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Don't be a turkey, write your term papers!

by Ginger Williams on November 22, 2010 in Odum Library

Just because you’re heading home to spend some quality time with your family doesn’t mean you can’t work on all of your term papers.  You know the ones: they’ve been nagging you all semester, their deadlines approaching, but you’ve put them off until now.  Well, there’s no time like holiday time for getting them done.  Here’s why:

1. You can only watch so much football.  Whenever your viewing quota is finally met, hit the library homepage.

2. Those day-after-Thanksgiving sales only cause temporary bliss.  Remember that you’re only saving money if you would have bought the same stuff at full price.  Put a time limit on your shopping extravaganza (can you fit it all into 2 hours?) and get to work on your papers!

3.  If you take a post-turkey nap, you will be full of energy on Thanksgiving evening.  Channel that into something useful.  Just imagine: if you write your papers now you’ll actually be able to study for finals.  What a concept!

You can still get access to our databases when you’re at home with your family over Thanksgiving break.  Just start from our homepage and click on Anywhere Access.  Once you’ve logged in with your BlazeVIEW username and password you’ll be free to find journal articles and read ebooks to your heart’s content.  Click on GALILEO@VSU to go directly into GALILEO, or if you prefer using our subject guides, click on Odum Library to search from our homepage.  You’ll then be able to use our Articles Tab to get into the general databases or find a more specific database under articles by subject.

If you just don’t know where to begin, there’s lots to learn on our Library Help page.

Sometimes it’s hard to focus without a little bit of background noise.  Why not listen to some classical music while you work?  We created a station just for you that you can listen to for free online at Pandora.com.  If you’re studying in the library, please remember to be considerate and use headphones.

Finally, keep in mind that the Library will be closing at midnight on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 and will reopen Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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