Researching Things: Our App-Based Library Scavenger Hunt

Did you know that all first-year students enrolled in University Life complete our app-based library scavenger hunt for course credit? See below to check out some highlights.

The app, created by members of our Library Instruction Committee (Brooke Duffy, Gerry Shea, Chelsea Barrett, Kaitlin Kehnemuyi, with consultation from Archivist Sheridan Sayles), was conceived in 2019 by Brooke Duffy, Coordinator of Instruction Librarian and Hezal Patel, Assistant Dean of the Center for Academic Success. Prior to 2019, first-year students took a librarian-led group tour of the library as part of University Life.

This self-guided, app-based scavenger hunt allows students to learn at their own pace about all of the many resources the library offers and to become comfortable in the space. Students are also asked to complete small tasks and answer questions to check their knowledge along the way. Last year we added a theme to the scavenger hunt loosely based on the Stranger Things television series on Netflix. This year we offer both an in-person version of the app and an entirely virtual version.

Here is the “trailer” for the Scavenger Hunt, introducing our team of instruction librarians!

Below are some screenshots from the scavenger hunt app, which is hosted by the ActionBound platform.

 

 

Give Us Feedback On Our New Website

#SHU_Libraries are looking for a few great people to give us feedback on an updated version of our website. Volunteers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

If you are chosen to participate, a librarian will contact you.

Update: thank you students! We had an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers, so we have more than enough.

Thank you for your participation!


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Upgrading to WorldCat Discovery in January 2018

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#SHU_Libraries  is pleased to announce that we have now completed the upgrade of our current book search platform (called Worldcat Local) to OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery!

WorldCat Discovery will help you easily find resources available @ SHU Libraries, and in libraries worldwide through a single search of WorldCat collections!

New features include:

  • improved reliability.
  • an updated, mobile-ready user interface.
  • improved searching parameters.
  • advanced search screen displays the most-used searchable fields.
  • multiple search options.

To try out our new WorldCat Discovery now, go to https://setonhall.on.worldcat.org

Learn more about searching with Discovery at
https://library.shu.edu/WorldcatDiscovery

In January, find it under the Book tab on the library home page https://library.shu.edu/library

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ProQuest Products Temporarily Offline Aug 20-21

Over the weekend of Saturday, 20 Aug., 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 21 Aug., 6:00 a.m. a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, the following products will be temporarily offline:

Research databases

  • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Dialog (dialog.proquest.com)
  • Chadwyck-Healey US databases
  • CultureGrams
  • eLibrary (all editions)
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
  • ProQuest Obituaries
  • ProQuest Research Companion
  • SIRS (all editions)
  • Ancestry
  • Sanborn maps
  • Dissertation publishing
  • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

  • RefWorks
  • COS Funding Opportunities
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Pivot
  • Papers Invited

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources

  • Books in Print®
  • LibraryThing for Libraries™
  • Resources for College Libraries
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions

Ex-Libris – Workflow Solutions

  • Intota Assessment

Thank you for your patience, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Upcoming Library Network System Maintenance

Please be advised on Saturday, May 7, from 2 am – 6 am and Sunday May 15, from 12 am – 8 am network system maintenance is scheduled that could result in periods of intermittent service interruptions and delayed response times across SHU Libraries’ web services–including the catalog, databases and related applications.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

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