News & Events: November 14, 2016

opposingviewpoints_in_contextONGOING TRIAL – A trial subscription to Opposing Viewpoints in Context is available now through November 30. Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions. To access the trial, please go to http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/?p=OVIC&u=wash31575. Please send any feedback to Joan Stahl, Director of Research and Instruction, at stahlj@cua.edu.

FOOD FOR FINES + DIAPERS FOR DOLLARS – From Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 20, get $1 off outstanding fines for each nonperishable food item donated at Mullen Library. Get $2 off per diaper for each unopened package of diapers! Donations will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Part of CUA Campus Ministries’ Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 12-20. CUA overdue fines only; lost item replacement fees and other WRLC fines not eligible.

WRLC and Beyond – When CUA doesn’t have the book or article you’re interested in, there are two services available to help you get what you need:

  • Consortium Loan Service (CLS) – CUA is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, a partnership between nine universities in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our online catalog will show results from all nine WRLC libraries. When CUA doesn’t have the item you need, but another university in the consortium does, you can request that the book be delivered to CUA for you to check out at Mullen Library. To learn how to place a request through the Consortium Loan Service (CLS), check out this short video.
  • Inter-Library Lending (ILL) – If none of the WRLC institutions have the book you need, we can search beyond the consortium to find a library that is willing to lend us their copy through Inter-Library Lending (ILL). The easiest way to submit an ILL request is to first locate the book’s record on WorldCat. To learn how to submit an ILL request, watch this short video.
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