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

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

Five (Library) New Year’s Resolutions You CAN Keep

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. Here are 5 we can help you with! Find out who your liaison librarian is. Whether you’re a grad student and need to meet the librarian for your department, or an undergrad … Continue reading

All sorts of endings

It’s the end of the year (or maybe the end of the world?) and since I’m writing this on a gray afternoon, my mind is focused on the end of all things. Since I’m a librarian, I can’t help but … Continue reading

Holiday Treats!

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. … Continue reading

Library Hours During Finals Week

Thanksgiving is long gone. Classes end Friday, Dec. 4th. Reading period is Dec. 7 – 8, and finals are Dec. 9 – 18. This means study environments will be at a premium. Whatever your preference, we have a space for … Continue reading