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2nd Floor South

Cook Library Second Floor South houses the media collection, microform collection, and U.S. government publications collection, as well as the equipment necessary to use these resources.


Media Collection
The Cook Library media collection is located in 2nd Floor South and includes videocassettes, DVDs, laser discs, compact audio discs, audiocassettes, and slides. The library provides a variety of equipment to support use of the media collection. The media viewing and listening area is located on the west side of 2nd Floor South. In addition, DVD and VHS players are available for checkout from the circulation desk in the first floor lobby. For help finding media, try the Libraries' FAQ How do I find media?

Microform Collections
Cook Library has large holdings in microform (microfilm, microfiche, and opaque microcard). The microform collection includes past issues of newspapers and journals, ERIC documents, and books. Many significant collections are available, such as “Selected Americana from Sabin’s Dictionary of Books Relating to America,” “Three Centuries of English and American Plays,” “Travels in the Confederate States, American Women’s Diaries, Southern Women,” and “Papers of the NAACP,”.

Government Publications Collection
2nd Floor South houses the Government Publications Collection, which includes paper, microform, CD-ROM. Maps are also part of the Government Publications Collection. University Libraries collect selected federal publications distributed by the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Libraries are one of eleven Federal Depository Libraries in the state of Mississippi. As a Selective Depository, the library receives roughly half of the government publications distributed by the GPO. For help finding government publications, try the Libraries' FAQ How do I find U.S. government documents?


Microform Equipment
2nd Floor South has several microform reader/printers for use with microfiche or microfilm and one for use with microopaque or microcards. The microfilm/microfiche readers are attached to computer, providing the ability create digital copies that can be saved or printed. All the microform printers use the library's online print account system to pay for printing. For help using the microform equipment, try the Libraries' microform equipment help guide.

Media Equipment
2nd Floor South has a small lab with the necessary equipment for viewing or listening to all materials in its collections. Most of the equipment is for use in-house. There are, however, portable DVD players and VHS/DVD combo units available for checkout.

Technology-Enhanced Study Rooms
Two technology-enhanced group study rooms are located on the second floor of Cook Library. Both rooms, 209D and 209J, are located on the east side of the second floor. A 42-inch LCD monitor is mounted to the wall and serves as the computer monitor. The computer has Internet access and the same software as other computers in the library, including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

2nd Floor South has several computers with Internet access and the complete Microsoft Office suite. All computers are available for searching the library catalog, article databases, and other electronic resources.

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