Archive for the 'How-To' Category

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Ebsco databases can now be accessed via iPhone and iPod touch apps.  Look to the bottom of the opening screen of any Ebsco database to find a link to instructions.  You can also choose the mobile interface by going to this direct URL and then selecting “Ebsco Mobile”.

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Schedule a consultation appointment with a librarian!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Use our Ask-a-Librarian options to send an e-mail, request a consultation appointment or chat with a librarian 24/7 through our national cooperative.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Current issues are often the subject of concern to House or Senate committees of the U.S. Congress. They may hold “hearings” at which persons testify about the issue. A recent example – “distracted driving” – which has been the subject of hearings in both chambers of Congress. This is an example of a congressional hearing.

You can search for congressional hearings using either

1) Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, or

2) FDsys – the new federal government search system

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Do you know who your congressman is, and which congressional district you vote in?  Find your representative by state and name then you can map the district that he/she represents using the National Atlas.  And, of course, don’t forget to vote on Nov. 2.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to review the most useful resources…a great way to get a jump start on any assignment!

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Get help with your projects and papers – drop by the reference desk, send us a chat or e-mail, make an appointment.  The librarians are here to help! Click here for contact options.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Make an appointment with a Librarian to review your research topic as well as learn how to identify and use appropriate resources from the vast array of materials and databases available to you.  Register your appointment here or link from “Ask A Librarian” or use the kiosk at the Crumb Library Reference Desk.  We will respond promptly to your request.  Just have a quick question? Send us an e-mail or chat with the LIbrarian when the Reference desk is staffed.  We want to be asked for help!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


Crumb Library will be open on Thursday and Friday, December 18 and 19 from noon to 4 and on January 2, 2009 from noon to 4. Between those dates we are closed. If you would like to renew a book and you are registered for Winterim and/or Spring classes, you may do so after 12 noon on Thursday December 18. You may self renew in BearCat (although if you get a message that your renewal was not completed, please contact us). You may call the Crumb circulation desk 315-267-2485 – follow instructions on the greeting. You may send an e-mail to circ@potsdam.edu. Because we will be open for Winterim, we cannot renew your books until the beginning of Spring Semester. You will need to request a second renewal when your books become due in mid-January and we cannot guarantee a renewal if another patron requests the material. If you want to return material when the library is closed, use the book drops in the walls of Crumb Library adjacent to the doors. If you need to return Crane or Sheard materials, please use the Crumb book drops.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Did you pick up an application for a Work Study job in either Crumb (Main) or Crane (Music) Libraries? If you would like to mail it back to us in advance of the start of Fall Semester, send your application to Angie Donah, Crumb Memorial Library, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam NY 13676. It is extremely helpful if your include your available hours on the back of the application. Questions? E-mail library@potsdam.edu.

Alternatively, see the link on the library homepage that allows you to download an application form. The completed form can then be emailed to the libraries as an attachment.