Category Archives: Announcement

To announce closures or other pertinent items.

FREE for you: New York Times Digital Edition!

Good news! The library has a brand new subscription to the New York Times digital edition This is the web version of the New York Times, rather than a database version. It includes full access to all articles dating back to 1851 right from a mobile device or a computer. You can register to have free, personal access through this new subscription.  Here are the steps:

  • Using a student.elgin.edu or elgin.edu email account, create a personal account for full access to NYT from 1851-present.
  • Account registration works best in a Chrome browser.
  • You only need to register at this link once. After that, you can go directly to nytimes.com and login with your personal account.

Access to the New York Times in text form for student research is still available through the library’s newspaper databases.

–Written by Marge Schildknecht, Public Services Librarian
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October is National Cyber Security Month!

The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.–Department of Homeland Security

Ways to get involved:

Go here to participate in community efforts such as recognizing human trafficking, terrorism and other crime, becoming prepared for an emergency, and more.

Participate and follow social media:

Also try the hashtags #CyberSecurity and #CyberAware on Twitter.

At the library:

  • We created a research guide on Cyber Security that will link you to books, databases, and the latest news.
  • Here are items we have in our print collection.
  • Ebook Central contains some works on cyber security and other cyber crimes such as identity theft.
Maria2016(2)–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

Ebrary is now called Ebook Central

Looking for Ebrary? Ebrary has changed its name to Ebook Central!

With Ebook Central, you have the same links, resources, and functionality as with Ebrary.

Check out the video below on how to use Ebook Central. Ask a librarian if you need assistance in using this resource, or if you have any questions.

Library closed for Labor Day Weekend

 

 

Labor day

The library will be closed for Labor Day Weekend from Saturday, September 2-Monday, September 4.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:45 a.m.

Remember that most of the library‘s online resources are accessible 24/7 with a current student ID/library card, so make sure to have your card up to date by calling 847-214-7337 or emailing us at circdesk@elgin.edu. Enjoy the long weekend!

Image via LPHR Group (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpasqueretta/)

 

Get your library card activated!

librarycardNeed to have your information on the go?  Access information from home 24/7? Get a head start on your research?  Then you need to have your library card!

Bring your Student Picture ID to the library to have the barcode on the back activated.  Student IDs can be obtained from the Student Life Office.

Library cards, once activated, expire when your Student ID expires. 

Please contact the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337 or email circdesk@elgin.edu if you have questions or to activate your card remotely.

Resource Spotlight: New databases!

new-32199_1280The library has three new databases to add to its digital collections, just in time for Fall semester.

19thNineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
This newspaper collection includes digital images of articles and full pages, including illustrations and advertising.

slaverySlavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
This collection is devoted to understanding slavery from a scholarly, multinational perspective.

timesThe Times Digital Archive
First published in 1785, this London newspaper is considered to be the world’s “newspaper of record” and covers more than 200 years of history.

For other primary resources available to students and faculty, see our Primary Sources Research Guide.

Library hours for Fall semester announced

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Welcome Back!

The library will be open the following hours during Fall semester, beginning August 21st:

 

Monday-Thursday     7:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday                           7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday                       9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

We are also CLOSED  for the following holidays:

Labor Day Weekend: September 2-4
Thanksgiving Recess: 5 p.m. November 22-November 26
Holiday Recess: 5 p.m December 21-January 1, 2018