Welcome to CSUMB. Or welcome back. The Library wants to invite you to take a look at our New Student FAQ. Those of you new to campus and even those of you not so new will find answers to 20 questions commonly asked at the beginning of a new academic year.
Looking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library and others, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more.
There is a new search available via the Library home page. We have moved around our other links to highlight it. You can use this search to find books, articles, and more by choosing one of the options from the dropdown "Find..." box. There are a number of options for narrowing your results on the right of the search results page. For those of you who want to search specific databases or our online catalog, the "Articles & Databases" and "Find Books (Classic)" will take you to the same pages as before.
Each year, books of exceptional merit that reflect the LGBT experience are recognized by the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Awards. Winners and honor books are chosen in literature, non-fiction, and children's/young adult categories. The CSUMB Library is pleased to report that our collection has 13 of the 15 Stonewall selections for 2012, listed below.
The CSUMB Library has a new database: Ethnographic Video Online. It is a comprehensive visual resource for the study of human culture and behavior. This streaming video collection may be searched by geographic region, ethnographer, cultural group, date, or subject.
Many thanks to those students, faculty, and staff who participated in our Fall 2011 library survey. 1,157 of you took a few minutes to let us know how we're doing, and we've been carefully considering your feedback. The most notable result is that users are much more satisfied with the library than they were in 2005, when we last administered the survey. This increase was especially dramatic in the "Library as Place" category, indicating a high level of appreciation for our new building.
Take a look at our New Student FAQ for answers to the 20 most commonly asked questions in the library. You can also get to the FAQ and lots of other helpful info by clicking the "How Do I..." link on the library homepage. Oh, and welcome to CSUMB!
We've made a few changes to the computers on the first floor of the library. We've added six new machines, bringing the total to 51. Most computers now run Windows 7 only, but three run Mac OS. Because we've eliminated the dual-boot system, the login process for all the machines is faster.
We at the library want to encourage you to activate your new campus Google+ account. G+ offers additional ways to interact and collaborate with other G+ users on campus, including being able to initiate or participate in hangouts with people from your circles.