2014-2015 "Inside the CU Libraries" Newsletters

April 28, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 29

• Study Around The Clock At Carlson!
• Carlson Library Is Going To The Dogs!
• It's Not Too Late For Help!
• Library Tip – Protect Your Valuables!
• Library Tip – Return Day!
• Library Tip – Eagle Dollars Accepted At Carlson!
• Minion Master Moves: Move Like A Ninja
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... Intractable

Something To Think About
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
~ Shakespeare,
poet and dramatist
(23 Apr 1564-1616)

April 21, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 28

• Two Weeks And Counting
• What Is ... LexisNexis® Academic?
• Roving Reference & Research Help
• Minion Master Moves: Open All Key Files At Once
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... codex
• Tech Term: Cyberspace

Something To Think About
Never lend books -- nobody ever returns them;
the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.
~Anatole France,
novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate
(16 Apr 1844-1924)

April 14, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 27

• Research Project? We Can Help!
• What Is ... Literature Resources Center?
• Library Tip: Eagle Dollars Accepted At Carlson
• Roving Reference & Research Help
• Minion Master Moves: Format Painting
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... perambulate
• Tech Term: System Hardening

Something To Think About
Among the things you can give and still keep
are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
~ Zig Ziglar

April 7, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 26

• Save Time & Get Better Grades
• What Is ...JSTOR?
• Library Tip: Online Renewals
• Roving Reference & Research Help
• Minion Master Moves: The Password Meter
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... mercurial
• Tech Term: meatspace

Something To Think About:
Never idealize others.
They will never live up to your expectations.
~Leo Buscaglia,
author, speaker and professor
(1924-1998)

March 31, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 25
• CU Libraries Closed this Weekend
• What Is ... ABI/INFORM Complete?
• Need Help When Libraries Are Closed?
• Library Tip: Roving Reference & Research Help
• Minion Master Moves: Lock Screen Tip
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... logomaniac
• Tech Term: Surface Web

Something To Think About:
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
-Toni Morrison,
novelist, editor, professor, Nobel laureate
(b. 18 Feb 1931)

March 24, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 24

• 150,000 + E-Books!
• What Is ... Literature Resource Center?
• Wanted: Thoughts And Ideas
• Minion Master Moves: Print Poem
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... abstentious
• Tech Term: Streisand Effect

Something To Think About:
"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.
It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others;
it is in yourself alone."
~ Orison Swett Marden

March 17, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 23

Welcome Back ... Now Back To Business!
• What Is ... Data-Planet Statistical Datasets?
• Library Tip: EBSCOhost Listen
• Minion Master Moves: How To Clean Your Dirty Smartphone...
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... epigram
• Tech Term: Cookie, Cookies, Cookie Technology

Something To Think About:
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well,
on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away
and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
~Douglas Adams, author (11 Mar 1952-2001)

March 3, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 22
• What is ... Opposing Viewpoints In Context?
• Winter Break Hours
• Library Tip: Borrowing At Other Libraries
• Minion Master Moves: Carlson Level A
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... Comportment
• Tech Term: Softlifting

Something To Think About:
Be faithful in small things because
it is in them
that your strength lies.
~ Mother Teresa

February 24, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 21

Jumpstart Your Research With LibGuides
• What Is ... CQ Researcher?
• Library Tip: Lean On Me
• Minion Master Moves: Scan That
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... solicitude
• Tech Term: Softphone

Something To Think About:
I believe our true nature IS kindness and
that when we are not acting out of fear we act out of love.
~Glinda

February 17, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 20

• 40,951 Electronic Journals!
• 600,000 Words ... 3 Million Quotations ... Over 1,000 Years Of English
• Collaborative Study & Presentation Rooms
• Minion Master Moves: Browsing
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... exordium
• Tech Tip: Force A New Page In Excel

 Something To Think About:
Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.
~ Alice Walker, author
(b. 9 Feb 1944)

February 10, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 19
• If We Don't Have It ... We'll Fetch It!
• Newspapers!
• Student Tip: Great Study Spaces
• Minion Master Moves: Please Don't Share!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... nimrod
• Tech Term: Spitter

Something To Think About:
If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
~ Chinese Proverb

 February 3, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 18
• Research Help Is Available
• African-American Resource Guide
• Library Tip: Book & Resource Suggestions?
• Minion Master Moves: Save!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... apoplectic
• Tech Term: Internet of Things

Something To Think About:
"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.
If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
~Lewis Carroll,
mathematician and writer
(1832-1898)

January 27, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 17
• Clarion Online/ Distance Education Support
• EBSCO Discovery Service
• Textbooks
• Minion Master Moves: Eagle Dollars
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... vacuous
• Tech Term: Sock Puppet

Something To Think About:
"We cannot cure the world of its sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy."
~ Joseph Campbell

January 20, 2015 • Volume 10, Number 16

Welcome Back!
• Dear Faculty: Information Literacy Instruction Is Here!
• Library Tip: Best Sellers
• Faculty Tip: Streaming Videos
• Minion Master Moves: CU Wi-Fi Help
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... locus classicus
• Computer Tip: Make It Easier To Read The Screen

Something To Think About:
"Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully."
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

December 2, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 15

• Study Around The Clock At Carlson Library!
• Carlson Library Is Going To The Dogs!
• It's Not Too Late To Get Help!
• Library Tip: Protect Your "Stuff"
• Library Tip: Return Day
• Library Tip: Eagle Dollars Accepted Here
• Minion Master Moves: Flash Drive Life And Loss
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... dragoman
• Computer Tip: Seven Tips For Effective Emails

Something To Think About:
There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton

November 24, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 14

• Thanksgiving Break Hours
• Oh No! The CU Libraries Are Closed?
• What Is Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)?
• Library Tip: Research Guides & Tutorials
• Minion Master Moves: Beware Of Fake Flash Update Requests!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... Leitmotif or leitmotiv
• Computer Tip: Insert The Current Date (Excel)

Something To Think About:
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
~Voltaire, philosopher
(1694-1778)

 November 18, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 13

• Research Project? We Can Help!
• Roving Reference & Research Help.
• What Is ABI/INFORM Complete?
• Minion Master Moves: Five Ways To Improve Your Laptop Battery Life
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... wonted
• Computer Tip: Shade Blank Excel Cells

Something To Think About:
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
~Robert Louis Stevenson,
novelist, essayist, and poet
(1850-1894)

November 11, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 12
• 150,000+ E-Books!
• Library Tip: Best Sellers
• Minion Master Moves: Pick A Password
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... Mata Hari
• Computer Tip: Excel...Formula Auditing

Something To Think About:
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
-Albert Camus,
writer and philosopher
(1913-1960)

November 4, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 11
Save Time. Get Better Grades.
• What Is LexisNexis Academic?
• Library Tip: Text A Librarian
• Minion Master Moves: Missing Your Cell Phone?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... odyssey
• Computer Tip: Two Excel Cells Become One!

Something To Think About:
Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave
and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.
-Alice Childress,
playwright, author, and actor
(1916-1994)

October 28, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 10

• Faculty Tenure & Promotion Recognition Reception
• What Is SciFinder?
• Book & Resource Suggestions?
• Library Tip: Online Renewals
• Minion Master Moves: Save Early. Save Often
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... sprattle
• Computer Tip: Minimize The Ribbon (Temporarily)

Something To Think About:
"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on,
and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

October 21, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 9
• If We Don't Have It... We'll Fetch It!
• What Is Literature Research Center?
• Minion Master Moves: Ain't Misbehavin'!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... narcissist
• Computer Tip: Why Is There An App For That?

Something To Think About:
The brain is like a muscle.
When it is in use, we feel very good.
Understanding is joyous.
~ Carl Sagan

October 14, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 8

• The Oil Region ... In 3-D 
• Help Is Available!
• Minion Master Moves: Scan It Now!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... convivial
• Computer Tip: Make Excel Charts Stand Out!

Something To Think About:
Imagine there's no country, It isn't hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion, too.
Imagine all the people. Living life in peace.
~John Lennon, musician
(1940-1980)

October 7, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 7

LibGuides: Jumpstart Your Research!
• Student Tip: Text A Call Number
• Faculty Tip: Chronicle of Higher Education Online
• Minion Master Moves: USB Drive Lost And Found!
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... luftmensch
• Computer Tip: Beware eBook Malware

Something To Think About: 
There are two possible outcomes:
If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. 
If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.

~Enrico Fermi,
physicist and Nobel laureate
(1901-1954)

September 30, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 6

• What Is Statistical Datasets?
• Collaborative Study & Presentation Rooms
• Printing & Copying At The CU Libraries
• Minion Master Moves: Save...?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... dissuade
• Computer Tip: Snip It!

Something To Think About:
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform.
They are sent into the world with bills of credit,
and seldom draw to their full extent.
~Horace Walpole,
novelist and essayist
(1717-1797)

September 23, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 5

What Is Opposing Viewpoints In Context?
• ALF Schedule
• Student Tip: White Boards
• Library Tip: Easels
• Minion Master Moves: WiFi...WiNot?
• Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... mayhap
• Computer Tip:Automatic Color In Excel

Something To Think About:
Never look down on anybody
unless you're helping him up.
~Jesse Jackson

September 16, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 4
  • What is CQ Researcher?
  • Student Tip: Group Study Rooms
  • Faculty Tip: Faculty Study Room
  • Minion Master Moves: Save Or Not?
  • Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week ... consonance
  • Computer Tip: Avoid Reinventing The Wheel

Something To Think About:
A mind stretched by a new idea
never shrinks back to its original dimensions.
~ Oliver Wendell Homes

September 9, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 3
  • Clarion Online/ Distance Education Support
  • Laptops At The Libraries
  • iPads At The Libraries
  • Minion Master Moves: More Eagle Dollars
  • Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week … rote
  • Computer Tip: MS Excel Column Width Tip

Something To Think About:  
There are no limitations to the mind 
except those we acknowledge.
~Napolean Hill

 
 September 2, 2014  • Volume 10, Number 2
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Textbooks
  • Student Tip: Great Study Spaces
  • Faculty Tip:  Library Staffing
  • Minion Master Moves: Printing With Eagle Dollars
  • Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week … recapitulate
  • Computer Tip: Is Your Laptop Weak?

Something To Think About: 
Bullets cannot be recalled. 
They cannot be uninvented. 
But they can be taken  out of the gun.
~Martin Amis, novelist (b. 1949)

August 26, 2014 • Volume 10, Number 1
  • Welcome To The Libraries!
  • We're Open For Business
  • Meet Carlson Library's S.W.A.T. Team
  • Library Tip: ID Cards
  • Faculty Tip: Database Changes
  • Minion Master Moves: Printing
  • Cranial Candy: Word Of The Week...fungible
  • Computer Tip: Compare MS Excel Sheets

Something To Think About: 
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball,
and that is to have either  a clear conscience or none at all.
~Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)

Last Updated 12/15/15