Oesterle Library News

Archive for October 2013

Help with Citation Styles

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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.