It’s Bike Time!

The Lydia M. Olson Library is again offering bike check-out, thanks to the ASNMU Bike Share program. Would you like to spend a leisurely day pedaling around Marquette? Come check one out! Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis during our regular hours. They’ll disappear again when summer is over!

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End of Semester Library Hours

To help prepare for the end of the semester, Olson Library will have extended hours the weekend before final examinations.

Friday, April 26:……..7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday, April 27:….9:00 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday, April 28:……9:00 a.m. – Midnight

In addition, Jamrich Hall will be open as a 24 hour study lounge starting Sunday, April 28 at noon.

Library hours for the remaining week of finals:

Monday, April 29:………7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30:………7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1:…….7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2:……….7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3:……………7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Good luck with the end of the semester!

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Jamrich Hall as a 24-Hour Study Lounge During Finals Week

Below is the schedule of extended study hours in Jamrich Hall for the Winter 2019 finals week.

Opens Sunday, April 28 @ noon and closes Thursday, May 2 at 2:00 a.m. (Wednesday night).

Opens Thursday, May 2, at 5:00 a.m. and closes Friday, May 3, at 2:00 a.m. (Thursday night).

Opens Friday, May 3, at 5:00 a.m. and closes Friday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Good luck with finals!

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NEW! Board Games Available at Olson Library

The Lydia M. Olson Library and ASNMU are pleased to announce a new collection of board games available for check-out. Olson Library has the following games available:

  • Settlers of Catan, including a 5-6 Player Extension, Catan Cities & Knights Expansion, Catan Seafarers Expansion, and Catan Traders & Barbarians Expansion
  • Chess
  • Clue
  • Life
  • Monopoly—Nintendo
  • Monopoly—Pokemon
  • Pandemic
  • Risk
  • Risk—Lord of the Rings
  • Sequence

All games are available for a 3-day checkout (sorry, no renewals!) with your NMU ID. Stop by Olson Library’s Circulation Desk for more information.

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New product: Films on Demand

The library recently subscribed to a wonderful product called Films on Demand. Containing over 11,000 educational films, Films on Demand allows you to stream movies 24/7!  Movies are organized into 25 subject categories (anthropology, biology, business and economics, etc.) and by special collection (PBS, Ken Burns, Nova, etc.). You can also search by keyword.

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By creating a free personal account, you can access specialized features that allow you to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and more.

Each film has its own URL that you can link to (at the bottom of the screen for that video). For faculty wanting to link to a film in their Educat course, make sure to add our authentication URL prefix (https://nmu.idm.oclc.org/login?auth=RegularLogin&url=) before the URL provided by Films on Demand.  Although not required to view the film if on campus or using LTE, those individuals with a commercial internet provider will not be able to get access otherwise.

 

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Spotlight On: Historical Statistics of the United States

Historical Statistics of the United States is a great collection of historical statistics from over 1000 sources, including 37,000+ data series.  Topics range from migration and health to crime and justice, manufacturing and agriculture to elections and politics.  Depending on the topic, data can range back to the 1700s.

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Create and download colorful charts, graphs, and plots, along with the  option of making customized tables and spreadsheets.

 

Data can be found via a keyword search or browsing topics under five main categories: Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure and Performance, Economic Sectors, and Governance and International Relations.

For comprehensive statistics that focus more on the past three decades, make sure to check out the companion source, Statistical Abstracts of the United States.

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Quality online dictionaries and reference sources

Next time you need a definition or quick bit of information, don’t waste your time with dictionary.com or poor quality information on Google.

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Oxford Reference Library Premium is a great online source of reference type materials that can come in handy when writing your next paper.  Oxford Reference Library Premium consists of two collections.

Oxford Quick Reference
Quickly check a fact, or find out key information about a concept, person, or term:

                    • A collection of over 125 core subject, language, and quotations dictionaries providing carefully-vetted quick results that users can trust
                    • Updated monthly, in addition to 3 major updates a year which add new titles and editions to the collection

Oxford Reference Library

Delve deeper into a subject, furthering your research needs using in-depth articles and essays, and expand your subject coverage with more specialist titles:

                    • Over 100 in-depth and specialist titles from Oxford’s award winning Encyclopedias and Companions
                    • New major reference titles added throughout the year, with new editions publishing periodically

With Oxford Reference Library Premium you can search across all titles or browse individual ones.

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Likewise, you can browse titles by the two different collection types. Below is an example of the over 100 titles in the Reference Library collection, which provide more “meaty’ entries. Note, you can see all the titles, or browse them by subject (left hand side).

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Once you give Oxford Reference Online Premium a try, we’re confident you will like what you find.

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Olson Library Spring Break Hours

The Lydia M. Olson Library is open normal hours through Friday, March 1. Enjoy your break, Wildcats!

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Olson Library to remain closed Monday, Feb. 25.

NMU will remain closed today 02/25/19, so Lydia M. Olson Library will remain closed as well. Evening classes are cancelled. The PEIF will close at 8pm.

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Olson Library Closed Monday, Feb. 25

The Lydia M. Olson Library will be closed today, Monday, February 25, due to inclement weather. The decision regarding evening classes will be made by 2:00pm. The PEIF will open at 9:00am.

 

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