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How to study for Exams

Good Reading


Want to read a good book?

Watch a DVD or Streaming Video?

Listen to a CD?

Here are some recommendations.

Updated each month.

Go to the top of this guide and click on Good Reading

Thanksgiving Hours / Extended Pre-Exam Hours 2022

Thanksgiving Hours

  • Tuesday, Nov 22nd                          7:30 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.
  • Wed-Sat, Nov 23rd - 26th              CLOSED
  • Sunday, Nov 27th                             3:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.


Pre-Exam and Exam Hours

  • Mon-Thurs, Nov 28th - Dec 1         7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec 2nd                                 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec 3rd                             11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec 4th                                1:30p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Mon-Thurs., Dec 5th-8th                7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 9th                                  7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 10th                           11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 11th                              1:30 p.m. – Midnight
  • Monday, Dec. 12th                            7:30 a.m. – Midnight
  • Tuesday, Dec, 13th                            7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Primary Sources

 Primary sources reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer. It constitutes first hand evidence "from" the time... as opposed to "about" the time.

  • Examples:

  • Diaries, journals, speeches, interviews, letters, memos, manuscripts, memoirs, autobiographies, government documents, and organizations records.
  • Books and articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers written at the time about a particular event.
  • Photographs, paintings, portraits, and audio and video recordings documenting what happened.
  • Surveys and polls and interviews.
  • Documents

Thrift Library Equipment - We keep buying more

 Charging cables and adapters for iPads, Smart Phones (Apple and Android), Apple pencils, etc.

NEW: Online Users Guide to Thrift Library Video

Other useful library instruction located here include:

  • Introduction to the Library Video (7:37) - For users of library facilities and traditional resources (physical books)
  • OneSearch: Introduction Video (3:41) - Find the library's online content through its discovery engine - OneSearch.
  • OneSearch Advanced Search Techniques Power Point
  • Finding Books and eBooks in OneSearch Video (4:14) - How to limit to either format.
  • OneSearch Tutorial - Finding Articles - Power Point
  • eBook Collections and Advice
  • How to use Journal Search - Find out what journals the library has in Art or Business. Browse specific journals by date.
  • Top 16 Remedial Database Search

How to Renew a Book Online

Its easy to find out what books your have out, when they are due, and renew them online.

Fall Break Hours - Library Calendar

Free Images

 Images! Images! Get your images from the Thrift Library.

Turn those papers into A's.

Want to learn how to find MILLIONS of free-to-use images for your scholarship? Sign up for Thrift Library: Finding Copyright Free Art and Graphics for Your Presentation Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 pm for CEP credit or watch the presentation at your convenience at the Images Reasearch Guide.

Who Are These Important People - Special Collections



Happy Hobbit Day

                            Hobbit Day is Sept 22. Do you know your Hobbits? Take this fun quiz.

PS - We have all the Tolkien books and all the DVDs.

Don't have a DVD player? Check out an external DVD drive with its own USB cable.

Library Databases Jump from 220 to 265 Over the Summer with Upgrade to Gale Reference Complete

Gale Reference Complete combines 51 Gale databases into one database and gives you access to:

  • 48,000 periodicals
  • 13 million pages of historical primary sources
  • 3,200 eBook editions
  • 2.5 million items of literature criticisms and full text literary works

Studying in the Thrift Library - Available 90.5 Hours Per Week

Nine group study rooms.

Table Seating - 84

Booth Seating -36

Carrels - 28

Lounge Chairs - 23

Public Computers - 6

Free eTextbooks - Fall 2022

Each semester the Thrift Library purchases eTextbooks for use by our students. Links are then shared with faculty for insertion into Canvas Courses.

This semester we are providing about one in five titles.

Do we have your Textbook? Look on the Student List. 

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