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The Highlighter: Navigate EBSCO- and ProQuest-Provided Databases Like a Pro

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: June 14, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Falvey subscribes to over 250 databases, and many of these are supplied through EBSCO or ProQuest, database providers. The following videos show how to navigate EBSCO-provided, ProQuest-provided and even Lexis Nexis databases.

Navigating EBSCO-provided databases

Navigating Lexis Nexis Academic

Navigating ProQuest-provided databases

 


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The Highlighter: Want to accelerate your research?

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: June 7, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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How to Find a Personal Research Coach  

Is there a secret to writing a superior research paper? 

Who is the Ultimate Fact-Checker? 


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The Highlighter: What has the Library done for you lately?

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: May 10, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

This video highlights Falvey Memorial Library’s legacy of service to Villanova University students:

For additional videos, including “How to” videos, click the “Help” button on Falvey’s homepage.


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The Curious ‘Cat: After your final final, what’s the first thing … ?

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: May 4, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “After your final final, what’s the first thing you want to do for fun?

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Kelly Blessing—“I probably will celebrate with a Holy Grounds muffin. … I can’t wait … for it to be over.”

 

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Kara English—“I can’t think that far ahead. I guess hang out with my family, I’ll be at home.”

 

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Fares Sukkar—“It sounds really nerdy, but I want to get a few books out from the Library and start catching up on my reading ‘cause this semester’s been very busy with its own readings. So I feel like doing my own thing for once during the summer … keeping myself enriched in terms of literature and also do my own thing.”

 

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John O’Connor—“Friday will be my last final ever as an undergraduate. I’ll probably go to Kelly’s right after, then maybe go to the shore for the weekend.”

 

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Tara Wetzler—“If the weather’s nice, I want to go outside, just sit there, enjoy the sun, and people watch.  I love people watching. And I don’t have to be with anyone else … just sit by myself and enjoy silence.”

 

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Abhimannu Majumder—“Well, right after my nap, I’m going to get together with my friends and probably go out to dinner or go to Kelly’s—something like that, something nice, something to relax from the stress of the week. I actually have four finals in the next three days—pretty rough.”


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The Highlighter: End-of-Semester FAQs

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: May 3, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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The following short videos answer some end-of-semester concerns:

When are the Library/Writing Center/Math Learning Resources Center/Learning Support Services open?

Where can I post announcements in Falvey?

Is the Library hiring student employees to work this summer?

Have ideas, suggestions or feedback? Please tell us!


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The Curious ‘Cat: What would be a fitting caption for this photo?

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: April 27, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “What would be a fitting caption for this photo?

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Sarah Stiglianese—“how I feel about writing my papers for finals week”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Dahlke—“Tuesday”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie Ruiz (not pictured)—“Reading upside down is the newest trend.”

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Do Hwan Kim— “Efficiency is key.”

 

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Rebecca Lin—“Our professors told us we needed to see things from a different perspective.”

 

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Michael Lee—“thinking on top of your head”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo #3—collapsed shelves)

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How about you? Tell us, please, your own fitting caption for any of those three photos.


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The Highlighter: Too Many Students Don’t Know These Easy Strategies for Studying for Finals

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: April 26, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Uncommon yet practical tips from a professional study coach to help you achieve optimal results—interested? Nicole Subik of Villanova University’s Learning Support Services has prepared four quick-and-easy strategies.
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For additional study strategies or techniques for time management, test-taking, test anxiety and more, contact or walk into Learning Support Services on Falvey’s second floor.


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The Curious ‘Cat: When you need a break from studying, what is a good way to relieve stress?

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: April 20, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “The Curious ‘Cat: When you need a break from studying, what is a good way to refresh your mind or to relieve stress?

Arianna Fasano—“I get food. That’s it.”

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Adam Rago—“I like to read. I read different books or articles. That’s refreshing to me, gets my mind going and off of school stuff.”

 

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Shirley Cheng—“I like to get off campus and see Philly or see some other place outside of Villanova. … just get off campus and remember that there’s a world outside of Villanova.”

 

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Colleen Yost—“I’m usually most stressed when I’m in the Library. I either go outside and walk to Connelly to get food—I need to get out and walk somewhere ‘cause sometimes I’m in here for hours and I’ve got to get out—or watch Netflix, listen to music.”

 

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Mitchell Johnson—“To get away from what I’m doing, I would either just get up and walk and go get something to eat or get my mind on something else, like get together with my friends and play basketball or do something outside of work to get my mind off of it.”

 

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Brian Polk—“What I generally do is distract myself by talking to somebody who’s probably being more productive than I am and see what’s happening in their life. In doing so, I distance myself from whatever work I’m supposed to be working on, and later I can come back and have a little bit fresher more clairvoyant perspective.”


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The Highlighter: Experience that VU-Championship Bond Again!

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Want to experience that championship bond with your fellow Villanovans again? Come see Villanova’s champions of undergraduate research at the Falvey Scholars awards—this Friday, April 22, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Library.

To access the library’s “How to” videos, click the “Help” button on Falvey’s homepage.


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The Curious ‘Cat: Do you have a favorite poem? Could you recite a poem?

  • Posted by: Gerald Dierkes
  • Posted Date: April 13, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “April is national poetry month. Do you have a favorite poem? Could you recite a poem?

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Carina Fairfield—“I don’t know if I can recite a poem. I had to memorize ‘A Pizza the Size of the Sun’ [by Jack Prelutsky] in third grade.”

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Matthew Gregory—“If you asked me when I was in middle school I could, but not off the top of my head. I did like Robert Frost when I read him back in sixth grade.”

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Matthew D’Ariano— “‘Paradise Lost’: that’s a big poem. I can’t recite that one.”

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Kristen Wells—“I just finished writing a paper on the poet John Donne. He does a lot of English literature and English poetry. The poem is called ‘Confined Love.’ I thought it was really interesting. It’s not necessarily my favorite, but I really like anything he writes.”

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Kevon Turner—“‘Harlem (“What happens to a dream deferred?”)’ by Langston Hughes.”


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