Student Book Return Due Date Notice


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

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Information for Study and Exam Days

  • time-flies-clockThe Library has extended hours!
  • Need help with your research? Ask a librarian!
  • Looking for a quiet place to study? Try the 3rd floor of the library.
  • Need help writing your paper? Visit the Writing Center on the 4th floor.
  • Also see the Skidmore Guide to Writing.
  • Working on a bibliography for a paper? Don’t forget about our online style guides, like the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Owl Writing Center @ Purdue for MLA and APA citation help!
  • Refworks can help you generate formatted bibliographies using information exported from the Library catalog (LUCY), research databases, web sites, and other information sources.

Featured Database: Diversity in Video


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


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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Communication Source: Trial Database


Communication Source is the premier research database for Communication Studies. This comprehensive resource offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields.

For more information and a Coverage List:

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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III: Trial Database

ANTH Series

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III complements the preceding volumes by expanding the geographic coverage of the series into Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as offering indigenous perspectives and voices historically left out of traditional anthropological study. Volume III offers a comprehensive resource of documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by (and often for) indigenous people who allow us inside their world view, interpret their history, and analyze their culture.

For more information:

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How do I get help doing research?


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: Fall Exhibition


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

Scribner Third Floor2014

Need to find something in the library? Check out our library map!

Print copies are available at the reference desk.

Scary movies and books!



Looking for horror films to watch this Halloween? Go to the Films by Genre page, and click on Horror or Vampires.
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


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:

Open Access Week


Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access. “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research is conducted.
To learn more about Open Access (OA) and access OA databases, visit the Library’s Open Access page.

Annual Library Book Sale


Our annual book sale will be held on Saturday, October 18, 9 am – 3 pm. Come early for the best selection!

If you have books you want to donate to the sale, please bring them to the Circulation Desk on Thursday (10/16) or Friday (10/17).