“How to Use JSTOR” as a graphic novel poster

Thanks to JSTOR for sending our Electronic Resources Librarian promotional materials for our students!  Included was this very cool graphic novel poster, How to Use JSTOR. We’re excited to increase awareness of JSTOR’s growing collections, which are an excellent starting point for full text academic articles in topics related to the arts, humanities, & religion.

MSJ students, faculty, and staff have FREE access to JSTOR.
MSJlogin: http://tinyurl.com/9xttdbu

More guides:
How to Use JSTOR

JSTOR Overview


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Copies of College (Un)bound Available

MSJ Faculty, need a copy of College (Un)bound for upcoming faculty discussions? Available for free checkout from the MSJ Library:

College (un)bound : the future of higher education and what it means for students, by  Jeffrey J. Selingo

College (un)bound : the future of higher education and what it means for students, by Jeffrey J. Selingo



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Visit from Author Ruth Ann Hanley Rescheduled

We regret that Ruth Ann Hanley’s visit on Monday, October 13th at the MSJ Library had to be rescheduled.  We will announce the new date and time for Ms. Hanley’s visit as soon as those details become available. 

Ruth Ann Hanley is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph and author of No Pulling Back.

For more information about Ms. Hanley, as well as the story behind her recent book visit http://www.hanleyra.com/


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Ebooks for Designers

The MSJ Library subscribes to Safari Books Online, a database that offers thousands of browser-based ebooks. While this collection is most often associated with technology and business titles, it also carries a large group of design related ebooks, and it covers a growing range of topics including engineering, math, career guidance, personal development, and travel guides! Whether you are a student of graphic design or  game design, you’re apt to find many of Safari Books Online’s titles pertinent to your field of study or class project.

Example of an ebook from Safari Books Online.To access Safari Books Online:

  1. Start at the Library’s web site, http://library.msj.edu,
  2. Look for the Find Books & Media tab and from the drop down menu, choose Search Ebooks. Or go directly to our Ebooks listing http://library.msj.edu/ebooks
  3. Find Safari Books Online listed under Ebook Collections Available from the MSJ Library
  4. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to log in using the information printed on your MSJ AllCard, which doubles as your library card. For more information about off-campus access, please see http://library.msj.edu/offcampusaccess

Here’s a sampling of design titles Safari offers:

The A-Z of Visual Ideas

White Space is Not Your Enemy

Writing and Research for Graphic Designers:

The 3D Type Book

The Design of Everyday Things

Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing, and Sustaining Brands

How to Create Your Own Gig Posters, Band T-Shirts, Album Covers, & Stickers

Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding From Concept to Shelf

Designing Games

Essential Guide to User Interface Design

Design: Type: A Seductive Collection of Alluring Type Designs

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging

The Accidental Instructional Designer

Adventures in Letterpress

Careers for Creative People

Design Matters: An Essential Primer-Brochures, Logos, Packaging, Portfolios

A Designer’s Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need

The Designer’s Web Handbook


Interactive Design: An Introduction to the Theory and Application of User-centered Design

Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior


I Heart Design: Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design

Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should

Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book


Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design

A Graphic Design Student’s Guide to Freelance: Practice Makes Perfect

Color Design Workbook: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design


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New in the Collection | Sept 2014

The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company How the World Sees You The Goldfinch Global Mind Change
A fairly honourable defeat The Fifth Beatle Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students Dear Committee Members

For a full listing of new ejournals, ebooks, print books, films and more, see our
New Materials Featured List.


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What is the EJC?

Electronic Journal CenterOne of our most heavily used research databases is the EJC, or Electronic Journal Center.  EJC is a multidisciplinary article database that comes to us from OhioLINK. Its contents focus on scholarly full text articles from more that 7,000 journals.  Academic publishers providing EJC content range from Blackwell to Project Muse.

Access EJC: http://journals.ohiolink.edu/ejc/

View a full listing of EJC Title Lists by Publisher: http://journals.ohiolink.edu/ejc/publisher.cgi

For tips on search strategies and the EJC, connect with one of our academic research librarians 513-244-4307.


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Join us 9/23 | Consititution Day Discussion

Coming soon: Our annual Constitution Day celebration!

When: September 23rd, 12:30-1:15.

Where: Library Group Study Room.

What: A discussion of the 13th amendment to the Constitution that abolished slavery. “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution, Slavery, and Presidential Power as Shown in the Film, Lincoln.”

Who: MSJ profs, Pete Robinson & Georgana Taggart will lead the discussion.

Door prizes: all in attendance will receive a copy of the Constitution.

Hope to see you there!

For more info about national Constitution Day: http://www.constitutionday.com/


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