Monday, June 23, 2008

Speeches By John McCain & Barack Obama

Resource Shelf, a daily newsletter with resources of interest to information professionals, educators and journalists, has compiled the speeches of John McCain and Barack Obama. John McCain's first speech listed is from 2006; and, Barack Obama is from 2002.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Database: Early American Imprints

We have purchased a new collection of digital texts from Readex.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)

Here is the description from the publisher:


Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 has been hailed as one of the most important collections ever produced on microform. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography, the collection was first published by Readex in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).

For decades, the collection has served as a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 is the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable.

Continuing their long-term relationship, Readex and the AAS are now undertaking a massive project to digitize the entire Evans collection. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 includes items previously produced on microform plus more than 1,000 additional works located, catalogued and digitized since completion of the earlier effort.

By searching ASCII text associated with images, researchers enjoy unprecedented power to locate relevant material. Bibliographic records created by the AAS are integrated into the database as well, providing additionajavascript:void(0)
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Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 consists of more than 37,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides.


Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about this new resource.


Monday, June 16, 2008

New Movies - June 16, 2008

Here are a few more titles for Alcuin Library to enjoy during the summer months:

The Other Boleyn Girl (also available at Clemens Library)
The Bucket List
Jericho: The First Season
Jericho: The Second Season
Buñuel y la mesa del rey Salomón


Thursday, June 12, 2008

How to Reduce Car Costs

Before you take off on vacation find out ways to change the way you drive and how to maintain your car to reduce your costs by 10 percent or more. The Department of Energy has help for calculating your fuel costs, spending less on gas, buying a car, and looking up gas prices throughout the United States.

Enjoy your trip!

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

New Movie Titles - June 6, 2008

Here are the newest titles added to Alcuin Library:

Saint Ralph
What Would Jesus Buy?
Grace is Gone
The Willow Tree
Darfur Now
Rescue Me: The Complete Fourth Season
Friday Night Lights: The Second Season
The Desperate Hours
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Romeo & Juliet (ballet w/Nureyev and Fonteyn)

New titles for Clemens Library:

Global Warming
How She Move
Spirit of Commedia
Women In Theater
Rwanda Rising
The Jane Austen Masterpiece theatre Collection: Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, & Pride & Prejudice