2018 is here, and you’re already committed to the New Year’s resolutions that
will help create the perfect you! You’ve put away the fattening foods. You’re
exercising more. You’ve curbed that filthy language and stopped biting your
nails. Most important, you’ve started a new semester at Spartanburg Community
College, and you’re committed to making the best possible use of the SCC
You’re doing a great job so far, but here a few more suggestions for
resolutions that will make your library experience everything it can be:
1. “I will bring my student ID.”
Remember: Your student ID is your library card. You’ll need it to check out
library materials, check your account status, request books, use library study
rooms, and pretty much anything that requires a library card. Make a resolution
to stop leaving it in your car, your other pants, or over at grandma’s house.
Keep it with you at all times and feel its power to rejuvenate your life!
2. “I will renew my library materials.”
You say that three-week checkout on your books wasn’t enough to complete your research
on ancient Egyptian hairstyles? You won’t believe how easy it is to renew those
books for an additional checkout period. Before the due date, just click this link to renew online or ask one of the helpful library staff to renew them for
you. Excessive library late fees can not only restrict your student record
during registration but can ruin your reputation in the community worse than
dandruff in your mullet. Resolve to renew!
3. “I will have my sources and formatting checked!”
MLA formatting, APA formatting…who knows what this stuff even means? The SCC
Library staff, that’s who! Not only have we provided handy guides to any and
all format and citation problems in our online MLA and APA research guides, but
the friendly library staff are available to review your citations and formatting
live and in-person! (No autographs, please.) Resolve never to turn in a
research paper again without first having it checked by the professionals. Your
grade point average will thank you!
4. “I will not plagiarize.”
We know you promised last year that you would stop copying from your sources
word-for-word, but some habits are hard to quit. We understand. That’s why we’ve
developed this online guide to avoiding plagiarism in your research papers.
Commit to learning the dos and don’ts of intellectual property theft. Your
friends will be amazed at your transformation into a copyright-law-abiding
5. “I will use the library databases.”
We know you’re addicted to books, and who can blame you? But 2018 will be the
year you embrace the digital world with gusto! Make a vow to explore our
database and eBook collections to find an endless selection of quality sources
for your next research project. Search journals, magazine articles, newspapers,
and even your beloved books, all in easily-searchable digital format and
available off-campus with your SCC web ID and password. Narrow results with
advanced searching features, utilize the handy citation tools, and even print
the results to add to your collection of resources. The New You for 2018 is the
Digital You! Make the leap to databases and eBooks!
Starting the new year off right with diet and exercise takes will power, but
SCC Library New Year’s resolutions are easy! Just ask the library staff for
help. And be sure to explore our website for all your research needs. We’re
here to help make 2018 your best year yet!