Sunday, February 22, 2015

Free Video Chat Service from Firefox

Mozilla Firefox launched its Beta video chat service in December. You are invited to use it and provide them with feedback as they further develop this new tool.
It is super-easy to use. No downloads. No signing up. No logging in. Just activate the Chat feature on the Firefox browser and "off you go"! Generate a link and send it via email, then meet your friend online and chat away. Oh...did I mention that it's free!?!

The program works on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems, and there is even a version for Android devices. 

Check their support page for details.  

--Sandy Hawes, Online Services Librarian

Monday, February 16, 2015

Answers for Questions...

Do you need help with locating a specific book or how to research your topic? If so, don't sit around all confused with what to do or where to look? Ask a librarian for help! 

The Cannon Memorial Library has multiple ways to get the help you need:

•  Contact the Reference Desk
•  Fill out an Ask a Librarian form
•  Use the Statewide Ask a Librarian outside of the reference desk's hours
•  View previously answered questions / ask your question on the LibAnswers website

                                          SLU Reference Desk Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Happy Love of Reading Month

In honor of  "I Love to Read Month", here is a collection of electronic books on the topic of love to fulfill your reading pleasure.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We always love to hear from you...

- Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lightning Key Review: A Literary Magazine

A literary site where Saint Leo University and professional creativity unite.  

Introducing Lightning Key Review - a Saint Leo University associated, online literary magazine. Throughout the pages, you will find captivating images and short works of poetry and fiction written by professional creative writers.  

Many of the contributing authors made appearances at Saint Leo University for readings including: Dave Oliphant, Ira Sukrungruang, Diane Glancy, Erica Dawson, Joe Millar, Lola Haskins, Peter Meinke

The Lightning Key Review is co-edited by Saint Leo University's very own Kurt Wilt, Department Chair of English, Fine Arts, and Humanities along with Patrick Crerand, Assistant Professor of English.

Enjoy reading the enchanting creations within the Lightning Key Review.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian     

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Drowning in Information? Narrow your Topic...

Do you ever feel like this?

Try this...

Original Topic: Pollution

Narrowed Topic: Health effects of acid rain on people within the United States

Topic Tip: Think of a particular aspect of a subject to explore and break them into main concepts. If your topic is too broad, then you will retrieve way too many articles.

Search Tip: Use the concept terms within a database search.

                           ORIGINAL TOPIC                            NARROWED TOPIC

Contact us if you have any questions on on how to locate the most relevant sources for your assignments.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year, New Books...

Welcome back to a wonderful new semester. 

Start your new year off right with a good book. Cannon Memorial Library recently added these electronic books to the collection.

Click on a book image to open it up directly from the library catalog.

For more electronic books, check out our catalog - just type in a keyword, title, or author. 

If you have any questions on locating a specific title or need assistance with accessing the e-books, contact us.

Have a wonderful new year!!!

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian