Friday, January 29, 2010

New Movie Titles - Jan 29

Alcuin Library:

In a Dream
The Gates
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
My Fuhrer
Humble Pie
The Life of Lewis Carroll
The Merry Gentleman
Capturing Reality: The Art of the Documentary Film
The Boys are Back
Three Monkeys
The Audition
Soul Power
1492: Conquest of Paradise

Clemens Library:

Egon & Donci
District 9
Lion’s Den
Peter & Paul
Coal Country
Fatherhood Dreams
Das Kaninchen Bin Ich
Lili and the Baobab
I Can Do Bad All By Myself
How Bruce Lee Changed The World
Bruce Lee Immortal Dragon
Obama’s War
Whip It


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

World Government Data

At World Government Data you can:

* Search government data sites from the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and London (this comes under United Kingdom, if you want to browse) in one place and download the data (more sites to come)
* Collect similar datasets together from around the world
* Browse all datasets by each country

Read more about it at the Resource Shelf.


Friday, January 22, 2010

New Movie Titles - Jan. 22

Here are the latest movie titles:

Clemens Library:


Alcuin Library:

Big Fan
Herb & Dorothy
Lorna’s Silence
The Haunted Army
No Impact Man
Passing Strange: The Movie
The Invention of Lying
The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season
Weeds: Season Five
Another country
The Brothers Bloom
In a Dream
The Gates


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Charles Darwin Works

There are two free sites that have made Charles Darwin works available.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," the manuscripts detailing the theory of natural selection are being placed online from the Darwin Manuscripts Project.

The University of Cambridge recently made the largest collection of Darwin’s writings available online. The collection includes thousands of his private papers, biographies, obituaries, reviews, reference works and more. Much of the collection is in Darwin’s own handwriting, but also includes first editions of texts, photographs and correspondence.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Search President Obama's speeches and more

Search President Obama's speeches and activities from the Washington Post:

1) President Obama Speech Database

Every week President Obama delivers remarks on pressing issues. Find key speeches he has delivered since taking office in January 2009.This database can be searched by keyword and browsed by issue or a tag cloud. A graph shows speeches by month.

2) POTUS Tracker

Every day President Obama meets with key members of his administration, Congress, foreign dignitaries, interest groups and regular citizens. Use our interactive database to track how Obama is spending his time, what issues are getting the most attention and who is influencing the debate.

RSS feeds are available for his daily schedule and speeches.


Friday, January 15, 2010

New Movie Titles - Jan. 15

Here are the newest movies titles we received over the holidays! Don't forget to check out the DVD Browser for movies!

Alcuin Library:

Born in ‘68
(500) Days of Summer
The Proposal
Julie & Julia
District 9
Paranormal Activity
It Might Get Loud
Family Guy Something, Something, Something Dark Side
A Woman in Berlin
7 Zwerge (Seven Dwarves)
With Honors
Scenes for a Parish
Renewal: Stories from America's Religious-Environmental Movement
Eating Alaska
Chuck: The Complete Second Season
Big Love: The Complete Third Season
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
A Perfect Getaway
A Face in the Crowd
For the Love of Movies
Brava Italia
The Wobblies
The Hurt Locker

Clemens Library:

Love Aaj Kal
Shall We Dance? (Japanese Film)
The Headless Woman
Salaam Namaste
Inglorious Basterds
The Hangover
Jean de la Fontaine
The United States of Tara Season One
King Leopold’s Ghost
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Chess In Concert
Miracle On 34Th Street
Paper Heart
El Cid
Le Misanthrope
L’Ecole des Femmes
Is Anybody There?
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Four Sisters For Peace
The Movie At The End of the World: Thomas McGrath
Meridel Le Seur: My People Are My Home
Cold Mountain
A Voice On The Hill
Dil Bole Hadippa

Monday, January 11, 2010

News @ your library!

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your break, and had time to rest and relax!

Here are a few things to know about the library:

1) We have a new librarian, Diana Symons. She will be working with the following departments:
  • Latino/Latin American Studies
  • Military Science
  • Peace Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Medicine
Contact her if you need help! Her email is

2) We are redesigning our website, and we'd like your help! What should stay? What should go? What can be added?! Stop by either library and grab a paper copy of the library's homepage and make comments! Be creative!

3) The music CD collection at Alcuin Library has been moved from the closed stack area in media to the shelving area out in the library. Browse away and take advantage of the wide variety of items in this collection.

4) Sam Johnson, Art Professor, currently has pieces of his work on exhibit at Clemens Library. Stop by to check them out!

Best of luck this semester! Remember if you need help Ask a Librarian!


Friday, January 08, 2010

Vintage Ad Browser

You can use the Vintage Ad Browser to search over 100,000 advertisements from as early as 1810. Some topic areas include Propaganda & Posters, Beauty & Hygiene, and Gender.

This ad (below) was from the 1930s.


Text Message Us Your Reference Questions

Do U txt?

The Library is now responding to reference questions via text!

Simply text CSBSJU (a space) and your question to 66746. The library will respond by text as soon as possible.

We are excited to receive your text message questions.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Government Document of the Month

December's Government Document of the Month is...
Come see the Government Document of the Month display at Alcuin Library.