September 2011

In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the show’s debut, the Library of Congress presents I Love Lucy: An American Legend. This exhibition explores the show’s history through the Ball and Arnaz family scrapbooks as well as photographs, scripts, printed and manuscript music, and other documents from the Library of Congress.


Usually we don’t bring these to your attention, but in this case, the
instructor has noted VR in the assignment as an option for contacting
a librarian.

This assignment is for ENGL 130, Intro to Poetry, Prof Cantor. It will
be current through Wednesday evening.

Students are directed to find the earliest printed instance of a 17th
century poem or sonnet from their class textbook. The instructor has
referred them to EEBO (Early English Books Online) for this purpose.

The assumption was that books listed in EEBO are searchable full text.
This is not the case.

Therefore, it’s necessary to first find out the name of the book in
which the poem was first published.

For this, it’s recommended to use an encyclopedia or general work. In
the case of John Donne, for example, the Cambridge Companion to John
Donne has a very helpful bibliography and chronology. Also, Poetry
Criticism, in online database Literature Criticism Online (choose
Poetry Criticism).

Once the original book is identified, return to EEBO and use the
browse function to browse by author for the original book. Then view
the book image page by page until the original poem is located.

The LMU Hannon Library  Information Desk is staffed 24/7 thru Friday,
so the best thing would be to try to get students to call us there
directly (310-338-2790).

Thanks for your patience! I’m aware from our students and from
transcripts that there has already been a lot of activity on VR in
regard to this, and we appreciate all your efforts!

Please pass on information about the Libraries’ RefWorks Classes to your students, fellow faculty and staff.  Contact Kristina Schwoebel (312 – 915 – 8693 or  to sign up for the sessions.  If you can not attend one of the classes, contact Kristina about a one-on-one session, see the libguide for instructions ( or see the RefWorks tutorials (   

RefWorks: Write Bibliographies Quickly Using RefWorks

At the Lakeshore Campus- Information Commons room 120:
Wed. Sept. 21st – noon-1 pm                        Wed. Oct. 5th – noon-1 pm
Mon. Sept. 26th – 4-5 pm                             Tues. Nov.8th – 1-2 pm
Fri. Sept. 30th – noon-1 pm


At the Water Tower Campus- Corboy Law Center room 710:
Fri. Sept.23rd – 9-10 am                               Wed. Sept. 28th – 3-4 pm
Mon. Sept.26th – 11-noon                             Fri. Sept. 30th – 2-3 pm               

Join us for an informative program on RefWorks, a tool you can use to gather, save, and cite your research sources. This intro workshop will cover how to set up your account, add your citations, importing and exporting references, and create bibliographies.


RefWorks: Write Bibliographies Quickly Using RefWorks (Advanced Workshop)

At the Lakeshore Campus- Information Commons room 120:
Fri. Oct. 14th – 9:00 a.m.


At the Water Tower Campus- Corboy Law Center room 710:
Wed. Oct.12th – 1-2pm

This class will cover some of the advanced RefWorks features, including Write-N-Cite, which allows users to create in-line citations when writing papers, RefShare, which allows for file sharing amongst accounts, as well as RefGrab-it, a tool used to grab citations from web pages. It is recommended to have a basic knowledge of RefWorks before attending the advanced class.


There is now a page on the Ebooks subject guide on how to download EBL ebooks to personal devices. There are step by step instructions along with some very helpful videos from Boise State University Library. (Hopefully in the not-so-distant future I will be able to create some videos tailored to Loyola.)

Ebooks Guide:
EBL Downloading Instructions:

Please let me know if there are any questions/problems!


Tara Radniecki