New Directions

      We have a number of new students blogging for Snell Snippets now; among them are Rachel Holt, Michelle Beiter and Joe Bober, all recent hires in the Advancement office. Brendan Ratner, also work study, will continue to blog, and who knows who else will come on board. As long as everybody makes sure to keep us updated on Library news and events, in particular the Meet the Author Series, we should be good.          I am glad to be introducing these new contributors and sad to say that this day (Friday, the 17th) is my last day and that this will be my last post on this blog. All questions about the blog should from now on be directed to Karen Merguerian ( or Maria Carpenter ( Thanks everybody who has contributed throughout my time here, and keep posting. –Damon G

Print station changes in October!

YOUR PRAYERS SHALL BE ANSWERED!!! No more waiting 5-20 minutes because printing in the InfoCommons is backlogged. No more waiting on a huge Instant Print line for 1 page. No more unnecessary cover sheets that waste paper. WIRELESS PRINTING! More specs to come, but get pumped for this. Printing will never be the same again. Coming soon to a library near you!

Citations, Quotations, Notations…Frustrations

Remember when before EasyBib you actually had to know what citation convention you were using and actually format your citation yourself? If you’re like me, of course you don’t, because we grew up in the computer age. Regardless, citations are a crucial function to the scholarly process, and withholding due credit (not citing your sources) or even citing incorrectly is frowned upon to the extent of expulsion for plagiarism. Some of the new features on EasyBib have made this process even easier by automatically citing sources based on article titles, and giving a much wider range of citation formats and documentation options. Unfortunately, you still have to cite within your actual text manually, a process that is known to be arduous and often time consuming…until now (for those of you who didn’t know about this before reading my blog post). Available through on the Self-Service tab of MyNEU, by clicking into Software Downloads you will find the answer to all things citation related. The program named EndNote, aptly puts an End to all of your Note-ation problems (I try to be funny… it usually never works). Straight from EndNote themselves…

“Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students and librarians use EndNote to search online bibliographic databases, organize their references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize their references, they do it the easy way—by using EndNote” (Endnote).

See the citation convention I used there? All thanks to EndNote! Some other cool functions include automatic paper formatting, template extensions, online reference searches, customizable export options, and more. So, while EasyBib may be a great tool for citations, the software provided by Northeastern will make sure you aren’t stuck in Snell Library all night.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

Did you know that you can Text a Librarian for answers to all of your library or literature questions? All you have to do is text your question to 66746 and begin your message with the word husky. You can also get answers at the Reference Desk  by calling (617) 373-2356, or visiting on the second floor of Snell Library during these hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Coming to a Snell Librarian with your questions guarantees that you’ll get put in the right direction, and they often go above and beyond the scope of their job to assist you in whatever project you have.

Bloomberg Coming Soon

Exciting news for business students! The Snell Library will soon house 2 Bloomberg terminals on the 2nd floor, thanks to the generosity of the College of Business Administration.  The table is all set up, ready for the arrival of the special terminals. Look for them soon!