This is a reminder that the final due date for the Fall semester is this Friday, December 20, before we close at 5pm. Please remember to return all checked-out items before you leave for winter break, the earlier the better. The library will be closed for the holidays from 5pm Friday, December 20, 2013 until 9am Monday January 6, 2014. Students who still have items checked out or fines over $10 at the end of the semester will be put on hold in the business office.
Please contact the circulation desk with any questions at 215-965-4054 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and/or productive Summer. We have a few changes in the Library to share with you:
Please note that our hours have changed. Our new hours are:
- Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm
- Friday: 8am to 5pm
- Saturday: 8:30 to 4:30
In addition, we have a new Electronic Resource to share with you! Stylesight is the industry-leading global content and technology solution for students and professionals in the style, fashion and design industries. The site provides forecasting and trend analysis along with a large selection of images, proprietary and curated content, and cutting-edge web tools to search, store, build and share.
To access Stylesight you must first register on campus. Follow the link, select “First Time Users” and create an account using your Moore email. If you already have your login information, simply click on “Login” at the top right. If you need help, ask for assistance at the circulation desk, 215-965-4054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware:
- There are 150 licenses for Stylesight, which means that only 150 patrons can be logged-in concurrently. As a courtesy to others, log-out when you are not using the site.
- Your account must be reactivated every 90 days. To do this, follow the same link above and select “Reactivate Account.”
- If you want an introduction on how to use Stylesight, be sure to see their Live Training Video Tutorials (please note, you must register first to view).
Here is an overview of what Stylesight has to offer:
JSTOR recently updated the registration process for remote access. To use JSTOR off campus, please follow the registration link found on Connelly Library’s Moodle page. You will need to access the registration link even if you have already registered for a MyJSTOR account:
- Login to your Moodle account
- Click on the “Campus Community” Course Category at the bottom
- Connelly Library is on the 2nd page of resources
- Click on Connelly Library and “enroll” in the course
- You will see the JSTOR Remote Access Token link at the top.
- Click on the link and follow the instructions listed:
- You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page.
- If you already have a MyJSTOR account, click Login to MyJSTOR under the “Already have a MyJSTOR account?” at the top. This will activate access for your existing MyJSTOR account.
- If you do not have a MyJSTOR account, complete the required fields to register a unique username and password.
- A unique email address is also required, please use your Moore email account.
- Click “Submit” to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page, where you may use JSTOR as usual.
- For subsequent access, you may go directly to JSTOR and select “Login” at the top of the page. You may access JSTOR via this account from any location.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: 215-965-4054 or email@example.com.
As we approach the last few weeks of the semester, here are a few links from the Library to assist you with finals:
- Visit the Electronic Resources page on the library website to access Periodical Databases, Online Encyclopedias, and Visual Resource Collections. Contact us or stop by the library for log-in details and passwords.
- The Useful Links section of the library website contains online resources for research and writing.
- Additionally, you’ll find Research Guides organized by subject along the menu to the right of this post.
- Be sure to make good use of Moore’s Writer’s Studio.
- Click below for a sample of citation and research materials you can find in the library:
Questions? Ask us! Call 215-965-4054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Barnes Museum building will be opening on the Parkway in the spring of 2012. Their building in Merion, PA is closed in preparation for the museum’s move. What if you never had the chance to see the world famous collection of impressionist and early modernist works up close and personal? Or if you already miss seeing the works in their original space?
You’re in luck, because The New York Times created an interactive tour of the Barnes which documents the original museum’s interior. Read The Times’ accompanying article here, and enjoy!
The Barnes Foundation
Spring Break is rapidly approaching and the library wishes you a restful or productive week, whichever is needed!
Girl with Ball (1961) by Roy Lichtenstein. Image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.
If you will be doing research over Break, be sure to verify that you have access to the library’s many electronic resources before you travel. ARTstor, the premier source for high-quality and hard to find digital images, and JSTOR, an excellent resource for full-text journal articles, are only accessible outside of the library with a personal account. To set up a personal account, use any of the library’s computers to visit the database’s homepage, and sign up for an account using your Moore email address.
The remainder of the library’s databases are accessible off-campus with a universal username and password. This information is available in the library and on our “Electronic Resources” brochures. If you have any questions regarding the library’s resources or your research in general, don’t hesitate to ask a staff member.
Connelly Library will maintain its normal hours of operation during Spring Break.
Happy researching and/or relaxation!
The College Art Association (CAA) has published a series of podcasts on professional development topics for artists. The subjects include developing an artist statement, beginning an academic job search, grant writing, strategies for marketing yourself, and several others. This useful collection of how-to’s from professors and practicing artists is sure to help any student seeking employment or funding in the arts.
The series can be accessed via CAA’s podcasts page. New audio will be added regularly, and future podcasts will include topics specific to art historians, curators, and other arts professionals.
Girl Writing a Letter (1923) by James McBey. Image courtesy of ARTstor.
Anyone wishing they had a writing coach is in luck! Educational Support Services (ESS) will be providing one-on-one help for students working on their papers. The drop-in sessions will take place in Connelly Library on the following dates:
- December 7th, 2:00-4:00pm
- December 8th, 5:00-7:30pm
For maximum effect, come prepared with:
- Two copies of your most recent draft, or a paper copy and your laptop
- A copy of your assignment
- Any feedback from your teacher
- Any notes or research you may have
Finally, bring a list of any questions and/or concerns you have for the writing tutor. For more information contact Sarah Vanacore in ESS.
Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party (overview), 1974-79
ARTstor, your source for high quality art and architecture images, has added nearly 400 works by Judy Chicago. Chicago, an author, artist, educator, and icon of feminist art, has been creating politically-charged works since the 1970′s. As one of the most prolific and challenging artists of our time, this Judy Chicago collection is an invaluable source for study and research.
For more information see ARTstor’s Judy Chicago collection page and an exclusive ARTstor interview, “Ten Questions for Judy Chicago.” While you’re there, don’t forget to friend ARTstor on Facebook to receive news, tips, and more.
December 1971-January 1972: Marilyn Monroe by Salvador Dali (Photo: Philippe Halsman)
Happy 90th birthday to Vogue Paris, which celebrated this milestone last month with a costume ball and a special October 2010 issue. This essential fashion magazine has also created an excellent photo gallery of the best covers during the publication’s 90 years.
Connelly Library has back issues of Vogue available for browsing, spanning the 1950′s to the present. Click here to find more information on our Vogue holdings, including books and videos, via the library’s catalog.