Posts Tagged ‘BSC Library’

BSC Library – Your Go to Place

Hard to believe the end of the semester is almost here, but it is.

If you need help with projects and papers or are looking for a quiet place to study or do group work, the BSC Library is the place to be! 

  • Ask our librarians to help you find the information resources you need
  • Use our study rooms and library commons for group work
  • Head to the quiet reading room for solo study

See you at the Library!


BSC Library & Learning Commons Open!

The BSC Library & Learning Commons is open for business! Stop by and see us in our new location on the 1st floor of the Communications and Creative Arts Center. We will be glad to show you around.

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions for the BSC Campus Community

  • The BSC Library is my “go to place” for information and I will use it.

  • BSC Librarians are my “go to people.”  I will ask for their help as I hone my research skills, learn how to find information for papers and projects, learn how to do citations, and look for something good to read.

2013 Is My Year to Shine!

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ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey



ebrary, a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide, will release the full results of its latest ebook survey in January 2012.  For a sneak preview of the findings, check out the press release.

More than 6,500 students were surveyed.  Among the key findings of the survey were:

  • E-book usage and awareness have not increased significantly in 2011 over 2008
  • Preference for printed books over electronic books has not changed: Both are still equally important
  • The vast majority of students would choose electronic over print if it were available and if better tools along with fewer restrictions were offered
  • There is a need for reliable social media tools geared toward research

The BSC Library is well-positioned to provide information in both traditional formats and electronic formats.  

  • We currently have some 91,000 print items
  • Our current ebook/eaudiobook count is just shy of 10,000 titles 
  • We have 7,000+ films available as streaming video, almost 3,300 video recordings in various formats (DVD, videocassette, film reels), 3,325 CDs, some 2,600 LPs, and thousands of magazine, journal, and newspaper articles available through our online databases.  

Check us out!  Use the ODIN catalog! Explore our website and our databasesUse LibGuides!

Ask a librarian!

We are your information providers.  It’s what we do.

Top Ten Things We Wish You Knew

  1. Librarians like to answer questions.  It’s what we do.
  2. Your BSC photo ID is your library card.  Carry it with you.
  3. Your library card number is on the back of your BSC photo ID.  Your library password is your last name.
  4. To access BSC’s databases from off-campus, to activate all of the features of the ODIN catalog, and to check out library materials, you need a library card.
  5. There are two versions of the ODIN catalog — ODIN Classic or ODIN UFind.  Use the one you like best.
  6. You can set up a personal account in many of the library’s databases.  Use your personal account to save search results, search alerts, journal alerts, and more. 
  7. You can ask questions online; click on “Ask a Librarian.”
  8. You can schedule appointments for group instruction or individualized instruction and assistance.  Call us at 224-5450 or send an email to
  9. The BSC Library Archives collects and preserves important historical and social records of Bismarck State College.  
  10. There is something for everyone @ the BSC Library!