We’re finding that students have been looking for consumer information to help them with projects. Luckily, you can find these resources using the library’s databases at Bryant. Let’s look at some databases!
Mintel gives you analytical information and consumer reports created by professional analysts to give you an understanding of consumers and markets.
Mediamark is an even clearer tool that allows you to look at consumers and categorize them by age, race, and income, and the magazines, television and websites that they will consume.
Another great resource that the library offers is Statista. This data aggregator is a great tool that can help you find statistics by subject dossier or by surveys that give you people’s opinions.
We also have some books and eBooks that are useful as well. Click on the book cover to read the eBook!
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).
Another 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:
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.
Happy Finals Week, everyone! The library has extended hours until finals are over, so check out our schedule so you know when we’re open.
We know everyone’s busy and stressed, so there are a few things going on in the library this week to help. There are crayons and coloring pages on the first floor of the library so you can take a quick break from studying, since coloring is an effective way to combat stress. Library staff will also be taking our snack cart around in the afternoons so you can refuel while you’re studying. CreepyMouse is still lurking in the library for a couple more days causing trouble. If you find her, you can bring her back to one of the desks on the first floor to get a candy reward.
We’re also having a couple one day events, like Coffee & Cookies on Thursday, and Big Kid Story Time on Saturday. Check out the flyer above for times!
As always, we’re here for any questions you might have, or if you need to check out a highlighter or a phone charger. Good luck on finals, Bryant!
We have board games available for checkout for your game night. Options include time-honored traditions like Clue, Operation, and Monopoly, vintage games like Mall Madness and Marry, Dump, or Date?, and classics like chess and Jenga. We even have two copies of Cards Against Humanity!
All these games are available for overnight checkout. Check the catalog to see a full list of games and whether they’re available!
Our library booking system has upgraded and there is a new way to book for your group project space. This entire system is an online booking system and it also is the same system that you can use to book spaces at the Academic Innovation Center.
The Krupp library has 12 individual study rooms that are connected to an AirMedia station (think big computer screen) that are great spaces for group work! Bryant students (non-Bryant students will not be processed) can book these rooms for group work or study work anytime the library is open.
Think about these guidelines before you begin:
- Library study rooms can only be booked for groups of three or more people and for three hours or less. You can book up to six hours per week.
- Remember to book well in advance: these rooms are popular and you will lose out if you are booking the rooms on the day of or the night before
Access the study room reservation page by going to the library’s webpage (library.bryant.edu). Click on the link titled “Study Room Reservations” under library spaces. This link will take you to our study room calendar.
You can select the dates and times that you would like to book the space and then click “Submit Time Spots” to enter the names of your group members. You should receive an email with the confirmation of the booking. Your study group has now reserved a room!
But what if you just need a quiet room that isn’t your dorm room? Do you and a study partner want to use a room and can’t find a third person? Don’t worry! Even though you can’t book the room in advance, you can access the online booking system to look at the study room reservations and pop in when the room isn’t booked. Just remember that you need to graciously leave before the next booked group arrives.
Our library loves to find more ways to help our students succeed. If you are full of pep and energy on a Saturday or Sunday morning, the library study rooms open at 8:00am on the weekends during the semester. Your group of three or more can book a room for a morning study session.
If you have any questions or are confused about the process, the librarians would love to help you! Stop by the library, IM, text or call us!
Do you find it’s still too loud for studying – even in the designated library quiet zones? Stop by Borrower Services and pick up a free pair of individually packaged ear plugs! Great for studying in the library, sleeping in your dorm, meditating outside, or anywhere else you need some quiet time on campus. You will be surprised at how effective they are in blocking out unwanted noise. Check out this article, Quiet Please, from Slate Magazine.
Don’t forget to follow the directions for usage on the package or take a peek at this page from the University of Wisconsin for proper fit.