Want to check out books and movies from the CNU library? You can! You'll just need to come to the circulation desk with a parent and have them fill out a form. The $25 community fee is waived for IB students of Newport News. Once you have the library card, you can check out up to five (5) items total. If you want more than that, you'll have to wait and bring an item back. Please note books may not have fines, but DVD/Blu-ray media does! Please be mindful of due dates.
We can only provides access to our databases to you while you are on campus. You are free to come to the university to use our free guest wi-fi. The visitor parking by the library is open on the weekends and after 5pm during the week while classes are in session.
* Purdue Owl - APA, MLA and more - guides. owl.english.perdue.edu
* Help with formatting citations. www.citationmachine.net
* Zotero: a Firefox plug-in citation helper. www.zotero.org
* Use Prezi instead of Powerpoint. www.prezi.com
*Another bibliography and citation tool. www.bibme.org
**Doing a smart Google search – type (site:gov, site:edu or filetype:pdf) and then a search term to get better information than just a general search. Google Scholar is great and will even link from articles into some of our databases, but not all. It is not a substitute for searching within the databases we have.
***Wikipedia – sure you can use it, but you really shouldn’t rely on it as completely factual. One thing that Wikipedia is good for is finding other sources and getting general knowledge of a topic. Most articles have links to websites and articles at the bottom of each entry.
Although you are limited to what you can search with when off campus, there is information on your topic out there someplace. If you are ever having trouble, please use the reference chat option to have a librarian help you!