Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Alexander Street Press

We are excited to announce the purchase of two titles from Alexander Street Press:

Theatre in Video with BBC Content
Contains streaming video of over 250 performances of plays, over 100 film documentaries.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Writings of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters, from Colonial times to 1950.

Let us know what you think of these resources!


Monday, April 28, 2008

Need a book to read?

Check out the latest Alcuin Reads and Clemens Reads shelf on the library's Flickr account. Just move your mouse over the books to read about them and get a link to the library catalog. It's that easy!

We all need a good book to read every now and then, even during finals, so find one today!


Friday, April 25, 2008

New Movie Titles, Apr. 25, 2008

Here are the new movie titles for Alcuin Library:

American Drug War: The Last White Hope
Marching for Action on Climate Change
Crossing the Line
Charlie Wilson’s War
The Orphanage
Starting Out in the Evening


Friday, April 18, 2008


The College of Saint Benedict Student Senate, working with the Sister Nancy Hynes Center for Women, is donating nearly 100 books to Clemens Library in honor of National Library Week. This newly inaugurated Women’s Series will feature books chosen by college women for college women. The CSB Senators collected recommendations of books that women students had found particularly appealing. Titles range from biographies of influential women to advice for women entrepreneurs to favorite novels. These books will be featured on the Library web site as well as the “Clemens Reads” shelf in the Library as they arrive. Thanks, Bennies, for your enthusiastic support for reading.


Celebrate Earth Day - April 22

"EPA's Earth Day Web site offers you many tips and fun ways to protect the environment and your health every day." Features a list of Earth Day (April 22) events and volunteer opportunities and tips for reducing environmental impacts at home, in your community, at school, at work, and while shopping. Also includes a timeline history of Earth Day and related publications. In English and Spanish. From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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


Fight Global Warming

Website for an Environmental Defense Fund campaign designed as a "wake-up call" about global warming, "the most serious environmental challenge of our time." Includes discussions of the dangers of global warming (such as health concerns, extreme weather, and economic impacts) and the science of global warming (such as pollution and improving energy consumption), an energy calculator, and tips for what you can do at home and on the road.

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


New Movie Titles - Apr. 18, 2008

Here are the newest movie titles for Alcuin Library:

The Secret
Mozart and the Whale
Rick Steve’s Italy
The Great Global Warming Swindle
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
Comrades, Almost a Love Story
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Lars and the Real Girl
War Dance

For Clemens Library:

Woman Of The Year
Lars and the Real Girl
The Kite Runner

Want to get reviews? Leave a review? Gab about the movie? Then go to the DVD Browswer to do all of this and more!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Search the Libraries' Online Encyclopedias!

Looking for an online encyclopedia to check a quick fact or get an overview on your topic? Instead of going to Wikipedia, why not try one of our many online encyclopedias! Check out Credo Reference, Oxford Reference Online or Gale Virtual Reference Library. Each contain great information: art, history, theology, business, food, and much more! These full-text versions are just as good as the old paper versions, and way better than Wikipedia!

Also, if you are still in need of help with your research paper don't hesitate to stop by the reference desks at either library or schedule an Individual Research Appointment with a librarian.


Friday, April 11, 2008

New Movie Titles - Apr. 11, 2008

Here are the new titles for Alcuin Library:

Saw IV
The L Word: Season 4
Mr. Woodcock
Mercury Rising
The 11th Hour
Lions for Lambs
Innocent Voices
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Music Within
Resurrecting the Champ
Tess of the D’urbervilles
Border Café

For Clemens Library:

There Will Be Blood
The Water Horse
Om Shanti Om
Jab We Met
Follow The River
The Mind of Noan Chomsky


Friday, April 04, 2008

Latest Alcuin Reads shelf!

Need a good book to read since it's still snowing outside? Then check out the latest Alcuin Reads photo on the library's Flickr account.

Just open up the picture and move your mouse over the books to read about them and get a link to the library catalog. It's that easy, so grab a great book to read this week!


New Movie Titles - Apri. 4, 2008

Someone sent a question to us yesterday via instant messenger about the television series, "The L Word" asking if we could get season 4. I told this person that we didn't have season 3, and I'd send a note to our media director about ordering season 3 and 4. I was wrong about season 3 - we have it at Alcuin Library (DVD 2993), and we have season 4 on order. Check back here in the following weeks to see when we get it!

Okay, now for the new movie titles for Alcuin Library:

Sweeny Todd the Demon of Barber Street
Dumb and Dumber
In Between Days
Casting About
Ark II: The Complete Ceries

That's it folks for this week!


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

JSTOR changes

We received a letter from JSTOR announcing their upcoming changes. Some of you may find this information useful, so here is the letter.



Dear JSTOR Participant,

We are excited to announce that the new JSTOR platform will be launched on Friday,
April 4. The behind-the-scenes process for switching from the existing JSTOR to the new platform will begin around 7:00 a.m. EST. We will be making changes throughout the day, but the vast majority of users should experience no interruption or downtime. If you do have any difficulties, though, please contact support@jstor.org.

A document describing features of the new platform is included in the JSTOR Sandbox
(sandbox.jstor.org). The Sandbox also has links to tutorials and training materials focused on the new JSTOR interface. In addition, a list of newly scheduled webinars appears at the end of this announcement, with links to online registration.

We would like to thank all of you for your comments over the past few months and your patience more recently as we performed additional testing. As always, your comments have proven to be invaluable. We look forward to your ongoing feedback as we continue adding enhancements and new content.


JSTOR User Services


The following training webinars are led by JSTOR User Services staff. A phone and a computer with online access are required. To register, follow a link in the list below.

Highlights of the New JSTOR Interface
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Using the JSTOR Interface
Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Highlights of the New JSTOR Interface
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Highlights of the New JSTOR Interface
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Using the JSTOR Interface
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Highlights of the New JSTOR Interface
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT