Monday, November 30, 2009

Submit your READ Poster NOW!

Now is your chance –
Be the next individual or group on a READ Poster!

Submit your winning entry by this Friday, December 4th!

Winning entries in both Individual and Group Categories receive one 16” x 24” poster version of their photo which will be displayed prominently at each library!

For further details go to:

Good Luck!


Need help with RefWorks?

Don't struggle if you have RefWorks questions, Ask a Librarian! All librarians are savvy with RefWorks, and can help you with any problems you may have.

Stop by the reference desk or make an individual research appointment.

Need help verifying your bibliography page is correct? Check out the library's page for Citing Sources. This page also includes information about the Writing Centers. The Writing Center is designed to help you write better papers and become a better writer.


Cool Tools Online

Here are a few very cool tools you have access to online:

Forgot your alarm clock? Go to or

Do you use Flickr the photo-sharing site? Consider backing up your photos here:

Find an awesome website to use for your research assignment? Highlight your material! Highlight the web at

Find WiFi spots before you travel at or

More cool tools posted later!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Break -- Library Hours

Tuesday, November 24 – Wednesday, November 25: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday, November 26 – Saturday, November 28: CLOSED

Sunday, November 30: 6pm – 12midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Tuesday, November 24 and open for regular academic hours, Monday, November 30 at 9:00am.


Topics to Avoid at Thanksgiving Dinner

From the Nest magazine, a list of eight topics to avoid at the holiday dinner table, such as politics, bodily ailments, past embarrassing events, and the economy. Suggested conversation topics include recent vacations, funny characters at work, the delicious food, the weather, and "when all else fails: puppies."

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends!


Friday, November 20, 2009

New Movie Titles - Nov. 20

New movie titles for Alcuin Library:

Fellini’s Roma
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Star Trek


Monday, November 16, 2009

Park Histories

Need something to do over Thanksgiving break? Arranged by name of the park, the National Park Service (NPS) staff, has put together a collection of dozens of long and detailed histories of the national parks of the United States. To find parks in Minnesota or other states go to: National Park Service History.


(Copyright © 2009, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

Real Research - Web of Knowledge

Need a scholarly publication but not sure what you are finding on Google will work? Or did your professor say, "No Google"? No worries! The library has the perfect database for you!

Web of Knowledge will allow you to quickly find, analyze, and manage information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Use the Web of Science tab for:

* Cited Reference Searching
* New Conference Proceedings
* Author Finder
* Address Searching
* Sorting results by Times Cited
* Citation Reports

Customize your experience by creating alerts and RSS feeds, and save and run searches.

Need more help? Ask a Librarian!


Read Poster Contest!!

Now is your chance –
Be the next individual or group on a READ Poster!

CSB/SJU students, faculty and staff - Show us how photogenic you are and help promote reading!

Winning entries in both Individual and Group Categories receive one 16” x 24” poster version of their photo which will be displayed prominently at each library!

All entries must be received by December 4th.

For further details go to:

Good Luck!


Friday, November 13, 2009

New Movie Titles - Nov. 13

Here are the newest titles for..

Clemens Library:

The Fox and The Child
The Bridges of Madison County
Food, Inc.
Tall Tales & Legends
Art 21 : Season Five

Alcuin Library:

Into Temptation
Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution
Rowing Through
Paris is Burning
New World Order
Bright Future
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama
The Obama Deception
Food, Inc


Saturday, November 07, 2009

Got Research?

Got research and not sure where to start? Try the Guides by Subject. Doing a paper for your history class? Go to the subject guide page for History and find databases that will be useful for your research needs. Education? Political Science? Biology? Yup! We created pages for you! Every major on campus has a subject guide page specifically created to help with your research.

Need help? Set up an Individual Research Appointment with a librarian.


Friday, November 06, 2009

New Movie Titles - Nov. 6

Here are the latest titles for Alcuin Library:

Testament of Dr. Mabuse
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law: Volume ONe
The Lost Son of Havana
Beatles: The Journey
The Serpent and the Rainbow
It’s Pat: The Movie
Jason of Star Command: The Complete Series
Healing and the Mind series with Bill Moyers
Il Divo
The Black Adder
The L Word: The Complete Final Season


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Get books delivered!

Is there a book at the other campus that you need but don't really want to go get? Or you won't be at the other campus for another week but really need the book now? Then try Intercampus Book Delivery!

How does it work?!

Johnnie needs a book from Clemens Library but doesn't have time to run over to get it. He can fill out the Intercampus Book Delivery form and have it delivered to Alcuin Library by the next day. We'll send him an email to stop by to pick it up once it arrives. It's that easy!

And we've made it even EASIER for you!

Instead of cutting/pasting the information about the book you need, go to WorldCat Local. Once you see the title of the book you want, select it; once the record opens, select the Find It button. There is a link to Intercampus Book Delivery which will push all the information about the author, title, etc. into a form for you!

Need help? Ask a Librarian!