Tips for Avoiding Spring Fever

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It’s finally spring! The warm weather may make us want to push aside homework and go hang out outside, but it’s important to finish the semester off strong. Here are some tips for dealing with spring fever:

  • Make a timeline of when your big tests, papers, and projects are due and plan when to start working on or studying for each. This will help you stay focused on the work you have coming up, keep you from getting overwhelmed, and make sure your work is done on time.
  • Talk to a librarian or make an appointment at ACE to get help starting your final projects early.
  • If it’s nice out and you’re craving some sun, bring your work outside!
  • Team up with a friend and keep each other accountable. Work together, or send each other texts to make sure you’re both on task.
  • Schedule time to work when you’re most productive (after a shower, first thing in the morning, or right after class) and where you’re most productive (alone in your room, in the Silent Zone, with your group members in a study room, etc).

As always, feel free to ask the library if you have any questions about resources or research!

Study Room & Bloomberg Reservations

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Hi everyone! With the end of the semester getting closer, the library just wanted to quickly remind you that you can reserve study rooms* AND Bloomberg Terminals ahead of time! There are links on our homepage that will show you the availability for both types of space, and let you reserve a room/terminal:

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*Study room reminders: Study rooms can only be booked for groups of 3 or more people. Each person can only book a study room for up to three hours at a time, and for no more than 6 hours per week.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH – Biographies and Autobiographies

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There’s still some time left in African American History Month to get some reading done! Check out some of the biographies and autobiographies we have in our collection. Click the links for more information, or to place a hold on these books:

African American History Month – The Harlem Renaissance

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Hi everyone! This week we’re highlighting the materials the library has on the Harlem Renaissance:

History

Media

Literature

African American History Month – Documentaries

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February is African American History Month! We have displays on the first and second floors of the library highlighting some of our resources, so definitely check those out. There are also some events going on at Bryant this month, like a Black History Exhibit and Lecture, and a screening of Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (more information here).

Kanopy-K.jpgAnother way to learn more about African American history is to watch documentaries on Kanopy, which has streaming videos you can watch if you’re snowed in. Here are a few suggestions, or you can look through some of the other films they have:

Bloomberg Terminals

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Welcome back from break! This semester we have an exciting announcement — we have 10 new Bryant community Bloomberg terminals for faculty, students, and staff to use! These terminals have Bloomberg installed on them, which provides finance data, analytics, communication tools, and more. These terminals have two monitors and a specialized keyboard, so you’ll be able to spot them on the first floor of the library near the windows, and the second floor in the lounge near the study rooms.

To use these terminals, you’ll need to log in to the computer with your Bryant username and password, then make a Bloomberg account. Let us know if you need any help — we have written directions as well.

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