Festival of Cultures

March 25, 2011
Librarian Mary Kraljic at Past Festival of Cultures / Photo by Patty Vick

Briggs Library staff members will be hosting a booth at SDSU’s 29th Annual Festival of Cultures.  We hope you will join us in Frost Arena on Friday 1 April anytime from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Our booth will highlight library resources related to culture.  You can explore world cultures in more depth by visiting the library in-person or online.  Following are just a few ways to dive into the topic.

  • Peruse the library’s collection of local, regional, and world newspapers found on the main level of the library.
  • Use the library’s catalog to find records for books, government documents, DVD’s, and electronic books.
  • Consult resources in the library’s Reference Collection on the library’s main level, including multivolume works on Culture and Customs organized by country and Food Culture organized by country or region.
  • Use one of our many databases to find articles in magazines, journals, or newspapers.
  • Explore Government Information, including international information.
  • Ask a librarian to help with your research.  Consult with a librarian in person at the Information Services Desk or click on the Ask Us link on the library’s homepage for information on connecting by phone, e-mail or instant messaging. 

 Linda Kott
Information Service Librarian

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Electronic Reserves Changes

March 15, 2011

Some faculty members have used the library’s Docutek Electronic Reserves system to make class materials, such as articles, book chapters, and lecture notes, available to their students online.  Due to budget concerns, the library will discontinue its license for Docutek.  Library personnel expect the system to remain functional through the end of the Spring 2011 semester, but we will no longer receive updates after March 31, 2011. 

 Faculty members are encouraged to move their class materials to D2L, the university’s course management system.  Anyone needing help making the transition may contact Instructional Design Services.  Briggs Library personnel hope that since class materials can be made available online via other means, SDSU students, staff, and faculty will not be inconvenienced by the discontinuation of Docutek. If you have questions, you may contact Mary Kraljic, Access Services Librarian.

Linda Kott
Information Services Librarian


EndNote X4 Update Available

March 8, 2011

There is an update to EndNote X4 available. To download and install the update, click on the Help menu in EndNote. From there, choose EndNote Program Updates and follow the screens to download and install the update. This should not do anything to your library or work.

~Elizabeth Fox, Digital Information Services Librarian