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Library sponsored events will be held from 11:45am-1pm, unless otherwise noted. (Check back as we’ll be adding more events in the future.)

 

September

24th-30th: Banned Books Week

October

TBD: Open Access Week

TBD: Excel Workshops

2nd: Technology Petting Zoo

4th: Grand Opening Bible Exhibit

10th: Lecture Series – Oral Histories of the University of La Verne (location: Presidents Dining Room)

18th: ULV History Trail (Scavenger Hunt)

25th: Research Poster Sessions

November

1st-30th: NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) https://nanowrimo.org (more information to follow)

8th: Web of the Science for the Sciences

February

TBD: SPSS

TBD: Technology Petting Zoo

March

7th: Copyright

TBD: Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (Women’s History Month)

April

8th-14th: National Library Week

11th: Journal Citation Reports for the Sciences

TBD: Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

30th: Children’s Book Day

24/7 Library Hours and De-Stress Activities

 

The library will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, May 14th at noon until Friday, May 26th at 5pm.

During these two weeks join us for a variety of activities to de-stress!
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Coffee and tea will be served nightly at 11pm.

Therapy Dogs

May 17 & 18: 10a

 

Arts & Crafts

Tuesday, May 16: 7pm – 9pm
Wednesday, May 17: 12pm – 1pm
Sunday, May 21: 7pm – 9pm
Monday, May 22: 12pm – 2pm
Monday, May 22: 8pm – 10pm
Wednesday, May 24: 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, May 24: 8pm – 10pm

 

Banner Images by Neha Viswanathan, Rob Allen, & Kim Fairies on Flickr

Banner Images by Neha Viswanathan, Rob Allen, & Kim Fairies on Flickr

Cite Your Sources!

Have you heard your professor say, “Cite your sources.”

You may be wondering: “what is APA?” or “what is MLA?.” We have tools to help you.

Get started with learning about the citation format at the library’s Citation Help Guide. Here you will find information and examples on AJPA, APA, ASA, MLA and Chicago/Turabian.

Another great (even better) resource is the Online Writing Lab at Purdue (affectionately known by your librarians as “OWL”). This is an in depth guide to some citation formats.

If you are jumping into a large research paper or thinking about your senior project, take a look at RefWorks. Create a database of your references that you can organize and then quickly create bibliographies. There is even a tool that works with Word that helps to formats your in-text citations, while building your work cited list at the end.

For detailed tutorials on using RefWorks visit the library’s RefWorks Guide.

Other freely accessible citation generators include:

 

Can’t Find the Article You Want?

Have you come across articles that you want for your paper, but the library doesn’t seem to have it full-text?

In these moments, use ILLiad.

This interlibrary loan service gets you the resources you need for free.

What you need to do:

  • sign up for an ILLiad account
  • Request articles, books, book chapters or other resources you need when you can’t find them in the library
  • Wait for the item to arrive. This takes from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks depending on the item. And whether it can be sent virtually or needs to be sent through snail mail.

What does this cost? It is part of your La Verne experience and is free to you.

Look for the ILLiad icon to have the article information automatically entered into a request form, or access ILLiad directly and fill out a request there. You can request any citation, it doesn’t have to be found in the library databases.

 

Can’t Find the Article You Need?

Have you come across articles that you want for your paper, but the library doesn’t seem to have it full-text?

In these moments, use ILLiad.

This interlibrary loan service gets you the resources you need for free.

What you need to do:

  • sign up for an ILLiad account
  • Request articles, books, book chapters or other resources you need when you can’t find them in the library
  • Wait for the item to arrive.  This takes from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on the item.  And whether it can be sent virtually or needs to be sent through snailmail.

What does this cost?  It is part of your La Verne experience and is free to you.

Look for the ILLiad icon to have the article information automatically entered into a request form, or access ILLiad directly and fill out a request there.  You can request any citation, it doesn’t have to be found in the library databases.

 

Getting Started

Classes have started. You’re meeting new friends, seeing old friends. At this point you have probably met with each of your professors in class. Next up: assignments, research, and papers close insight. Time to use your library!

Whether you are new to La Verne or have used the library many times, there are always a few new ways to get the information you need through the library. Take a few minutes and watch an introductory video on getting started with the online library. Find where to search for books, articles, and get help.

If you are new to La Verne and the Library or just need a refresh, take a look at our Get Started guide. It will give you the information you need to know about using the library. Check out the Ask Us tab on the website to get quick answers to library questions.

Need help? 

Text a Librarian at (909) 638-1882 during the hours of:

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

or Chat with a La Verne Librarian Monday-Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday – Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm. The chat service is available 24/7. Hours that a La Verne Librarian is not available a librarian from another university will answer your questions.

iPads!

iPadThe library now has iPads available for check out at the Circulation Desk.  You can check one out for 3 days. First come, first serve.

The iPads come preloaded with apps, and any apps/data you add will be deleted when you return it. Learn more about the basics of iPad Lending or stop by the Circulation Desk to view the entire borrowing policy.

What apps would you like to see added to the iPads? We would love to know your recommendation!  Fill out the form below to add your suggestion.

 

 

 

Ask A Librarian

Ask Librarian Struggling with finding the articles and books you need for an upcoming paper? Request a research appointment with a librarian.

Research appointments are an opportunity for you to discuss your research with a librarian. A librarian will:

 

  • help you work out a step-by-step procedure for finding information
  • suggest sources to give you an overview of the topic
  • assist in ways to evaluate the information you find.

Most appointments last from 30 minutes to one hour. Look at the list of our librarians and click on “Book Appointment” to schedule and confirm an appointment.

You can also request an appointment by email. You will receive a response within 72 hours.