Oesterle Library News

Cardinal Research Minute tutorials

September 17th, 2014 by Aimee Walker

Not sure how to find an article from a citation, order a book from I-Share, or access an article through CardinalSearch? Check out our series of Cardinal Research Minute tutorials! Each Cardinal Research Minutes is designed to help you navigate a particular library resource or service.

We’re always looking for recommendations to add to our Cardinal Research Minute tutorials so please leave your suggestions in the comments below or email us at library@noctrl.edu.

Illinois Prairie Path Archives open house

July 25th, 2014 by Aimee Walker

The public is invited to meet volunteers who helped build the Illinois Prairie Path and view materials from the organization’s archives during an open house Aug. 11 at North Central College.

The Illinois Prairie Path Archives Open House takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the lower level of North Central College’s Oesterle Library, 320 E. School St., Naperville.

The College in early February accepted delivery of the Prairie Path archives, which previously had been stored in Wheaton. Materials in the collection now available for public viewing include photographs… (read more)

Library Staff wins Dissinger

May 27th, 2014 by Aimee Walker

Congratulations to Circulation and Reserves Assistant Heidi Popovich for winning the 2014 Dissinger Award for support staff members! North Central College’s Dissinger Awards provide an annual occasion to honor and reward faculty and staff who distinguish themselves and the College by their excellence in teaching and mentoring, scholarship, service and/or their performance of a job “above and beyond the call of duty.”

Library closed Memorial Day

May 26th, 2014 by Aimee Walker

Oesterle Library and the North Central College campus will be closed Monday, May 26th for the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, May 27th at 7:45 a.m.

New CardinalSearch Beta

March 20th, 2014 by Aimee Walker

Oesterle Library’s new CardinalSearch Beta is a search tool that will allow you to search across many of the library’s most popular databases at once. Also included in CardinalSearch results are items from CardinalCat (Oesterle Library’s online catalog) and I-Share.

As CardinalSearch is still in its beta testing phase, we recommend that you use it as a starting point for your research or as a place to begin background research on your topic. If you do use CardinalSearch for your research please provide us with feedback so we can try to improve the service. If you have any questions about CardinalSearch or using it for your research please feel free to contact us.

I-Share Books

January 28th, 2014 by Aimee Walker

Please note that books ordered through I-Share may take a little longer to arrive than usual due to hazardous weather conditions across the state. You can check your account at any time to see the status of your item. Here’s a little description of the most common statuses you will encounter:

  • Request sent: Your request has been sent to the lending library, but they have not yet received it.
  • In process: Your book is being processed either on the lending library’s end or on our end. Here at Oesterle Library we process incoming books daily Monday through Friday, so if it’s here it should be ready soon. If it’s still in process at the lending library the length of time may vary depending on how that library processes their books. Unfortunately there really isn’t a way to tell whether it’s in process here or at the lending library.
  • In transit: You book is on its way from the lending library to Oesterle Library. Depending on where it’s coming from this length of time can also vary.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Library closed Monday, Jan. 27th

January 26th, 2014 by Aimee Walker

Due to dangerous wind chills, North Central College will be closed on Monday, January 27th. All classes are cancelled. The library will also be closed. Stay safe and warm!

Holiday closings

December 19th, 2013 by Aimee Walker

The North Central College campus and Oesterle Library will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 20th and will remain closed until Monday, December 30th at 7:45 a.m. The library will be also be closed on Wednesday, January 1st.

We will be open December 30th, December 31st, January 2nd, and January 3rd from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will resume regular hours Monday, January 6th.

Finals, Holiday, and D-Term Hours

November 25th, 2013 by Aimee Walker

Finals week hours are Monday and Tuesday from 7:45 am to midnight and Wednesday from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm. We will be closed Thursday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Monday at 7:45 am. See the library’s website for a full list hours during D-Term and the holidays.

Help with Citation Styles

October 17th, 2013 by Jane Egan

APA, MLA, Chicago Style. They are not secret government organizations or fashion trends, just different ways of formatting your bibliography. As the end of the term draws near, you may need to follow one of these styles as part of an assignment. Oesterle Library’s web site has an excellent guide to using these citation styles, Citing Sources. It includes links to web sites with examples and other tips for compiling your works cited page. If you need any additional help, contact us via phone, chat, email or text, or better yet, come in and ask for help when the library is open.