Watch the new YouTube video from McCain Library where several student workers share their favorite study spots in the library and what they like best about working here!
16 Films Released in October That You Can Check Out From McCain Library
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!
ASC Video Clips from the Archives
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.
Finding Articles – Tips from a Master Searcher
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.
Can’t Find a Book?
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!
Library Computers Tips
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!
Library Study Spaces
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.
New York Times Access
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 email@example.com or 404-471-6343 if you have any problems or want to talk about additional access options.
Welcome! New Students’ Guide to McCain Library
McCain Library is like a second home to many Agnes Scott students. We hope the incoming students will soon feel the same way! Here are some tools to help orient you to the library:
- Getting to Know the Library Video Playlist : Find out where to study, what kind of computers are available, and how to find books and articles!
- 12 Things to Know about McCain Library : This is a great quick list of tips about the library.
- Guide to Library Research : Everything you could want to know about the research process from start to finish!
We will see you soon!
Fun Library Video Starring Kelsey Hensler ’11 and Amanda Jordan ’12
Kelsey Hensler ’12, volunteered with McCain Library over the summer. In addition to being a tremendous help in so many areas of the library, Kelsey shared her creative side with us. She created two fun videos that encourage you to ask a librarian for research help. Her first video was released last month and stars history professor Robin Morris. Here is her second video, which stars Kelsey and ASC Alumna Amanda Jordan ’11.