September 2, 2015
Come see all the resource “paws”abilities. (Library Hours)
Moose visits the Library and Librarians
Read The Quad post: Emmanuel’s Newest Official … Leonberger?
December 3, 2014
With the end of the semester approaching fast, you must be hard at work on final papers and projects. Do you need help with citations? How do you cite a book chapter in APA? A website in MLA? A work with multiple authors in Chicago?
The library is here to answer your Citation questions.
- Visit the reference desk in the library if you have questions related to citing sources or to use the print versions of all major style guides.
Contact a reference librarian in person at the Reference Desk, by email, or phone at: (617) 735-9927.
- The Library offers guides on all the relevant citation formats. Visit the Writing Resources page.
– Posted by the Reference Department
September 18, 2014
Reading a Call Number
Each book in the library has a unique call number. A call number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library. Call numbers appear on the spine of books, bound periodicals, etc. Emmanuel College uses the Library of Congress Classification for call numbers. This system uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subjects.
Read a call number by sections, line-by-line:
The first line may begin with one, two, or three letters, read alphabetically:
The second line is made of a number that may have one or more digits. This line is read numerically, as a whole number:
The third line is the trickiest part of the call number! The letter is shelved alphabetically, and the number following the letter is treated as if it were preceded by a decimal:
Since the numbers of the third line are read as decimal numbers, these examples are in correct call number order:
This makes sense if you read the numbers as decimals!
The final lines of the call numbers may include dates, volume indicators, issue numbers, copy numbers, and other annotations. These annotations are read after the call number.
Check out the FAQ page on the Library’s website for more information on reading call numbers.
December 10, 2013
For Reading Day and final exams,
the Library is reserved for silent study only.
Please be considerate of your fellow students and refrain from talking or whispering. Conversations in the Library lobby carry over into the Reading Room. Please be mindful and quiet in the Lobby.
Need to study in a group?
- Two study rooms are available on the Library lower level; they may be booked for two hours at a time. Check at the Reference or Circulation desk for availability.
- Speak with Security about opening classrooms in other buildings.
Please let a Library staff member know if you are being disturbed by noise.
Thank you for helping us to keep the Library an effective study space.
Good luck with finals!
September 23, 2013
When conducting research and writing a research paper it is always important to make it clear to your reader exactly where you got your information. There are many citation styles available to do this quickly and easily, including APA Style, MLA Style, Chicago/Turabian Style, ACS Style, and more. In most cases your professor will require the use of a specific style of citation.
For more information on citation styles and how to use them, consult the library’s Writing Resources Research Guide: http://library.emmanuel.edu/sp2/subjects/guide.php?subject=writing_resources
Also, now available to Emmanuel College library patrons is RefWorks, an electronic citation management tool.
To Set up a RefWorks Account:
- Register from a computer on campus by going to http://www.refworks.com/refworks and following the directions.
- Once you are registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration and providing instructions for accessing your RefWorks account off campus.
Instructions for Using RefWorks:
September 23, 2013
As in: “You used them as fictive embodiments of your own desires, ignoring their problems and personal histories, failing to grasp who they were outside of your own imagination, and yet the more they eluded you, the more passionately you longed for them.” (Auster, 2012, p. 196)
Auster, P. (2012). Winter Journal. New York: Holt.
For definitions of fictive, consult the Oxford English Dictionary and the dictionaries in the Credo Reference Collection .
For more about prolific author, Paul Auster, search in Gale Biography in Context (emphasis on biographical information) and LION: Literature Online .