Expanded Access to Online Research Resources during COVID-19

Publishers and vendors have generously opened their content packages to CSU for free and limited amounts of time so that CSU Chico faculty, staff, and students have access to additional electronic research and teaching content at this time. The Meriam Library has been working with the Chancellor’s Office to set up this new content, much of which is full-text.

Internet Connectivity Resources

If you are needing access to internet off campus, Chico State has compiled a list of resources. Please click here

Photo by Jason Halley.

Leganto: Library reading Lists in BlackBoard Learn

Have you ever struggled with how to present course readings to students in a logical and organized manner? Have students ever said they couldn’t find or didn’t see a reading that you had provided in your syllabus or reading list?

 

Tech Gear so basic?

Meriam Library now has technology equipment for loan. Most equipment circulates for 3 days or 4 hours.

Here a partial list:

Computer & Accessories

  • Laptops
  •  Apple Superdrive
  • ASUS ChromeBit
  • Brother portable color scanner
  • Raspberry Pi 2

Tablets

  • Intuos creative art tablet
  • Intuos professional art tablet

Video Equipment

Research and Subject Guides Updated

The Meriam Library is in the process of updating and modernizing our Research and Subject guides - the popular subject, course, and topic guides created by librarians and staff at the Meriam Library. These guides help patrons locate articles, books, and other research as well as assist in evaluating information, assessing research credibility, and citing. The transfer from the old guides to the new guides will happen on Thursday, January 21st.

New Catalog Search Options

The Meriam Library recently completed a project to “re-scope” our collection. What this means is that by using the dropdown menu to the right of the search box in the Library Catalog, the patron can now easily limit their searches to a variety of online materials such as eBooks, eReference, eMedia, and eGovDocs.

Whether you are a distance education student, or a student or faculty member working from home,  the ability to limit your search to what is immediately available to you can simplify, streamline, and improve your search experience.

Article Quick Search vs Google

At the top of the new Library ReSEARCH Station you will see a banner that reads Need To Find An Article On Your Topic? The box below is our new Article Quick Search. Type your keywords into the box and retrieve articles from over eighteen different EBSCO databases. Results are sorted by relevance but you can easily resort by date or limit to academic journals. It's quick, it's easy, and the full text is free! Try it and tell us what you think. Posted by Sarah Blakeslee

Staying Alert Without Caffeine

Would you like to keep up to date with journals and articles in your areas of interest? The Meriam Library subscribes to a number of indexes and databases that offer electronic alert services.

Many different types of alert services are available including:

Table of contents alerts: Table of contents alerts are email updates of the table of contents of the current issues of the journals you specify.