Westlaw has a new look! The Westlaw interface has been updated and re-branded as WestlawNext.

The Meriam Library subscribes to the Campus Version of WestlawNext which provides the content legal students need to become proficient in legal research. The only difference between WestlawNext and the previous version of Westlaw is the interface, the content is exactly the same. In WestlawNext you will find:

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.

Laptop Lounge Changes

Welcome back! Over the winter break, a substantial amount of progress was made to transform the old Laptop Lounge into The Grove, a new more vibrant study space promoted by Provost Belle Wei and designed by CSU, Chico Interior Architecture students.  The most noticeable change is the three brightly colored partial walls that serve not only to break up the room, but to provide much needed power as well. New carpet, paint, and ceiling tiles help to freshen up the room. Watch for more changes throughout the semester, including some new furniture.

Checkout a Laptop!

The Meriam Library has five Dell Latitude D630 laptops available for checkout to CSU, Chico students, faculty and staff. Courtesy patrons and non-affiliated users are not eligible. The laptops circulate as a set with carrying case, charger and battery pack.

Laptops are checked out from the Circulation counter on the 1st floor.

Laptop Circulation Policy:

Schedule an Information Literacy Session for your Course!

Information literacy is the ability to think critically about finding and using information for a specific purpose, whether for educational research, on the job decision making, or personal need. The mission of the information literacy program is to incorporate information literacy into the university curriculum by focusing our efforts on teaching students these skills during the process of research. The Meriam Library offers information literacy instruction sessions for every level and course at CSU, Chico. Sign up today for information literacy sessions on:

Scheduled Maintenance

On Tuesday, August 13 - Thursday, August 15th, the ReSEARCH Station computers within the Meriam Library will be unavailable.  During this time, the ReSEARCH Station website may be accessed off-campus or from computers housed in the ITSS labs on the 1st and 4th floors of the Meriam Library.

EBSCO Ebooks on trial through Nov. 3, 2012.

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to the EBSCO Ebooks Academic Subscription Collection. This database contains over 83,000 ebooks from a long list of University Presses and academic publishers covering all subjects. All ebooks in the collection allow multiple simultaneous users, and can be downloaded to be read offline on a computer, or on a variety of portable devices using the BlueFire app.