Eliot D. Pratt Library
The library houses over 50,000 physical volumes, 35,000 eBooks, and several hundred A/V titles. The library is also home to all of our masters theses, BA senior products, and the college’s archives. The library is open from 9am to 10pm everyday weekday of the residency (beginning with registration day), and 9am to 8pm weekends. Hours during non-residency periods vary, check the schedule at the library.
Library Catalog Video Tutorials – Learn all about how to use the library catalog and make the most of its great features!
Introduction to Library Research: Using the Tools (PDF, 2.3 MB) – Where library resources are, disabling pop-ups, tab browsing, performing effective databases searches (using EBSCO as an example, including getting citations into Refworks), Eliot D. Pratt Library Catalog (including getting citations into Refworks), creating a bibliography using Refworks, borrowing policy, interlibrary loan (ILL), and contact info.
How to Cite Webpages With RefGrabIt – Use RefWorks with Web Pages
RefGrab – an optional feature for capturing bibliographic information from web pages. This is a 2 minutes online video tutorial on how to use RefGrabIt.
There are two labs on campus. A 24-hour lab is located in the Community Center, is equipped with PCs and Macs, and is staffed (see lab for schedule). The Pratt Center (where the library is located) houses a lab with projector, PCs and Macs, and is staffed when the library is open.
There is WiFi available all over campus. Once your Goddard account is activated you can use our secure wireless network. Another option is to use our unsecured network for students, which gives you more bandwidth than the guest network. Here are some guides to set up wireless on your laptop:
There is a color copier/printer located in Community Center lab. There is also a B/W only, high-volume copier in the Community Center. The Eliot D Pratt Library has a color copier/printer. Instructions to use the printers are available:
Community Center Computer Lab Printer (Color/B&W, Double Sided available)
Library Printer (Color/B&W, Double Sided available)
Enabling Pop-Up Windows on a Mac
Learn how to do enable pop-ups using the big three browsers- Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Stop by the Community Center lab, and we will be happy to help you get set up.