Friday, August 29, 2008

New Movie Titles - Aug. 29

Welcome Back!

Check the library's News & Events every week to find the latest movies ready to check out! Also, take a look at the DVD Browser to search for movies and reviews. The browser also allows you to be the movie critic! Rate movies and leave comments! Join the Let's Talk Movies wiki and start a discussion about your favorite movie or television series!

Movies available at Clemens Library:

The Writing Code
Gone In Sixty Seconds
North & South
Meet The Browns
Fool’s Gold
My Blueberry Nights
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Step Up 2
Autism: The Musical
Nim’s Island
My Home, Your War
A Decent Factory
Living With Alzheimer’s
Catholic Health Care Ethics Series (5 DVDs
The Closer: 1st & 2nd Seasons)
Soldiers Of Conscience

Movies available at Alcuin Library:

The Seedy Side of Plants
The College Geometry Project
Bound by the Wing
A Question of Power
Bush’s War
The Believers
Men Get Depression
Charlie Bartlett
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Walt Whitman
Romancing the Stone
One Man’s Story: Philip Agee, Cuba and the CIA
Married in America 2
Gone in 60 Seconds
New Beginning: The Story of the Islamic Center in America
Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet
The Changeling
Definitely, Maybe
Before the Rain
Rails & Ties
The Bank Job
Be Kind Rewind
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
Clue: The Movie
Jacob’s Ladder
In Bruges
How I Met Your Mother, Season 2
John Adams
The Great Debaters
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Shine a Light
The Band’s Visit
The Venetian Dilemma
Te Amo Made in Chile
A Good Woman
Without the King
Germany, Pale Mother
Kiss of the Spider Woman
The Wire: The Complete 4th Season
Belle Toujours
Funny Games
City of Men
Military Intelligence and You!
The Cry
Bernard and Doris
The Book of the Dead
The Flock
Demon Pond
A Raisin in the Sun
Get Smart Season 1
Children of the Revolution
B. Monkey
Bon Cop Bad Cop
The Counterfeiters
The Book of Daniel
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Vivisect: Documents on Ron HavivPoison
Medium Cool
Steel City
Spaced: The Complete Series
Smart People
The Wire: 5th Season
Wild in the Streets
The Opposite of Sex
Winter Soldier
Andrei Rublev
Long Night’s Journey Into Day
Revolution ‘67
At the River I Stand
The Sunday Paper
The Night and the Moment
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Street Kings
The Murder of Fred Hampton
Chronicle of an Escape
House, M.D. Season Four
Dexter: The Second Season
The Dr. Who Series
The Shield, Season 1 & 2
Wired: A Day in the Life of Energy
The War at Home
Dangerous Acts
The Closer Season 3

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Did you know...?

Did you know the library has a database with over 3 million news photographs from the 1840's through today, with 3,000 photos added daily? AP Images is the place to go if you are looking for historical or current images to include in a presentation for class. Find images for sporting events,US and International news, and much more. Check it out!

Research Databases

Measuring the "Colbert Bump"

"Democratic politicians receive a 40% increase in contributions in the 30 days after appearing on the comedy cable show The Colbert Report. In contrast, their Republican counterparts essentially gain nothing. These findings appear to validate anecdotal evidence regarding the political impact of the program, such as the assertions by host Stephen Colbert that appearing on his program provides candidates with a “Colbert bump” or a rise in support for their election campaigns."

Read full article from the American Political Science Association.

Staff Picks

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Welcome Back!

Need Help? Not to worry!! Clemens Library on the campus of the College of St. Benedict and Alcuin Library at St. John’s University campus are here to help you with all your research projects and presentations. Stop by the libraries to check your e-mail, get a movie, find a quiet place to read a newspaper or work on a class assignment.

Everyone at the library hopes you have great success this upcoming academic year!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Books on CD

Taking a few days off before classes start? If you are traveling far, check out these new books on CD available at Clemens Library:

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
The Friday Night Knitting Club
John Adams by David McCullough
The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted
My Lobotomy
I Am America
The Inheritance of Loss
The Tortilla Curtain
So Brave, Young and Handsome
The Plague of Doves
When You Are Engulfed In Flames
Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Tall Grass
Tree of Smoke

You can find more at

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Olympics 2008

Never miss a moment of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing! This web site from NBC, has up to the minute coverage of the games and allows you to subscribe to video; gives athlete profiles; lists all sports for quick information; photo galleries; blogs; and much more!