Monday, March 31, 2008

Edible Book Festival - TUESDAY, APRIL 1st!

Don't forget to make an entry for the Clemens Library Edible Book Festival! All entries are due in the Clemens Library tomorrow (April 1st) by 3pm, so visit the website for all the details. I bet you could make something like this and win:

At 4pm the winners will be announced and food and drinks will be served. Come to the library for an afternoon snack and check out all the entries. See you then!


Friday, March 28, 2008

New Movie Titles - Mar. 28, 2008

Did you know that you can rate the movies in our collection and leave comments? DVD Browser lets you be the movie critic! Let others know which movies they must see or which ones to avoid! Hold discussions about movies/TV series on the Let's Talk Movies wiki.

Here are the latest additions to the Alcuin Library collection:

Summer Palace
The Pest
Rory O’Shea
Love in the Time of Cholera
Colma: The Musical
3 Ninjas
I am Legend
Side Effects
Psych: The Complete First Season
Rescue Me: Seasons 3 & 4
Rick Steve’s Greece, Turkey, Israel & Egypt
To the Lighthouse
Them (Ils)
The Kite Runner
Strange Culture
The Sasquatch Gang
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains

For Clemens Library:

For The Bible Tells Me So
Nine Queens
The Power of Forgiveness


Thursday, March 27, 2008

New: ACS Legacy Archive

The ACS Legacy Archives provides full-text searching and instant access to all titles, volumes, issues, and articles published by the American Chemical Society from 1879 to 1995.

CSB/SJU has purchased this archive -- that is to say, we own the content. We pay a nominal annual fee for access, but can feel more secure in knowing that we'll have ongoing access to these important chemistry resources into the future.

Like all of our ejournals, these titles are listed in our journal finder. To browse the list of these titles, visit here:


Monday, March 24, 2008

Edible Book Festival!

Do books inspire you? Ever been inspired to create an edible book? Think you can create one like these and win prizes?

Then get ready to enter the library's Edible Book Festival!

Prizes awarded in 3 different categories!

STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF and OSB encouraged to enter.

Go to the EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL website for all the details!


Social Bookmarking in Plain English (video)

Are you curious about social bookmarking? Learn about the social bookmarking site through this quick and fun tutorial from Common Craft.

Staff Picks

New Feature: My Favorite Database

A new feature to the blog will highlight some of our favorite databases to find articles, images and other items of interest! The first is from our Library Director, Kathy Parker:

"Hands down my favorite database is ArtStor. I love it not just for the traditional art content, but for all the amazing visual resources it supplies. There’s a photo collection documenting the history of women in the US, Native American archival images, even a modern architecture and design collection that has Breuer chairs like those in the Library. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, and ArtStor has a picture for just about everything."

ArtStor can be found from the library homepage under the heading "Articles & More" then "Databases A-Z". Let us know your thoughts!

Also, did you know? When you are searching for articles in JSTOR, you can link directly to images in ARTStor!

Staff Picks

Trial: Global Road Warrior

We've got a trial running through May 24th for a new database from World Trade Press. Global Road Warrior gathers information about various countries and presents it in an easy-to-use format. Let us know if you think this would be helpful.

Global Road Warrior


Friday, March 14, 2008

New Movie Titles- Mar. 12, 2008

Here is what we have available at Alcuin Library to view if you are planning on sticking around campus over spring break:

August Rush
American Pastime
For the Bible Tells Me So
Half Moon
You Kill Me
Four Minutes
The Impressionists
Red without Blue
No Country for Old Men
Dan in Real Life
Adrift in Manhattan

Clemens Library:

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
Think Peace
One Fine Day
Take The Power
Nancy Drew
Lake of Fire
Bee Movie
Money Talks


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Individual Research Appointments - Get Help Now!

Do you have an annotated bibliography due? Can't find the articles you need for your research paper? Don't know where to begin your research? Relax! Schedule an Individual Research Appointment with one of our librarians. They will meet with you individually to help you with your research needs, and get you started! Don't struggle with this! Schedule an appointment with a librarian today!

Staff Picks

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Break Library Hours

Need to do some research over your spring break? Stop by the library!

Spring Break Hours:

Friday, March 14 8am-4:30pm

Sat, March 15-Sun, March 16 Closed

Mon, March 17-Thur, March 20 8am -4:30pm

Fri, March 21-Sun, March 23 Closed

Monday, March 24 8am – 12mid

The Music Library is closed.


Friday, March 07, 2008

The Onion: War for the White House

This satirical publication's coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election features "news" stories, humorous candidate profiles and candidate statements on key issues, videos, and a creative description of the election process. From the Onion, which "is not intended for readers under 18 years of age."

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII.)

Staff Picks

New Movie Titles - Mar. 7, 2008

Here are the latest additions to the collection at Alcuin Library:

Mr. Untouchable
The Naked Island
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Two and a Half Men: Seasons 1 & 2
Slings and Arrows
Things we Lost in the Fire
My Kid Could Paint That
El Polaquito
The Decameron
State of Play
The Walking Dead (me on Monday)
Into the Wild
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete 6th Season
The Sweet Hereafter
The Saddest Music in the World

And one for Clemens Library:

Jane Eyre


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Check out the latest Clemens Reads shelf!

Need a book to read? Check out the latest Clemens Reads shelf! Just move your mouse over the books to read about them and get a link to the library catalog, like this:

Happy reading!


Monday, March 03, 2008

New Movie Titles - Feb. 29, 2008

Here are the newest additions for Alcuin Library:

Ansel Adams
Kings In Grass Castles
The Last Emperor
In the Shadow of the Moon
Three Amigos
Goya’s Ghosts
30 Days of Night
Death at a Funeral
The Darjeeling Unlimited
That 70’s Show: Seasons 2 & 3
Gram Parsons Fallen Angel
Romeo + Juliet
Margot at the Wedding
Day Watch
Night Watch
Starter for 10
Toad Trip
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
Kurt Cobain About a Son

Want to get reviews? Check out the DVD Browser to find reviews from the CSB/SJU community! Post your own review!


America's Immigration Quandary

Results of a 2006 survey about immigration that found that "the public remains largely divided in its views of the overall effect of immigration." Includes data and analysis from the survey of 2,000 adults nationally and from separate surveys of an additional 800 adults in five metropolitan areas. Survey topics include jobs and immigration, temporary worker programs, illegal immigration, and more. From the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII.)

Internet Resources

Public Agenda Issue Guides: Immigration

Public opinion and arguments for and against different aspects of U.S. immigration policy. Features public views about immigration (from opinion polls), discussion guides with discussions of three perspectives (honoring commitment to newcomers, and cutting back because of security or economics), government immigration statistics, a "behind the headlines" feature, descriptions of agencies and organizations concerned with immigration, and related resources. From Public Agenda, "a nonpartisan opinion research and civic engagement organization."

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII.)

Internet Resources

Generation Next: Speak Up, Be Heard

Generation Next: Speak Up, Be Heard is the companion to a 2007 documentary that "travels across the U.S. and speaks with young adults 16-25-year-olds to gauge their beliefs on today's most pressing issues -- such as terrorism, immigration, environment and health care." In addition to transcripts from the documentary, the site contains audio and video clips, background reports, forums, and a timeline highlighting major events, media, music, sports, and technology related to the demographic. From PBS Online NewsHour.

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII.)

Staff Picks