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Late Night at the Library Late Night at MSU Library: Extended Hours
MSU Library is excited to announce its new hours of operation. As of Sunday, February 12, MSU Library is open until 2:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The extended hours are a response to student input following the completion of the Library Commons renovation this past fall. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 406-994-3171.

Carl Posy Carl Posy Lecture
February 28th, 2:00 PM
Special Collections

All MSU Library faculty and staff are invited to attend. Please pass the word along to others you know who may be interested in attending this lecture. Contact Kim Scott in Special Collections with questions at (406) 994-4242.

Late Night at the Library Late Night at MSU Library: Extended Hours
MSU Library is excited to announce its new hours of operation, which will begin on Sunday, February 12. MSU Library will now stay open until 2:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The extended hours are a response to student input following the completion of the Library Commons renovation this past fall. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 406-994-3171.

Text a Librarian Try our new Text a Librarian Service
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Trout Lecture by James Prosek 2012 Trout Lecture
James Prosek, world renowned artist, author, and angler will present the MSU Library's 2012 Trout Lecture on January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium with a reception following the lecture. Mr. Prosek's lecture, "Fly-fishing the 41st Parallel and other Travels in Search of Native Trout of the World" is free and open to the public through the sponsorship of the MSU Library's Trout and Salmonid Initiative.

Schedule a Group Room Schedule a Group Room
Use our new scheduling software to book one of our 11 study rooms.

Text a Librarian Try our new Text a Librarian Service
Text an MSU Librarian should be available any time that the reference desk is open or whenever chat reference is available.

Friends of the Library Dinner 2011 Jamie Ford Keynote Speaker at Friends of MSU Library on Oct. 20
Friends of MSU Library hosts their 18th Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Auction on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Bozeman Best Western GranTree Inn. This year's Keynote Speaker is Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Banned Books Week Banned Books Week 2011
Banned Books Week 2011 (Sep. 24 - Oct 1) is a week devoted to the awareness of freedom to read.

Electronic Reserves MSU Library has a new electronic reserves system. It is quick and easy to use. From the library's homepage, click on reserves and sign-on with your NetID or first.last, or LibraryID credentials.

Single Sign On (SSO) Single Sign On (SSO)
MSU Library has transitioned to a Single Sign On (SSO) central authentication system that provides easier online access to all library services and online collections. Using NetID or first.last, or LibraryID credentials, students and other library patrons will only sign-on once during an online visit to use all the different library services.

MSU Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program Update MSU Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program Update - MSU volunteers and their educational outreach efforts have recently been highlighted in the Wikimedia Foundation blog. Wikimedia Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. [direct link: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/05/25/montana-campus-ambassadors-recruit-new-wikipedians/]. [more...]

Text a Librarian Try our new Text a Librarian Service (beta)
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MSU-Bozeman Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program MSU-Bozeman Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program
The MSU-Bozeman campus, Native American Studies program and Renne Library are just one of only 22 universities with 31 courses and approximately 8 campus libraries across the entire United States that are actively teaching scholarly Wikipedian writing and editing by participating in Wikimedia's Public Policy Initiative and Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program. [more...]

MSU Library Commons Library Commons
Our 1st floor is evolving into a Library Commons. The Library Commons is a collaborative effort to provide the campus community with the information, spaces, expertise and technological tools that contribute to the exploration, discovery, creation and dissemination of new knowledge and to the success of students and faculty. [more...]

Text a Librarian Try our new Text a Librarian Service (beta)
Text an MSU Librarian should be available any time that the reference desk is open or whenever chat reference is available.

trout & salmonid lectureTrout & Salmonid Lecture
Dr. Richard Hoffmann: "Trout and Fly, Work and Play, in Medieval Europe,"
Feb. 3 at 7 PM, Museum of the Rockies' Hager Auditorium

Can The Griz Food Drive Help MSU Libraries Can The Griz! After a friendly challenge from UM Libraries to help support local food banks, we are competing with them to see which library can bring in the most food.

August L. Hormay Try our New Searchable Database of the August "Gus" Ludwig Hormay Papers, Collection 2451 to help kick-off MSU's Agriculture Appreciation Weekend (Nov. 5-6), MSU Libraries has launched the first phase of a full-object retrieval of this MSU Libraries Collection. Over 500 objects of this collection may be searched by title, keyword, author, category and date and are available to view online.

Text a Librarian Try our new Text a Libarian Service (beta) - Text an MSU Librarian should be available any time that the reference desk is open or whenever chat reference is available.

Banned Books Check out our library guide on banned books! Two of the great hallmarks of our culture are the freedom to read and the freedom of expression. This means we are all free to choose the books we read and writers are free to express themselves through written or visual works. Throughout history, these rights have been challenged by individuals, organizations and governments. (Banned Books Week 2010)

Summer Reading LibGuide Check out the 2010 Summer Reading list!

iGoogle Use these tools to build your custom library page!

New Books Recently acquired books are currently on display on the first floor of the Library in Heathcote Court. Come visit, grab a book and some coffee, and relax in a soft chair! New titles are added frequently so check back often.

Freshman Convocation The 2009 MSU Freshman Convocation book is "The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music," by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez. The 2009 Convocation, which will be held on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:30 in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, will feature an address by Lopez.

National poetry month Inaugurated by the Academy in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

special collections photographs Selected photographs and papers from the Montana State University Libraries Special Collections are now available on Montana State University Libraries' Photostream at Flickr.com. Flickr.com's image and video hosting website and online community not only offers space for hosting digital images, but also allows end-users to download appropriately licensed digital copies and add comments to the images. Other large learning institutions who have digital image collections hosted at Flickr.com, are The Library of Congress, George Eastman House, and The Brooklyn Museum.

Testing and Education Reference CenterThe Testing & Education Reference Center database features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, MAT). The Testing & Education Reference Center also features information on undergraduate and graduate programs as well as executive education programs, all searchable by location, major, tuition, sports and more.

online career center Vault is the world's leading source of career information. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industry and career subjects significantly easier and more efficient. Vault Career Library provides access to online career guides, occupational profiles, company research, diversity profiles, industry research, career surveys, and more.

American Indian This fifth release of North American Indian Thought and Culture contains over 119,000 pages of text and images, many of which are previously unpublished, rare or hard to find. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. When complete North American Indian Thought and Culture will include 123,000 pages of text and images. Nearly all 500 North american groups are represented to some extent.

Springer logo Covering over 11,500 titles from 2005-2008 (and book series from 1997-2008), Springer's eBook Collections feature content on an expansive range of topics. Springer eBook Collections consist of Books, Book series, Major Reference Works, and Textbooks. Springer is the largest Science, Technology, and Math (STM) book publisher, publishing more books annually than the second, third, fourth and fifth largest STM book publishers combined. MSU Libraries explored the purchase of eBooks published by Springer in October, 2008.

banned books week images chained book During Banned Book Week, libraries across the country celebrate readers' freedom to choose what they read and writers' freedom to express themselves through written or visual works. (Banned Books Week 2008)

european parliament Europa World Plus is the online version of Europa World Year Book and its 9 regional survey volumes. This source provides detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory data available for over 250 countries and territories.

jstor database The JSTOR database contains the full text of more than 1,000 scholarly journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.

New Yorker fiction podcasts Listen to or download short stories and interviews read by today's premier fiction writers. details...

OVRC Gale database Opposing Viewpoints provides full text access to opinion writing on both sides of issues.

Academic Search Premier database Academic Search Premier is a full-text and bibliographic database with coverage of the social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and more. It includes citations, abstracts, full text, and images. As of 2007, it provides indexing and abstracting for more than 8,100 scholarly and general interest periodials and full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.

Royal Society of ChemistryJournals from the Royal Society of Chemistry are recognized as the fastest in the field, some papers having been published within a day of receipt, including full peer review and editing. This is made possible by a dedicated, professional staff, and truly innovative electronic workflow systems.

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Seven Habits of a Highly Effective People cover 2008 Freshman Convocation - Check out copies of this year's book from the library and visit links to related readings!