September Trivia Contest

It’s time for the September 2015 edition of Horry Georgetown Technical College Library’s student trivia contest. This time we’re celebrating National Chicken Month!

Any student who correctly answers all five questions available at http://libguides.hgtc.edu/triviacontest will be in the running for a monthly prize. The monthly prize for this round is a gift bag of goodies that includes a large book of puzzles, an insulated drink cup with straw, a stylus pen, a personal calculator, and more!

The trivia questions can be answered using a variety of sources (books, online library resources, the Internet, etc.). Please note, question five requires the use of HGTC Library’s digital magazine service, Zinio.

Please send your answers to the trivia questions to ReferenceDesk@hgtc.edu no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th. Good luck and happy searching!

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Library Instruction Modules (Videos/Tutorials/Quizzes)

Whether you ended up enrolling in a few classes this summer or not, Spring semester was so long ago! Do you need a quick refresher on your research and writing skills? Maybe you need to watch a few videos or complete a few tutorials to prepare for what Fall has in store. Regardless, consider checking out our Library Instruction Modules LibGuide.

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Content on this guide is designed to help you learn and better understand concepts in research and writing, such as peer review, primary versus secondary sources, citations, etc. These videos, tutorials, and quizzes will suggest ways to tackle research assignments, guide you through the process of narrowing down a topic, and provide tips on skills such as giving a presentation and taking notes in class. There’s even a pre- and post-assessment allowing you to test your knowledge before and after using the modules.

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Welcome back!

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Welcome back, returning HGTC students! And, for those of you just starting this semester, we hope you’ll accept a warm welcome from the HGTC Library! Here’s a quick rundown of our most popular services. Did you know you can …

Read more about your borrowing privileges and various HGTC Library policies here, and if you have any questions regarding library services, please contact us:

Chat: libanswers.hgtc.edu
Email: ReferenceDesk@hgtc.edu
Text: 843.375.8552
Tweet: @hgtclibrary
Friend: facebook.com/hgtclibrary

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Opening Early August 24-28

You asked, and we listened! Because we know your day starts early, the HGTC Library will open at 7:30 a.m. the first week of Fall 2015 (Mon., August 24 through Fri., August 28). We’re here for you! Let’s start the semester right.

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CINAHL Complete and USP Resources

Less More is more, especially when it comes to peer-reviewed nursing and allied health research articles. That’s why we just upgraded from EBSCO’s CINAHL Plus with Full Text to CINAHL Complete. (Plus with Full Text will still be available in A-Z Databases.)

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In addition to the CINAHL upgrade/addition, the HGTC Library is very pleased to announce its access to several United States Pharmacopeia (USP) products, including the 2015 United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF), the 9th edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), and the 2015 USP Dictionary of United States Adopted Names (USAN) and International Drug Names. Click any of the three buttons below for brief product descriptions and access instructions (under “more…”).

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Note: Off-campus patrons must enter their H number for access to library resources.

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New EBSCO eBooks App

HGTC Library is very excited to announce the recent release of the new and improved EBSCO eBooks App. The app supports the complete EBSCO eBooks experience, allowing users to discover titles in the HGTC Library collection (over 180,000), download them to their device, and begin reading immediately, all within the EBSCO eBooks app.

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The EBSCO eBooks app is available for:

  • iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) from the iTunes app store
  • Android devices from Google Play
  • Kindle Fire and Nook devices from this FAQ (provided by EBSCO)

Watch the below tutorial on searching and downloading EBSCO eBooks using the app.

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In the Stacks: Ann Rule

True-crime author Ann Rule passed away Sunday, July 26th at age 83 due to various health complications. Rule wrote 30 books, including The Stranger Beside Me, a profile on her former coworker: famous serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Learn more about Ann Rule’s writing with the Biography in Context database.

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