Tax Season: Forms and Assistance

Tax season has officially started, so it is time to gather together those important documents. We have collected helpful resources for filing both your state and federal taxes. Needing more tips? Subscribe to Tax Tips from the IRS to receive a tip via email each business day during the tax-filing season.

The College of Business sponsors VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) which provides free tax preparation on a first come first serve basis. The service is offered on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm in the College of Business building. Contact (678) 466-4527 for more information.

Clayton State University Resources
VITA @ Clayton State

Georgia Resources
Georgia Department of Revenue

Federal Resources – Internal Revenue Service – File Your Taxes
Tax eFile
Tax Information for Students — Higher Education
Tax Benefits for Education
Publication 501: Do I have to file a tax return?

Social Media and Apps
IRS2Go: IRS-developed app for Android and iOs designed to help taxpayers check on the status of their refund, sign up for helpful tax tips or get the most recent IRS Twitter feeds
Twitter – IRS News: news, guidance for the public
YouTube – IRS: tax tips, identify theft, small business, IRS tax pros
Tumblr – IRS: tax tips, videos, podcasts and more



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February Featured LibGuide: African American Studies

African American Studies is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the scholarly study of the history, literature, culture, religion, and politics of African-Americans. The field is not limited in its scope to the continental United States, but includes the entire African Diaspora which encompasses African people descended from Africans dispersed, displaced, and scattered by enslavement, genocide, war, migration, and conflict. The African American Studies guide includes books, articles, electronic resources, and multimedia plus a focus on slavery & slave trade resources.



Grand reopening ceremony and ribbon cutting

You are invited to join us as we unveil the newly renovated, complete Clayton State Library. It’s been a long road and we want to thank you for your support and patience through it all.

Please join us Wednesday, January 27 @ 10am, for the Library Renovation Ribbon Cutting. We will have speeches, snacks, and giveaways.

Come explore the “new” library and discover all we have to offer.

Library Renovation Ribbon Cutting invitation

Library Renovation Ribbon Cutting invitation

Resources for 2016 MLK Day of Service

MLKquoteAre you looking for ways to celebrate the MLK Day of Service on January 18, 2016? In addition to the many titles we own, you can enjoy several streaming videos about Martin Luther King, Jr. including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: The Making of a Holiday from our Films on Demand collection. The Civil Rights Digital Library delivers engaging online articles and multimedia related to the struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s and of course GALILEO @ Clayton State has articles, images, videos and the full text of the “I Have a Dream” speech.

The Clayton State Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, CSU Student Chapter of the NAACP, and We are O.N.E. Interfaith Council to commemorate the life of Dr. King and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.

Jan. 15 – Jan. 17 — Cultural Immersion Trip to Memphis
Jan. 18 — MLK Day of Service
Jan. 21 — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 6:30 pm, SAC Ballroom

You may also be interested in:
Opportunities for service in the Atlanta area
Things to do in Atlanta to celebrate MLK Day and Black History Month

MLK Day Holiday Hours

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the library will be closed on Monday, January 18th. We are open on Saturday, 1/16 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 1/17 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.


Normal hours resume at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19th.

Our electronic resources, including GALILEO, CSU Catalog and LibGuides, will be available for your research needs. If you have items to return, you can use the book drop near Jazzman’s in the University Center.

2015 Most Popular eJournal Titles

In 2015 the most frequently accessed journals for scholarship by the Clayton State community were:

5. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology
Publishes original papers in all areas of personality and social psychology and emphasizes empirical reports, but may include specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers.
Full-text coverage: 1965 – present

4. Journal of Advanced Nursing
Contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy.
Full-text coverage: 1981 – present (12 month delay)

3. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice
Publishes articles on the application of psychology, including the scientific underpinnings of the profession of psychology. Articles that present assessment, treatment, and practice implications are encouraged. Both data-based and theoretical articles on techniques and practices used in the application of psychology are acceptable.
Full-text coverage: 1969 – present

2. College Student Journal
Publishes original investigations and theoretical papers dealing with college student values, attitudes, opinions, and learning.
Full-text coverage: 1996 – present

and the number 1 journal for researchers in 2015 was:

C1 PAGE.indd 1. American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)
Published by the American Public Health Association since 1911. Publishes current, in-depth public health information. Selected as a core journal by the Public Health/Health Administration section of the Medical Library Association. AJPH is the publication health organizations depend on for authoritative editorials, thought-provoking commentary, and timely health policy analysis.
Full-text coverage: 1971 – present



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January Featured Resource: JoVE Science Education

JoVE Science Education: General Laboratory Techniques demonstrates how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.


Titles in collection:

  • An Introduction to the Centrifuge
  • Regulating Temperature in the Lab: Preserving Samples Using Cold
  • Introduction to Light Microscopy
  • Introduction to Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Histological Sample Preparation for Light Microscopy
  • Introduction to the Spectrophotometer
  • Measuring Mass in the Laboratory
  • An Introduction to Working in the Hood
  • Introduction to the Bunsen Burner
  • Introduction to Serological Pipettes and Pipettors
  • An Introduction to the Micropipettor
  • Making Solutions in the Laboratory
  • Understanding Concentration and Measuring Volumes
  • Introduction to the Microplate Reader
  • Regulating Temperature in the Lab: Applying Heat

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2015 Classical Music Library Popular Tracks

Classical Music Library is an online streaming audio collection of Classical music recordings available to all Clayton State students. Last year users enjoyed listening to the following tracks:

5. Requiem Realisations (CD 1)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Specialized Area of Interest: Classical
Ensemble: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Academy of Ancient Music
Performers: Elin Manahan Thomas; Christine Rice; James Gilchrist; Christopher Purves

4. Chopin: Nocturnes, etc.
Composer: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
Specialized Area of Interest: Romantic
Performer: Artur Rubinstein

3. Schumann: Character Pieces I
Composer: Robert Schumann
Specialized Area of Interest: Romantic
Performer: Florian Uhlig

2. Music for the Moment: Opera Sopranos
Composer: Francesco Durante
Specialized Area of Interest: Baroque; Classical; Romantic
Ensemble: Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi

and the number 1 Classical Music Library track for 2015 was:

2015cml-toptrack 1. Copland: Appalachian Spring
Composer: Aaron Copland
Specialized Area of Interest: 20th Century
Ensemble: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble



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