Oesterle Library News

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.

Government shutdown and library resources

October 2nd, 2013 by Aimee Walker

The recent shutdown of the United States federal government is having an effect on everyone and the research you may need to do for some of your classes isn’t exempt. You may notice that many of our databases that rely on government information, including the popular education database ERIC, have also been shutdown. You will also find many federal government websites are shutdown as well, including the U.S. Census website. Check out this brief article from NPR about some of the effected sites.

If you’re looking for an alternative to gathering statistical government information, try searching one of our databases for an article that cites the statistic you’re looking for. As always, if you’re having trouble finding information please feel free to contact us and we’re happy to help you try to work around this information access issue.

Oesterle Library recognizes Constitution Day

September 24th, 2013 by Aimee Walker

Constitution Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Library of Congress provides access to primary source documents from the Constitutional Convention at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/index.html. Ideas for celebrating Constitution Day may be found at http://constitutioncenter.org/ConstitutionDay/. Oesterle Library has created a guide containing library resources related to Freedom of Speech, the First Amendment, Constitution Day and Banned Books Week.

 

Library Closed Labor Day Weekend

August 30th, 2013 by Aimee Walker

Oesterle Library will be closed Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd. The library will be open Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th from 7:45 am to 4 p.m.

Welcome First Year Students!

July 5th, 2013 by Aimee Walker

Oesterle Library would like to welcome the class of 2017! As you’re coming to campus for your summer orientation sessions make sure to stop by the library and check out all of our great study space and collections. As you begin your summer reading make sure to check out our guide to Stumbling on HappinessAlso, feel free to familiarize yourself with the resources the library has to offer in your chosen field of study by taking a look at our Research by Subject guides.