Crunch Time! Time, space, advice & resource support via the SFU LibraryPublished by Mark Bodnar
From the expressions of many of the people using our libraries these last few days, it's clear that we have hit Crunch Time...
"Crunch Time" definition: that wonderful time of term when paper deadlines that seemed far away in January now loom so close that they cast a shadow over you. That time when exam study habits vie with procrastination habits for your attention... when you just want a quiet study spot, a word of encouragement, and maybe one last bit of information to cement your argument.
We're here for you!
Time & Space
- Our usual extended exam-period hours will give you that time you need to study away from your roommates, siblings, fridge, TV, and other distractions. Our Burnaby (WAC Bennett) Library will be open 24/7 from March 20 to April 21, and our Surrey (Fraser) Library will have extended hours from Apr. 2-20. See this news post for details.
- Explore our libraries to find some of the hundreds of study spaces available for you. There's sure to be a spot that fits your needs, whether those needs are "quiet with a view" or "busy & bookish." Check out these posts for some suggestions: Study Spaces in the SFU Libraries & Colourful and bright new study space in Bennett
Encouragement & Support
- Clear your research roadblocks by visiting with a librarian! We're available by online chat, phone, or in person.
- Join us in our Burnaby Library for a Late Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) on March 24th (5pm-midnight): some quiet space with serious co-studiers, mixed with silent movies, energy-rich food, hula dancing (??) and more. (Registration and $15 fee required for this one.) Details at: Why Struggle Alone?
- If you just need one more number or chart to round out your argument and close off your essay... consider our newest database, Statista! Check our earlier post for details and a link into this valuable resource: Numbers at your fingertips: Introducing Statista for SFU researchers!
- We also have hundreds of other specialized databases, thousands of journals & magazines and millions of books and ebooks -- but I know that can be information overload at this time of term. Don't forget that you can stop by to chat with a librarian and come away with personalized suggestions about research tools, resources, and strategies. Just don't leave it too late... there's nothing sadder for a librarian than hearing "I've been searching for a week and I haven't found anything!"
Deep breath... we'll get through the next month together!
Business & Economics Librarian