Tillman Hall Primary Sources

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tillman postcardClemson’s Special Collections Library houses manuscripts, rare books, and university archives.

They have pulled together a collection of primary sources regarding the naming of Tillman Hall. Some of these sources include letters and minutes from the Building and Grounds Committee, minutes from the Board of Trustees, an article in The Tiger, and more.

What are primary sources? In short, “A primary source is a document, image or artifact … created contemporaneously with the event under discussion.” (Williams, Historian’s Toolbox, 2nd ed., p. 56).


Noise Alert! — 3rd Floor

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ConeSorry for the last minute notice but we will be removing several empty shelves on the 3rd floor of Cooper TODAY. Expect noise!

We’ve posted signs  in the areas where deconstruction is happening.

Removing the shelves will allow us to add more study space.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

OneClickdigital – Our Student Tells you How

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Welcome to another in our student blogger, Keanyn’s series, Confessions of a Serial Study-ier.

OneClickDigitalLet’s be honest. Sometimes Cooper Library is a little out of the way for some of you. Whether you live off-campus or it’s just a long walk, sometimes you just want to sit back, relax and enjoy a good book without have to make the trek across campus. If this describes you perfectly, then OneClickdigital may be your answer. OneClick is a resource available to Clemson students, faculty and staff that will allow you to you checkout ebooks and audiobooks FOR FREE!

First you have to sign up through the Clemson OneClickdigital webpage. If you are signing up from an off-campus location, you will first need to download the Clemson VPN client on your laptop. After putting in all of your information, you can customize your profile to your liking. Whether you just want access to audiobooks or have a preference to how you want to access the audiobooks, it can be catered to your needs. After this step is completed, download the appropriate application for your audio or ebook! All apps are supported by many different platforms.

Now that the hard part is over, all you have to do is find the book that you want, click “Checkout”, and enjoy. Books can be checked out for up to 21 days at a time.

It’s that simple!

OneClickDigital Labels

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We are still celebrating OneClickDigital Week. While you are browsing the Popular Reading books, look for OneClickDigital labels on the books and audiobook CDs. They will let you know if they are also available as downloadable audiobooks.

Questions? Ask at the Circulation Services Desk.

Look for labels on books & CDs letting you know they are also available as downloadable audiobooks. #oneclickdigital #library #blog



Theater Exhibit in Cooper Library

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Water-BottleThe Clemson Theater Department is being featured in the Cooper Library display cases and they are putting on a production which involves 20,000 WATER BOTTLES. That’s right, TWENTY-THOUSAND water bottles.

However, they are about 7,000 bottles short. So, If you would like to help them out, please bring all of your empty water bottles to the Brooks Center Scene Shop (or drop them off at the Circulation desk in Cooper Library, to the attention of Courtney Lantis).

They need all of these bottles by the end of January! Any help would be greatly accepted. No amount of bottles would be too small!


Interlibrary Loan Office Closed Today

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The ILL Office is closed today.

If you need help requesting materials via ILL, please come to the Research Services desk for assistance.  If you have questions about your ILL account or specific ILL items call 864-656-5186 and leave a message or to email (cuill@nullclemson.edu).

We expect the office to be open tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Listen! To an Audiobook!

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OCd_HeardAGoodBookButtonDo you love audiobooks but hate having to keep up with 7, 8, or sometimes even 16 discs?? And hate those silly fines when you forget to renew or return on time?

Check out OneClickdigital, an online database that allows you to check out eAudiobooks, including best-sellers and classics. Setting up an account is easy; downloads are even easier! And the best part?! You never have to remember to return the audiobook – It automatically removes from your account when your checkout period is over.

OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®/iPod®/iPad®, Android™, and Kindle Fire™.

Details on how to access OneClickdigital can be found on the Popular Reading & Audiobooks webpage. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.

New Login Process for Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

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MonitorBack in December, we told you we’d be updating the login procedures for Interlibrary Loan. They are complete!

You can login to our Interlibrary Loan system by using your Clemson ID and password. Keeping track of a self-created username and/or separate password is no longer necessary.

For those with an ILLiad account already, use the Change User Information form (in the Tools section of your ILLiad account) to double check the email address used for receiving notifications of when article requests become available as well as the pickup/delivery option for books. For those without an account, logging in prompts the creation of one.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact our Interlibrary Loan staff at cuill@nullclemson.edu, 864-656-5186 or our Systems Support Manager at slohman@nullclemson.edu, 864-656-5173.

Book Review – The School for Good and Evil

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schoolforgoodevilChainani, Soman.
The School for Good and Evil.
Illus. Iacopo Bruno. New York: Harper, 2014.
Children’s/Young Adult PZ7.C34874Sc 2014.

“But in the end, they had known what she didn’t – that the line between stories and real life is very thin indeed.” – page 72

Every four years, on the eleventh night of the eleventh month, two children from the town of Gavaldon are kidnapped. The villagers of Gavaldon have noticed a pattern: one kidnapped child is beautiful and virtuous while the other is homely and unpleasant; both are at least twelve years of age. The children of Gavaldon have noticed something else, as well – their kidnapped peers are beginning to show up in the pages of the storybooks handed out at the town bookstore. According to the owner of the bookstore, the storybooks simply appear each year, in a crate bearing an elaborate crest with a banner beneath, reading The School for Good and Evil.

Sophie is sure that she will be kidnapped and taken to the School for Good this year. Sophie always wears pink, has a strict beauty routine, and is helpful to others: she even put up a mirror in the church restroom so parishioners can return to the pews looking their best. Sophie is excited to learn how to be a princess, how to rule a kingdom justly, and how to find her Happily Ever After. Sophie is also sure that her Good Deed, Agatha, will be kidnapped for the School for Evil. Agatha lives in a graveyard with her ragged cat, only wears black, and avoids pretty much everyone. At school, Agatha will learn to be a wicked witch and learn how to lay curses and cast evil spells. Agatha doesn’t believe Sophie’s stories…until the night boney birds snatch both girls, fly them over two castles – one pink and blue, the other blackened – and then mix the girls up, dropping Agatha into a flowery field and Sophie down into a sludge-filled moat.

A fairytale about fairytales, Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil is an original and witty debut work with a focus on friendship rather than romance. Dynamic characters Sophie and Agatha grow throughout their story, breaking the rules of The School for Good and Evil and often, social stereotypes. The two girls are supported by a range of strong secondary characters living in a vivid (and if you know your fairytales) believable world. Readers will eagerly follow along as Sophie and Agatha each fight for a happy ending – sometimes fighting with and sometimes fighting against each other in the process.