Tip of the Week: Questions about Citations

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?

BookCover_PublicationManualof theAmericanPscyologicalAssociationThe Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition BookCover_MLA

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

Need a due date extension on your Emmanuel College Library book?

October 9, 2014

Here are some ways you can renew your book:

  1. Ask at the Circulation Desk
  2. Call the Library at 617-735-9927
  3. Online through the My Account service
  4. Email a Distribution Librarian at ill@emmanuel.edu


Please make sure you have your College ID available for all renewals.


New ebrary reader

September 11, 2014

Ebrary’s new online reader interface:

  1. Supported browsers and tablets
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1
    OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks)
    Chrome – latest version
    IE – 9,10,11
    Safari- latest 2 versions
    Firefox- latest 2 versions
  2. User permissions are stated on the detail page – varies by publisher
  3. Can share a link to the whole book or if on a page, can share a link to that specific page.
  4. Cite book – Refworks is an option.
  5. NORMALIZED page numbers – e-version aligns with print version
  6. Downloading: pop-up gives option of downloading to laptop, apple device, or android.
    For desktop and laptop still need Adobe Digital Editions. Only need Adobe ID if you want to transfer book from laptop to iphone/ipad. Do not need an Adobe ID to download and use book exclusively on laptop
    Apple or Android devices use Bluefire app for downloads and reading
  7. Can bookmark pages
  8. Bookshelf – the same as the previous version
  9. Star icon on left brings up Annotations pane- brings up notes/annotations for book you are in.

TRAINING:  Lib Guides http://Proquest.libguides.com/ebrary

YouTube ebrary training videos – 1 min to 1 1/2 min videos

Tip of the Week: Interlibrary Loan

March 24, 2014

Are you looking for a book or an article that is not in the Cardinal Cushing Library collection? Interlibrary Loan allows current students, faculty, and staff of Emmanuel College access to books and articles outside the Cardinal Cushing Library collection.

Access the Request Article/Book (ILL) forms on the Library home page under “Library Resources” heading in the center column. Make sure to select the appropriate form for either a book or article request, and then fill in as much information as you can. Every entry that is marked with a red asterisk is required, and other entries will provide our staff with additional information. When your item is available, you will be contacted via the email provided on the form. (Access the interlibrary loan policy on the Library home page under “Library Services and Policies” heading in the left column.)

Keep in mind that in addition to requesting materials, you may also visit Fenway Libraries Online and Fenway Library Consortium institutions in person for immediate access. A complete list of FLO and FLC institutions is available here: http://www.fenwaylibraries.org/.

Do you have more questions about interlibrary loans? If so, be sure to contact a reference librarian in person at the Reference Desk, via email at: reference@emmanuel.edu, or via phone at: (617) 735-9927.

– Posted by the Reference Department

Proquest updates Literature Online (LION) interface

March 17, 2014

Proquest has updated the Literature Online (LION) interface, but will continue to have access to Literature Online on its legacy platform through the first half of 2014, so you can complete any work required on your end before they turn off the old platform.

Please see the link at the top of the LION home page for more information.  Feel free to ask a librarian if you have any questions.

Important Note: the “My Archive” accounts will not be migrated to the new interface. If you are using a My Archive account, please extract your data manually to the repository of your choosing and create a new My Archive account in the new Literature Online.


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