Friday, July 31, 2009

New: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online was recently purchased for CSB/SJU.

This important collection contains digital editions of six Oxford bibles and other bible texts as well as over 5,000 entries from Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oxford Companion to the Bible, and a wealth of other Oxford references. Read more to see what is included in the database.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Thomas Maltman at Book Lovers Night August 5

Thomas Maltman, author of The Night Birds, is the featured guest at the College of Saint Benedict’s “Book Lovers Night” Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Teresa Reception Center, Main Building, CSB. The book program begins at 6:45 p.m., and is free to the public. An optional light dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. for $7.

The Night Birds is the story of the clash between Dakota Indians and immigrant settlers in the early years of Minnesota statehood. The Dakota conflict is only one element of upheaval at the time, and the Senger family at the heart of this novel must also contend with abolition, the Civil War, locust plagues, and the outlaw James gang. Buried secrets emerge and loyalties are tested as the Sengers wrestle with finding justice while struggling for their very survival. The Night Birds is Maltman's first novel. He lives in Minneapolis.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Leif Enger comes to Book Lovers Night July 16

Novelist Leif Enger, author of Peace Like a River and So Brave, Young, and Handsome, will be the featured guest at the next Book Lovers Night. Book Lovers Night will be held July 16 in Clemens Library. A light dinner is available at 6:00pm for $7. Community reader book talk begins at 6:45, and author reading at 7:00. Book Lovers Night is open to all. Copies of Leif Enger's books are available at the CSB and SJU Bookstores. For more information, call 363-2119.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

New Databases: Diaries Online

Just published, Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries is now available at CSB/SJU.

Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society contains about 100,000 pages of women's diaries from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. They are displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts.

This collection complements our previously purchased collections: North American Women's Letters & Diaries and North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries & Oral Histories.

If you have any questions or comments about these resources, please let us know.