Monday, April 30, 2007

Interim & Summer Hours, 2007

Interim: 14-18 May

Monday - Friday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday and Sunday


Summer Semester: 21 May - 20 July

7:30am - 9:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


9:00am - 1:00pm



The SHSL will be CLOSED on...

Memorial Day
Monday, 28 May

Independence Day
Wednesday, 4 July

Other Calendars and Hours

Monday, April 23, 2007

Wireless Printing at University Libraries

[Updated: 01 July 09]
Print from your laptop (or any computer) to certain print release stations in the University Libraries.

You can print from anywhere that you have an internet connection. In other words, you can print to one of the Libraries printers from you wireless laptop on- or off-campus and from you desktop computer at home. If you can access the Libraries website, you can print to the University Libraries.

Here's how:
  1. Go to
  2. Enter your BSU email address to login
  3. Select a print release station
  4. Click on Browse to select the file you want to print. Click on Submit.
  5. Select page setup options. Click Continue.
  6. Wait while your job is processed. When the green bar appears, your print job is ready to be printed at the release station you indicated.
For more information read the Wireless Printing FAQ.

  • You do not have to be in one of the Libraries (or even on campus) to print.
  • Print jobs time-out after 90 minutes.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Stargazing: indoors and outdoors

It's quickly becoming warm enough to venture outside to look at the stars without fear of frostbite. Take a look at a selection of resources and programs below that you can use to wander the universe in your back yard, at your computer, or in the BSU Planetarium.

The image above of two galaxies colliding (NGC 2207 & IC 2163) was taken by the Hubble space telescope and can be found at the HubbleSite website listed below.

BSU Planetarium
The BSU Planetarium is offering the Visitor's Guide to the Universe during April. For more information, contact Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck.

Manuals, handbooks, and field guides

Available in the Science-Health Science Library or in Bracken
You will find most within the call number range QB63-65

Click on the title to view the CardCat record:

Summer stargazer by Robert Clairborne
QB64 .C57 1981

Deep sky observing by Steven Coe
QB64 .C597 2000

Backyard astronomer’s guide by Terence Dickinson & Alan Dyer
QB64 .D53 2001

Universe from your backyard by David Eicher
QB64 .E53 1988

Field guide to the deep sky objects by Mike Inglis
Sci QB64 .I54 2001

Peterson’s Field guide to the stars and planets by Jay Pasachoff
Sci QB64 .P37 2000

3-D atlas of stars and galaxies by Richard Monkhouse & John Cox
Sci QB65 .M586 2000

SkyAtlas 2000.0 by Wil Tirion & Roger Sinnott
Sci QB65 .T54 1998 (Oversize)

Online Interactive Charts & Images

images from & information about the Hubble space telescope

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Sky-Map.Org or WikiSky
an interactive sky chart

Sky & Telescope’s interactive sky chart

Telescopes, Videos, and Other Library Stuff

BSU Media Finder Blog: Astronomy Day (21 April)
Wonderful stuff you can check out from the BSU Libraries to help you explore the cosmos.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

April flowers

A brief guide to spring blossoms on Ball State campus…

FSEEC Wildflower walks in Christy Woods
Learn about wildflowers with John Taylor every Saturday at 1p in April. Check out the Field Station and Environmental Education Center's (FSEEC) online wildflower guide. View an online map of available parking.

Map of cherry blossoms on Ball State campus

This map was created by Graduate Assistant Sang-Seuk “Jack” Yun from the Geospatial Center and Map Collection in 2004. View page 7 of the April 2004 issue of the Library Insider for more information.

Wildflower books at University Libraries
Here's a useful list of books that can be found in the University Libraries about wildflowers obtained by searching CardCat with keywords such as “wildflowers,” “flowers,” “flora,” etc.