Friday, September 18, 2009

Everyone Must Register Again to Access JSTOR from Home

Everyone who would like to access JSTOR from home will need to register again for a JSTOR account from the library's database page.  JSTOR requires this registration about once a year to "prevent students who have graduated from accessing JSTOR through your school's account."

If you are at school you will not need to login to access JSTOR articles.  

Instructions are on the database page.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Register for NoodleTools!

Many of us were sad to learn that Bedford Bibliographer has not been updated for the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook.  No worries--we've gotten a subscription for something much better--NoodleTools.  This resource will help you format citations for both MLA works cited pages and Chicago style bibliographies.  Additionally,  NoodleTools will help you format MLA parenthetical citations and Chicago style notes!

But NoodleTools is so much more than a citation generator!  It also gives you a place to organize your research into digital note cards that can be sorted, tagged, and arranged in a variety of ways.  This high tech tool will also analyze your bibliography or works cited to help you see what types of sources you've used.

Ready to try it?  Go to and click on Create a Personal ID.  Enter the library's password (the same one you use to access the database page--if you don't know what this is, check with a librarian) and you'll then be able to make a personal account.

Need help?  Come by and see Mrs. Akers or Mrs. Evans and we'll get you set up.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Splendor, the 4rd Luxe Novel Out Oct. 27

If you liked The Luxe, Envy, and Rumors you'll be happy to know that number 4 comes out next month!  Check out this interview with the author Anna Godbersen.

Used Book Sale

The St. Mary's Library has been accepting donations for almost a year and we're just about ready to put on an amazing used book sale. We're still accepting books-- just bring them by the library. The sale will be held in November. Watch the library website for more details.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hey Gallagher Girls Fans!

The good news is that the third book in the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter came out this summer and we have it! The bad news is that it keeps flying off the shelf. If you're ready to read it, but just can't get your hands on it, maybe this video will help tide you over! 

Issues and Controversies Link Working Again

For anyone who was having trouble accessing the Issues and Controversies database or any of the other Facts on File databases (including Today's Science), please know that the issue has been fixed and you can now access all of these databases from the database login page.

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Books

These great new books have just been added to the New Books shelf.