Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New Alcuin & Clemens Reads photos up!

New Alcuin & Clemens Reads photos are up on the library's Flickr account. Just open a picture and move your mouse over the books to read about them and see if they're available. It's that easy! We all need some fun books to read this summer, so check it out!


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Newseum: Today's Front Pages

Read today's headlines from more than 400 U.S. and international
newspaper front pages. Go to http://www.newseum.org/ to learn more.

(From Refdesk.com)

(Staff Picks)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Library Hours Memorial Day Weekend

Clemens and Alcuin Libraries will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Alcuin Library will also be closed from 8am-12noon on Tuesday, May 29 due to the Power Outages on the SJU Campus. Clemens library will open at 8am on Tuesday, May 29.

To view the libraries summer hours, go to Library Hours- Clemens and Alcuin.


Friday, May 11, 2007

New Library Resources

FY 2006-2007

Here are some of the new e-resources available to CSB/SJU this year – enjoy!


Early American Newspapers, Series 1 (1690-1876)

Full-text historical collection of over 700 newspapers from the 18th and 19th century.

Early English Books Online EEBO
Full-text of Books printed in English from 1473-1700.

AP Images
News photographs from the 1840's through today

CQ Political Reference Suite
Key reference works covering U.S. politics, including:
• 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

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry
Classic reference source for finding poetry, includes extensive full-text

CSH Protocols
Contains research techniques for molecular and cellular biology research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A new platform for reference books, fully searchable and full-text

CQ Global Researcher (coming soon)
Analysis of global issues from the not-for-profit publisher CQ

NetLibrary 2006 Academic Collection (coming soon)
2000 electronic book titles

NetLibrary eAudio book Collection (coming soon)
300 audio books

JSTOR Arts & Sciences V (coming soon)
The latest collection of scholarly journals from JSTOR


Naxos Music Library - increase from 5 to 10 simultaneous users
Annual Reviews - increase to the full package


Thursday, May 10, 2007

New Movie Titles- May 10, 2007

Here are the last of the New Movie Titles! I hope everyone has a great summer and feel free to post comments and requests on the Blog over the summer!

Al Franken: God Spoke
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Music and Lyrics (Also available at Clemens Library)
Deliver Us From Evil
The Painted Veil
The Secret Life of Words

Available at Clemens Library only:
Because I Said So
Catch and Release


Monday, May 07, 2007

Avoid Library Fines- Return your books!!

To avoid fines please return all library items before leaving for the summer! If you would like to take any library materials with you just ask at the circulation desk.

All library books for undergraduate students are due on Friday, May 11, 2007. Replacement costs will be billed for any books not returned.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the circulation offices at 363-5604 (CSB) or 363-2120 (SJU).


Friday, May 04, 2007

New *Extended* Library Hours for Finals

The libraries will be open longer during final exams. Here are the extended hours:

Monday, May 7 8:00 a.m. - 12 midnight
Tuesday, May 8 (Study Day) 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 9-Thursday, May 10 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday, May 11 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

If you have any questions, please call either Alcuin (x2122) or Clemens (x5611) Circulation Desks.

Good Luck on your final exams!!


New Movie Titles- May 4, 2007

Here are this week's newest releases:

Planet Earth
The Big Chill
Race is the Place
Invisible Child
Everyone’s Hero
Ecco and the Forbidden
Simpsons: The Complete 9th season
A Collection of 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Collection Seasons 1-7
On a Clear Day
Old Joy
Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock
Little Children*
Alpha Dog
Tears of the Black Tiger

*copies also available at Clemens Library


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Country Reports on Terrorism

The U.S. State Department has released the 2006 version of their Country
Reports on Terrorism [formerly known as Patterns of Global Terrorism].
The report can be found either as HTML or PDF.

(Reference Resources)

36% of online American adults consult Wikipedia

(Though the libraries (and librarians) are the BEST place to find information!

More than one-third of American adult Internet users consult the citizen-generated online encyclopedia Wikipedia, according to a new nationwide survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. And on a typical day, 8 percent of online Americans consult Wikipedia. In addition, the use of Wikipedia is more popular than some of the more prominent online activities tracked by Pew, including auctions, purchasing, dating, chat rooms and travel reservations.

(Staff Picks)