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Cardinal Research Minute tutorials

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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.

Oesterle Library Easter Weekend

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Welcome back to Spring Term! Oesterle Library will have the following schedule during the Easter Weekend:

  • Friday, April 3: 7:45 AM – closing at 12 noon
  • Saturday, April 4: closed
  • Sunday, April 5: closed
  • Monday, April 6: 7:45 AM – 12 midnight

A complete listing of library hours can be found on the library web site.

Library closed until 5pm Monday

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The library will be closed until 5pm on Monday, February 2nd. We will open at 5pm and remain open until midnight.

Illinois Prairie Path Archives open house

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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.”

New CardinalSearch Beta

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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.

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.

Library Hours during Finals Week

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Finals week hours for the Library will be Monday – Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. – Midnight, Wednesday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the Library will be closed for the Weekend of June 8-9th.

Summer Session begins on Monday June 10th and continues through August 2nd. The Library will be open Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

The Library will be closed for the 4th of July weekend.

Stay informed of library hours through the Library web site.

The Art of Browsing

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

One of the functions of a classification system like the Dewey Decimal System is to group together similar items. Each call number refers to a subject area; the longer the number, the more specific the subject. For example, any items in the range of 650-659 fall under the general heading of “Management,” while the number 658.4092 specifically refers to “Leadership.” So what this means to you is – there might be really useful items just to the left or right, or one shelf up or down from where you are looking. Here’s another example: Books about specific Impressionist painters are in the 759.4 call number, but there is a more general book about French Impressionism at 759.054 and a book about the history of Impressionism at 759.914. Now these books are a few shelves away from each other, so it’s worth your time to have a look around. You may also discover a book about a very cool Impressionist painter that you’ve never heard of, a book that just sort of jumped out at you from a row above where you were looking. So click here for library hours, then come in and browse.

Spring has sprung. Use the Research by Subject pages.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Just a reminder that Oesterle Library’s web site includes these very helpful “Research by Subject” pages. For many areas of study, like Exercise Science and Biology, Librarians have compiled online subject guides. These include links to relevant databases, lists of useful reference books and important journals, catalog search tips, and a new books section – highlighting additions to the collection in that subject area. Celebrate a return to outdoor living and check out the Environmental Sciences subject guide or the Urban and Suburban Studies subject guide.