Thursday, February 22, 2007

Alcuin and Clemens Reads...

Over Spring Break!

Check out the new display of books at Alcuin and Clemens Library. Don't spend your entire break working on your papers, take some time for yourself and enjoy a book!


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

CQ Researcher Political Suite- New Database!

CQ Press Political Reference Suite integrates many of CQ Press's acclaimed reference titles on government and politics into a user-friendly, electronic format.

Users can now access political reference content from CQ Press online by either searching or browsing the Reference Suite as a whole or by entering one of the online editions and beginning there. The Reference Suite includes:

* Congress and the Nation
* Historic Documents Series
* Political Handbook of the World
* Politics in America
* Supreme Court Yearbook
* Vital Statistics on American Politics
* Washington Information Directory

You can find it from the library homepage ( under the heading "Articles & More", and then "Databases A-Z".


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Early English Books Database Trial

What is Early English Books Online?

From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Libraries possessing this collection find they are able to fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of graduate scholars - from their desktop! - in many subject areas, including: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. (Research Databases)

Off-campus users:

Let us know before March 23 what you think!


Think you know Oscar?

Then enter the library's Red Carpet Trivia contest! All you have to do is come into either Clemens or Alcuin libraries, and fill out a form with your guesses of who will win "Oscar" at this year's February 25th Academy Awards ceremony. The winner will receive a 10" chocolate Oscar statue and a pair of movie tickets for Parkwood 8 in St. Cloud! Learn more at Library Movie Madness.

Contest ends February 23, so read up on the Oscar nominations or check out some of the Oscar nominated movies that the library owns!



Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

(Internet Resources)

This panel, established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), assesses "the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation." The panel's websites features reports (including the 2007 report declaring "warming of the climate system is unequivocal"), details about working groups, press releases, and related material. Some documents available in multiple languages.

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)


Sunday, February 18, 2007

We are on YouTube!

(Staff Picks)

The library is officially on YouTube! Check out our video spot that is also running on the campus station, Channel 8:


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

How well do you know Oscar?

The CSB/SJU libraries have a lot of movies on DVD, and with the Academy Awards coming up soon, test your movie knowledge of Oscar-nominated films in our DVD collection! In both libraries, each week leading up to the Oscars, we're posting screenshots from Oscar-nominated films in our collection. Come in to see if you know what movie they're from (and borrow a few movies while you are here!). Go to our webpage Library Movie Madness! to check out your Oscar knowledge!


Monday, February 12, 2007

I Pledge Allegiance to My CSB/SJU Libraries!

"I Pledge Allegiance to My CSB/SJU Libraries!" is the official Facebook group for the Clemens and Alcuin Libraries! We welcome all students, staff and faculty to join this group to learn about the libraries, give us feedback, and join in on some discussions. Please let us know what you're thinking!



Friday, February 09, 2007

Clemens Now Has POPULAR MOVIES!!

(Events) Due to popular demand, we are in the process of building the Clemens Library DVD collection. A few titles are now available for you to check-out:

Gilmore Girls (Seasons 1-6)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
The Way We Were
Reno 911! (Seasons 1-3)
North Country
An Inconvenient Truth
The Da Vinci Code (Not as good as the book!)
Little Miss Sunshine
Jesus Camp

Upcoming titles that will soon be available:

The Office
Office Space
Say Anything
Devil Wears Prada
Sweet Home Alabama
Love Actually
The Guardian
In Her Shoes


New Movie Titles, February 9, 2007

(Events)New Movies for this week available at Alcuin Library:

Flags of our Fathers
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
The Science of Sleep
Red Doors
Running with Scissors
Boynton Beach Club


Friday, February 02, 2007

Urban Legends Reference Page

Reference ReSources:

Urban Legends Reference Page is a site devoted to the study of contemporary lore, and a vital, ever-changing one at that because the rumors we as a society encounter and the stories we tell are always evolving. One can find information on everything from religion, weddings, Disney, and Hurricane Katrina.

Yet for all its size and the monumental respect accorded it by journalists and folklorists the world over, the Urban Legends Reference Pages (or, as it is better known) is, surprisingly enough, the work of just two people who began this repository of their writings as a labor of love in 1995 and who have been adding to it ever since. (from


Colts and Bears Make Super Bowl History

Staff Picks:

Collection of radio stories about Super Bowl XLI in February 2007. "In its 41-year history, the championship has never seen an African-American head coach. This year, both teams' head coaches are black." Features stories about the teams (Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts), players, black athletes and coaches, and related topics. From National Public Radio (NPR).

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)


New Movie Titles, February 2, 2007

Events: Since it is going to be soo cold this weekend, why not check out some of these new flicks? Have one to recommend? Let everyone know by posting your comments on the Blog! My recommendation: Hard Candy. Very disturbing, but really makes you think!

Loose Change, 2nd Edition
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
The Virgin Spring
Heavenly Creatures
…Write and Unite
Rambo trilogy
Flaming Star
Memphis Belle
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Iron Will
Jesus Camp
Catch a Fire
Open Season
Death & Texas
Time to Leave
La Moustache