Finals Week Hours
Monday, December 9 – Wednesday, December 11
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 12
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13
Information Commons at CTC
Monday, December 9 – Thursday, December 12
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13
Quarter Break Hours
Cannell Library and the Information Commons at CTC are closed beginning Friday, December 13. Please return borrowed items to designated outdoor return boxes during closure. Staff will be checking in returned items over the break.
We open again on Monday, January 6 at 7:00 a.m.
Have a wonderful quarter break!
ProQuest is one of Clark College Libraries’ largest and most widely used article databases.
If you plan on doing any research while at college, you should know about ProQuest.
You can find ProQuest by starting at the library homepage (library.clark.edu), locating the “find” menu, and selecting “articles and databases.” ProQuest is listed alphabetically (we are a library, after all) in the list of databases, and is also one of the “Popular Databases” listed at the top-right of the page.
For more information about ProQuest, including how to access ProQuest on and off campus and tips for how to search, visit our ProQuest Databases Search Tips page.
Here is a basic search video from ProQuest’s YouTube Channel to get you started:
BTEC 155 student Camila Spencer’s poster was selected as the new design for the Quiet Zone poster on the second floor of Cannell Library.
Camila’s design was chosen from nearly 30 submissions. Her design will be printed at 22″x34″ size and placed in vertical sign holders in the two main sections of the Quiet Zone. They will begin their display in Winter Quarter 2014.
Seven finalists were selected for properly complying with copyright guidelines and for creating a friendlier, more inviting sign than the yellow and black theme currently used in the Quiet Zone. Library staff voted on the final design. Many staff members were amazed by the quality of the finalists and were unable to select only one poster. They were even more impressed to learn that many of the students had taken their own photos and made their own illustrations to accompany the poster designs.
“I cannot use the Google Form to vote because I love all of the examples,” stated Technical Services librarian Radka Ballada during the secret voting process. “My suggestion would be to use all of them.”
This project was a professional collaboration set up by instructor Helen Martin of BTEC 155 and library staff. In a previous quarter, Professor Martin’s class designed fliers for the International Office. Although the students were creating the posters for extra credit, the quality well exceeded the library’s expectations.
Congratulations to Camila Spencer for your wonderful design and to all of the amazing finalists!
Quiet Zone Poster Design:
Mariya Kochlavashvili (2 posters)
Cassandra Knutson (2 posters)
Nick Dahl’s Communications Studies 230, Small Group Communication groups have been preparing for their final project. This group has worked with Camas High School on a service learning project. The name of their group is Service Participation Nation, symbolized with the triangle.
Their goal is to excel academically and to improve communication skills through effective service learning activities. Their mission is to be an outreach to the community, as well as improving their own communication techniques.
Students at CTC can use one of two study rooms in the iCommons in CTC 219. Study rooms are available to reserve for two hours and are perfect for groups or individuals.
Have you ever missed a formula in a math class because you were absent the day your instructor gave it out?
Have you ever wanted to share a program with a friend that really helped you out?
We have the solution!
The Clark College Library has cords available for TI-84 graphing calculators to connect to another calculator or a PC. These cables check out for three hours and you can take them to class. We have sets at the main campus library as well as the extension campus at Columbia Tech Center. Share formulas and more via these sync cables. See them in the catalog here: calculator sync cables.
Remember that we also have TI-84 graphing calculators as well as scientific calculators available. These check out for 3 hours and you can take them with you to class. Just don’t take them home — the late fines are very expensive!
- The LOFT provides students with collaborative space that supports mobile peer-learning with access to modular furniture, netbooks, laptops and LED projectors
- Individuals or groups find the LOFT an easily accessible space
- Students can check out laptops, netbooks, headphones, computer mice, calculators, wireless mice and keyboards, and LED projectors to use in the LOFT or anywhere else in the building.
- Visit the iCommons in CTC 219. Get a library card and check out a wide variety of equipment for free! Equipment checks out for three hours.
The LOFT furniture and equipment was funded through a Technology Fee grantOther study areas at CTC
- Group Study: Rooms 204, 304, 310 and 336
- Tutoring: Room 336. Table priority for tutors
- Quiet Study: Rooms 330, 306 or the computer lab in room 203
- Academic Study: iCommons in room 219
- Offers an open area with 12 PCs for quiet, academic discussion
- Individuals or groups can also reserve our study rooms up to one week in advance
Need help with your MLA citations? Cannell Library is offering a Student Success Workshop on MLA Citations on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 2:00-3:00 PM in LIB103.
At this workshop, you’ll learn how to cite accurately using MLA style. Topics include creating a works cited page and in-text citations.
If you can’t make the MLA workshop, you can always refer to the Clark College Libraries website for Citing Sources help.
Sometimes we all need a little help navigating the dizzying world of user names, passwords, wireless access, student email, Canvas and, well, you get the idea!
For help with all these tech issues and more, head over to the TechHub, located right inside Cannell Library. If you can’t make it to the library, the TechHub also has phone and chat service.
Find the full list of services and hours on the library’s TechHub page.
The Collaboration Commons has changed since the end of our summer quarter. We have moved our popular periodicals and all the furniture that was across from the Check Out Desk down to the Collaboration Commons. For your convenience there chairs/couches available next to the popular periodicals and our most recent daily newspapers have been shelved before the older newspapers.
Explore the ways that Clark librarians fill these roles:
Curator, Creator, and Promoter
Don’t forget to Ask a Librarian
Find great tips on Twitter @ClarkLibraries!
These fun tutorials can help too!
Filter and Connector
Facilitator and Experimenter
30 Clicks explores new and exciting subjects!
Join us for fun events in the library and let us know what you think!
Have you ever wondered if historical information is lost in a constantly changing online environment? The Internet Archives Wayback Machine provides a way to preserve the online past by taking snapshots of the Web. According to the information on their site, with the Wayback Machine one can browse over 240 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. Using Wayback Machine is very straightforward: go to http://archive.org/web/web.php, type the URL of your website in The Wayback Machine search field and click on the button “Take Me Back”. After that select a year and day from the calendar on which a snapshot was taken (snapshot dates are marked with blue circles).
Take a look at the October 14, 2006 version of the Clark College Libraries website http://web.archive.org/web/20061014020113/http://www.clark.edu/Library/
Recently I discovered a practical use of the Wayback Machine when I needed to use the US. Census Bureau website (http://www.census.gov/), which is currently not accessible due to the lapse in government funding. Using the Internet Archives Wayback Machine I was able to search a September 2013 version of this site. One can often encounter glitches while trying to open an archived version of this particular website with the Wayback Machine but trying patiently different snapshot dates until one works can be rewarding. And if you are not comfortable with the “trial and error” approach, you can always use the Statistical Abstracts of the United States books (REF HA 202 .A1) in the Cannell Library Reference Section.