Fall 2022 | Issue I
Updates and Events from the Sherrod Library
In This Issue
  • Sherrod Library Virtual Tour
  • Research Help Appointments
  • Course Reserves
  • Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Academic Research Guide
  • LGBTQIA+ Resources
  • Library Ambassadors
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Document Delivery
  • The Sherrod Pick

  • Library Workshops
  • Graduate Student Help
  • Sherrod Library Student Advisory Council
  • CTE Student Advisory Council
  • ITC Student Advisory Group
  • Diverse Characters Book Club
  • Ghost Stories in the Plaza
Want to get to know your library? Watch this video below to see a virtual tour with all your need-to-know information!

e upcoming workshops are listed below.
September Workshops

There are two remaining workshops for the month of September, taking place from 12pm-12:45pm on Zoom. Click a link below to register for one.
Introduction to Databases
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Discover the library's many databases and how to search them effectively to find peer-reviewed articles and more.

Adding DEIBA Elements to Your Research
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
DEIBA stands for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Accessibility. Learn search strategies, terminology, and resources for locating DEIBA materials.

October Workshops

There are three workshops lined up for the month of October, taking place from 12pm-12:45pm on Zoom. Click a link below to register for one.
Finessing the Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Learn the differences between annotated bibliographies and literature reviews, as well as systematic strategies to create each.

Finding Government Information
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Grasp the basics of finding government information, law, and map materials in OneSearch (our library catalog) as well as helpful government websites.

Tools and Strategies for Citation Management
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Learn the differences between the major citation styles (APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian), how to generate accurate citations in OneSearch and out databases, and discover how citation management platforms help you organize your resources for longer projects, theses, and dissertations.
Need to get help from a librarian?
Watch this video to learn how to make an appointment with a librarian to get research help.

Schedule an in-depth individual appointment for research assistance with a librarian today!

Graduate Student Help
Welcome, Graduate Students! I’m Dr. Wendy Doucette, and I’m delighted to partner with you on your research journey. 

  • In addition to the Library 101 Workshop Series, we have a series on graduate-level research. Sponsored by GPSA, this series takes place on Fridays from 12-1PM from September 30-October 14. All workshops offered by Sherrod Library are free, with different content every semester. You can find more information and register here: https://libraries.etsu.edu/research/workshops 

  • If you’re in your second year or later and working on capstone, thesis or dissertation, check out the offerings for Graduate Boot Camp https://www.etsu.edu/gradschool/etd/bootcamp.php It’s too late to join this semester, but Boot Camp starts again in January. 

  • If you have questions concerning research, please don’t hesitate to contact me (doucettew@etsu.edu) and we’ll talk about it. 

Good luck with Fall Semester, and I hope to see you soon!

Student Councils You Can Join
The Sherrod Library Student Advisory Council
Join the Library's Student Advisory Council to get involved with your library and the ETSU community. The council, which is led by Library Dean David Atkins and Executive Aide Carol Boles, meets monthly to discuss services, resources, and collections. This is an excellent way to build your resume. Council members will advise how the student library fees are used, advocate for the library, participate in library programming and events, and so much more! Additionally, the library provides pizza, drinks, and desserts for every council meeting.

ITC Student Advisory Group
The Information Technology Student Advisory Group (ITC) will focus on the student experience and provide guidance on technology that will support the student lifestyle. This subcommittee will provide feedback and advice to ITC regarding technology needs from the student perspective! The meeting will take place on October 5th from 11am-1pm in Sherrod Library room 309.

The Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Council
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is looking for student volunteers to serve on a student advisory board. During the 2022-2023 academic year, the CTE will be holding several focus groups to address common themes around effective teaching. The focus groups will be limited to 12 participants to ensure a safe and productive environment for discussion. If more than 12 participants are received, participants will be selected to ensure a diverse and representative group of ETSU students. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th!

Library Resources
Library Ambassadors
Need help with your research papers and projects? Library ambassadors are here to assist you! Ambassadors are student research tutors stationed online and throughout campus to help you with your research. They receive two semesters of in-depth information literacy and research training and can help you come up with a great research topic, show you how to use the library's databases to find a credible sources for your papers, and connect you with a librarian if needed. Drop-in research help is available with no appointment necessary. Check out the Library Ambassador locations and hours for more information.
Introduction to Academic Research Guide

New to research? Check out the library's Introduction to Academic Research Guide. It walks you though each step of the research process from picking a topic, to finding and evaluating sources, to citing your sources.

Subject Guides
The library has a research guide for nearly every major here to ETSU. From databases to journals and books, our guides contain every resource the library provides for your major in one handy place.
LGBTQIA+ Library Resources

Sherrod Library is committed to being a community that values diversity in our collections, among our users, and our employees. The free and open exchange of information and experiences is a critical first step in helping all of us gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a unique individual in a very diverse world. It is with hope that we present these library resources relating to the LGBTQIA+ experience. In this guide you will discover information about our collections and spaces relating to LGBTQIA+ library resources.

Course Reserves

Have you checked to see if the library has your textbooks yet? Our electronic course reserves program is in its second year and contains electronic textbooks for 252 different courses! Search for your textbook by instructor, by term, or by subject.

Featured Library Database:

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Each newsletter the library is proud to feature one of our unique databases. This issue's featured database is Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy. This resource provides dissection-based anatomy images and models and contains over 330 videos of human specimens. Use the quiz functions to brush up on your anatomical knowledge.

Remember, you can also visit the library's anatomy model room located on the 2nd floor of the library in room 212. We provide 3D models of bones, muscles, organs, and systems.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
What is ILL?

The Sherrod Library Interlibrary Loan service provides access to materials not held in ETSU library collections to currently enrolled students, current employees, and faculty emeriti for all colleges in the University except the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. Libraries around the world share their collection with you!

What is Document Delivery?

The Sherrod Library Document Delivery service scans articles and book chapters owned by the ETSU library and delivers then to you via email in PDF format. Simply request using your ILLiad account.

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for Interlibrary Loan internet accessible database.

The Sherrod Pick

Diverse Characters Book Club Announces
Fall 2022 Selection
The library is excited to announce the fall selection for our Diverse Characters Book Club. We'll be reading The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré.  
Daré's debut novel follows Adunni, a 14-year-old, Nigerian girl, in her journey to receive an education while trying to escape an arranged marriage and a life of poverty and servitude. At once heartbreaking and inspiring, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a coming-of-age story told with great beauty and tenderness.  

The first 40 students to register will receive a free copy of the book!
Book Club Details
Dates: October 3rd and November 14th
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Sherrod Library Room 309 (Zoom link will also be available for registered participants)

Light refreshments will be provided
for in-library attendees

Sherrod Library is happy to present Ghost Stories on the Plaza.

Please come visit the library to share a scare on October 31st, 5:30-7:30 apple cider and hot chocolate will be served.
Ghost Stories & Open Mic
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