NEW! Kanopy Streaming Video

The Pfau Library is pleased to announce the introduction of a new online streaming video service, Kanopy!

More than 1,500 U.S. universities subscribe to Kanopy, a collection of more than 26,000 films from many of the leading producers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, and many more. Just a few of the subjects highlighted in the collection include race & racism, anthropology, sociology, LGBTQ-related films, foreign language films, health, nursing, and documentaries.

Kanopy’s streaming interface makes it convenient to watch, share, discuss, and engage with films across campus. Faculty and students will find it easy to use Kanopy for coursework. Films can be shared, and clips created for teaching playlists, which may be embedded into Blackboard.

For further information on Kanopy, please contact Les Kong, Coordinator, Library Media Services, at lkong@csusb.edu

Posted in Databases

Grad Studies Basic Research Workshop October 5th!

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the deep web, the literature review, and basic search strategies in general databases. You’ll also find out how to get research help in person, online, and via text messaging.

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm
  • Pfau Library, room PL-2005

Space is limited! Register now on our workshop calendar.

Posted in Workshops

Library Research for Freshmen Workshop!

Meant for those new to CSUSB, or for those who could simply use a refresher, this workshop provides an introduction to research through the John M. Pfau Library. Students will gain a better understanding of why it’s necessary to use the deep web for college-level research, practice locating scholarly articles and books, and identify how to get research help.

  • Monday, October 3, 2016
  • 12:00 – 12:50 pm
  • Pfau Library, room PL-2005

Space is limited! Register now on our workshop calendar.

Posted in Workshops

Library Hours, Fall 2016

Welcome back! Pfau Library’s regular hours for Fall Quarter start on Sept. 22, 2016.

Monday-Thursday 8 AM-11 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday 9 AM-2 PM
Sunday 1 PM-5 PM

We’re open later during midterms and finals. For additional details, check our Hours page.

Posted in Hours & Closures

Transfer/Junior Bootcamp September 28th!

Are you a new transfer student? Or, have you been here since you were a freshman but you’ve never been to the library or to a library workshop? This is your chance to learn how to do research at CSUSB, using the library’s amazing resources.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
  • 4:00 – 4:50 pm
  • Pfau Library, room PL-2005

Space is limited! Register now on our workshop calendar.

Posted in Workshops

Library Fall Workshops for Students and Faculty

The John M. Pfau Library presents:
Fall Workshops

Students
Library Research for Freshmen
Mon., 10/3: Noon-12:50 p.m.
Thurs., 10/27: 4-4:50 p.m.
Wed., 11/16: 4-4:50 p.m.
This workshop addresses why it is necessary to use the deep web for scholarly research, and attendees learn how to navigate the library website, find online journal articles, locate books, and get research help.

Junior & Transfer Student Basics
Wed., 9/28, 4-4:50 p.m.
Are you a new transfer student? Or, have you been here since you were a freshman but you’ve never been to the library or to a library workshop? This is your chance to learn how to do research at CSUSB, using the library’s amazing resources.

Graduate Student Basic Research
Wed., 10/5, 5-5:50 p.m.
This basic session is for grad students with little or no experience in online database searching. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the deep web, the literature review, some basic search strategies in general databases to find books and articles online, and how to customize Google Scholar.

Graduate Student Advanced Research
Thurs., 10/20, 5-5:50 p.m.
This advanced session is for grad students who are familiar with online database searching and have used or know about the library’s basic services. In this workshop, we’ll explore more databases and search tools.

Zotero For All
Tues., 10/25, 4:30-6 p.m.
In this workshop, learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease. With Zotero, you can easily import and export citations to use in your text and bibliography, freeing you to concentrate on content.

Faculty
Open Access/ScholarWorks
Stacy Magedanz Thurs., Oct. 27, 12-1:15 p.m. PL-5005M

What is Open Access and why should it matter to CSUSB? Learn how you can contribute to the Open Access movement and expand the reach of your scholarship.

Using Zotero for Your Research
Lisa Bartle. Thurs., Nov. 3, 12-1:30 p.m. PL-2005
Zotero is a free, open-source, easy-to-use citation tool to help you collect, organize, and share your research sources. In addition, it automatically imports PDFs when possible, and it makes a bibliography in Word with a single click.

Demystifying Critical Information Literacy
Barbara Quarton Wed., Nov. 15, 12-1:15 p.m. PL-5005M
In this workshop, we will highlight the main features of CIL and untangle common misconceptions about this type of literacy. Faculty who participated in the library’s critical information literacy award will share their experiences integrating CIL into their classes.

 

Register now for any of these sessions on our workshop calendar.

If you have questions or would like to know more about these upcoming events, please contact Gina Schlesselman-Tarango at gschlesselman@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-5127.

Posted in Lectures & Presentations, Workshops

“The Purge: Election Year” Movie Screening

The PurgeThe John M. Pfau Library, The Office of Community Engagement, and ASI present:

“The Purge: Election Year”
Movie Screening
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7 p.m.
Located in front of the Library

Bring a friend and a blanket, and register to vote with a free screening of the film “The Purge: Election Year” on the Pfau Library Lawn.

If you have questions or would like to know more about the upcoming event, please contact Iwona Contreras at icontrer@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-3447

Posted in Community Events, Events, Movie Screenings

Free Summer Movie Series 2016

Summer Movie 2016_RegularThe John M. Pfau Library presents:

FREE Summer Movie Series

ALL screenings start at 8 p.m.*

Bring a blanket and a friend, and enjoy these great shows!

FREE parking available in lots D & C

South Library Lawn: 5500 University Pkwy

 

 

Use #CSUSBLibSummerMovies for all event posts and pictures!

Schedule:

July 7: The Jungle Book

July 14: Batman v. Superman (Dress as your favorite superhero!)

July 21: Barbershop

July 28:  Allegiant

August 4: The Angry Birds (Dress as your favorite angry bird!)

August 11: Captain America Civil War (Dress as your favorite superhero!)

August 18: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Tea party theme!)

Library Book Sales $1

Blankets only in the area nearest the screen; chairs permitted in the area beyond the walkway.

Family First Catering and Party Rental, will have available for purchase tacos, nachos, hot dogs, snow cones, quesadillas, drinks, and so much more.

EOP Alumni will be selling Jamba Juice smoothies and candy, to support EOP book awards.

 

Sponsors:  Alumni Relations, ASI and CFS

If you have questions or would like to know more about the upcoming event, please contact Program Coordinator: Iwona Contreras at (909) 537-3447 or icontrer@csusb.edu.

Posted in Community Events, Events, Movie Screenings

Kids Summer Program 2016

Kids Summer Program 2016-03John M. Pfau Library Presents:
CAMP U.S.A
July 20-21
9 A.M.-4 P.M.
(drop-off starts at 8:30a.m.)

Kids’ Summer Program

Wednesday, July 20
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Check-In
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Ice Breaker
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Rocks in a Box Craft
11:30 a.m. – 1 2:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 1 p.m. Inside My Head Craft
1 – 2 p.m. Bald Eagle Craft
2 – 3 p.m. Popsicle Stick Flag
3 – 3:30 p.m. Closing Activity
4 p.m. Pick-Up

Thursday, July 21
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Check-In
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Ice Breaker
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Patriotic Hat Craft
11:30 a.m. – 1 2:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 1 p.m. U.S. Bingo
1 – 2 p.m. Patriotic Tin Can
2 – 3 p.m. Me for President
3 – 3:30 p.m. Closing Activity
4 p.m. Pick-Up

John M. Pfau Library would like to invite you to Camp U.S.A. this
summer. We will be hosting a two-day workshop consisting of fun and interactive activities for children ages 6-10 years old.
$50 per day
2-day Super Saver Package $80

For more information about the program, please contact the coordinator: Iwona Contreras
icontrer@csusb.edu (909) 537-3447

Posted in Community Events, Events

Database Changes, Summer 2016

Many database renewals fall on July 1, so summer is often a time for changes in the library’s resources. Notable changes this year:

  • LexisNexis has been replaced by WestlawNext as our primary source of legal materials. (For newspapers, please use ProQuest Newsstand).
  • MLA International Bibliography moved from the EBSCOhost platform to the ProQuest platform.
  • Biological Abstracts moved from the EBSCOhost platform to the Web of Science platform.
  • AP Images was discontinued due to low usage, effective June 30.
  • The hoopla! streaming video pilot project did not receive VETI funds for a second year, so it too was discontinued June 30. We continue to investigate options for providing streaming video.

Instructors, if you have links to any of these resources on your web pages, please update your links!

The most current links are always on the library’s list of Databases A-Z.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Stacy Magedanz, magedanz@csusb.edu or x75103.

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