Category: Students

De-stress at Milne! Finals Week Dog Therapy and more, starting Friday May 10, 11am!

Throughout Finals Week, Milne has stress-relieving activities for you! Schedule is below:
Friday May  10, 11 a.m.–noon Get Your Furry Fix: Stop by Milne Library to relax with a therapy dog!
Friday May  10, 2–4 p.m  Stressed Is Desserts Backwards! Everyone knows that carbohydrates help with studying…so join us in Milne Library for brownies & rice krispie treats to help your studying efforts!

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Finals Week Survival Guide!

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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.

 

Search thousands of open dissertations at Milne!

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/EOD Institutions are seeking strategies to make their students’ theses and dissertations as widely visible and cited as possible. With EBSCO Open Dissertations, institutions and students are offered an innovative approach to meeting these goals by driving additional traffic to ETDs in institutional repositories. The program is free for authors and participating institutions with the desired end of making significant open-access content more readily discoverable to end-users within and beyond academic institutions.

You can also find EBSCO Open Dissertations on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

 

Agriculture and Horticulture Databases at Milne!

Spring is on its way to the agriculturally-centered Geneseo, NY region!  Milne Library has access to agricultural and horticultural databases for your research, as well as for gardening and horticultural tips.

AgEconSearch contains over 130,000 records in  agricultural economics, including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.  Open Access (as in, no login needed!)
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/

AGRICOLA The AGRicultural Online Access  database contains citations of works in agriculture and related fields published since the fifteenth century. Links to many full-text documents on the web are included.  AGRICOLA is also open to the public. http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/

Agriculture Collection (GALE) A comprehensive database of over 10 million periodicals supporting research in agriculture and related fields, from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.  This is available on campus only, or via Geneseo single sign-on.
https://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=PPAG&u=geneseo

Botanicus Digital Library is a freely accessible portal to historic botanical literature, including illustrations and rare volumes  from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.
https://www.botanicus.org

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits. Popular topics include beekeeping, rose care, mulching, and landscaping.  This is available on campus only, or via Geneseo single sign-on.
https://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=PPGL&u=geneseo

You can also find these databases on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

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NEXIS UNI: Legal and Business Database at Milne!

Featuring more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. NEXIS UNI also offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches, and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

NEXIS UNI is conveniently linked on the Milne Library Home page under the “Databases” column.

You can also find it on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

Arts and Humanities Database: New at Milne!

Hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies – right at your fingertips via Milne Library!  The Arts & Humanities database is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher’s Index and RILM.

The Arts & Humanities database can be accessed here;

or access it from the Milne Library A-Z Database page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php