March Featured Resource: Nexis Uni

LexisNexis Academic has long been on of our most popular resources. It recently underwent a massive interface upgrade and name change. You can still find the same newspapers, medical journals, company financial information, wire reports, and law reviews, but you’ll find a more intuitive and customizable interface in Nexis Uni. Registration is recommended to set personal preferences and customizations.

You will find you have access to:

  • over 15,000 news, business, legal, medical and reference publications
  • local, regional, international, and foreign language newspapers
  • broadcast transcripts and wire service reports
  • state & federal statutes, regulations, Shepard’s Citations
  • legislation, Supreme Court opinions back to 1790, law reviews
  • domestic and international company financial information, economic data, and SEC filings and reports

Need Help?

Technical issues have been reported and are being addressed by LexisNexis. To report an issue, contact the GALILEO support team,


February Featured Resource: CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage of the health sciences including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, fitness, medicine, and health administration. Coverage includes indexing of more than 5,400 journals with full-text access to 1,450 journals from 1937 to present. This valuable resource also provides access to systematic reviews, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, and quick lesson disease overviews.

Laptop Lending Service

Do you need a laptop for class today? Is your laptop in for service at The Hub? Do you need to watch a DVD and your device doesn’t have that option? We’ve got you covered. Students can check out a laptop from the lower level Circulation Desk with their LakerCard to use on campus for up to 6 hours per loan. We require students to read and sign a Laptop Agreement Form to remain on file for the duration of the semester.

Tech Specs:

  • Dell Latitude E6520
  • Windows 10
  • WiFi Access
  • Integrated video webcam
  • VGA & HDMI ports
  • DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW drive

Laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. The inventory is periodically pulled for software and hardware maintenance. Check the Get It tab in the Catalog for availability.


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
Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Georgia

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?
1098 tax form

Social Media and Apps
IRS2Go: IRS-developed app for Android, Amazon, 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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2018 MLK Day of Service

Are you looking for ways to celebrate the MLK Day of Service on January 15, 2018?

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. Learn more about his life from the historical documents and personal records found in our Archives Unbound collections like Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 or Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement. The Civil Rights Digital Library delivers engaging multimedia and articles related to the struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s. GALILEO @ Clayton State has articles, images, videos, and the full text of his “I Have a Dream” speech.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the library will be closed on Monday, January 15th. We are open on Saturday, 1/13 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 1/14 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Events happening on MLK Day:


January Featured Resource: Georgia Historic Newspapers

Georgia Historic Newspapers includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers; important African-American, Roman Catholic, and Cherokee newspapers; and issues from Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Fayetteville, Houston county, Louisville, Milledgeville, Thomson, Sandersville, Waycross, Waynesboro, and Valdosta. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986. Browse by title for coverage summaries.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries.


December Featured Resource: Supreme Court Yearbook

The Supreme Court Yearbook provides valuable in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation’s highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Users will find:

  • Year-end overviews of Supreme Court terms
  • Case summaries of every opinion written during each term
  • Essays on the most significant cases from each year and the trends in each term
  • Useful tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law
  • Biographies of justices
  • Reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

Browse/Search by Topic:
Business Law
Courts & Judicial Procedure
Criminal Law & Procedure
Election Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Federal Government
First Amendment
Immigration Law
Individual Rights
International Law
Labor Law
Property Law
State & Local Governments
Term Overviews
Tort Law


WWI & America programming update

Thank you to every one who attended any of the Clayton State Library’s WWI & America programming. This fall we have hosted two discussion panels and two public screenings of the documentary Lioness.

If you missed either of the discussion panels, you can catch up with the video recordings posted on our WWI & America website here: The Lioness film will be added to the Library’s collection for 7-day loan by Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. Other guests may view the film inside the library.

While our programming has concluded for the year, we are already planning for next year’s events. Beginning in January 2018, we will offer a series of writing workshops. The primary targeted audience of these workshops will be veterans, family members of veterans, and any others interested in writing about the themes: “The Experience of War” and “Coming Home.” Workshop attendees will receive professional guidance in creating original written work in their choice of genre, such as short fiction, creative non-fiction, autobiography, and poetry. In addition, workshop attendees will have the opportunity to share their original work at a public reading.

To assist us in the planning of the workshops and the public reading, please take a few minutes to respond to this short survey.

Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested. All WWI & America programming is free and open to the public. Please direct any questions or concerns about 2018 WWI & America programming to Emily Crews (

Presented by Library of America with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, World War I and America is a two-year initiative that aims to bring veterans and their families together with the general public to explore the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand.


November Featured Resource: Latin America & Iberia Database

Latin America & Iberia Database provides full text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also Spain and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, medical, social sciences, education, arts, anthropology, law, and humanities.


We want you! Come join our team

Are you a problem solver? Do you enjoy helping others reach their goals? Are you a quick learner, comfortable with new technology? Then the library might have a job for you.

We are looking for some stellar student assistants to work the service counters on the Upper Level of the library during Spring 2018.


We need more smiling faces at the Ref Desk

General duties will include answering basic library questions, greeting patrons in person and over the phone, assisting with library equipment, checking in and out library materials, and maintaining order of library collections on the shelf. In addition, student assistants at the Upper Level Reference Desk will monitor the online chat service, provide basic reference and technology assistance, and assist with closing the library. All student assistants will be cross-trained to perform desk duties on the both levels of the Library for when back up is needed.



The right candidates will demonstrate a commitment to customer service, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Dependability and flexibility are also required. Candidates for the Upper Level Reference Desk position should also demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and have some computer experience. Both positions require the use an Integrated Library System, so the ability to learn new technology is required.


To qualify, you must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semesters. Student assistants may work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week. Assigned weekly hours will vary depending on student availability and library coverage needs. Most student assistants work between 12-15 hours per week.

We are looking to fill the following shifts (marked ♥):

Morning Afternoon Evening

If this sounds like you and you are available to work during the available time slots, please download, complete, and submit the Library Student Assistant application to:

Please direct all questions to