Welcome Back!

September 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Welcome back to another academic year at Morton College! For those of you that are new to campus, or for those of you that are unfamiliar with Morton College Library, this article is to alert you to all of the services the library has to offer on the first floor of Building B.

Research Resources: The library has numerous books available for checkout to currently enrolled students. If the library does not have what you need, you can order materials through I-Share, which allows you access to over 80 libraries around the state of Illinois. See library staff to set up an account, or visit http://libguides.morton.edu/ishare for instructions. Online library databases in a variety of subjects will direct you to scholarly articles; you can use these for free on any computer in the library, or access them remotely using your Morton login and password. If you need guidance in the use of these resources, please stop in to see one of the librarians, or email us at reference@morton.edu.

Study Spaces: The library contains the largest computer lab on campus, and each computer has Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. Copiers and Printers are available for a small fee. Upstairs is the quiet study area, as are study rooms; you can check these out for two hours at a time with your current Morton College student ID. The Cyber Cafe on the first floor serves drinks and snacks and provides a space for you to visit with your friends and classmates.

Library Instruction: Faculty can schedule a 30-60 minute library instruction class for their students, which may include but is not limited to: How to use the library catalog and databases, how to evaluate scholarly sources, how to set up and use an I-Share account, how to avoid plagiarism, and a library tour. Librarians can come to your classroom or you can bring your students to the library instruction room.

Library Events: The library holds a number of events throughout the year, including a poetry contest and reading, author readings, musical performances, and more. The library also publishes the Morton College Literary Journal once per year; if you have a poem or photograph you would like to submit, please contact us!

Library hours for the fall semester are Monday-Thursday, 8am-9pm; Friday, 8am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm; and Sunday, 1pm-5pm. The library staff is happy to assist you in any way possible. For more information on library services or to access the online catalog or library databases, please visit: www.morton.edu/mclibrary.

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