Category: Milne Library

Summer Research Help at Milne Library

Are you taking an online class this summer and need help locating articles or formatting citations? Milne Librarians are here to help! During May through August, you may Chat with Us online by clicking on the blue icon on the library homepage. If we are offline, this button will say “Submit a Question,” and a librarian will respond to your inquiry.

If you are on campus, visit Milne 105 for in-person research help!

A librarian will be available to assist you Monday–Thursday between 10am and 4pm.

Finals Week Survival Guide!

Sleepy Study Cat

Check out the Final Exam Schedule so that you know when your exams will be!
Come to the Library for a break and for help!
Milne Library is open 24 hours during Final Exam days.  Check our Library Hours schedule.
Study and wellness tips:

1.  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.

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

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

4.  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.

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

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

7.   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.

8.   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.

9. 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+.

 

Indigenous Peoples: North America Database

Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.  This database includes manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages. https://proxy.geneseo.edu/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/geneseo?db=INDP

You can also find the Indigenous Peoples: North America Database on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

 

Library Student GREAT DAY Poster Presenters!

BriggmannKudos to Library Interns Brianne Briggmann and Emma Medina, who presented “Usability Testing: Testing the Functionality of Library Research Tutorials,” at SUNY Geneseo Great Day 2019.  Brianne and Emma developed online tutorials  for citing information and  IDS services, using the LibWizard application. They then conducted  usability tests in order to make the tutorials more user friendly.

Brianne and Emma  developed a qualitative test  to determine the overall ease of going through the tutorials–the structure, grammatical issues, design format, and general troubleshooting; and a quantitative test to determine the educational results, such as tutorial effectiveness and the students’ understanding of the concepts. Both of these tests were conducted with a sample of 8 undergraduates at various stages of their academic careers. The results allowed Brianne and Emma to indicate the areas of the tutorials that need improvement, which can  enhance the tutorials that were used in this testing process, and also  aid in the development of future tutorials.

Brianne Briggmann is double majoring in English Literature and French. Emma Medina is majoring in English Literature.  Brandon West, Head of Library Research Instruction, is  the faculty sponsor for this project.

 

Researching Local or College History? Make an appointment or drop in!

Milne offers a handy Appointment Calendar: https://www.geneseo.edu/library/special-collections-milne-library

as well as drop-in hours:

  • Mondays: 1-4pm
  • Thursdays: 1-4pm

For in-depth research questions, including anything involving the Wadsworth Family Papers or the Carl Schmidt Collection in Historic Architecture, appointments are required.   Milne Special Collections has you covered!

Special Collections Appointment Calendar: