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Who Needs RefWorks?

Anyone who does academic research.

Are the sources for your next paper scattered all over your gmail account, Blackboard, a flash drive and some scraps of paper in the bottom of your backpack?  Have some disappeared, never to be found? Does it drive you crazy trying to remember whether a citation's title is underlined in APA? 

RefWorks can help with that (and a whole lot more).  It's an online citation manager, available via the Library's web site, which helps collect, organize and format (APA, MLA, etc.) bibliographic references: books, articles, just about any source you might use.

Because we think RefWorks is so helpful, and because we think you're going to love it, we're offering introductory workshops all next week - for everyone and anyone.  Here's the schedule:


Extended Hours Start Saturday

It's that time of year! Sorry, but exams will be starting soon. Which means that the Library will be extending its hours to accomodate the studying hordes.

As of this weekend, and right through to the last exams on December 16, the Library won't close until one o'clock in the morning.  And we'll be open earlier on Sundays too (10:00am) for those early risers.

Here are our hours, not just for the exam period, but all the way to 2013 (that's right, 2013):

November 19 - 25
Monday-Friday 8:00am-11:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-1:00am
Sunday 10:00am-1:00am
(Circulation Services close at 11:00pm)

November 26 - December 16
Monday - Saturday 8:00am 1:00am
Sunday 10:00am-1:00am
(Circulation Servcies close at 11:00pm)

December 17 - 21
Monday 8:00am-1:00am
(Circulation Services close at 11:00pm)
Tuesday 8:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12 noon

December 22 - January 2 CLOSED

Monday's Hours

As most of you know, this Sunday is Remembrance Day.  Ceremonies will be held across the country to honour those who served Canada in wars or peacekeeping over the years.  And as you probably also know, because it is a mandatory holiday in Nova Scotia, the University will be closed and there will be no classes on Monday. 

But the Library will be open.  Our hours will be noon-11:00pm.  Something else you should know.

Author Leo McKay Jr. to Read at Library

Join us this Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00pm as Truro author Leo McKay Jr. reads from and discusses his novel Twenty-Six.  The event will be held in Room LI135 (main floor of the Library).

Twenty-Six, based on the Westray mining disaster, has been read by thousands of Nova Scotians over the past few weeks as part of One Book Nova Scotia.  This is an initiative of Libraries Nova Scotia, a consortium of university, college and public libraries, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage and the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia.

Wednesday evening will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the book, the events which inspired it and the process of writing it. 

Everyone is welcome.  Hope to see you there.