November 2021

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This is the final Library newsletter of 2021! We love sharing library resources with you and hopefully our newsletter has provided you with new information that is useful to you and your students! Have a strong finish to your semester and let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you now or for winter 2022.

We should have our winter semester hours finalized soon and will send a communication through your Associate Deans. You can always check our website for current hours.
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Fall 2021 Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 9AM-6PM
Friday 8AM-4PM

December 20-December 23 8AM-4:30PM
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Get ready for next semester!

Remember, the following library tools (and more) are available for you and your students. Learn more about them on our Faculty Resource Page and add them to your syllabus or course shell now.
Schedule Library Instruction for 2022
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Easy eBook downloads!

You can now easily download eBooks to your mobile device using the EBSCO mobile app. eBooks are available to either read as a PDF/ePUB on a device with an internet connection or you can download the book to read offline on your mobile device. Use this guide to learn how to install the app and download a book. Settle in with these tempting eBooks!

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eJournal spotlight: Science

Science has been at the center of important scientific discovery since its founding in 1880—with seed money from Thomas Edison. Today, Science continues to publish the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world. Unlimited access to Science is available through Delta College Library. Find the link to Science on our A-Z list of databases.
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December Display: Good Books

Whether you want to support a new indie fiction author no one's heard of or finally settle down to read that book everyone's been talking about for months, now's the perfect time!  With the semester winding down and the holidays ramping up, a good book can provide the escape you're searching for. Visit our display of Good Books in the Library or online.

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Should I buy that 75" LED Plasma 4K Ultra TV?

OK, that is a totally made up title and might not be an actual thing. But you absolutely CAN check actual product reviews in Consumer Reports! Consumer Reports presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers, and product reviews. Find the link to Consumer Reports and all library databases on the Library A-Z list of databases.

Survey Says: 51% of students are brand new to college and libraries

This is the response from students who took our ENG 111/111A online library research course this semester (see full question below). Only 10% of students said they were familiar with using the library. We know that many incoming students have not had access to a K-12 library or librarian (more on that in upcoming newsletters). Whether it be through college or through the community, libraries are one of the great civic institutions of a democracy and strive to provide the opportunity for lifelong learning. Libraries are way more than books; most now offer streaming movies, music, digital magazines, genealogy resources, games, maker spaces, parent resources and more. If you have the opportunity to promote the use of the Delta library or a community library with your students, please do! Need help creating a library assignment? Contact us!

Survey Question: How familiar are you with Delta Library? (243 responses)
I'm brand new to college and brand new to libraries. 125 (51.44%)
I've been in college for a while but haven't used library resources very much. 65 (26.75%)
I've already had an online or in-person library instruction at Delta Library 30 (12.35%)
I haven't had library instruction at Delta Library, but I'm very familiar with using the library. 23 (9.47%)

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