Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Springer Trials

Springer is offering trials to their online resources this fall, and so we've decided to take a peek. These trials last through October 31st.

Springer Books

  • >20,000 ebooks from 2005-2010
  • Annual updates may be purchased

Springer Materials

  • 165,000 substances and material systems, 3,000 properties, and 1,000,000 literature citations
  • Based on Landolt-Börnstein
  • User-friendly one-stop web platform
Springer Images

  • 2.5 million hard to find science images

Springer Protocols

  • Detailed instructions for recreating experiments.

Further information about these resources is available from the Springer Trials page.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Leadership display

Are you looking for books on leadership? Check out this display at Alcuin Library. Click on the book covers for author, availability, and location information.


Friday, August 27, 2010

New Movie Titles (pt. 2)

Here is the second part of the list of new movies received over the summer months.


Burma VJ
The Red Shoes
Black Narcissus
The Last Station
Extraordinary Measures
Clash of the Titans
The Lost Coast
La Mission
For Love of Liberty
Indiscretion of an American Wife
Blood Done Sign My Name
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Life (Narrated by David Attenborough)
The Dukes
Family Guy, Vol. 8
A Prophet
Hot Tub Time Machine
Army of Shadows
Not the Messiah
The Heiress
Comrades in Dreams
The Search
Alexander the Last
Presumed Innocent
Summer Hours
The Closer; The Complete Fifth Season
Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Finals Season
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seventh Season
Lola Montes
How I Met Your Mother: Season Three
Entourage: The Complete Sixth Season
Burn Notice: Season Three
Sex Positive
The Ghost Writer
Public Enemies
Cloud 9
Vivre sa Vie
The Wave
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Handel: Theodora
Verdi: La Traviata
Puccini: Tosca
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten: Peter Grimes
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
Bizet: Carmen
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Verdi: Falstaff
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
The Missing Person
Death at a Funeral
The Warlords
The Sun
Design e2
The Kayapo: Out of the Past
Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary
Earth on Edge
The Wannsee Conference
La Colmena
Unmistaken Child
Dexter: The Fourth Season
The City of Your Final Destination
Friday Night Lights: The Fourth Season
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
La Cenerentola
Forbidden Planet
Mythbusters: Exploding house
The Square
A Town Called Panic
Lost: The Complete 6th and Final Season
Stairway to Heaven
City Island
Soundless Wind Chime
8: The Mormon Proposition


The Girl On The Train
Fish Out Of Water
Mission Kashmir
Toe To Toe
Tales From The Script
Dirt The Movie
Hester Street
Thelma & Louise
The Odd Couple
Fail Safe
Same Time Next Year
Places In The Heart
Agnes of God
Free Willy Escape From Pirate’s Cove
Preacher’s Kid
Guys and Dolls
If These Walls Could Talk
Strangers In Good Company
Percy Jackson …
BreakfastWith Scott
The Miracle Worker
Curious George
The Widow’s Might
The Lemon Tree
My Name Is Khan
Punjabi Cab
Summer Hours
The Maid
Treeless Mountain
Everlasting Moments
La France
Ugly Betty Season 4
Ken Matsuzaki
I’m Not Black, I’m Coloured

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Trials: History Databases

We're running a couple trials to full-text databases in history. Many of you are probably familiar with America: History and Life, which covers U.S. and Canadian history. Historical Abstracts is the other database from ABC-CLIO, and it covers the rest of the world. Both of these now have many titles available in full text, and we're considering them.

Let us know what you think - are there some key titles in here that you would use?

Here are the links to give them a try:

America: History and Life with Full Text

Historical Abstracts with Full Text


Text Reference Questions!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alcuin's Happiness Display

Did you enjoy the happiness book display at Clemens Library?

Come over to Alcuin Library to see another happiness display! You can also fill out a post-it explaining what makes you happy.

The Happiness Symposium will be held on September 9-10th.

Click on the book images for author and location details.

These books (below image) are written by the scheduled speakers for the Happiness Symposium. -AS

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happiness is...

Check out the books on display at Clemens Library for the Happiness Symposium which will be held on September 9-10th. Alcuin Library also has several books on display. Both libraries ask the question, "What makes you happy?" and we want to hear! Stop by Alcuin and leave it on a post-it note or at Clemens write it on the whiteboard!


Library Hours - August 25th

The Libraries will open at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 25th. For a complete listing of our Academic Hours click: http://www.csbsju.edu/Libraries/Library-Hours.htm.

Welcome back!


Friday, August 20, 2010

New Movie Titles from Summer (pt.1)

Here is part 1 of the list of movies we received over the summer months! Enjoy!!

Clemens Library:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Last Station
Being Erica
The Blue Planet
Louisa May Alcott
Behind Taliban Lines
El Contrato
Return of the Firebird
Dear John
Alice In Wonderland
A Quiet Revolution : Women Of Tibet
Dil Se—
Well Done Abba
La Danse
Les Ephemeres
A Girl’s Life
The Never Ending Story
Driving Miss Daisy
Arsenic & Old Lace
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The Joy Luck Club
Mr. Holland’s Opus
Eat A Bowl of Tea
Charlotte’s Web
Cactus Flower
Note By Note
Seeds of Hunger

Alcuin Library:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The White Ribbon
Green Zone
Las Cruces
La Casa de Enfrente
Truth is Our Strength
Fatal Flood
VIP Very Important Prisoners
The Postman
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
Tokyo Sonata
Edge of Darkness
The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Memories
Any Given Sunday
Playing for Change
Camp Out
The Messenger
Whale Wars Season 2
The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha
Voice of a Mountain
Breaking and Entering
The Road
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture
You the Living
24: Season 7
Friday Foster
Gentlemen’s Relish
Tony Manero
North Face
Shutter Island
Youth in Revolt
The Book of Eli
A Single Man
C. Beck
Minnesota: A History of the Land, Episode 5 The Northern Forest
Captain Abu Raed
Prodigal Sons
The Drummer
Troubled Water
The Memory Thief
Must Read After My Death
Seeing and Believing: The Power of Faith
What Darwin Never Knew
Banana Split
The Last Great Ape
Kayapo: Indians of the Brazilian Rain Forest
Becoming Human
From Opium to Chrysanthemums
Out of the Past
Blind Spot
Corridor of Shame: The Neglect of South Carolina’s Rural Schools
Soul of a People
Art & Copy
Breakdown Drills for the 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense
The 2-2-1 Press
The 2-1-2 Match-Up Zone Defense


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Books on CD

New a new book on CD for your commute? Check these out!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

People of the Book


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Summer Readin' at Clemens!

Summer Readin’ had me a blast
Summer Readin’ happened so fast
Met a book I was crazy to read
Met a book I was feelin’ happy
Summer days driftin’ away, but oh those wonderful books*

(*poem inspired by lyrics of “Summer Lovin’” from Grease)

To see if any of the books are available check out this link or ask a staff member at Clemens Library for recommendations!


Monday, August 02, 2010

Baseball Americana

The world's largest collection of things related to baseball is housed at the Library of Congress, and a new, lavishly illustrated history of the sport features more than 350 of the best items in the collections, some dating as far back as the late 1700s. From baseball's biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, "Baseball Americana" examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage and uniquely American character.

Check out the video!