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Archive for November, 2012

Food for Fines to return in 2013

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The Library System will not be holding its Food for Fines program during this holiday season. Please watch our website, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare for information on all upcoming promotions.

Thank you for your support,

The Wayne State University Library System

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Noel Night is December 1! Here’s a little history on the event from our own Reuther Library

Friday, November 30th, 2012

On December 1, 2012, the fortieth annual Noel Night will take place in Midtown Detroit. The first Noel Night, on December 19, 1973, was a production of Detroit Adventure, a coalition of organizations that formed in 1959 to promote cultural conversation and experience in the greater Detroit area. In its 21 years of operation, Detroit Adventure served many functions in the pursuit of its mission: to organize, coordinate, and promote the fine arts in the Metro Detroit region.

The first official Detroit Adventure-sponsored event, in the spring of 1959, was “Conversations in the Arts,” a six-week program of seminars; these talks were jointly sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, and Wayne State University. Conversation topics included “Modern Art — Perception and Emotion,” “Literature as a Force in Our Society,” and “Mass Media — Tyrant or Teacher.” The seminar series concluded with a conference entitled “Creativity: The City and the University” held at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. Discussions and lectures were led by a wide range of local artists, academics, and professionals, and were open to the public.

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How do I find full-text articles from library databases?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Citation Linker can help! Watch this short video to learn how:

Are you sure you aren’t plagiarizing?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Watch this video to find out what is or isn’t plagiarism.

Do you love all things books?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In love with books, literature and everything related to it? Lose yourself in Books and Other Geekery, a photo blog that covers all things books, libraries and literature.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Outreach Program

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Shiffman Medical Library is partnering with the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association, the Hip Hop Knit Shop and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to bring sick kids books, toys and stories.  Now through December 12, we will be collecting books and toys, telling stories, navigating art carts and knitting blankets for the kids at Children’s Hospital.
There is a collection box in the Shiffman Medical Library, and the donations will be picked up each Friday.
Please click here for more details:
Join us as we help to make kids feel better this holiday season!

All Wayne State University Libraries will be closed November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving holiday

Monday, November 19th, 2012

All Wayne State University Libraries will be closed November 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. For individual library hours for the weekend, please consult the hours page at

Have a wonderful holiday!

What does a librarian look like? You might be surprised!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Real librarians submit photos of themselves to challenge the age old stereotype of the stuffy, shhhing librarian!

You can now pay your overdue fines at the Oakland and Macomb extension centers!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Library patrons may now pay their overdue fines with their OneCards at both the Oakland and Macomb extension centers. Just visit the Library Resource Desk at either extension center to make a payment. Please note that payments can only be made via OneCard. The extension centers cannot accept cash, credit card or check payments.

MD Consult -> ClinicalKey

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Shiffman Medical Library subscribes ClinicalKey from Elsevier which includes MD Consult, FirstConsult, most of ProceduresConsult, 800 textbooks, 500 journals, and 9000 videos.  As you can access MD Consult content through ClinicalKey, Shiffman Medical Library ceased MD Consult subscription.

ClinicalKey™ (CK), an insight engine, is designed to anticipate clinical information needs providing smarter, faster answers at your fingertips.

Take a look at some of the exclusive features and benefits you’ll find in ClinicalKey:

Saved Searches: store frequently used search terms for fast and easy access later
Personal Reading list: build your own collection of books, journals and articles to red at your leisure
Presentation Maker: collect and save images to export to PowerPoint
Mobile Access: use clinical key on -the -go with a site optimized for your mobile device
Sharing: email articles, images and book sections to colleagues.

You can access ClinicalKey via mobile device or off campus.  Contact the Shiffman Library to learn more about it: / 313.577-1094.