Test-Drive the Chicago Manual of Style Online!

Many of us are familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) and use it as a reference while writing. Now Snell Library is providing online access to the CMOS’s 15th and 16th editions in one easy location. New online-only features include:
  • Being able to search the CMOS and specify either the 15th or 16th edition
  • A Q&A section that answers those tricky questions as submitted by users — including a place to submit your own questions
The 16th edition, published in 2010, is updated for the digital age. All of us have run across one of those pesky hard-to-answer citation questions. “How do I reference a Twitter post? What about a blog entry? Or a podcast?” For those of you who are editors or writers, there is now an electronic editing checklist to help you in your online editing ventures. Don’t forget to check out Northeastern University Libraries’ access to the AMA Manual of Style, and here is a general guide to MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles.

@ClubSnell is #4! #thanks@HerCampusNU

Are you following @ClubSnell on Twitter? If not, then you should be! HerCampus Northeastern listed Snell Library’s Twitter account as the 4th top Twitter handle that Northeastern students should be following. And with good reason! @ClubSnell sends out informative Tweets about library news and events and lets followers know about new developments and updates at the Library. So what are you waiting for? Stay in the know at Northeastern and follow @ClubSnell! Read the full HerCampusNU article for more information about our ranking and to see who the other 19 top Twitter accounts are.

Online book club @1book140

If you have ever joined a book club you know from experience that it is not easy to coordinate busy schedules, agree on next month’s book, or decide who will be next to host. Northeastern Journalism Professor, Jeffrey Howe, has created a book club that eliminates all of these troubles. Howe’s book club is on Twitter @1book140. The way it works is quite simple. 1book140 selects the book of the month by a majority vote of its Twitter followers. Once a book is selected members tweet their thoughts as they read, abiding by the month’s weekly schedule, and including the hashtag #1book140 so that their comments are collected on the site’s Twitter page. This month, readers have their noses in The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. If you’re interested in joining you can view the weekly reading schedule for June and reserve The Blind Assassin at Snell Library to start your summer reading! For more information about @1book140 read this article from Marketplace Tech Report

Snell Library Is on Twitter!

Follow @ClubSnell for updates on what’s going on at your favorite campus library. We’ll post information about upcoming events (including our very own Meet the Author talks), Snell Library news, new resources, etc. Check us out today to stay up to date on everything Snell!

Old Meets New: 200-Year-Old Tweets?

Very interesting article on today about John Quincy Adams’s very short diary entries and how closely they resemble “tweets,” the 140-character posts on Twitter. Now the Massachusetts Historical Society will be posting his line-a-day entries as tweets exactly 200 years later, starting tomorrow with the first entry of his trip to Russia that began August 5, 1809. You can follow John Quincy Adams on Twitter — his handle is JQAdams_MHS. What a great way to bring history alive!