February 1, 2018
by Lisa Thornell
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Chicago Manual of Style’s New Edition

Chicago Manual of Style is now in its 17th edition. We have updated our citation guides, check them out here - https://librarybestbets.fairfield.edu/citationguides  

Some of the changes:


-Ibid is no longer preferred in notes, instead the shortened citation should be used.


1. Barbie Zelizer, Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Memory through the Camera's Eye (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003), 3.

        2. Zelizer, Remembering to Forget, 11.

The title of the source could be removed if there are multiple notes of the same source but the page number must always be included.

        3. Zelizer, 15



-In a reference list, the year may be repeated for sources that are also identified by month and day.


Germano, William. 2017. “Futurist Shock.” Lingua Franca (blog). Chronicle of Higher Education, February 15, 2017. http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/02/15/futurist-shock/.


To learn more about the update, visit: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/help-tools/what-s-new.html



January 31, 2018
by Lisa Thornell
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Sign up for Your Digital Subscriptions to the WSJ and NYT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is pleased to offer our students, faculty and staff DIGITAL subscriptions  to the Wall Street Journal & New York Times. There is no cost to sign up-courtesy of the Library.  

Librarians will be at the Dolan School of Business on Thursday, Feb 1th from 10 am-4:30pm at the Upper Lobby near classrooms 110A and 110B to help you sign up for DIGITAL subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal & New York Times. Bring your tablet, phone or laptop with you and they’ll help you set it up. Or go to http://librarybestbets.fairfield.edu/specialaccess now for complete directions on how to sign up.

Did you know your Library offers access to over 50,000 newspapers, journals and magazines?  You can access them from the Library homepage: https://www.fairfield.edu/library/ by clicking on the Journals tab.




January 16, 2018
by Lisa Thornell
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Welcome New Students!

At the start of each semester the Library staff are always eager to meet the new students beginning their academic journey at Fairfield University! The Library staff welcomed new international exchange students and graduate students on Friday, January 12th, and gave a thorough building tour and a brief presentation on library resources.

On Sunday, January 14th, over 30 new transfer students and their families attended an orientation in the Oak Room (BCC) and learned about various campus services, including the Library. There was a panel discussion with members from different campus departments and a Q&A session for the families. Last year the Personal Librarian program was expanded to new transfer students to serve as a touch-point for library services and the program was discussed at the orientation.

The Library staff look forward to seeing new & returning students this week and throughout the semester!



January 16, 2018
by Jackie
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Welcome Back! Things Look Different on Main Floor

CB, Will, Sally,Terri, & Vicky


Thank you so much to our indefatigable circulation student workers who spent most of the January break moving books and shelving.  They deserve a rest.

We think the main floor looks great. Come on in and check it out!



January 12, 2018
by Lisa Thornell
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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Each year, Fairfield University hosts a series of events celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK, Jr. Convocation is an integral part of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance, which features a series of campus-wide events designed to invigorate the spirit and inspire all to continue on with the important work reflected in the words, writings, and actions of Dr. King."


The Library streaming film database, Kanopy, contains videos and historic recordings that relate to MLK and his legacy:

Let Freedom Ring

The March

King: Legacy of a Dream

King: A Filmed Record

In Remembrance of Martin

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985 (14 episodes)


February 1st begins Black History Month. Check out the Black History Month collection of films on Kanopy: https://fairfield.kanopystreaming.com/category/tags/african-american-history