Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pilot Project for DMin Theses Online

The library has launched a pilot project for hosting electronic theses written by DMin students at CTU. The library will be using this pilot to assess the possibility of accepting future DMin thesis projects as electronic files.

Beyond this pilot, the library plans on building this institutional repository as a hosting service for other scholarly work produced by the CTU community in the future. The purpose of the institutional repository is to gather, document, preserve and disseminate the academic work of the CTU community. Examples of the types of work commonly deposited in institutional repositories can be viewed at the OpenDOAR project.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Library Display of New Spanish Books from Back to Books Grant

Books purchased with State of Illinois Back to Books Grant funds are currently on display in the library.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Trial for Complete JSTOR Collection Through October 16th

Through October 16, all remaining JSTOR collections that the library does not already subscribe to will be available on a trial basis. This trial period has been arranged by the CARLI consortium.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

September Chicago Manual of Style Workshops

This workshop will cover the basics of the Chicago Manual of Style: Documentation I System as used at CTU. We will review the CTU Writing Handbook for Chicago Manual of Style tips, the basic outline of key topics in the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Chicago Manual of Style Online. You may bring your lunch, and bring your laptop if you wish. This workshop will be offered twice in September.

When: Thursday, September 18th, noon-1pm
Where: Room 504

When: Tuesday, September 23th, noon-1pm
Where: Room 504

September Zotero Workshops

Would you like to learn more about using Zotero to manage your citations and make bibliographies? This workshop will cover the basics of installing Zotero for Firefox, how to save citations to Zotero, and how to create citations in appropriate citation styles. You may bring your lunch, and bring your laptop if you wish; additional help will be available after the workshop if you need assistance in installing Zotero. Please install the Firefox browser on your laptop before attending the workshop. The workshop will be offered twice in September, and repeated again in October; stay tuned for the date.

When: Tuesday, September 16th, noon-1pm
Where: Room 304

When: Thursday, September 25th, noon-1pm
Where: Room 304

September E-Book Workshop

Would you like to take better advantage of the library’s e-book collections, as well as explore sources for free e-books? This workshop will introduce many of the library’s 15 e-book collections, familiarize you with basic access methods for different e-book websites, and discuss ways to troubleshoot viewing or downloading issues you may have with your laptop or mobile device. You may bring your lunch, and bring your laptop or mobile device if you wish.

When:  Thursday, September 11th, noon-1pm
Where: Room 504

Monday, August 11, 2014

CARLI Ebook Pilot Program

The CARLI consortium currently has a pilot program to provide ebooks to library patrons of all the CARLI governing member libraries. CTU library patrons can search for ebooks in the program at the EBL website, or search the library catalog to find ebooks.