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Beginning March 24 through April 11, the WSU Library is running a survey. If you complete the survey, you are automatically entered to win an iPad Mini, or 1 of 5 $50 gift cards to the WSU Bookstore. Take a few minutes to complete the survey. You’ll help us plan Library services and you could take home home the big prize.

Here’s the link: WSU Library Satisfaction Survey

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New Database Trial

The Library has secured a trial to the database CQ Researcher. This is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.
Give it a try – but hurry. Trial runs from October 24 through November 30. Only on-campus access during the trial.

Library Promotion

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To encourage students to check out books from the WSU Library, starting October 16, if a student checks out 1 book, they get a free coffee coupon. Check out 5 books, and get a free travel coffee mug. A WSU OneCard ID is required to check out books.  Don’t miss out – offer ends December 19, or until supplies are gone.

 

While the shutdown of the federal govenment makes daily news, have you ever given consideration as to how it affects your library research? Then this short article from Inside Higher Ed is for you!

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/03/government-shutdown-curbs-academic-research-many-levels

It is estimated that as many as 20 million Americans suffer from a fear of Friday the 13th. The belief in many parts of the Western world that Friday the 13th is the unluckiest day in the calendar is probably the most widespread of all superstitions. The superstition is often said to have ancient origins, and there is a long history of Fridays being unlucky, and the number thirteen as unlucky. But there is no evidence that the combination of the two as Friday the 13th was believed to be unlucky until the late 1800s

Read more about it from Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained, available online full text through the WSU Library’s subscription to Credo Reference.

We recently revised the Library website so that it’s easy to find what you need.

Our new search box lets you find results for books (including e-books) and individual articles, with just one click of the search button. We’ve also revised some of the links such as the left side menu button for “Subject Guides.” Now clicking that button will bring you to our new website for all subject and course guides.

Need help with the new site? Ask a Librarian!

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Introducing the library suggestion box! Send your comments, ideas, and concerns to:

librarysuggestions@worcester.edu 

Your suggestions will be reviewed on a regular basis by the Library Director and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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