Prof. Perry’s Anthropology 221 class is using the Question Board on the ground floor to share what they are learning about slang AND to collect data about local slang use. Stop by to read the top slang words at Gettysburg College, as identified by class members, and to be sure to vote for your top five slang words:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Friday, November 07, 2014
Proquest Historical Newspapers provides Gettysburg students and faculty with access to historical news publication ranging from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times to the Baltimore Afro-American and the Pittsburgh Courier. The database not only includes articles, but also editorials, cartoons, advertisements, birth announcements, obituaries, and more! Researchers can study anything from famous historical events to vintage advertisements through Proquest Historical Newspapers. It's easy to use, allowing researchers to limit the time frame, subject, and and type of document in the search results. Check out Proquest Historical Newspapers for primary sources, and learn about the past through the eyes of those who lived it!
Thursday, November 06, 2014
The German Studies Department has a series of events this week (Nov. 3-9) taking place across campus to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Visit the ground floor of Musselman Library to see the "Berlin Wall" built by German Club members and German Studies faculty. You're invited to write on the wall and share your thoughts. Also feel free to check out one of the books on the the fall of the Berlin wall, graffiti, and life after the wall.
Make sure to join German Club on Sunday (Nov. 9) at 2 pm on the ground floor for a reenactment of the wall's fall on November 8, 1989, including the press statement read to announce the border opening to the actual dismantling of the wall.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Open Access Week happens around the world beginning October 20, and our program series is designed to raise awareness of open access. Join us for one or more events. Many will feature cookies baked with the open access cookie cutter, printed on Gettysburg’s own 3D printer.
- Open Access Week Kickoff Event. Want to know what research funders, scholarly societies, and higher education administrators really think about OA? Attend the livestream forum, broadcast from the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. The focus will be on how OA affects early career researchers, and the forum will be facilitated by an early career researcher. Also, don’t miss the debut of open access cookies! Monday, 10/20, 3 pm, LIB 018
- Open Access Journal Authors at Gettysburg College. If you're more interested in why Gettysburg College faculty choose to publish in OA journals, stick around after the forum (or come at 4:00) to speak with Amy Dailey, Ryan Kerney, Jing Li, and Richard Russell. We’ll still have open access cookies. Monday, 10/20, 4 pm, LIB 018
- Did I Sign My Rights Away? Copyright for Authors. This session will explain copyright for authors in plain English. Hear successful strategies used by academic authors, review a typical publication contract, and learn about tools that can help you retain the rights you wish to keep while continuing to work with scholarly publishers. Wednesday, 10/22, 12:00, Specialty 19. RSVP required as space is limited.
- Open Access and the Health Professions. This session is designed for students in the Pre-Health Professions Club, but all are welcome. Decorate and eat open access cookies, learn the real cost of articles and how OA impacts medical education and patient care, and chat with Prof. Amy Dailey about her publications in open journals. Wednesday, 10/22, 7 pm, LIB 018
- Copy, Paste, Collage, Create: Student Work in an Open World. This special JCCTL “In the Classroom” discussion will focus on students as creators of content. How can we help them understand their rights and responsibilities as authors? Divonna Stebick, Jill Titus, and Jeff Williams will share some of their related teaching experiences and lead a discussion about how OA affects student work. And yes, there will be more open access cookies. Friday, 10/24, 3:30 pm, BREI 112
Friday, October 03, 2014
Do you have a research project or paper coming up and don't want to spend all of your time making a bibliography? Do you have a hard time organizing and managing numerous citations while researching?
Come learn how to use RefWorks, a citation management tool that can instantly export full citation information from an online source, create your bibliography for you at the click of a button, and even insert in-text citations or footnotes automatically into your Word document. Sessions will run on October 16th and 20th at 7pm in Room 14 of Musselman Library. RSVP is not required but the sessions are first come first serve, only the first 30 people will be able to attend.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Join us in kicking off our Iran: Beyond the Headlines series with a lecture on "Iranian Cinema and Factional Censorship" tomorrow, Tuesday September 16 at 7pm in Joseph Theater! Professor Jim Udden in Film Studies will be speaking on the interaction between Iranian cinema and the political factions that comprise Iranian society. Despite censorship, Iranian films discuss love, divorce, infidelity, class inequality, social oppression, gender discrimination, and suicide. Come and learn about an Iranian art form most Americans have never seen!
Iran: Beyond the Headlines is a learning series that includes book discussions, film screenings, and lectures designed to help us move past today's headlines and explore the history, art, culture, and everyday life of Iranians. Series events are scheduled for September 2014 - April 2015. All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information:
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
If you are interested in reading The Other Wes Moore, Musselman Library has several copies available for checkout. For more information about the book and the author, check out the official The Other Wes Moore website.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Think textbooks are expensive? You’re not crazy. Textbook prices have grown at 3 times the rate of inflation over the past decade. What’s a frugal college student to do?
Here’s a great article to start with:
Want to compare prices on the same book sold by different stores? Try campusbooks.com. Just enter your book title, author, or ISBN (ISBN is best!) and you’ll see the full range of options to buy or rent. It includes print books and ebooks.
The Gettysburg College Bookstore sells and rents textbooks, too. Check there to find out what books are required and recommended for your classes. Also check the professor’s syllabus to find out how much of a book you need to read.
When in doubt, ask your professor.
Public domain image courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Programming_language_textbooks.jpg
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The good news: we are getting new carpet on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library! Say goodbye to the kelly green stuff that was installed in 1981. (Yes, it’s that old.)
The bad news: we will have to close the book stacks on the upper floors in order to install the carpet. Beginning Saturday, May 17, books with call numbers D-Z will not be available.
The good news: you can check out as many books as you want and keep them all summer long!
The bad news: you need to go get those books no later than Friday, May 16.
The good news: if you need dozens of books, we will store them for you! To explore this option, coordinate with Paulette Blount ASAP (email@example.com).
More good news: if you forget to retrieve something, we can get it for you via Interlibrary Loan later in the summer.
Really good news: the Browsing Room, DVD collection, books with call numbers A-C, and oversize books will not be affected by this project.