Category Archives: research

Research Hospital Can Revive Your Paper — April 1-2 @ Harriman Library/Learning Center

Is your research paper lifeless and unresponsive? Are your sources aenemic? Ready to call a Code Blue? Get to the Research Hosptial quick! Roane State Library and Learning Center are offering a free research hospital at the Harriman campus on … Continue reading

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Start That Paper Now! Procrastination Kills!

Just 5 days to Spring Break 2012! By now, you’ve probably got a major project or research paper that you are stressing about but haven’t started. Stressing doesn’t have to be the first step in getting started. It shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Remembering the Great Wikipedia Blackout of 2012

Last Wednesday, a number of big name websites went dark to protest pending legislation in Congress related to how intellectual property is protected on the Internet. The legislation was called SOPA and PIPA. This blog post isn’t about them, but … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, WorldCat!

Last Friday (August 26, 2011) marked the 40th birthday of the awesome, powerful, beautiful search engine known as WorldCat. WorldCat is an online catalog of ¬†all the books, videos and other stuff on the shelves in libraries around the world. … Continue reading

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History Lovers Rejoice! Two new history databases

The study of history is one of the richest and most rewarding pursuits of human knowledge, IMHO. The problem is textbooks don’t always tell the story in a way that gets us very excited. Ever wish you could cut through … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: LexisNexis Academic!!

People who know me know how much I dislike the exclamation point. But this news deserves it!! Your library is subscribing to LexisNexis Academic. This is a very powerful, one-stop research shop for many of the programs and courses offered … Continue reading

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New Library Service: Online Chat

Your Roane State Libraries are now offering research assistance online through our Ask Us Now chat service. Our chat service lets Roane State students and employees ask real-time questions and get real-time answers from professional librarians no matter where you … Continue reading

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