Tuesday, September 30, 2008

INIS Database (new)

In response to a request from an SJU student, we are now institutionally registered with the International Atomic Energy Agency to access (free of charge) the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) database.

INIS is the leading information source for scientific and technical literature published worldwide on the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. The INIS Database, updated weekly, currently contains 2.9 million references with English abstracts from 1970 to the present.



Monday, September 29, 2008

Library Interviews: Jim Read

The Library has resumed its series of interviews about books, writing, and ideas. Our first podcast of the semester is an interview with Prof. James Read about his new book, Doorstep Democracy. You can listen to our interview at http://podcasts.csbsju.edu/library/media/JimRead_0908.mp3.

We hope this whets your appetite to hear more from Prof. Read, who will give a public reading on Tuesday, September 30, 4 PM in Gorecki Center Room 120.

To subscribe to our series of podcasts, drop this link into the RSS Feeds folder in your Outlook mail: http://podcasts.csbsju.edu/library/libread.rss.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read! Each library has on display books that have been banned or challenged for one reason or another.

What's the difference? A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.

Check out the books on display at Clemens Library here.

To learn more visit the American Library Associations website.


Friday, September 26, 2008

How do I acess articles and books from off campus?

Even though long weekend is rapidly approaching, you still may want to work on your research paper (why do I hear people laughing?!). Okay, for those that might need to work on their research paper, you do have access to all our databases from off campus.

When linking to a subscription service (Databases A-Z) from the CSB/SJU Library site from off campus, you will be directed to an authentication screen and prompted for your CSB/SJU network username and password. This logon is required only once during each online session, no matter how many resources are used.

If you have any questions, a librarian will be available over long weekend to help you.

Staff Pick

New Movie Titles - Sept. 26

Here are your movie selections for Alcuin Library:

The DL Chronicles
Hustle Seasons 1-4
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
The Ladies Man
The Alaska Pipeline
The West
The Forbidden Kingdom
Chicago 10
Run, Fatboy, Run

Remember to check out the DVD Browser where you can select movies, find reviews and rate the movies!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Library Hours - Heritage Day

The Alcuin and Clemens Libraries will be closed until 12 noon on Wednesday, September 24th. We encourage people to take the morning to enjoy the Heritage Day events. If you have any questions please call x5611 (Clemens Circulation) or x2122 (Alcuin Circulation).

More information on Heritage Day can be found here and you can also view the week's schedule here.


News from Library Director

Welcome to the Libraries

We’re happy to see our returning students finding their favorite spots in Alcuin and Clemens. Special greetings to new students. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the buildings so you can pick out your own favorite study location. Looking for a quiet spot? Try the upper mezzanine balcony in Clemens or the lower level carrels in Alcuin. Or, if you prefer a spot where you can see who’s coming and going, try the couches in the Alcuin main floor reading room or the wing chairs in the Clemens fireplace lounge.

While you’ve been off on summer adventures, we’ve been reading. We held a summer book group at CSB, reading the novel Like Water for Elephants. Many staff have participated in groups reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, about one family’s thoughtful approach to food, and Orlando Figes’ The Whisperers, about private life in the USSR under Stalin. Most recently we’ve been reading The Ethical Gourmet by Heritage Day speaker Jay Weinstein. What have you been reading? We’re always looking for suggestions, so if you discovered a great book in your summer reading, let us know.

Kathy Parker

New Movie Titles - Sept. 19

New Movies for Alcuin Library:

Boys Don’t Cry
My Beautiful Launderette
Nobody’s Fool
Art: 21 Season 4
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4
The Last Winter
Before I forget
The Fall
The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour
Heroes: Season 2
Fabled Enemies
The 9/11 Chronicles: Truth Rising
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea
The Office: Season 4
City Slickers
City Slickers: The Legend of Curly’s Gold
To Sir with Love
Weeds, Season 3
Snow Angels
My Brother is an Only Child
Joan the Maid
Prison Break Season 3

Clemens Library:

The Almodovar Collection
Dark Voices
Gossip Girl Season One
Lipstick Jungle Season One
Grey’s Anatomy Season Four


Friday, September 12, 2008

New Movie Titles - Sept. 12

Here are the latest additions to Clemens Library:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
What is Your Point Honey?
Danger: Children At Work
A Fistful of Rice
Educating Lucia
Management Video Series Vol. IX
Water Lilies

Alcuin Library:

3 Days of the Condor
Mad Men
Boiler Room
New Jack City
Battle Royale I & II
Flight of the Conchords: Season 1
Vance Walberg: Mastering the Dribble Drive Attack Offense
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Rape of Europa
Married Life
The Promotion
Madame Bovary


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Did you know...?

Looking for letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, or other personal narratives from North American immigrants from 1800 to 1950? Look no further!

The library has the North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories available for all to use! It includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950.

Check it out and let us know what you think!


Internet Accuracy

There's a nice analysis of the accuracy of Internet information from a recent article in CQ Researcher. What do you think? Of the three mindsets described in the article, which best describes yours? (a) you trust the information on the Internet, (b) you mistrust all information on the Internet, or (c) you are skeptical about it

READ the article in CQ Researcher


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Check the DVD Browser for latest movies!

Want to browse new titles in the DVD collection from the comfort of your home? Do you prefer to look at DVD covers rather than titles in a list? Want to see the newest of the new?

Then browse the Clemens and Alcuin Library DVD collection online with our DVD Browser! Leave comments, rate your favorite movies, check our catalog for availability and consult IMDb for a plot synopsis. If you know the title of the movie you're interested in use the search box at the bottom of the page to locate the title.

Check it out and let us know what you think!