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Olson Library Summer Hours

The Olson Library begin its summer schedule today. From May 8 – 21, we’ll be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturdays and Sundays . When summer classes start on May 22, the hours will … Continue reading

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Are research papers scaring you this Halloween season? Use Zotero to lay these ghosts to rest!

Zotero is a bibliographic manager, which means that it will collect the bibliographic information about your sources and store pdfs as well. Once you start writing your paper, you can use Zotero to insert references and to create and format … Continue reading

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Olson Library is now hiring in Public Services

We’re looking for part-time student workers. We’re particularly interested in people who can work weekday mornings or on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Interested? Go to Cat Career Tracks to check out our position posting for Public Services Student Assistant. We … Continue reading

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Don’t leave home without it! Your Wildcat Express Card

You should bring your NMU ID–not your driver’s license or any other form of ID– with you when coming to the Olson Library, since it’s required for checking out Library materials–that includes books, study room keys, hard-copy reserve materials, and … Continue reading

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Just a word about LRC 229

You know 229–that’s where the K-12 collection is housed, and it’s also a popular place for classes and group work. We know that when you want to use the projector, you have to shut the door nearest the screen so … Continue reading

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Therapy dogs at the Olson Library! Tonight!

Pet Partners will be here at the Olson Library tonight with trained therapy dogs to help you with end-of-semester stress! Just stop by tonight (April 29) from 6-10. Faculty and staff–as well as students–are welcome. The dogs will be waiting … Continue reading

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Hate doing bibliographies and works cited? use Zotero or Microsoft Word–because life is too short to spend it typing citations

If you have a research paper due in the next couple of weeks and really hate doing citations, check out Zotero, an open-source citation manager. Zotero will help you store bibliographic information and pdfs, and will also format your citations … Continue reading

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What do you want to know?

We’ve been posting to our blog (and thus, Facebook) for a while now. Our focus has been services, tools, and resources offered by the Olson Library. But what would you like to know about? Please respond if there’s anything library-related … Continue reading

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Use Microsoft Word to collect and format citations

Are you working on a research project for a class? Do you need to create citations and/or a bibliography? You can use Microsoft Word to store and format your references. Olson Library has instructions here.

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Renewing library materials online–even on your smartphone

The other day I got a courtesy notice from the Olson Library, reminding me that I had books that would be due soon. I was reading my e-mail on my iPhone, and, when I clicked the link for renewal in … Continue reading

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