Tutt Library Newsletter
Special Student Services Edition
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2003-04 Academic Year - First Semester
|Monday - Thursday||7:45 a.m. - Midnight|
|Friday||7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m. - Midnight|
New Saturday hours until 10:00 PM!Tutt Late Nights
The library keeps the north basement computer labs and study areas open until 4:00 am the last two nights of each block. The library hires a student monitor, sponsors snacks for the night owls, and CC Security provides a guard.
Looking for a place to work with a group?
There are five group studies on the third floor. Each room has a network port and has wireless access. Rooms are available on a first come basis, with priority for groups of three or more students. The garden area computer lab (basement north) is also designated for group work.
Looking for a quiet study space?
Two new quiet study lounges opened this fall: The Retro Room outside Special Collections (2nd floor south) and the Lincoln Room (2nd floor north). Individual study carrels are also located around the perimeter of the 2nd and 3rd floor north, on the east side of the 2nd floor south, and in the rear of the Government Documents department (1st floor south). Carrels may be reserved for a block, check at the Circulation Desk.
Reference Librarians-Here to help you.
The world of information is increasingly complex, from the wild and wooly Web, to licensed online research databases, document delivery services, traditional print resources, primary sources . Whether you are just beginning a research project or have run into an obstacle, the librarians at the reference desk can help. They will help you plan your research strategy, teach you how to use TIGER and library research databases, help you find full text and print journal articles, find government information, maps, and videos. Call x 6662. We love your questions!
RefWorks New this fall!
RefWorks is designed to automatically create properly formatted bibliographies and footnotes for your papers. Once you have signed up for a personal account at http://www.refworks.com/refworks, you can keep all your citations to journal articles, books, web sites, and the like in an online database. You can type in those references yourself, or just save the entries you find in TIGER or article databases like EBSCO Academic Search Premier. Then when you write your paper, you use RefWorks to insert your footnotes and create a custom bibliography in the format you desire (APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, or dozens of others). RefWorks is great for annotated bibliographies, too. You can try the RefWorks tutorials online at http://www.refworks.com/tutorial/ , or watch for announcements of RefWorks training sessions at the library.
Help for Thesis Writers
In addition to providing instruction in the senior seminars or research
methods courses in a particular discipline, liaison librarians are always
available for individual consultations. Liaison librarians can help identify
all pertinent databases for your topic, work with you on search strategies,
instruct in the use of RefWorks,
or assist with Interlibrary
loan requests. After meeting with a liaison librarian, thesis students
are rewarded with an extended checkout period for materials that they
borrow from Tutt. It's best to call or email ahead for an appointment,
but feel free to drop by our offices for spur of the moment assistance.
For a list of liaison librarians by department : http://www.coloradocollege.edu/Library/LibDept.html
Thesis student circulation policies:
The computers in the north basement have the same application software as other public labs on campus and are managed by ITS. There are 21 PC's, one MAC and two printers. This equipment is managed by the campus computing service (ITS) and lab monitors are available to help you with software and hardware.
Laptops: Plugged, Unplugged, Borrowed
Prospector - Access over 14 million items
Prospector may be used to obtain library materials for study and research that are not available at Colorado College but are available from other participating Prospector Libraries. Prospector is a unified catalog of sixteen academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming Delivery takes 3-10 days. Loan policies and periods are set by the Prospector cooperative, with a $100 charge for lost books. Ask a reference librarian for more information.
New this fall! ILLIAD
For materials that are not available from Prospector, you can request delivery via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). During Block III Tutt Library is launching a new Interlibrary Loan system called ILLIAD. This account will keep track of all your ILL requests, and enable you to retrieve articles electronically.
If you have any questions or comments, email Diane Brodersen, the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator at email@example.com or call x6664.
No time for Prospector or Interlibrary Loan? Hop on the library van to Boulder
Tutt Library provides round-trip transportation to CC students by van
to the University of Colorado at Boulder Library on the first, second,
and third Saturdays of the block. You must sign up at the reference
desk by Friday at 2 p.m. As Tutt Library expands access to online
databases of journal articles, many of the resources that students used
to travel to Boulder to find are now available at Tutt. Ask a reference
librarian to help you find materials and online resources before you travel!