Monday, August 31, 2009

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!

There’s kissing, lasers, and dead bodies in the library

Here's an idea: Why not read a novel? Not some big, heavy, required reading kind of novel– something that you want to read. Try some popular fiction! The romance that makes your knees swoon, the sci-fi you grew up with, the horror novels that keep you up at night, and graphic novels galore. Alcuin and Clemens Library has these books and plenty of them. Really!

You might know us as the place with computers, course reserves, DVD's and the MLA Handbook but we have the bestsellers that won’t stay on the shelves and the genre classics that we’ve all read, loved and seen the film versions of.

So the next time you can’t face another chapter of your textbook or just need to get lost in kissing, lasers and dead bodies, get yourself a book to curl up with from Alcuin or Clemens Library. We won’t tell your instructor, we promise.

Check out Clemens & Alcuin Reads to find the latest books available for check-out!


Friday, August 28, 2009

New Movie Titles - Aug. 28

Here are the new movie titles we received over the summer months! Please feel free to post requests for other movies you think the library should purchase. You may not get a response right away but don't worry! The person who handles the comments is out of the office for a month or so, and will get to them as soon as they return!

Clemens Library:

Pray The Devil Back To Hell
Kick Like A Girl
The Betrayal
Berlin’s Hidden History
Jillian Michael’s Banish Fat
Turbo Jam Total Body Blast
John Paul II
Franz Jagerstatter
The Linguists
On A Tightrope
Revising Prose
Belarusian Waltz
Phoebe In Wonderland
A Walk To Remember
Confessions Of A Shopaholic
She Stoops To Conquer
Killer At Large
Broadway Danny Rose
Ryan’s Daughter
Rather English Marriage
The Fourth Dimension
Great Expectations
David Copperfield
Our Mutual Friend
The People’s Republic of Capitalism
Gossip Girl Season 2
Jerome Robbins
To Die In Jerusalem
Cherry Blossoms
A Woman Named Golda
Strange Culture
Restless Conscience
We Are The People
The City of God
The Healing Circle
The America of the Amish

Alcuin Library:

Two Lovers
Def by Temptation
Of Time and the City
American Cinema Series
Being Caribou
Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5
The Discovery of Heaven
The Portrait of a Lady
Whale Wars
Yoshio Taniguchi: The New Museum of Modern Ar
The Great Buck Howard
Southland Tales
Viva Maria
Grey Gardens
World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West
Burn Notice, Season 2
Before the Rains
Scarface (1932)
The Simpsons: The Eleventh Season
Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season
Mad Men: Season Two
The Shield: Season 7: The Final Act
Friday Night Lights: The Third Season
The Tudors: The Complete Second Season
Bart Got a Room
Two and a Half Men: The Complete 5th Season
24: Season Seven
Family Guy, Vol. 7
Entourage: The Complete 5th Season
The Unknown Woman
Eastbound & Down: The Complete First Season
A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barak Obama
Prison Break: Season 4
Last Chance Harvey
The Closer: The Complete Fourth Season
True Blood
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Mutant Chronicles
Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma
The Trial of Saddam Hussein
In July
Wise Blood
The Soloist
One Day You’ll Understand
Star Trek: The Original Series Seasons 1, 2, 3
The Bielski Brothers: Jerusalem in the Woods
Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season
CSI: The Complete Sixth Season
I Love You, Man
The Village Barbershop
Café Chavalos
Crude Impact
75 Degree in July
The Class
The Book of Revelation
The Private Eyes
Were the World Mine
Doll House: Season One
Big Man Japan
Dexter: The Third Season
Goodbye Solo
Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season
Rudo y Cursi
Time Code
The Simpsons: The Twelfth Season
In the Mouth of Madness
Battle for Haditha
Dark World

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Think Wikipedia- Use Credo Instead!

The Library is always thinking about YOU! We subscribe to a online resource called Credo Reference. It is a huge collection of great reference books: encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, measurement conversions and much more!

We also subscribe to Oxford Reference Online and Gale Reference Online, both contain great collections of reference books! You can find these under "Articles & More" then "Databases A-Z" or "Research Help" then "Quick References" on the library's homepage.

Think wikipedia, then use our reference resources instead!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome Back!

Need Help? Not to worry!! Clemens Library on the campus of the College of St. Benedict and Alcuin Library at St. John’s University campus are here to help you with all your research projects and presentations. Stop by the libraries to check your e-mail, get a movie, find a quiet place to read a newspaper or work on a class assignment.

Everyone at the library hopes you have great success this upcoming academic year!


Monday, August 24, 2009

ELM Update

ELM (also known as Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents access to magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, as well as a variety of other sources. Many of the databases available via ELM are familiar: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, ProQuest Newsstand (just to name a few). We still have access to all the old resources, as well as several new ones.

Most notably, starting July 1, 2009, we have access to a few key new resources that I'd like to bring to your attention.

Expanded Academic ASAP

This is a general purpose academic database similar to EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, but from Gale. In fact, we used to get this before we had Academic Search Premier, but now we're fortunate enough to have both. You'll find some overlap, but also a fair amount of unique titles, making the combination quite good.

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hch

Contains nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Points of View Reference Center,uid&site=pov

EBSCO brings together a wide variety of resources for basic research on a number of controversial and hot topics. Excellent for first year students, or for anybody wanting to quickly come up to speed on a issue.

Science Reference Center,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=sch

Provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

St. Cloud Times

Full text coverage of the St. Cloud Times from ProQuest, January 2004 - current.


We are very fond of ELM Databases here at CSB/SJU as they provide a great wealth of resources for scholarly research. You can thank the Minnesota Legislature for providing the money to fund these for the state.


Convocation -- Library Hours

The Libraries will open at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 26th. For a complete listing of our Academic Hours click:

Sunday, August 09, 2009