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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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. Oxford Reference Library Premium is a great online source of reference type materials that can come in handy … Continue reading

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Reserve a study room online!

With study rooms in high demand this time of year, get a heads up by reserving yours today.   All NMU students, faculty, and staff can reserve one of the library’s study rooms online.  You can make a reservation for … Continue reading

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The Library’s new Digital Media Tutoring Center is now open!

Olson Library has opened a new tutoring center to help students with class assignments involving media. The Digital Media Tutoring Center, located in the old Microcard Reading Room on the 2nd floor of the library, contains three workstations with 34″ … Continue reading

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Mobile library website

The library has a mobile site for accessing various resources and services.   We offer some key features in a small package: Searching OneSearch for articles, renewing and searching for books, news, and more. Anyone using a smartphone or tablet … Continue reading

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Charging stations in the library

Although we announced these last summer, it is worth mentioning again. The library has three charging stations in the library for charging common electronic devices.  Anyone who as studied in the library knows electrical outlets are at a premium. These charging … Continue reading

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Books24x7 – a source of online technical and computer help books

Books24x7 is a valuable resource that provides on-demand access to various business and information technology titles.  The library has stopped buying print, computer self-help books and totally relies on Books24x7 for patrons needing help with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, … Continue reading

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New ebooks in the library!

The library just recently added a new ebook collection, Proquest’s Academic Complete.  This resource has over 138,000 titles from quality publishers, including university presses, and over a 1,000 new titles are added each year.  Academic Complete is relevant to any … Continue reading

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Presentation by NMU faculty member, Marty Reinhardt

Marty Reinhardt, faculty member for the Center for Native American Studies, will be giving a talk titled, “Anishinaabe Treaty Rights: Food and Education” on Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00pm.   The talk will be given on the main floor of the … Continue reading

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