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January 15, 2010

Today's library survival tip:

The case of the lost flash drive

If you left your flash drive at the GSU Library and someone found it and turned it in, it will be waiting for you at the Reference Desk, which has a corral for lost flash drives until their owners claim them.

Posted by Lynn at 04:22 PM | Comments (0)

Enjoy the holiday!

The GSU Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy the holiday!

Posted by Lynn at 04:20 PM | Comments (0)

January 14, 2010

Today's library survival tip:

Logging into the databases off campus

When you are trying to access academic journals and databases off-campus, you'll get a prompt for your user ID and password...here's the secret: Your user ID is your full 14-digit student ID, which is under the barcode on your ID card. For most other applications, you only use five or six numbers, and, you do it so frequently that maybe you don't know exactly where you placed your ID at this time. So, here's the first eight numbers, which are universal for all campus faculty, staff and students: 21611000. If you usually enter five digits, add another "0" before them. If you normally enter six, you're good. Your password is your four-digit registration pin if you are a student or the last four digits of your Social Security number if you are faculty or staff.

Posted by Lynn at 10:11 PM | Comments (0)

January 12, 2010

Today's library survival tip:

Don't be afraid to ask for help.

The librarians and staff at the GSU Library are here to help. We'll help you with everything from directions to the restroom to database search tips. Just ask. That's what we're here for!

Posted by Lynn at 05:11 PM | Comments (0)

January 11, 2010

Today's library survival tip:

Unfortunately, you can't request textbooks for your classes through the I-Share's Interlibrary Loan program.

Other colleges won't send them, as they keep them mostly for their own students (as we do). Sometimes, but not always, you can pick them up if you happen to live near one of the schools. Call first to see if that particular university library accepts your GSU ID, what is required to check the book out or if it even can be checked out. Also, it doesn't hurt to check the catalog of your local public libraries...sometimes they have them.

Posted by Lynn at 05:30 PM | Comments (2)

Welcome back!

Today is the first day of classes, welcome back faculty, staff and students!

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