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McConnell Library receives Big Read grant

Radford University’s McConnell Library has received a grant of $15,000 to host The Big Read this fall. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Big Read strengthens communities through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. McConnell Library, one of 75 organizations to receive a grant to host an upcoming Big Read project, has chosen “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien as this year’s book.

More details at: http://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/news/releases/2015/june/mcconnell-library-receives-grant-to-host-the-big-read.html

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Finding Full Text Just Got Easier!

When you click on “Find Full Text” in a library database or “Search by Journal” from the library homepage, the resulting screen will look a little different. We have moved to a new tool, OCLC Link Resolver, which does a better job connecting to our full-text collections to bring up articles. The “Search by Journal” feature allows you to look for a particular journal by name, either by typing in the title or browsing the alphabetical list. You can use the library catalog to find journals by subject.

If you have any questions about using this new tool, please contact the Library Research Help Desk through our instant messaging box, email refdesk@radford.edu, or call 540-831-5696.

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New Library Catalog!

If you’re searching for books, DVDs, or other materials, you might notice that our library catalog has a new look. The important stuff hasn’t changed: you can still search by title, author, or subject and there are still lots of ways to limit your results to be sure you get exactly what you need. For more advanced researchers, the new catalog is powered by WorldCat and allows you to search not just McConnell, but also libraries all over the world. You can save lists of search results for future research projects. You can even get immediate help from a librarian through our instant messaging box. Take a look by visiting the library homepage and clicking on Catalog in the main search box.

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RU Reads 2015 Video

2015 RU Reads Video
2015 RU Reads Video

Watch the video of interviews with the 2015 “RU Reads: One Campus, Many Voices” participants.

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