Monday, February 9, 2015

Need 'good' sources for an assignment? Unsure about how to get started or what keywords to use?

Ask a librarian for assistance. Come to the 1st floor desk with your questions, and the librarian on-call will be glad to work with you to help you find answers, during Research Assistance Hours. You can also ask questions by text message: 570-266-7928, phone: 570-389-4204, or email: If no one is on-call, a librarian will respond to your question as soon as possible, within 24 hours. Just ask!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Welcome back, students!

We hope your holidays were peaceful and you're ready to begin the new semester. Remember that the library is the place to ask any question, including how to get started on your projects, presentations, and papers. Everyone in the library is dedicated to your success, and we encourage questions.

So, welcome back and best wishes for a great spring 2015!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Library Construction for Spring Semester

Construction at Andruss Library in Spring Semester – Preparations

You’ll notice some changes at the Andruss Library during 2015.  As part of the BU campus construction plans, an addition to house University Police and a data center will be built at the side of the Library that faces the Recreation Center.  Note that the Andruss Library building will remain open during the construction; the Library’s resources and tools will remain available; and research assistance will continue. 

Campus and library staff will work to make this go smoothly for everyone, but we also know there will be disruptions along the way and want to keep you informed and let you know how to be in touch with us.        

Since construction is slated to begin next semester, some preparations will be made over Winter Session and at the start of the Spring Semester.  Study spaces on first and second floors will remain available, but there will be some shifting of the furniture.  Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk if any of the noise affects your study.  Some library staff and faculty offices will be in new temporary locations within the building.

The campus and library staff will work to make this transformation as comfortable as we can for everyone. Please let us know if there are problems during this time; you may contact me directly or let any staff member know your concerns.

 Check our website for information about the updates as they occur.

We wish you a good close to your semester, and we look forward to working with you in 2015.

Charlotte Droll
Director of Library Services
Tel. 570-389-4207

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saving your Work

You have worked hard on your research and writing projects.  Do not let a simple mistake lead to catastrophe.  Remember to consistently save your work with a specific file name to a specified drive.  For more info, check out the Library's Saving your Work page.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

4th Annual Business Plan Competition

Ready to write a winning business planPASSHE is sponsoring a Business Plan Competition for students' simulated business plans.

Prizes include:
  • $10,000 for 1st place
  • $5000 for 2nd place
  • $2500 for 3rd place
There is a research guide for this competition available through the Library's web site.

For more info, please contact Michael Coffta, Business Research Librarian, or Dr. Karl Kapp, Dept. of Instructional Technology.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Got feedback on any of the database trials currently being run?

Use this form to tell us what you think.

The Library currently has access to the following 5 databases, accessible on the Databases A-Z list > Trials page. The database vendors are providing free access to the databases so that our users can try them out. We welcome your feedback -- what you think of them and how you might use them in your courses?

The trials will be ending soon, so if you haven't tried them out yet, do so while you can.
As always, if questions Ask a Librarian.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DSM-5 now available online through Library

Andruss Library is proud to provide online access to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. A staple of academic libraries, the DSM-5 is described on the American Psychiatric Publishing website as follows:
The most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers,and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings-inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. 
Access the DSM-5 via the Databases A-Z page or Databases by Subject >> Psychology. The database also contains DSM-5™ Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5™ Clinical Cases.

Any questions, ask a librarian.