Monday, December 22, 2008

SciFinder Web

SciFinder, the premier chemistry research database, is now available in a Web edition. In order to use it, you will need to register individually.

Register Here

When you have registered, you may search the database at the following URL.

If you have any questions about this service, please contact your local librarian.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Break -- Library Hours

The Libraries will have shortened hours over the Winter Break. For the complete list of dates and times click:

The BAC Music Library will be CLOSED.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Avoid Library Fines!!

To avoid fines please return all library items before leaving for break! If you would like to take books home with you over break they need to be renewed.

Library books for undergraduate students not renewed are due by Thursday, December 18, 2008. Replacement costs will be billed for any books not returned.

Need help renewing:

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the circulation offices at 363-5604 (CSB) or 363-2120 (SJU).


Friday, December 12, 2008

Finals Week -- Library Hours

The hours during Finals Week for the Libraries:

Monday, December 15 (Study Day) – Wednesday, December 17:
8:00am – 1:00am.

Thursday, December 18 – Friday, December 19: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday, December 20 – Sunday, December 21: CLOSED

For Winter Break Hours:

Good Luck!!


New Movie Titles - Dec. 12

Here are the latest movies that are available at Alcuin Library:

Everybody Hates Chris Seasons 1-3
Taxi 2
Taxi 3
Mortal Kombat
Man on Wire
Lost: The Complete Fourth Season
The Dark Knight


Friday, December 05, 2008

Reference Librarians help panicked students!

"I was completely panic stricken as to where to begin my research paper. The reference librarians were great in directing me to the right database to find articles!" - Bennie

"I thought my head was going to explode because I couldn't remember how to create my bibliography page from RefWorks, and my paper was due in 1 hour! I asked a librarian, and she had it created for me in less than 5 minutes which allowed me plenty of time to proofread it and get an A+. Thanks reference librarians!" - Johnnie

Reference Librarians are available if you need help with completing any last minute research! We are here to help you find high-quality scholarly material and answer any RefWorks questions. Stop by either libraries and ask for us! Or set up an Individual Research Appointment. Don't panic! Get help at Clemens and Alcuin Library!


New Movie Titles - Dec. 5

Here is a list of movies from the last few weeks:

Still Life
Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series
The Road to Wellville
Planet B-Boy
Survivorman: Season 2
The Singing Detective
Eagle vs. Shark
The Name of the Rose
Monster Camp
Avanim (Stones)
The Prefab People
The Good fight
Two and a half Men Seasons 3 & 4
Da Ali G Show: Complete First and Second Seasons
Man Bites Dog
South Park Seasons 1-5
Running on Empty
Step Brothers
The X Files: I Want to Believe
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Taxi 4
10,000 BC
Saturn in Opposition

All of these are available for check out at Alcuin Library. Leave comments for these and any other movie or television series in the DVD Browser or start a discussion on the Let's Talk Movies wiki.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

New Search Box

We've got a new search box on the library web site. This is for finding books and other materials held by libraries. It searches WorldCat, but links back to what we own and gives you the call number for books that we own.

Just type your search in the main search box. The old MnPALS interface is still be available, for those who prefer it.

We'd like to hear back from you, so if you have comments, please let us know.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Diane Hovey, '80, reads from her new book

CSB Alum, Diane Hovey, will read from her new children's book "Princess Sophia's Gifts" on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm in Clemens Library. This beautifully illustrated book offers children a new way of looking at disability and loss. Find out more by visiting Dr. Hovey's web site,