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Don't worry if you missed our Origami and Afternoon Tea event, you can still get in on the fun. This month, the library is sponsoring an Origami Social Media Contest.  Just send us a photo of your origami creation AND follow us on Pinterest and/or Instagram, or comment on our origami blog post. That is all you need to do to be entered for a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card.  Need some ideas? Check out our Out of This World Origami PInterest board. The contest runs through February 28.  Click here for more information.

Our next library event will take place during Stress Less Week, February 19 - 23. Take a break from studying and add to a giant mosaic sticker in the library. Everyone who participates in this Sticker Art will receive a free giveaway bag.

Episode 27: The Digital Media 'Ad-pocalypse' of our library podcast is now available.  on iTunes. Joel and Colin discuss the ongoing online ‘adpocalypse’ and what this means for social media, internet companies, traditional media, and independent content creators.

Reserve a study room. Study rooms used to be available on a first come, first served basis but due to demand, we now require a reservation. Book a Study Room ahead of time by selecting that option under Services on the Library homepage. Or stop by the desk and we will do it for you. Be sure to bring your student ID with you.

Welcome

Welcome to the Bellevue University guide for Cybersecurity.  This guide provides a good starting point for general research in this area.  The variety of resources will give the cybersecurity student a sampling of information on computer security, computer crimes, data protection and laws concerning cybersecurity. Resources include print and electronic books, subscription databases, and websites.   Each print book title links directly to the library online catalog, while each e-book title links directly to the full text of the book.  Database recommendations link directly to the specific database.  Recommended websites cover various aspects of the topic.

If you need further assistance, please contact the  Bellevue University Library Reference Staff 

BUILD IT

BUILD IT

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL

http://lib.bellevue.edu/buildit/

BUILD IT is an online guide to the Bellevue University Library and all its resources and services. It  is made up of five self contained modules, each followed by an interactive quiz. Go through BUILD IT from beginning to end or start at the Site Map using just the pages you need. Click on the link above or on one of the modules below, or look for BUILD IT in the left menu of the library homepage under Tutorials.

Module One: Getting to Know the Bellevue University Library
An overview of library resources and services and introduction to the library homepage.

Module Two: Planning Your Project
The steps involved in planning your research paper: Includes focusing your topic, outlining, identifying keywords, Boolean searching, and more.

Module Three: Locating Information
Finding and evaluating information, including books, ebooks, articles, and websites. Includes sample and interactive database searches.

Module Four: Citing Your Sources
Covers the basics of plagiarism, citation, and copyright.

Module Five: Putting it all together
How to organize your research into a formal paper, includes notetaking, revising, and formatting.

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Off-Campus Access

You will be prompted for your BU login when you attempt to access the library databases and e-books from off campus.Your username is your 8 digit student ID# preceded by Bellevue\ . Be sure to use a backslash and not a forward slash, after Bellevue, with no spaces before or after it. Your password is the same one you use for Blackboard and BRUIN. It must meet the requirements of 8-32 characters using a combination of upper and lower case letters, numerals, and special characters. You will be required to change your password every 90 days.