2015-2016 Newsletters

April 26, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 29

• Study Around The Clock At Carlson Library!
• Carlson Library Is Going To The Dogs!
• It's Not Too Late To Get Help
• Library Tip: Protect Your Valuables
• Library Tip: Return Day
• Library Tip: Eagle Dollars Accepted At Carlson
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Making The Move
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... frabjous


Something To Think About

Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don't.
~ Bill Nye

April 19, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 28

• Two Weeks And Counting...
• What is LexisNexis Academic?
• Library Tip: Roving Reference & Research Help
• Library Tip: Online Renewals
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Time To Save!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... niggle

Something To Think About

The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.
~ Pablo Picasso

April 12, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 27

• Research Project? We Can Help!
• What is Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)?
• Library Tip: Roving Reference & Research Help
• Library Tip: Online Renewals
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Excel: Have It Your Way
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... bankster

Something To Think About

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.
~ Kurt Vonnegut

April 5, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 26

• Save Time; Get Better Grades
• What is JSTOR?
• Library Tip: Roving Reference & Research Help
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Scam Watch!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... paper tiger

Something To Think About

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
~ Victor Borge

March 29, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 25

• Roving Reference & Research Help
• What is ABI/INFORM Complete?
• What is Business Source Complete?
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: How To Use Periods in Excel Dates
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... nidus

Something To Think About

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~- Margaret Mead

March 22, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 24

• 180,000+ E-Books!
• What is Literature Research Center?
• Library Tip: Easels
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Save Early Save Often
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... dégagé


Something To Think About

The answer to peace is simple; it begins with you.
~ Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock

March 15, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 23

• Welcome Back...We Are Here To Help
• What Is Statistical Datasets?
• Library Tip: EBSCOhost Listen
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Where's Waldo?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ...sate


Something To Think About

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms --
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

March 1, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 22

• What Is Opposing Viewpoints In Context?
• Winter Break Hours
• Library Tip: Streaming Video
• Library Tip: Borrowing At Other Libraries
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Misspelled Words In Your Dictionary
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... gaucherie


Something To Think About

Fertility of imagination and abundance of guesses at the truth
are among the first requisites of discovery.
~ William Jevons

February 23, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 21

• LibGuides Jumpstart Your Research
• What Is CQ Researcher?
• iPads At The Libraries
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: The Perfect Email
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... unmitigated

Something To Think About

When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher.
- Ezra Bayda

February 16, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 20

• 39,457 Electronic Journals!
• 600,000 Words... 3 Million Quotations... 1,000 + Years of English
• Collaborative Study & Presentation Rooms
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Just The Fax!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... Victorian

Something To Think About

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

February 9, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 19

• If We Don't Have It...We'll Fetch It!
• Got Newspapers?
• Student Tip: Great Study Spaces
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: About Those "Free" Apps...
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... Unco

Something To Think About

Do not judge by appearances.
A rich heart may be under a poor coat.
~Scottish Proverb

February 2, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 18

• Groundhog Day: A Second Winter or Early Spring?
• Research Help Is Here!
• African-American Resource Guide
• Library Tip: Book & Resource Suggestions?
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Scan And Fix A USB?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... titan

Something To Think About

It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation.
It's a lot more difficult to perform one.
~ Chuck Palahniuk

January 26, 2016 • Volume 11, Number 17

• Clarion Online/ Distance Education Support
• EBSCO Discovery Service
• Textbooks
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Just...No!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... malapropos

Something To Think About

It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation.
It's a lot more difficult to perform one.
~ Chuck Palahniuk

January 19, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 16

• Welcome Back!
• Dear Faculty: Information Literacy Instruction Is Here!
• Library Tip: Best Sellers
• Faculty Tip: Streaming Video
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Can't Sleep?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... deferential

Something To Think About

I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter,
I do not preserve myself.
~ Bob Chapman

December 1, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 15

• Studying Around The Clock At Carlson Library!
• Carlson Library Is Going To The Dogs!
• It's Not Too Late For Help
• Library Tip: Protect Your Valuables
• Library Tip: Return Day
• Library Tip: Eagle Dollars Accepted At Carlson
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: When Laptop Batteries "Go Bad"
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... tempestuous

Something To Think About

All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown.
~ William Harvey

November 23, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 14

• Thanksgiving Break Hours
• The CU Libraries Are Closed?
• What Is Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)?
• Library Tip: Research Guides & Tutorials
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Driver Updating Utilities Are Worse Than Useless
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... offal

Something To Think About

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
~ A.A. Milne

November 17, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 13

• Complete The Survey For A Chance To Win!
• Roving Reference & Research Help
• What Is ABI / INFORM Complete?
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Never Download "Codecs" or "Players"
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... affectious

Something To Think About

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.
~Carl Sagan, astronomer and author
(9 Nov 1934-1996)

November 10, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 12

• Complete The Survey For A Chance To Win!
• Save Time And Get Better Grades!
• What Is LexisNexis Academic?
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Make Your PC Use Less Power
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... ingurgitate

Something To Think About

Do you wish the world were happy?
Then remember day by day,
Just to scatter seeds of kindness
As you pass along the way.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet

November 3, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 11

• Faculty Tenure & Promotion Recognition Reception
• Complete The Survey For A Chance To Win!
• What Is Literature Resource Center?
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: USB 2.0 - vs - USB 3.0
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... salacious

Something To Think About

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car;
but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
~Theodore Roosevelt
26th US president (27 Oct 1858-1919)

October 27, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 10
• Let Us Fetch That!
• What Is Statistical Datasets?
• Library Tip: EBSCOhost Listen
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: WiFi Is Dangerous!?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week...olio

Something To Think About

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare

October 20, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 9

• LibGuides: Jump Start Your Research!
• What Is Opposing Viewpoints In Context?
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Web Addresses (URLs)
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... olio

Something To Think About

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare

October 13, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 8

• Bring History Alive: The Standard Oil Company In Oil City
• Research Help Is Here!
• What Is CQ Researcher?
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Why Computers Cannot Boot Instantly
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... rancid

Something To Think About

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~ Kahlil Gibran

October 6, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 7

• New Journals & Databases
• Student Tip: Text A Call Number
• Faculty Tip: Chronicle Of Higher Education Online
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Get The Most From Your Mouse!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... knell

Something To Think About

Freedom is the kite's response to the wind.
~ Marty Rubin

September 29, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 6
• ALF Schedule
• New Journals & Databases
• Collaborative Study & Presentation Rooms
• Printing/Copying
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Fax?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... effrontery

Something To Think About

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
~ Mother Teresa

September 22, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 5

• New Journals And Databases
• Student Tip: White Boards
• Library Tip: Easels
• Library Tip: Photocopying
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Printing Facts
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... tawdry

Something To Think About

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
~ Henry Ford

September 15, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 4

• New Journals And Databases
• Student Tip: Group Study Rooms
• Faculty Tip: Faculty Study Room
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Printing With Eagle Dollars
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... mainspring

Something To Think About

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
~ Khalil Gibran

September 8, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 3

• Clarion Online / Distance Education Support
• Laptops At The Libraries
• iPads At The Libraries
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: Print! Copy! Scan!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... beleaguer


Something To Think About

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
~ The Dalai Lama

September 1, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 2

• EBSCO Discovery Service
• Textbooks
• Student Tip – Great Study Spaces
• The S.W.A.T. Minion's Tip: We are S.W.A.T.
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... hydra

Something To Think About

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ask the infantry and ask the dead.
~ Ernest Hemingway,
author and journalist, Nobel laureate
(21 Jul 1899-1961)

August 25, 2015 • Volume 11, Number 1

• Welcome
• Carlson and Suhr Libraries
• Library Tip – ID Card
• Faculty Tip – Database Changes
• The Minion's Mighty Tech Tip S.W.A.T. The Problem
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... Intractable


Something To Think About

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
~ Alphonse Karr

Last Updated 10/6/16