Don’t run; this isn’t another Halloween themed post! This, instead, is a list of 17 films (summaries included) you can borrow from McCain Library that were released in the U.S. during the month of October.
Did you know that McCain Library lends DVDs? And we don’t just mean boring educational items like “A History of Britain: the Complete Collection” (call number DA16 .H57 2008 if this, in fact, is your cup of tea). We have a variety of genres and releases, both recent and old, familiar and strange, that’ll entertain you while also encouraging you to “think deeply”.
Stop by the library to pick up one of these DVDs (and a projector or portable DVD player!). If you feel compelled, submit a review of the DVD here and we might feature it on our blog!
The McCain Library Archives & Special Collections is regularly adding historical information about the college to its website at http://libguides.agnesscott.edu/speccoll/home. The most recent additions are some video clips from the late 1920s through mid 1930s, showing campus scenes, students at work and play, etc.
All the clips can be found in the “From the Archives” playlist at McCain Library’s YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/McCainLibrary), and many of the clip descriptions on YouTube are linked to a related page on the archives website where the video, along with additional pictures and information, can be found.
One of the next major additions to the archives site, coming later this semester, will be a tab on the history of athletics on campus, with a page for each sport & historical pictures of play and teams over the years from the 1890s forward.
Thanks to ITS Media Technician China Wilson ’14 for digitizing this old video, and Margaret Rose Hunt ’18, Archives Student Assistant, for putting the material online. Please contact Marianne Bradley ’74, Archives Manager, for further information.
Claire McBride ’13 is an amazing researcher who has the McCain Library article databases wrapped around her finger. In this video she give you her tips on finding articles on a topic using the library databases.
McCain Library has seven floors and with names like Stacks 3 and Floor 3 finding a book can be confusing even when you have the call number and location.
This video provides an overview of the book locations in the library. Never be confused by terms like Browsing Books and Reserves again!
Clare McBride ’13 spent a month with McCain Library this summer redesigning the library blog, assisting with inventory projects and creating some helpful videos to get students oriented to library resources.
To make sure you are taking full advantage of our library computer resources check out this video!
Do you know all the great places to study in the library? Over the summer, Jennifer Sutcliffe, a volunteer with the library, created a video that will help you find the best spots for group study and quiet study.
Ever since the New York Times decided to limit their free access to 20 articles a month, some very sad faculty members have been showing up on our doorstep looking for full-text access. Good news! Most of the current New York Times articles online through the databases Proquest Newspapers and Lexis Nexis Academic. Unfortunately, neither of these provides access to images and pictures in the articles.
We created a quick video to help you locate today’s copy of the New York Times.
[If you are using a device that is not connected to the campus network you will need the GALILEO password to access these resources.]
Contact Casey Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-471-6343 if you have any problems or want to talk about additional access options.