Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Banned Books Week

In honor of Banned Books Week, here are some e-books found within the Cannon Memorial Library collection.  

Each e-book was challenged or banned at some point from some library. While these books were banned, libraries promote the idea of intellectual freedom, so please read and enjoy.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Introducing New Library Employees

Cannon Memorial Library is proud to introduce two new members who are here to help you with all of your information needs.

Meet Chris Wiginton, Library Technology Specialist.  
(352) 588-7206

His availability is follows: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chris is here to assist users, physical and online, with any technical / computer issues that they may have.

Meet Robert Fernandez, Reference / Instructional Librarian
(352) 588-7867

His availability is as follows:
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Robert is here to help library users with all of their research and information needs in order to deepen their information literacy.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Library Catalog Citation Generator

You are now able to cite an item from Cannon Memorial Library's new catalog. 

Just click on cite record.

Then, click on the type of format you need. The citation will appear in the box below - just copy it into your reference / work cited list.
But wait.... Before you leave your reference list make sure to check the citation for any errors and revise accordingly.

Citation generators are great; however, they sometimes show citations with errors. Double check to make sure that the citation is correct before turning in your assignment.  Purdue Owl is a great cite to use...

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Open Your Eyes to the World Around You

Fit together the pieces of the society puzzle and open your eyes to the world around you with some of these sociology-related ebooks located within the 

Just click on an image to open the ebook from the catalog.

Search the library catalog for more ebooks like these by using sociology-related keywords such as sociology, social, and society or terms closely related to your topic such as inequality, poverty, or gender.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

"The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden." 
- Pierre Bourdieu

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Library Support for Education Majors

We at the Cannon Memorial Library know that you may feel overwhelmed in your search for great sources for your education coursework.  So, here are some valuable sources that may help you with your studies.

Electronic Books

  • Here is a sample of the types of education-related ebooks that we have in our collection. 

                                                                            (Click on book image to open and read)


  • Faculty and Librarian recommended websites. Includes websites within the following topics: Education Journals Online, Lesson Plans &Teaching Ideas, Classroom Management Resources, Sociology & Social Work Journals Online, Counseling & Self Help Links.

  • View these education-related subject research libguides for further information and links within the following categories: Online Databases/Articles, EBooks, Selected Websites, Print Books, and Print Periodicals

Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You May Applaud Now...

Here for your poetry pleasure is Cannon Memorial Library's own Elizabeth Brooks reading her poem entitled You May Now Applaud. 


Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Database Spotlight: CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher provides in-depth, unbiased coverage on important issues such as health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Each report is researched, professionally fact-checked, and provides researchers with the following information:
  • An introductory overview
  • Background and chronology
  • An assessment of the current situation
  • Tables and maps
  • Pro/con statements on opposing positions
  • Bibliographies of key sources
Some of the most recent reports include: Pesticide Controversies, Intelligence Reform, and Restoring Ties with Cuba

The CQ Researcher database is located within the databases section on the Cannon Memorial Library Website. Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Searching Citations in Westlaw

Have you ever had to locate a specific court case? If so, it is best to search by the citation number if you have it. That way, you will narrow in on your court case much easier than searching through similar named cases.

Watch this video to see how to search by citation within the Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Next databases located on the Cannon Memorial Library website.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding how to search within the Westlaw databases.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Films on Demand

Explore Films on Demand. It is the latest addition on the Cannon Memorial Library website. 

Unlimited, 24/7 access to over 20,000 educational videos and over 240,000 video clips.

● Compatible with IPad, PC, Mac, and Android.

● Create an account to save videos to playlists. 

● Produce custom segments that are perfect to use within class presentations.

● Generate and export citations within MLA, CMS, and APA formats. 

Films on Demand is found within the Databases section on the Library website

                               Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Has your professor ever assigned you a paper that required scholarly articles? Are you unclear on what really makes an article a scholarly article?

If so, check out the chart below. It should help to clear up any confusion that you may have regarding telling the difference between scholarly and popular articles.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Monday, May 4, 2015

Find Yourself

Have you ever wondered why you were more interested in some things over others? Are you lost on a type of career you feel is best suited for you? If so, read one of these personality e-books. 

Included in each book are quizzes and result descriptions. Reading one of these books is just what you may need to help find yourself.

Just click on the image of your desired book and it will open up in the library catalog.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Technology Looks Coming Soon!

You will notice over the next couple months some visual changes to the Library Website, Library Catalog, and LibGuides. We are updating these areas so that you may locate your needed information with greater ease.

Don't worry if you are a little lost with the new designs. Just contact us and one of the librarians can walk you through any questions that you may have.

- Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian