Friday, October 31, 2008

JSTOR and Elections

Looking for information for your research paper on congressional races that took place within the last five years? Or how about current information on the election?


JSTOR is a great database but it does not contain articles within the last 5 years. Instead go to Current Contents. The articles are scholarly, and extremely current.

Questions? Ask a Librarian

Staff Picks

History of Halloween

Learn about All Hallow's Eve from the History Channel. Links include: Ancient Origins, Today's Traditions, Superstitions, Historical Haunts, Pumpkin Carving Stencils, and much more!

Happy Halloween!

Staff Picks

Anoka, MN - Halloween Capital

Brief historical material about Halloween in Anoka, Minnesota, which "is believed to be the first city in the United States to put on a Halloween celebration to divert its youngsters from Halloween pranks." Includes historical photos and an image of the "Anoka The Halloween Capital" insignia embedded in the sidewalk in downtown Anoka. From a website promoting Halloween events in Anoka.

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

New Movie Titles - Oct. 31

Here are some movie selections for the weekend!

Alcuin Library:

Batman and Robin
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Shanghai Noon
The O.C.: The Complete Fourth Season
Free Willy
American Outlaws
Destilando Amor
The Day After Trinity
To the Limit
The Unforeseen
Beyond Hatred
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Parting Glances
Up the Yangtze
The L Word: The Complete Fifth Season

Clemens Library:

She’s All That
The Stone Angel
Saved by The Bell Seasons 3 & 4
Saved by The Bell Season 5
Sister Act
Victor Anicet
The Prince of Egypt
While You Were Sleeping
That Thing You Do
Simon Birch
P.S. I Love You
Homeward Bound


Monday, October 27, 2008

Got new books?

Want to know what new books the library has recently purchased? Check out New Acquisitions by Subject to find out!

Don't forget to also check out Alcuin and Clemens Reads to find a book to read between studying, writing your research paper, work...!


New Movie Titles - Oct.24

New Movie Titles available at:

Alcuin Library

Shanghai Noon
The O.C.: The Complete Fourth Season
Free Willy
American Outlaws
Destilando Amor
The Day After Trinity
To the Limit
The Unforeseen
Beyond Hatred
Family Guy Vol. 6
The Ghost TraIN
Atomic Age Classics, vol. 3 A-Bombs, Fallout & Nulear War
Atomic Age Classics, vol.5 “C” is for Communism
The Incredible Hulk
Midnight Express


Friday, October 17, 2008

Few more movies for Clemens

Oops! I forgot to add this to the list for new movie titles available for Clemens Library. Enjoy!!

Made In L.A
The Ex
Iron Man
They Call Me Muslim
These Girls
That Paradise Will Be Mine
A Woman’s Word


New Movie Titles - Oct. 17

New titles added to

Clemens Library:

Two Fat Ladies
Enemies of Happiness
Julian of Norwich
Sister Rose’s Passion

Alcuin Library:

Perfume: The Story of a Murder
The Sand Pebbles
Three Kings
964 Pinocchio
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Cries and Whispers
America’s Atomic Bomb Tests
History of Nuclear Defense: Surviving Atomic Attack
The Manhattan Project
Atomic Filmmakers: Hollywood’s Secret Film Studio
Atomic Testing
The Edge of Heaven
Standard Operating Procedure
Mongol: the Rise of Genghis Khan
Maria la del Barrio
La Fea mas Bella
La Otra
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Atomic Bomb Collection:
Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero
Nukes in Space: The Rainbow Bomb
Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb


The Public Library of Law

Free access to selected U.S. legal materials. Includes cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Courts back to 1950, state courts back to 1997, federal statutes, codes from all 50 states, and more. Includes tutorials on finding a case and searching for statutes. Requires free registration to view cases. Additional material available for a fee. From an online legal research provider.

Access here

Internet Resources

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index)

In Quotes - Comparing Candidates

Google Labs came up with an In Quotes website comparing quotes from the candidates on many different issues: Just click on the issue you want at the top to get some quotes, but also click the “Spin” button to get more quotes on that same issue.

Make your voice heard! Vote!


Friday, October 10, 2008

New Movie Titles - Oct. 10

New movie titles that have been added to the library collection in the last two weeks:

Clemens Library:

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Sex and the City the Movie
Made of Honor

Alcuin Library:

Death Note Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
Grave of the Fireflies
The Shield, Seasons 3, 4, 5, 6
The Boondocks: The Complete Second Season
Army of Darkness
Fando & Lis
My Name is Earl: Season 3
A Dirty Carnival
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Juice in the Hood
Chop Shop
Kirikou and the Wild Beast
Constantine’s Sword
Raising Arizona
Clash of the Titans
Purple Rain
The Order
Times and Winds
Batman: Gotham Knight
Ugly Betty: The Complete Second Season
Will & Grace Season 8
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
Iron Man
The Tracey Fragments
Summer ‘04
Taxi to the Dark Side
Cool Hand Luke
Bigger Stronger Faster*
Casualties of War
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
The Happening
How I Met Your Mother: Season Three
Boy A
The Picture of Dorian Gray
30 Rock: Season Two
Paranoid Park
The Visitor
The Forsaken Land
Making Of


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Get the Facts about the Candidates! is "a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They [we] monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."

Staff Picks

Friday, October 03, 2008

Science Debate 2008 presents presidential answers to the top 14 science questions facing America such as Climate Change, Energy, Education, National Security and others.

Read up before you watch the next presidential debate on Tuesday, October 7th at 8pm.

Staff Picks

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Bailout Information Center

A special web site from Roll Call, their Bailout Information Center contains pages with the latest stories which follow the twists and turns of the events surrounding the recent complex Congressional maneuvers.