Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Current Library Trends Across the Country

CW Library student worker, O'Deillia R., researched current events in libraries. This particular story highlights Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, which is an on going study about the role the internet plays in our everyday lives.

Article: "New Research Finds Public Awareness Gap about EBooks in Libraries"
Author: Larra Clark
Source: American Libraries Magazine

According to Larra Clark of the American Library Association, a recent report from Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project found many interesting facts about eBook use and library patrons. Two of the main issues were that patrons either don’t know if their local library holds eBooks and, even if they do, they are unsure of how to use eBooks. Library patrons had many reasons why they didn’t check out eBooks from the library, some cited issues of inconvenience and said that it was easier to obtain eBooks another way (i.e. Others said they didn’t know there was an opportunity to borrow books from the library. Future research will focus on how libraries are teaching their patrons to use eBooks. In my opinion, this is the stepping stone for better customer service and better knowledge for all existing and future customers.
Summary by: O'Deillia R.

For more information about Pew Research Center’s study click here:

For information about Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project click here:

Clark, L. (2012, July 11). New research finds public awareness gap about eBooks in Libraries. American Libraries Magazine. Retrieved August 1, 2012, from

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Medical Periodicals

Attention Allied Health students!

Did you know the library has resources specifically for your major?  We have over 60 e-books, 12 Medical and Health databases and over 20 periodicals and magazines for your use.  You can utilize print materials located in the library or you can access the databases, e-books and select journals from anywhere! Below are some of the titles included in our collection.

CMA Today: The Journal of the American Association of Medical Assistants

Hospital and Health Network

Inquiry The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing

Psychology Today

For a quick way to access the periodicals and journals online from ANYWHERE click to this post on how to access the databases in 3 easy steps. To learn how to access e-books quickly check out this blog post.  Happy reading!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Business Periodicals

Attention Business Program Students!  Did you know the library has over 20 business periodicals and journals in print and accessible online through the databases? These include:
The Economist

Bloomberg Businessweek



B to B
 The Harvard Business Review

For a quick way to access the periodicals and journals online from ANYWHERE see the June 5th post on how to access the databases in 3 easy steps.  Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Periodicals at the library

The CW library has added three new periodicals to its collection.  Issues starting in February 2012 through the current issues are available for review in the library.

Animation Magazine: this is a monthly publication that is a resource for   animation, technology updates, feature films, gaming, and industry trends. Also featured is conference and meet up information.


Digital Arts: this is a monthly publication that highlights techniques in 3D animation, video design and web design.  Also featured are tutorials and showcases of successful innovative works. 

Marketing Health Services (previously the Journal of Health Care Marketing): this is a quarterly publication that focuses on new and innovative ways to market health services including e-health, measuring ROI and legislative developments. The June issue covers topics such as The Mayo Mystique, blank canvas marketing techniques and marketing against childhood obesity.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Offsite Access to Online Library Resources in 3 Steps

Faculty, Students and Staff  can access the CW Library online at

1.      Click the Research tab for Journal or Newspaper Articles or  Library Catalog  to browse books held by the Library.
2.      If you’re looking for articles, choose Databases A-Z to find your database title, or choose Databases by Subject if you do not know the name of the database you are looking for. A brief description of the database is available below the database title. It will describe the contents and subjects covered. 
3.       Sign on with your CW log-in and search!

Remember:  The database name will differ from the vendor name.  For example, EBSCO is a vendor name.  Please ask a librarian if you have any questions.

CW Library Survey

The CW Library would like to know how you are using the library computers. The answers you give will help us serve you better! The survey is completely anonymous so don't worry about what your answers may be.

Stop by the library today and complete the survey located at the front desk.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The CW Library frequently researches and compiles a list of outside scholarship opportunities offered through organizations and private agencies. We encourage students to pursue these sources of assistance actively throughout their academic career.

The scholarships are organized by deadline dates, and for each scholarship opportunity we provide a list of eligibility requirements and a link to the scholarship website.

To view the current outside scholarship opportunities please visit the Student Resources section in the CW Library homepage or the Library's Campus Cruiser page.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Celebrate Black History Month with Library Resources

February is Black History Month and to celebrate, the CW Library student workers have compiled bibliographies to learn more about and honor the contributions made by two significant black Americans. Both students used CW Library resources, such as the online library catalog and databases, as well as advanced search techniques through the Web to locate authoritative sources.

BBA student, Ryan Pink, focused his bibliography on legendary jazz singer and vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald. Click here to view the bibliography.

O'Deillia Ritter in the AAS - Business Administration - Management/Marketing program, developed her bibliography around American jazz trumpeter and singer, Louis Armstrong. Click here to view the bibliography.

Please visit the CW Library or your local library to locate the resources compiled by our student workers and continue to expand your knowledge during the month of February.