Friday, April 24, 2009

New Movie Titles - Apr. 23

Not going to Pinestock? Check out a movie!

Clemens Library:

What I Like About You
Proceed & Be Bold
Hans Christian Andersen
The Reader

Alcuin Library:

Frost Nixon
The Wrestler
Don’t Look Now
Heartbeat Detector
Don Knotts Reluctant Hero Collection
Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season


Friday, April 17, 2009

New Books on CD

Here are new books on CD available to check-out at Clemens Library:

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Ship of Ghosts
Jane Eyre
Crime and Punishment

See all our Books on CD at


New Movie Titles - Apr. 17

Here are the newest movie titles at

Clemens Library:

Tale of Desperaux
Sleeping Beauty
Fat Chance
Around The World In 72 Days
Steal A Pencil For Me
How I Am
Miss Navajo
Order of Myths
How To Write and Deliver Great Speeches

Alcuin Library:

The Tudors: The Complete First Season
Yes Man
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Night Moves
GTO-Great Teacher Onizuka 1st Semester
GTO-Great Teacher Onizuka 2nd Semester
Animal Farm
Beverly Hills Cop Triple Feature
Battlestar Galactica Season 4.0
El Crimen de Cuenca
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Eagle Eye
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity
Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself
Everybody Wants to be Italian
The Reader
Stephen King’s It
The Crawling Eye
Operation Filmmaker
Exploring the Living Cell
Demographic Winter: The Decline of the Human Family
Afro Samurai
Steel Toes
Choosy Connor
Final Fantasy
Billy Madison
You Only Live Twice
Dark Matter
Grosse Point Blank
Vandread The Complete Series
Revenge of the Nerds The Atomic Wedgie Collection
Futurama Vol. 1


Thursday, April 16, 2009

12th Annual Clemens Art Contest

The Clemens Library will be the venue for the 12h Annual Art Show and Contest sponsored by the joint libraries. Any CSB/SJU student may submit artwork. Selected works will be displayed at the Clemens Library and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $300, $200 or $100. Entries to the contest must be submitted by April 17, 2009 to LeAnn Suchy at the Clemens Library (CSB) or to David Malone in the Library Reference Office at the Alcuin Library (SJU). Students may submit up to three pieces for consideration; two-dimensional work should be suitably framed and ready for hanging. Any art form may be submitted: drawing, painting, sculpture, video, digital, photography, book art, et. al. For more information contact David Malone ( or 363-2127) or LeAnn Suchy or 363-5296.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trial: Political Science Complete

We're taking a look at a political science database from EBSCO called Political Science Complete. This database is available at the following link:

Political Science Complete

Here's the description of this database:

Political Science Complete (PSC) provides full text for more than 385 publications, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 journals, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product, such as British Politics, Ethnopolitics and the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

The database also features more than 165 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 27,000 full text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association. PSC includes a subject-specific thesaurus with 10,453 terms (4,041 preferred and 6,352 non-preferred terms), to provide subject searching guidance to researchers.


New Database: HAPI

CSB/SJU now has access to the HAPI database, which greatly improves access to Hispanic literature.

Here's a description of the database from the publisher:

HAPI is your source for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews (through 2001), documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world. For a listing of journal coverage, as well as the criteria for journal inclusion, see Journals Indexed.

HAPI Online combines current information about Latin America with in-depth coverage spanning more than thirty years, from 1970 to the present. Now containing nearly 275,000 citations, HAPI Online grows at the rate of about 7,000 records a year. HAPI is committed to keeping the database as current as possible, by regularly adding batches of records throughout the year. It is often the case that one can find articles that have been published less than a year ago already indexed and available online.


Thursday, April 09, 2009

New Database: Early American Imprints, Series II

We've purchased a new digital collection from Readex Newsbank. Last year we bought Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans, and this year we have bought Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker.

Here is a description from the publisher:

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, Digital Edition

Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. The continuation of Readex's Early American Imprints: Series I, this rich primary source database, based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and now supplemented by thousands of new items, allows students and scholars to explore the development of the American nation as never before. Designed for researchers of varying skill levels, the intuitive interface of this long-awaited digital edition offers both simple and advanced searching as well as in-depth browsing within sixteen carefully indexed subject categories.

From Aaron Burr to Zebulon Pike, from abolitionism to Tippecanoe, this unique Web-based collection thoroughly chronicles the people, ideas and events behind the early political, social, cultural and geographic growth of the United States. Researchers can study the emergence of American arts and literature, follow the progression of American economic, religious and scientific thought, track the westward expansion, and much more. Specific topics covered include the Adams-Onis Treaty, Bible societies, canals, the Embargo Act, fur trade, Hartford Convention, Lewis & Clark expedition, Louisiana Purchase, nationalism, Panic of 1819, romanticism, Seminole War, Treaty of Ghent, 12th Amendment, U.S. Military Academy, War of 1812, widows and wives, and thousands of others. Also included are the works of many European authors reprinted for the American public.

In addition to its books, pamphlets and broadsides, this comprehensive collection features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions.


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


New Database: Music Online

The library is proud to announce a subscription to a set of streaming music and music reference databases from Alexander Street Press.

Music Online

African American Music Reference
• American Song
• Classical Music Library
• Classical Music Reference Library
• Classical Scores Library
• Contemporary World Music
• The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Jazz Music Library will be added as soon as it goes live next month.

African American Music and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries will be added in early summer.

Music Online will now cross-search more than 88,000 tracks, 285 hours of video, 13,632 scores, and over 45,000 pages of text reference, from over 150 different record and video labels, print publishers and score publishers, such as EMI, Boosey & Hawkes, Opus Arte, Hyperion, Six Degrees Records, Smithsonian Folkways, Edition Peters, Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, INEDIT, and others.

Your users can create centralized playlists with one single login, bringing in materials from Alexander Street databases or material anywhere on the Web. The robust indexing allows users to browse and search by genre, historical event, album, track, score, people, classical work, cultural group, ensemble, instrument, label, place, recording date, reference work, role, subject, time period, venue, and video.

For example, a user can browse by instrument "banjo" and immediately access a bluegrass recording by Ralph Stanley, a folk recording by Pete Seeger, multiple images of banjos, articles on the banjo from various reference sources, and a twentieth-century score by David Del Tredici featuring the banjo.

Users looking for scores, recordings, and videos of particular classical works can use the Classical Works browse, which will provide all relevant results for a particular composition.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Language for a New Century

Sponsored by the Literary Arts Institute of the College of Saint Benedict, “Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond” is a gathering of hundreds of poets from various parts of Asia, th e Middle East, Africa, Europe, America and elsewhere, some who are acclaimed worldwide and others who will be new to the reader. This book celebrates the artistic and cultural force flourishing today in the East.

Join us on April 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM in Gorecki 204 B, to hear two of these editors, Ravi Shankar and Tina Chang, read from "Language for a New Century".

For more information go to


Easter Break -- Library Hours

Alcuin & Clemens Library will be open during the following times:

Wednesday, April 8 - Thursday, April 9: 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12: CLOSED

Monday, April 13: 8:00am-midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Wednesday, April 8 and open for regular academic hours, Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00am.

Friday, April 03, 2009

New Movie Titles - Apr. 3

New Movie Titles for...


Buying Into Sexy
Praying With Lior
The Riches : Season 2
Fools Rush In
In The Name Of God (Khuda Kay Liye)
Friends of God
Slumdog Millionaire
Marley & Me


Mother of Tears
The Universe: The Complete First Season
Slumdog Millionaire
Seven Pounds
Tell No One
My Father My Lord
Fanny Hill
Transporter 3
The Universe: The Complete Season Two
Quantum of Solace
The Riches, Season 2
Hot Dog the Movie
Golden Eye