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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/

 

 

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…