Milne Library News and Events

Share your talents and skills at the Geneseo Maker Fest! Apply by midnight, December 17!

The Geneseo Maker Fest is a one-day celebration to promote and share the creative pursuits of our local makers and what they create. This year’s festival is March 30, 2019. Makers range from kitchen scientists or garage tinkerers to coders or teachers to choreographers or dance enthusiasts. Share your talents and skills with our local community. Are you a budding inventor? Do you have ideas to combine technology and woodworking? Or something else not-yet thought of? This is the opportunity for you! 

makers-ideasAt this point we are accepting applications to be a Maker at the event. This will be a great way to to show off your skills and talents and introduce others to new Maker ideas! Students are welcome!

Maker Application form is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuzSmN3_ur_O7Jx-2_qTIeUL2jWwmXeitxUiKvf4ZIb_Rr7A/viewform

Deadline  to apply:  Midnight, December 17th, 2018.

All applicants will be notified by January 18, 2019.

Geneseo Maker Fest website: https://www.geneseomakerfest.com/

Registration information and and more details (such as information about the Makers) will come at a later date.

Milne Library Extended and 24-Hour Schedule for Finals Week 2018

Starting Monday, December 11, Milne Library will be open 24 hours through Friday December 14.  The Library will have extended hours over the weekend, and start another 24 hour run on Sunday, December 16, ending Tuesday, December 18 at 10pm.

Complete schedule is below, and is also available at https://www.geneseo.edu/library/library-hours

Best wishes  to everyone during Finals Week!

 

 

Finals Week Hours  
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Study Day7:30am-7:30amOPEN 24 HOURS
Wednesday, December 12, 2018Final Exams7:30am-7:30amOPEN 24 HOURS
Thursday, December 13, 2018Final Exams7:30am-7:30amOPEN 24 HOURS
Friday, December 14, 2018 Final Exams7:30am-1:00amClosing at 1am
Saturday, December 15, 201810:00am-1:00amOpen at 10am; Closing at 1am
Sunday, December 16, 201810:00am-7:30amOPEN 24 HOURS starting 10am Sunday
Monday, December 17, 2018 Final Exams7:30am-7:30amOPEN 24 HOURS
Tuesday, December 18, 2018Last Day of Finals!7:30am-10:00pmClosing at 10pm

Finals Week Survival Guide, here to help you!

Sleepy Study Cat

We don’t have Library cats here, but we do have some tips to get you through exams.

1.   Check out the Final Exam Schedule so that you know when your exams will be and plan ahead so that you give yourself plenty of time to study for each of them.
2.    Study in chunks. Block off specific hours of your schedule to study for each test you have to take. A ten minute study break every few hours is also a good idea.

3.     Schedule in some exercise. There’s no better way to relieve stress.  Don’t plan on studying non-stop the whole week.

4.    Take advantage of study groups.  A group can motivate you to get started and discussing difficult concepts with each other can aid in understanding.

5.    Take advantage of review sessions.  Most professors will touch on certain topics more heavily than others in review sessions and this might give you a better idea of what will be on the exam.

6.    Take advantage of your professor’s office hours.  If you’re unsure about anything, touch base with your professor or TA.

7.    Make sure you have the materials you’ll need for the test the night before.  Bring a back-up pen or pencil.

8.    Get a good night’s rest  and have a good breakfast before your test.  If you follow tip #1, you won’t have to stay up all night cramming.

9.    Don’t wait until your class is about to begin to get a bluebook.  If you need a blue book, you can pick it up at the Library Service Desk for 15 cents.

10.  Don’t psych yourself out.  You’ve studied, so don’t talk yourself into doing poorly.  Put yourself in confidence mode, visualize it all going right and think A+.

11. Come to the Library! Milne Library is open 24 hours during Final Exam days, and open for extended hours in between, for maximum warmth and study comfort during  those cold Geneseo nights (pardon the pun).   Check our Library Hours schedule and come on in!

You too, can have THE POWER, with Gale PowerSearch!

Gale PowerSearch contains over 100 MILLION articles(!), covering a wide array of scholarly journals, magazines, and news  publications.

The PowerSearch tool takes the titles, subjects, and approximately the first 100 words from a subset of your top results and feeds them into an algorithm.

Keywords shown in the graphics are those found most often in the text with your search term. The Topic Search graphically displays terms by relevancy. The more relevant the term, the larger the block.

Gale-power-search-graphical-resultsThis Gale Search Group is part of NovelNewYork, the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Link to Milne Library’s Gale PowerSearch tool:

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/powersearch

Link to the Geneseo Gale Search Group:

http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=geneseo

Link to NovelNewYork:

http://novelnewyork.org/

 

 

Make the most of your Law research at Milne with HeinOnline search tips!

Milne Library’s HeinOnline resource gives you 160 million pages and 200,000 titles of historical, government, and law-related documents. This post offers a  guide for your legal research needs at Milne. The URL to start your law research journey is https://libguides.geneseo.edu/HeinOnline Continue reading…

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection at Milne!

Over 7500 periodical titles, published between 1691 and 1877, are available.  Subjects include: science, technology, medicine, Native American and African American populations, law, politics, government, music, the arts, literature, language, publishing, agriculture, business and industry, advertising and marketing, religion, philosophy, social movements, military matters, and leisure activities. Continue reading…

Safe and peaceful Thanksgiving wishes from Milne!

Everyone here at Milne Library wishes you a safe and happy journey home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Should your plans include a little studying or research in the building, please note that the library will have reduced hours over the Thanksgiving Break.

Tuesday, November 20 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, November 21 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 22 CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 23 CLOSED
Saturday, November 24 CLOSED
Sunday, November 25 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM