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Citing Articles, Books, etc.

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By , March 18, 2008 9:12 am

“Works Cited” list got you down? Are you having a hard time figuring out just what information is supposed to be included when you’re citing an online article or a chapter in a book? Don’t be dismayed–we’re here to help!

Our new LibGuides system has a Guide specifically for citation information. Whatever format you need, we have examples and links to get your questions answered and your bibliography pristine.

Visit the library website ( and click on LibGuides. Citations Guides is the first featured LibGuide listed. Just click that and then pick the format you need (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.). You can also go there directly:  (You may want to bookmark this link.)

You can even get there from Facebook by adding the LibGuides app to your profile!

Research Starts Here

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By , January 17, 2008 12:31 pm

Are you starting a research project? Your first stop should be LibGuides.

Our librarians have gathered all kinds of resources into the new LibGuides system, making it your one-stop-shop for research. Visit to get started.

(We’re also in Facebook! )

LibGuides are Coming

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By , December 17, 2007 8:44 am

What are LibGuides?

LibGuides can be subject guides, info portals, class guides, community guides, research tips, or useful resources on any other topic.

In January of 2008, LibGuides will be replacing the Subject Resource Guides with better-organized, more dynamic and flexible collections of links, book lists, research help, multimedia, RSS feeds, search results, and other information useful to faculty and students alike.

The LibGuides system combines the best features of social networks, wikis, bookmarks and blogs to help librarians share knowledge and promote library resources to the community.

LibGuides also integrates with Facebook, where information is instantly available via the LibGuides app!

Library on your Google Toolbar

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By , December 5, 2007 2:13 pm

Do you use the Google toolbar in your web browser?

Would you like a button to add that takes you right to the library catalog?

Now you can have one! Just click this link to add our new Google toolbar button. It will give you a confirmation pop-up, explaining that there’s a privacy concern–namely, that your search results will be sent to, but that’s just where our catalog is located, so no worries.

(If you need the Google Toolbar, here’s a link.)

Working with Emailed Files

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By , November 28, 2007 10:39 am

A common method of working on papers is to email the document to yourself and then open it from your email. While this method does work, PLEASE NOTE that you cannot just click “Save” when you’ve opened an email attachment. That will only save the document in a TEMP folder which will disappear once you log off, meaning YOU WILL LOSE YOUR WORK.

If you are opening a document you sent yourself via email, PLEASE save it to BUFiles first and only then start working on it. That will ensure you don’t lose all the work you’ve done.

Better yet, simply work from BUFiles all the time. The only time you won’t have access is if you’re off campus, in which case we suggest using a USB Flash Drive. If you do choose to use email, remember that files opened directly from an email attachment will open via a TEMP folder and clicking “Save” will NOT save it the way you want.

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