Serendipity

4
Dec14

Studying for Finals in Snell: 20 Things Only Huskies Will Understand

Posted by: Jennie Robbiano

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Walking into the library like

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*2 hours later*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, time to study!…or not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dealing with the effects of your procrastination in Argo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trying to share a table with someone who took up all the space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you find an empty table on the third floor during finals week…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only to realize it’s under an air vent…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then remember you brought a sweatshirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realizing that your to-do list is longer than you thought

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When someone asks what you’re studying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trying to focus…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Especially when there are people talking in the stairwell…on the silent floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you realize that you just spent 3 hours on BuzzFeed for your five minute break


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing the problem you’ve been working on for hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaving the library at 3 am and seeing everyone still studying

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running to get home in the middle of the night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking the library shuttle home instead

 

 

 

 

 

Getting home after being in the library all night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When all those hours in Snell payoff and you ace your exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck on finals, Huskies! Have a wonderful winter break. We’ll see you in the spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11
Nov14

What you need is checked out? You’ve got two great options!

Posted by: G. Karen Merguerian

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First, there’s that rush of adrenaline…Yes! The library DOES have that book or video I need!

But then … what’s that thing about its being checked out?  Someone else has the nerve, the gall, the presumption, to have it already? Now what do I do?

Your first option is a waiting list.  Follow the prompts to sign in and you’ll see ordering options.  Click on “Waitlist”, and your name will be put on a waiting list.

What if I can’t wait that long?   Frequently books are borrowed for extended periods, especially when faculty are using them for long-term research projects.  If you don’t think you can wait until the book comes back, just click on “Request from another library” and follow the prompts to our ILLiad ordering service, and we’ll get it from one of our partner libraries.

Either way, we’ll let you know by email when the item is ready for you to come and pick it up!

 

 

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3
Oct14

New: Kanopy Streaming (82 Documentaries That You Can Watch Now)

Posted by: Jen Anderle

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How does media and advertising shape our personal perceptions and world views?

Media Education Foundation’s Media and Communication Collection features 82 provocative documentaries which provide depth and analysis on issues like sexism, hip hop, teen pregnancy, cultural and gender identity, video game culture and more.

The best part? As a current member of the Northeastern community, YOU have access. Click here to connect to Kanopy Streaming and take a look at the video library for yourself!

“Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women” is used widely in many classes and will now be more convenient to access.

Relevant to journalism, sociology, psychology, and media studies, these videos can be viewed 24/7 on any device.  You can create your own account and make clips and playlists with ease.
Online instructions are available.

For more information, please contact librarians Julie Jersyk, J.Jersyk@neu.edu or Debra Mandel, d.mandel@neu.edu.

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5
Sep14

Take Your Favorite Journals on the Go with Browzine

Posted by: Jen Anderle

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Prepare yourself. Your research is about to become easier and more convenient…

Members of the Northeastern community now have access to BrowZine; a new app that allows you to browse, read, and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iOS or Android device. Built to accommodate all of your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be exported up to RefWorks and Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Simply download the free app, select Northeastern University as your institution, and log in using your myNEU credentials!

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Browse and read journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full-text articles. 

  • Create a bookshelf of your favorite journals and be notified when new articles are published. 
  • Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, RefWorks, and more. 

Getting started is easy. From your device, search for BrowZine in the App Store, Google Play or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select Northeastern University from the drop down list, enter your MyNEU credentials, and start exploring!

Click on the buttons below to download BrowZine today, or here for BrowZine help and FAQ’s.

Download BrowZine on iTunes App Store Download BrowZine on Google Play Store Download BrowZine on Amazon App Store
All iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches with iOS v7.x+ Android Tablets with OS v4.0+ Kindle Fire HD Tablets

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16
Jul14

Welcome Fall 2014 Snell Library Co-ops!

Posted by: Jen Anderle

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Snell is proud to welcome four new co-op students this semester. Manuel Simone, William Jackson, Michelle Espinosa, and Jennie Robbiano are already wonderful additions to the library staff.

 

Manuel Simone- DMC Studios Co-op

Manuel (or Manny) is a Music Industry student going into his 4th year at NEU and originally from Montclair, New Jersey. He has been writing raps since he was 10, and learned how to produce/record since he was about 14. Recently, Manny released his first self-produced album after several albums with help from other producers. Other than music, Manny very much enjoys watching comedy and action TV shows and movies, reading a good fantasy novel or biography, and playing and watching sports.

 

 

 

Will Jackson-Co-op Web Applications Developer

Will is a senior pursuing a dual major in Information Science and Business Management. This is his third and final co-op. Will is currently working on a NEH funded project to add Fedora Repository support to the Tapas Project. In his free time, Will enjoys writing and  playing video games. He also enjoys reading and listening to music. He says he is “okay” at both of those things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Espinosa- Graphic Design Co-op

Michelle is a fourth year aspiring Graphic Design major and a business management minor. She is from the small, but beautiful country of Honduras. Michelle has been a competitive horseback rider since she was nine, mainly show jumping and dressage. Her other hobbies include playing the flute, singing, and mountain biking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie Robbiano- Marketing and Events Co-op

Jennie is a fourth year International Affairs and Religious Studies major. She is also the co-director of Strong Women, Strong Girls at Northeastern. In her spare time, (what little she has) Jennie enjoys sewing, vegan baking, and Sci-Fi TV shows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to all of you, we are looking forward to a great semester!

 

 

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