August 2010 Archives
You asked for it -- you got it!
Beginning on September 7, 2010, you will be able to reserve the 28 group study rooms in Cabell Library. These rooms -- on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors -- can accommodate groups from two to ten members, and provide space and technology resources for collaborative work. Rooms can be reserved for up to two hours at a time, three times a week, and up to fourteen days in advance. Use our online reservation system to view the calendar and submit a reservation for the room you want to use.
For more details, visit the Cabell Library Group Study Room page or ask a library staff member at any service desk.
VCU Libraries and the Monroe Park Campus Student Government Association present this year's first Cabell Life Forum on Thursday, September 9th, at 5:00 p.m. in the second floor Learning Commons. The Forum will be held in the Multipurpose Room. The Cabell Life Forum is an opportunity to bring questions and concerns about Cabell Library to library administrators. We want to hear directly from students, so bring your comments, suggestions, and questions. Refreshments will be provided.
According to an American Forces Press Service news article, "Pentagon officials today released the Defense Department's final review of recommendations issued by an independent panel in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree on Fort Hood, Texas." To learn more, see the Department of Defense's Special Report: Tragedy at Fort Hood.Learn more about government documents collections at the VCU Libraries. For more information, call 828-1101.
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour on Tuesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and electronically from anywhere in the world. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, tour the facility, check out our study spaces, and see our renovated cafe/vending area. For more information, contact Shannon Jones at 828-0626.
Join us on August 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor of Cabell Library for the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Learning Commons! Enjoy light refreshments as you tour the 13,000+ square feet of newly renovated space.
The Cabell Learning Commons is a joint project of VCU Libraries and VCU Technology Services and was funded by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Visit the Learning Commons Web page for photographs and more information.
The PsycINFO database is now available through APA PsycNet. It is still accessed via Quick Links or through Databases A-Z, but the new interface lets you search across 5 databases simultaneously:
PsycINFO (same content that was previously available via EBSCO)
PsycARTICLES (all full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles)
PsycBOOKS (contains the full text of chapters/books including APA titles, classic books, and the Encyclopedia of Psychology)
PsycEXTRA (indexes the gray literature in psychology and the behavioral sciences; good source for emerging research)
PsycCRITIQUES (a weekly release of book and film reviews, including popular films; a good source for teaching materials)
Become familiar with Cabell Library early and save on hassles later in the semester. Cabell Library tours meet inside the first-floor main entrance and last approximately 30 minutes. Participants will learn more about the facility, collections, and resources, as well as how library services and staff can assist visitors in completing their assignments. No registration required.
For more information about these tours and other VCU Libraries events and workshops, visit the events page.
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Acquisition of the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) was made possible through a close partnership with the College of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of English.