Print from your laptop

There’s no need to wait for a library computer in order to print! If you have your own laptop, you can set it up for wireless printing on Printer 3, the printer than faces the elevators. (Laptops that you check-out from Pfau Library are already set up.)

Check the Wireless Printing page for links to the setup instructions for Mac or Windows. You only need to do the setup once, and you’re good to go.

When you look for your job on Printer 3, it might be identified by your laptop’s name, but more often it will show up as your IP address. To find out your IP address, just open up your web browser and go to WhatIsMyIP.com

 

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Reminder! Workshop for Grad Students!

Zotero

In this hands-on workshop, students enrolled in a CSUSB master’s program will download free software and learn to use Zotero, a free citation management tool.

Tuesday, October 21, 4:30 – 5:50 pm

PL-2005

Register now on our workshop calendar.

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Movie Reviews: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Movie Reviews: North By North LesExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Four-and-a-half stars.

2011, 129 mins., directed by Stephen Daldry.

 

Based upon the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this film is centered around nine-year-old Oskar (played by an excellent Thomas Horn) and his search around New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father (Tom Hanks, seen in flashbacks), a victim of the 9/11 attack. Along the way, he befriends an elderly mute man (played by Max von Sydow, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance). Also starring Sandra Bullock (as the mother), this is a sensitive portrayal of a family coping with the aftermath of 9/11 and loss.  See the record for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close in Blu-ray format or the record for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close in DVD format.

Les Kong, Coordinator of the Library Multi Media Center (PL-5005), and longtime Alfred Hitchcock fan, reviews movies from the library’s collection.  The opinions expressed are his alone.

 

 

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Reminder! Junior Bootcamp!

Are you a new transfer student? Or, have you been here since you were a freshman but you’ve never been to a library workshop? This is your chance to learn how to do research at CSUSB, using the library’s amazing resources.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

 Pfau Library 2005

 Register now on our workshop calendar!

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Reminder! Freshman Workshops!

There’s still time to register for our Freshman Workshop series! Come learn essential concepts and practice important skills to prepare you for college-level research.

Workshops begin Tuesday, October 14th. Registration is required, and all workshops must be attended in sequence.

Register here.

We hope to see you there!

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Reminder! Workshop for Grad Students!

Advanced Library Research

In this workshop, we’ll explore more databases and search tools, the current information economy, and how to immerse yourself in the literature of your field so that you gain confidence in your subject expertise. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the basic workshop first.

Monday, Oct. 13, 4:30 – 5:50 pm

PL-2005

Register now on our workshop calendar.

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Cool Stuff You Can Check Out!

Did you know you can check out a lot more than just books from the library? Such as…

Laptops

Pfau Library has eighty MacBook Pro laptops you can borrow for a 4-hour period, renewable once. Laptops cannot be kept overnight. Get them from the Check-Out Desk, first floor. Ten more MacBooks are available at the PDC library. (Students only! Sorry, laptops are not for faculty or staff because they were purchased with VTI funds.)  Read the Laptop Lending Program details. Check Laptop availability.

iPads

Fourteen iPads can be checked out from the Library Multimedia Center in PL-5005. Five more are available at PDC.  Read the iPad Lending Program details. Check iPad availability.

iPad Minis

Six iPad Minis can be checked out from the Library Multimedia Center in PL-5005. Read the iPad Lending Program details. Check iPad Mini availability.

Graphing Calculators

Pfau Library has six TI-89 Titanium graphing calculators for your scientific calculating pleasure. Borrowing terms are the same as for laptops (students only). Read the Calculator Lending Policy details. Check calculator availability.

Audio & Video Equipment

Camcorders, lights, and tripods are available from the Library Multimedia Center, PL-5005 (5th floor). Check the list of available equipment and the equipment check-out details.

Headphones

Forgot yours at home? We have five at the Check Out Desk, first floor, and seven at the Library Multimedia Center desk.

DVDs

Better than RedBox because it’s free! Search our Video Collection here.  (The Video search includes DVDs, VHS, and streaming video formats.) DVDs & VHS are stored at the Check-Out Desk; Blu-Ray DVDs are stored in the Library Multimedia Center.

Playaways

Playaways are small digital devices with pre-recorded audiobooks and lectures by major scholars. View the list of Playaways.

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Reminder! Junior Bootcamp!

Are you a new transfer student? Or, have you been here since you were a freshman but you’ve never been to a library workshop? This is your chance to learn how to do research at CSUSB, using the library’s amazing resources.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

 Pfau Library 2005

 Register now on our workshop calendar!

 

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Movie Reviews: Never Let Me Go

Movie Reviews: North By North LesNever Let Me Go

Five stars.

2010, 104 mins., directed by Mark Romanek.

 

Successful adaptation of the highly acclaimed 2005 novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro. Stars three of Great Britain’s rising stars – Andrew Garfield (Tommy), Carey Mulligan (Kathy), and Keira Knightley (Ruth). The three grow up together in a seemingly idyllic English boarding school in the countryside. A love triangle develops as they mature, and a dark secret is revealed concerning their existence and fates, giving the film a sci-fi turn. Great performances by the three leads, as well as a welcome return to the screen by veteran actress, Charolotte Rampling. See the record for Never Let Me Go.

Les Kong, Coordinator of the Library Multi Media Center (PL-5005), and longtime Alfred Hitchcock fan, reviews movies from the library’s collection.  The opinions expressed are his alone.

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Reminder! Workshop for Grad Students!

Basic Library Research

This session is for students enrolled in a CSUSB master’s program who have little or no experience in online database searching. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the deep web, the literature review, and basic search strategies in general databases.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4:30 – 5:50 pm

PL-2005

Register now on our workshop calendar.


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