Friday, August 31, 2007

New Movie Titles- August 31, 2007

We hope everyone enjoyed their summer break! The Media Department has been busy over the summer purchasing movies (listed below) for Alcuin and Clemens Libraries. Reviews for each movie can be found at, but feel free to post your own review. And if you have a movie to recommend, let us know!

New Movies for Alcuin Library:
Gray Matters
The IN-Laws
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Last Wedding
The Center of the World
Sweet Land
Classic Western Round-Up, Vol. 1
Lonely Hearts
An American Tale
Reno 911!: Miami, The Movie
Star Trek: First Contact
Gridiron Gang
Hot Fuzz
Avenue Montaigne
House of Fools
Buying the War
Bandits (VHS)
Der Schuh des Manitu (Extra Large)
Iraq in Fragments
Extras: The Complete Second Season
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
Wild Tigers I have Known
Paul Verhoeven Collection
The Page Turner
Race You to the Bottom
Beer League
An Unreasonable Man
Good Burger
Factory Girl
Driving Lessons
The Money Pit
The Bridge
My Favorite Year
The Prisoner
Something to Cheer About
Hannibal Rising
Tokyo Story
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Dealing Dogs
Poison Friends
Private Fears in Public Places
The Astronaut Farmer
God Grew Tired of Us
Ivan’s Childhood
The Lookout
Masai: The Rain Warrior
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Everything’s Gone Green
Inland Empire
Fay Grim
The Italian
The Host
Daddy’s Little Girls
Wild Hogs
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
3 Needles
Sons & Lovers
Suspicious River
Close to Home
The Five Senses
The Lives of Others
Sacco and Vanzetti
Perfect Stranger
Puccini for Beginners
Blessed by Fire
My Left Foot
Blue Hawaii
Jailhouse Rock
King Creole
A Hard Day’s Night
The Commitments
Black Snake Moan
In Debt We Trust
Weeds Season 1 & 2
House Season 3
Heroes Season 1
Friday Night Lights Season 1
Blades of Glory
Regular Lovers
American Blackout
Fires on the Plain
Dexter: The First Season
Year of the Dog
Blissfully Yours
Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie
The Silence
Winter Light
Through a Glass Darkly
World in the Balance
Flatland: The Movie
Ants: Little Creatures who Run the World
Bees: Tales from the Hive
The Unknown World
An Amazing Journey 1857-2007

New movies for Clemens Library:

Miss Potter
The Last Mimsy
Two Days In October

Check out our "commercial" that highlights a few of the 3300 videos in its collection:


Thursday, August 30, 2007

New: CQ Almanac

CQ Almanac has been the staple resource covering the events of Congress since 1946, organized thematically. Now this important series is available electronically at CSB/SJU.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!


New: Credo Reference

Credo Reference (formerly XRefer) is an aggregator of reference titles, all available online. It contains over 3 million articles from 275 reference books from 57 publishers.

This is a great place to look for background information on almost any topic. Consider it an alternative to Wikipedia. Additional reference sources we have available include:

Oxford Reference Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Britannica Online


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

News from the Library Director

Welcome to all new students and faculty, and welcome back to all returning for another academic year at CSBSJU. We hope you’ll visit the Library often, to study quietly, pick up a movie, meet friends, get research help, or find a good book to read. And, for those times when you can’t make it to Clemens or Alcuin, simply visit the Library online. You can chat with a reference librarian using the “Ask Us” box on the Library’s web site, or connect to any of the thousands of digital resources we make available.

Summer is a time when lots of folks catch up on reading just for fun. I’d love to hear about good books you discovered this summer. Just use the comment function on the blog to tell us about great reads, or drop me an email. Some of my favorite titles of the summer: Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje; Polio: An American Story, by David Oshinsky; The Solitude of Thomas Cave, by Georgina Harding; and Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs, by Sue Hubbell. You’ll find there’s something for everyone in our collections. We’ve got just the book you’ve been looking for – Ask Us!

Kathy Parker
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University

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Go to the libraries homepage and type your question in the Meebo Widget!

Reference Librarians are available to help you with your research!

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Information regarding I-35W Bridge

University of Minnesota Government Blog -

Star Tribune -

Pioneer Press -


Internet Resources

Report Card for America's Infrastructure

With each passing day, aging and overburdened infrastructure threatens the economy and quality of life in every state, city and town in the nation. The Report Card for America's Infrastructure will allow you to read about the infrastructure issues in your region and how you can help raise the grade on America's failing infrastructure. Related site: Full Coverage: Minneapolis Bridge Collapse.


Internet Resources