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Try a research guide

DATE: Thu, 23 Oct 2014

student using computerLooking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more. You will also see the contact information for the librarian subject specialist in that area. Ask us a question, or let us know if there’s a resource you think should be included! You can choose guides by subject (Cultural Studies, for example), or you can click on a course code, such as SBS, to see a list of guides that are relevant to research in that area.

Banned Books Week 2014

DATE: Fri, 12 Sep 2014

The 2014 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 21 through September 27. This year’s celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on comics and graphic novels. This year’s Banned Books Week will illuminate this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life. For more information about banned comics and graphic novels explore the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website which includes a sample list of banned comics.

According to the, More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported. Find out if your favorite book has been banned or challenged by exploring the top ten lists of the 21st century.

Interested in participating in Banned Books Week, but don't know how? Consider joining many celebrities, libraries and bookstores across the country in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

For the fourth year in a row, readers from across the country and around the world will be able to participate virtually during Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014. Participants may proclaim the importance of the freedom to read by posting videos that will be featured on a dedicated Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

More from the American Library Association on Banned Books Week

Watch a creative TAT class video about banned books shot in CSUMB Library!

NBC Learn Higher Ed comes to CSUMB

DATE: Wed, 10 Sep 2014

The CSU system has subscribed to a new resource created by NBC. It is a collection of more than 15,000 videos, primary source videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used for research, projects, and in classroom and online teaching.

You can explore NBC Learn by visiting their website. Or, you can conduct a keyword search in the books and articles search from the library homepage, then limit results on the Articles tab to Streaming Video to see NBC Learn resources on specific topics.

New here? Have questions?

DATE: Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Welcome to CSUMB. Or welcome back. The Library wants to invite you to take a look at our New Student FAQ. Those of you new to campus and even those of you not so new will find answers to questions commonly asked at the beginning of a new academic year.

Of course, you can also use MyCSUMB as a portal to many of the services provided for you by the campus. You can customize your Dashboard in MyCSUMB to show your class schedule, your Otter Card balance, your print balance, an iLearn widget and more.

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