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Pollak Library 24/7 Study Stress Busters

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Librarian Megan Wagner shares tips to manage finals week stress during 24/7 Study at the Pollak Library.

It’s almost time to wrap up the spring semester with 24/7 Study at the Pollak Library. Take a look at these tips to keep your finals week stress-free and help keep a healthy work-life balance!

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Don’t know where to begin? A great place to start your research is exploring the library’s databases by subject. To choose the best database, think about which disciplines study the issues you are researching and use the recommended database list based on that subject area. Don’t stress if you get lost, librarians are here for you.

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Not 100% sure how to cite something in your bibliography? Whether it’s in APA, MLA, or Chicago Style, we’ve got you covered. Check out the library’s Citation Guide for details on citing all the sources! Handouts are also available at the Reference Desk and Writing Center.

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Still searching for that perfect article or eBook for your research paper? Keep calm, and ask a Librarian! Research librarians are always available – even at 2 a.m.! Try our 24/7 Chat Service any time or visit the Reference Desk in person during staffed hours.

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Now more than ever, your time is valuable. Don’t waste it searching for a study spot! Save time and energy by reserving a group study room online!

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Everyone needs a break sometime! Unwind in the Stress Buster Zone on the 4th floor with coloring sheets, colored pencils, puzzles and games. Enjoy free late-night snacks from library staff on the first and fourth floors at 10pm! De-stress with therapy dogs in the library on May 11th from 4-6pm in PLN-130.

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Enjoy some finals week fun! Stop by the reference desk to enter the raffle for CSUF Prize Packs from the Titan Shops, Finals Week Survival Kits, and coupons from Panera Bread and Campus Dining!

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Walking to your car alone during extended hours? If you are concerned for your safety, stop by the circulation desk or call (657) 278-2515 from your mobile phone and ask for a safety escort. University police will ensure you get to your car or dorm room safe and sound. Services are limited to the campus boundaries.

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Just need peace and quiet to get work done? Check out the third floor of the library for the quiet zone! Quiet study space, all day, every day. Also, check out PLN-103 & PLN-420 for extra quiet study space from May 8-19th.

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Whether you left your laptop at home or yours is acting up, don’t stress! Stop by the Student Genius Corner or contact the IT Helpdesk in the Information Learning Commons. They can help with laptop rentals, downloading software, or campus related technologies such as Titanium, Titan Online, student email and more.

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Need a break from reality? Explore new virtual worlds in the Division of Information Technology’s Exploration Room. Available on the 1st floor of the library, this new innovative space offers the opportunity to explore new technologies, like virtual reality, Alienware, HTC Vive, and a Microsoft Surface Hub. Must have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 students, contact IT for more information or reserve a Smart Group Study Room online.

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While a little bit of finals week stress is expected, be kind to yourself this finals season! Be sure get plenty of sleep and check out Student Wellness Programs for support groups and creative workshops to help manage stress. Also, check out All Night Study at the TSU for additional finals week campus activities with fellow Titans. Best of luck on your finals!

Library Extended Hours are due to Student Success Initiatives (SSI) Funding since Fall 2014.

For more information about 24/7 study, see the library 24/7 Study Guidelines.