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library’s M-level for JUBILEE: Roman Catholic Pilgrimage Culture in Papal Rome, 1500 – 1675, a rare book exhibition featuring beautifully illustrated books from the Italian Renaissance. The curator, senior Taylor Alessio, will … Continue reading

Collecting GIS Data via Your Mobile Phone

Historically, when Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users collected field data outdoors, they often used paper forms or dragged along a laptop computer and GPS unit to record observations and measurements.  Once back on campus, the data were uploaded into a … Continue reading

Got Term Papers?

Just a reminder to all you stressed students out there – the library can help! There is a reference librarian on duty on M Level of MSEL in the Research Consultation Office from 10am-8pm Monday through Wednesday, 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday, … Continue reading

Materials Science in Paper Conservation, History, and Literature: The Gulistan of Sa’di

Gulistan or Goléstan-e  (The Rose Garden) was written in 1258 CE by a Persian poet whose pen name was Sa’di. The book is comprised of a mixture of poetry and prose and contains a number of intricate paintings.  The text … Continue reading

Top 5 Ways Libraries & Librarians Can Help You

“Libraries are repositories of books, music and documents, but above all of nostalgia: the musty stacks, the unexpected finds, the safety and pleasure of a place that welcomes and shelters unconditionally.” – Washington Post Guilty library confession: I use Google multiple … Continue reading

Adventures in TAPPI

Hello from the basement of the Brody Learning Commons!  This is our first contribution to the blog.  We are the Heritage Science for Conservation Program housed within the Conservation Department.  We research the deterioration and conservation of materials housed within … Continue reading

What is THE best citation tool?

One very common question that comes up, from both students and researchers, is: “What is the best citation tool for doing X?” It’s an excellent question because every year another slew of citation management tools, apps, and software materialize. Often … Continue reading

Unburied Treasure: Discovering ARTstor Collections

While on an expedition through the ARTstor Digital Library’s more than 1.9 million arts and humanities related images, you might use ARTstor’s robust search and filtering functionality to hunt for specific images or works of art. Alternatively, you might choose … Continue reading