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Archive for December, 2006

Experience the First Year at Wayne State With a New Web Page Just for You!

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

A new Web page made its debut this fall designed just for first year students. The “WSU Libraries: the first year experience” page was created with input from first year students by a team of librarians. It provides a “one-stop shopping” environment for beginning students by bringing together library information and resources with university-wide services.

A few of the resources the students can see at a glance include the current day’s hours for the Undergraduate Library and the 24-Hour Extended Study Center; the Assignment Planner, a time management tool for helping students generate a list of deadlines for a paper or project; a “Find Books and Movies” Wayne State catalog search to locate materials in the library; and a “Find articles” search generates a list of articles available online from full-text library databases.

A section of the page called “Campus Connections” links to university services such as advising, the schedule of classes, tutoring, places to eat and other essentials. For fun, students can read “Weird News” from the RSS feeds generated by Reuters or learn unusual facts (“Did You Know?”) from a family of librarian avatars. Renewing books, getting personalized help from a librarian via e-mail or chat, or finding out where to get access to a computer are additional features of the page. Check out the “First Year Experience’ features at:

IRAQ Study Group Report

Friday, December 8th, 2006

is now available in pdf format via the online library catalog (search by title)