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Assembled Alphabets: Selections from Special Collections

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The Lucy Scribner Library’s Department of Special Collections contains many rare and unique books with alphabetical elements. This exhibit includes a mix of artists’ books and illustrated books that feature creative uses of the letters of the alphabet.

Exhibit curated by Yvette Cortes, Fine Arts Librarian

The exhibit will be on display in the Harris Lobby in the Scribner Library through April 15.

Please check out our Flickr page for images from the exhibition.

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Subject Guides

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Subject Guides help point you to the most relevant resources for a specific subject or topic. They are created by your friendly librarians to help you with your research!

Find your subject here: http://libguides.skidmore.edu/

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SearchMore

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The library’s newest discovery tool, SearchMore, can be found on our homepage. SearchMore allows discovery of resources across databases, formats, and disciplines, including full-text journal articles, books from the library’s catalog, and more.

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How do I get help doing research?

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For help locating a book, finding an article, or learning how to research effectively, ask your Scribner Librarian for assistance via email, chat, or face to face. A librarian is usually available at the Reference Desk, located in the middle of the first floor.

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Student Art in the Library: Call for Submissions

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Student Art in the Library provides another venue for Skidmore's studio art students to exhibit their work. The juried exhibition is open to all art majors or minors currently enrolled at Skidmore College.

Spring 2015 Exhibition dates: March 11 - May 1

**Deadline for applications: Friday, February 20**

To apply, please read the Exhibition Policies and Guidelines and fill out the Exhibition Entry Form & Agreement.

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Faculty Publications

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Skidmore faculty publish books on a variety of topics. You can find these books in the Scribner Library! Do a search in the library catalog by title or author to locate them. You can also view them on our Pinterest page, Recent Skidmore Faculty Publications. Click on the images twice to get the call numbers.

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Student Book Return Due Date Notice

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Books want to go home for the holidays too! Please return your ILLiad and CNY books by Monday, December 15.

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Featured Database: Diversity in Video

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Diversity in Video features resources that illuminate the challenges, triumphs, and issues facing underrepresented, indigenous, and immigrant communities around the world. It includes hundreds of documentaries, interviews, biographies, performances, and lectures. Content offers opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons and localized, in-depth analyses relevant to Asian studies, black studies, LGBT studies, North American Indian studies, and women's studies.

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One Credit Library Research Course

The Library offers a 1-credit course designed to help make your life easier!

LI 100, taught in the first half of the semester, is open to all students, provides an in-depth overview of the research process, and helps students to develop their database search skills.

Keep your sanity and register for LI 100: Electronic Information Resources by selecting Library on the Master Schedule.

Visit the Library Courses page for more information about instruction opportunities at the Lucy Scribner Library.

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Original Objects: Artists' Books from Special Collections


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What distinguishes an artist's book from an art book? Unlike an art book, which is a representation of artists' works and ideas, an artists' book is itself an original work of art, visually and conceptually whole.

The Artists’ Books collection is the only one among the Scribner Library’s rare book collections to receive new purchases every year thanks to a generous donor’s endowment. This exhibition features a selection of books from the collection.

Exhibit curated by Yvette Cortes, Fine Arts Librarian

The exhibit will be on display in the Harris Lobby in the Scribner Library through December 2014.

Many of the books in the exhibit can be viewed in the Lucy Scribner Library's Digital Collections.

For resources on artists’ books, please see our Artists' Books Subject Guide.

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Student Art in the Library: Fall Exhibition

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Student Art in the Library provides another venue for Skidmore's studio art students to exhibit their work.
The juried exhibition is open to all art majors or minors currently enrolled at Skidmore.
 
The exhibition will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Scribner Library through December 17th.
The Student Art in the Library Map shows where all the works are, and take a look at the Online Gallery!

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Scribner Library Map

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Need to find something in the library? Check out our library map! http://lib.skidmore.edu/library/index.php/maps-a-directions

Print copies are available at the reference desk.

Scary movies and books!

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DVDs
Looking for horror films to watch this Halloween? Go to the Films by Genre page, and click on Horror or Vampires.
 
Books
To find scary books try using these search terms in the library catalog:
demonology, ghosts, haunted houses, horror tales, monsters, mummies, vampires, werewolves, witchcraft, zombies
 
Phyllis A. Roth Vampire Literature Collection
This collection in the Department of Special Collections includes rare and first editions of many vampire books, as well as magazines, playbills, comics, ephemera, toys, and more relating to the vampire theme. To search this collection, do an advanced search in the library catalog using the keyword “vampire,” and choose "Special Collections" in the  Format field.

Digital Loeb Classical Library: Trial Database

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Digital Loeb Classical Library is an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of  Greek and Latin literature. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content.
 
To learn more about this database: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/loeb/digital.html