Showing posts with label RioLibrary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RioLibrary. Show all posts

Monday, May 16, 2016

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Life with Mental Illness.  May is Mental Health Month.  #mentalillnessfeelslike

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 43 million American adults have mental health issues—that’s one in five people. 

Look around and realize that there are many individuals in your zone of proximity suffering from the shame, hopelessness, isolation, and other negative emotions that are the defining attributes of mental illness.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is - Life with a Mental Illness - and will call on individuals to share what life with a mental illness feels like for them in words, pictures and video by tagging their social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike (or submitting to MHA anonymously). Posts will be collected and displayed at mentalhealthamerica.net/feelslike.


The Rio Salado Library is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Month by pooling together resources to help identify the causes of mental illness and strategies to overcome it.  

Online Resources:

Library Resources:

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How Do I? New Library Video Tutorial for You!

Logo for The How Do I..." Video Series.  image of a film strip

The Rio Salado Library’s How Do I? Video Series provides step-by-step tutorials on how to use the online library.

These detailed videos cover library basics—from logging in to getting started on a research assignment—as well detailed instruction on how to use the most popular library databases. Become a more proficient searcher!

Check out the How Do I? Video Series today!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New Titles at the Rio Salado Library

dvd cover for Game of Thrones fifth season

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library!  This list is updated throughout the month as new additions arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction

Nonfiction
DVDs

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Celebrating National Library Week!

Poster from ALA National Library Week campaign.  Text: Libraries Transform.  National Library Week, April 10-16  Images of butterfiles.

First recognized in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

Check out this National Library Week guide, created by the Rio Salado Library. It highlights many of the practical resources and services that make the Rio Library an indispensable source of student support.

#librariansrock

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Titles at the Rio Salado Library

Copy of After Alice by Gregory Macuire, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Wicked."
Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library!  This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs

Monday, March 14, 2016

Use Journal Finder to Find Periodicals

magazine rack with dozens of periodicals

Looking for the latest issue of your favorite magazine or journal? The Rio Salado library subscribes to thousands of periodicals that are freely available to registered students.

Use the “Journal Finder” feature on the library homepage to find electronic issues of a specific magazine or journal!



snapshot of library web page.  Journal Finder tab is highlighted.

For best results, use the pull-down menu to select “Title equals” and type in the name of the desired magazine or journal: 

snasphot of web search engine with drop down menu.


News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Librarian House Calls 24/7!

Poster for Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat

Need a librarian-- when the rest of the world is asleep or on holiday? Ask a Librarian was made for you!

image of a student in a library, alone

Get help 24/7 with:
●  Starting your research
●  Searching smarter and faster
●  Finding articles, books, and media
●  Citing sources and more!

The librarians are quick to reply-- and available when you need them most. Ask a Librarian is designed to help you succeed!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New Titles at the Rio Salado Library

book cover for Atoms Under the Floorboards

Here is what’s new from the Rio Salado Library! To request a title please call the Library at 480-517-8424.


Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Rio Salado Library: African American Experience

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The Rio Salado College Library is proud to feature the African American Experience database in honor of Black History Month.

It has the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online collection on African American history and culture.

Check it out now! 

While you're there, visit the the Black History Month Spotlight on the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses and routes used by abolitionists in the 19th century to lead hundreds of runaway slaves out of bondage.

The engraving above is from The Underground Railroad by William Still, 1872, depicting fugitive slaves escaping from the eastern shore of Maryland.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Avoid Top 20 Student Writing Errors!

college student studying.  Text: The Top 20 Writing Errors Made by College Students.

Are you tired of being penalized on your assignments because of your writing? Are your grades suffering, but you don't know where to turn or what to do?

Check out The Top 20 Writing Errors Made by College Students.


The 20 grammar error patterns featured in this guide are the most likely to cause you trouble. It includes detailed diagrams, descriptions, and exercises to help master common writing mistakes.  Please note you will need to be logged into RioLearn to access.

Check it out today!

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Celebrate Black History Month!

Image above from Library of Congress: Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform at Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Missour.
Black History Month or African American History Month is an annual celebration-- recognizing the sacrifices and achievements of black Americans throughout U.S. history.

The Rio Salado Library is proud to honor Black History Month by highlighting targeted library and web resources that can help you learn more about the lives, contributions and legacy of African Americans. Check out this Black History Month Topic Guide now.


To learn more about the rich legacy of African Americans-- and national events scheduled to celebrate their accomplishments, visit this Library of Congress web site: www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov.

Image 1: Library of Congress: Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform at Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Missouri. 

Image 2: Library of Congress: Civil rights march on Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Library of Audiobooks Available to You!

image of a woman cuddled up on the coach reading a book.

Miss curling up with a good book because you lack free time? Are you looking for ways to stay motivated to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Do you yearn for something to make your morning or evening commute a little more tolerable? We have the answer-- audiobooks! 

image of a stack of books with and a set of headphones patched into them.

As a Rio Salado student, you have access to the audiobook collections available at all 10 Maricopa Community College  libraries-- and you can pick up your selections at a location that's convenient for you!

Please note that these are physical audiobooks (CDs), not digital files.

How to Locate and Request Audiobook CDs

1. Go to the Rio Salado Library. Select “Books & DVDs.”

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2. Click “Advanced Search.”

snapshot of Advance Search page


3. If you are looking for a specific audiobook, type in the title. If you are looking for an audiobook on a specific subject (success, parenting, business, etc.), type in the subject. Use the pull-down menu for Format Type to select “Audio disc.” Then click on “Advanced Search.”

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4. When you find an audiobook that interests you, select “Place Hold.”

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5. Enter your MEID and password

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6. Select the library closest to you for pick-up! Then click “Place Hold.”

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You will receive a “Pickup Notice” in your student Gmail account when the item arrives.


News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Explore the Wonders of ScienceOnline

snapshot of ScienceOnline web page.  Headline: Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto.  Image of blue planet with text: "Planet X."


Students now have access to ScienceOnline via the Rio Salado Library!

This database contains articles from the weekly journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as well as enhanced online content from the publisher, including news, topics, multimedia presentations, and more!

Check it out today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Child Development & Adolescent Studies Database

Image of children.  Text: Child Development and Adolescent Studies

Are you taking courses in Early Childhood Education or Child & Family Studies? Are you looking for information about adolescent themes? If so, you are encouraged to explore EBSCO’s Child Development & Adolescent Studies database. 

It contains journals, books, technical reports, and more that explore the growth and development of children and adolescents.

Check it out now!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Need Help with Research? Ask A Librarian 24/7!

Text: Ask a Librarian Rio Salado College.  Available 24/7
Need a librarian during the winter break? Check out Ask a Librarian

Available 24/7!

Get help with:
  • Starting your research
  • Searching smarter and faster
  • Finding articles, books, and media
  • Citing sources and more!

Monday, December 14, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado College Library

Image of Lights Out by Ted Koppel

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library! To request a title please call the Library at 480-517-8424.

Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs

Friday, October 30, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado College Library

Cover of Works Well with Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teacher You by Ross McCammon

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library!  This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction
Nonfiction

DVDs
All the President’s Men
American Sniper
Chinatown
The Overnighters
Still Alice


Thursday, October 29, 2015

New! Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

image of a computer keyboard, return key reads "careers"

The award-winning Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is now available to students via the Rio Salado Library.

Highlights:

  • Industries and Careers: covers 94 different industries and career fields and thousands of professions.
  • Launch Your Career: offers solid advice on writing résumés and cover letters, interview skills, applying to apprenticeships and internships, workplace etiquette, and other important area.
  • Career Advice Blog: regular new blog posts "From Our Career Experts" with an archive of more than 2,300 posts.
http://fcg.infobase.com/default.asp
  • Career Interest Assessment: ranks users' work interest areas and suggests related occupations and industries.
  • Links to Outside Jobs and Internships: searchable, current, live job and internship postings.
  • Videos: more than 300 tablet/mobile-friendly videos covering jobs, industries, and career development skills, including "Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight" videos.

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Early Registration Begins Oct. 5

Poster for 2016 registration.  See text below for full transcript.

Take advantage of early registration for spring 2016! 

Current students, veterans and their families can begin registration as early as Monday, Oct. 5. New students can begin Oct. 12. Visit www.maricopa.edu/spring16 when you're ready to get started.

In the meantime, visit www.riosalado.edu/Schedule to see which of Rio Salado's 600+ online classes work for you.

For additional details about Rio Salado enrollment, visit www.riosalado.edu/StudentOrientation.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado College Library

cover for book: The ADHD Advantage

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library. This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs