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New Films on Kanopy for July

Beat the summer heat with the latest new releases on Kanopy! Stream films anytime, anywhere, on all your preferred devices.



Just For KU: Complimentary Access to The New York Times


Rohrbach Library, in partnership with the SGA, offers the KU community complimentary access to the site.  This service requires that you reactivate your pass once a year.  If you’re getting a message that you’ve exceeded your article views, it’s time to update your pass.

It’s easy! Click on over to our authenticated institutional pass site at and login to reactivate your pass for another year.

Any questions? Contact RL’s Electronic Resources Librarian for more info.

NoodleTools to end July 15, 2018


Rohrbach Library will no longer subscribe to NoodleTools after July 15, 2018 – but no worries! There are a number of resources that will do the job right at your fingertips.

NoodleTools Express

This tool is for when you just need a quick citation. Create a single MLA, APA, or Chicago-style reference and copy and paste it into your document. No login required. Access other free NoodleTools resources here.


BibMe is an automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting. Among the optional features available are a smart proofreader to add citations directly into your paper, offer suggestions on grammar and style, and help you to avoid unintentional plagiarism. Some free options come with use limitations.


EasyBib is very similar to BibMe in terms of functionality, offering a free bibliography generator providing automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. EasyBib also includes an online plagiarism checker and grammar check service. Some free options come with use limitations.


Make a bibliography or works cited using just ISBN numbers. Easy, fast, free, and also available as a browser extension. Formatting options are MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Support provides thorough step-by-step instructions on adding citations and creating your bibliography in Word. There’s also a great section on automatic formatting and bibliography generation. Select from APA, MLA, Chicago, and other formats. These features apply only to Word for Office 365, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, and Word 2007.

What are your favorite tools? Let us know!


New on Kanopy this Month, Featuring Kedi & More!


Check out the new Kanopy releases today!

Important Information about Rohrbach Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan is moving to Tipasa, OCLC’s cloud-based ILL system! The link to the new patron portal is, where users can create or edit accounts, retrieve articles, place requests, and check the status of open requests. Tipasa’s official start date is Monday, April 2nd, but the system is up and running NOW, so sign in and explore! Beginning April 2nd, ILLiad will no longer be available, and Tipasa’s patron portal will take the place of the ILLiad page. For questions or assistance, please contact ILL at


NEW Fire 7 Tablets!

The library has 6 new Fire 7 Tablets available for check out! Fire Tablets can be checked out for 28 days and users will have access to books, movies, games, Spotify, Pandora, apps, and more! To check out one of our new Fire Tablets head over to the information desk.

Users are responsible for any damage during their checkout period.



Trial Access: IGI Global Books & Journals


Rohrbach Library is running a 60 day trial of IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books, InfoSci-Journals, and InfoSci-Videos Databases, a collection of 3,900 e-books, 175+ journals, and over 90 streaming videos on the most innovative and pioneering research in 11 different subject areas, including:

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences
  • Government and Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Media and Communications
  • Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences
  • Security and Forensics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

On-campus-only access is available here:

Don’t wait – access to this resource is available between Feb. 1st , 2018 – April 1, 2018.

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