Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Laptop and Equipment Checkout

The library has many items for checkout other than books and DVDs. Our equipment checkout service includes a variety of technologies for use by patrons, including laptops, iPads, video cameras, headphones, a turntable and much more.

The checkout service is located at the circulation desk on the first floor of Kimbel Library. All of these items can be checked out of the library for one 24-hour period, with two 24-hour renewals. Fines for late returns have also been reduced to $5 per day.

All you have to do to renew your equipment each day is log into your library account. You can also call us at 843-249-2400. We’re open 24/7, so daily equipment renewals are no problem. Just give us a call! 

All Library Use Only equipment (Eno Board kits, wireless keyboards, MacBook VGA adaptors, etc.) is still available for checkout at the Peter C. Bolton Help Desk in the Bryan Information Commons. 

Visit our equipment availability page to see some of the more popular equipment available for checkout. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Video: Printing in Kimbel Library

Learn how to print at the Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons the easy way. Our new video "Printing in the Kimbel Library" describes basic printing options like size, layout, color and double-sided printing. We also show you how to release a print job at our printing stations.

See the full video here.


CCU MOBILE is an app for your smart phone and tablet to help you stay connected to your university like never before. Kimbel Library has added several services to the app:
  • Get library hours and directions
  • Search the library's Discover! service
  • Renew materials
  • Ask a Librarian (chat, text, email, phone)
  • Computer availability maps

Find the app download page at http://www.coastal.edu/ccumobile/

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Charging Stations

Forget your charger? Kimbel Library has added a new service that helps you power your mobile devices back up. The new charging stations in the library and commons buildings allow you to charge a variety of devices, including iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindles and more.

There are two charging stations available to patrons. One is located on the first floor of the library near the north side computer kiosks. Another station is located near the water fountain on the first floor of the commons building. See the locations on our floor map.
Charge up!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SciFinder Now Available Campus-wide

SciFinder, the premier source for chemistry and associated research, is now available campus-wide thanks to the CCU Chemistry Department. Chemical Abstracts Service, the producer of SciFinder, recently changed the limitations on this resource from a single user to an unlimited number of users on the CCU campus. 

The database is available via a link on the library's Database Finder. Unlike other databases, access to SciFinder is a 2-step process. First, users must register with SciFinder to create an account with a unique username and password. Registration must be completed on campus and users must use their CCU email address to successfully create an account. 

Once registration confirmation has been received by email, users can use their newly created login credentials to start searching. SciFinder is available only on-campus at this time.

What’s unique about SciFinder? In addition to finding articles, conference proceedings and other research in the sciences, users can search by chemical structure, molecular formula, chemical property or reaction structure to get research and reaction information on a substance or process.

Check out the library’s guide to SciFinder for more information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Anatomy and Physiology Online

PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries), a library consortium that supports all academic libraries in South Carolina, now provides two more valuable resources:

1. Anatomy and Physiology Online covers the knowledge base of a two-semester anatomy and physiology course in 20 modules:

* Chemistry
* Cell Biology
* Histology
* Integumentary System
* Skeletal System
* Muscular System
* Nervous System
* Special Senses
* Endocrine System
* Blood
* Cardiovascular System
* Lymphatic System and Immunity
* Respiratory System
* Digestive System
* Metabolism
* Urinary System
* Fluid, Electrolyte & Acid-Base
* Balance
* Reproductive System
* Development and Inheritance
Each module includes 3D images or interactive models, narrated animations, illustrations and dissection slides. Flash images provide animated anatomical identification, and many images can be "layered up" so users can see muscle attachments under muscles of a limb, for example, or layers of the kidney. Modules also include clinical case studies, effects of aging on each system, and course materials.

2. Secondly, PASCAL now provides three e-book collections on the ebrary platform, giving CCU patrons access to over 100,000 e-books. Kimbel Library has provided CCU users with the Academic Complete e-book collection since 2009; two new ebrary collections give us an additional 24,000 e-books.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound offers 13 focused primary document collections on topics in American History. Each collection contains materials written by and for eyewitness participants in the events. 

Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s: Sheds light on the internal organization, personnel and activities of some of the most prominent American radical groups and their movements to change American government and society.

Federal Surveillance of African Americans: Documents originated by the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation on operatives investigating politically suspect figures and organizations. Dates of coverage: 1920-1984.

In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports and press clippings document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome from 1983-1994.

JFK’s Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963: Provides insights into President Kennedy’s views on foreign affairs, U.S. leadership of the "West" and various worldwide crises, 1958-1964.

Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writers’ Project: This collection presents the Federal Writers’ Project publications of all 47 states involved in the project, which ran from 1933 to 1943. Includes rare and unpublished materials.

Papers of the Nixon Administration: The President’s Confidential and Subject Special Files, 1969-1974: The confidential and subject special files of President Richard M. Nixon. Dates of coverage: 1969-1974.

Records of the Persian Gulf War: This collection contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States (as part of a multi-national force) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.

The Civil War in Words and Deeds: These first-person accounts, compiled in the postwar period and early 20th Century period, chronicle the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865.

The Southern Literary Messenger: Literature of the Old South: The Southern Literary Messenger enjoyed an impressive thirty-year (1834-1864) run and was in its time the South’s most important literary periodical.

The War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824: From 1789 until the Bureau of Indian Affairs was established in 1824, Indian affairs were under the direct control of the Secretary of War. This collection consists of the letters received by and letters sent to the War Department, including correspondence from Indian superintendents and agents, factors of trading posts, Territorial and State governors, military commanders, Indians, missionaries, treaty and other commissioners, Treasury Department officials, persons having commercial dealings with the War Department and other public and private individuals.

The War of 1812: Diplomacy on the High Seas: During the War of 1812 Congress authorized the Secretary of State to issue commissions of letters of marque and reprisal to private armed vessels permitting them to "cruise against the enemies of the United States."

"We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death:" Freedom Riders in the South, 1961: Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into the segregated South to test the United States Supreme Court decision in Boynton v. Virginia.

Witchcraft in Europe and America: The earliest texts in this comprehensive collection on witchcraft date from the 15th century and the latest are from the early 20th century.