Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Studies in Scarlet

Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. and U.K., 1815-1914 contains digitized images of more than 420 separately published trial narratives from the extensive collections of the Harvard Law School Library. Included in the collection are American, British, and Irish cases from 1815-1914 involving child custody, bigamy, and violent crime as it relates to sex and marriage. (From College & Research Libraries News, April 2010)


Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Books Week Movie Night

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration that highlights the dangers of censorship, supports your freedom to read, and promotes access to information. Join us and wonder at the intense dancing and drama that surrounds a young Kevin Bacon during the showing of the 1984 classic "Footloose". Join us Tuesday, September 28th, 7pm at Alcuin Library, SJU – Room AV2- and it's FREE!

Find more information here.


Friday, September 24, 2010

New Movie Titles - Sept. 24

Here you go!

Clemens Library:

Sophie’s Choice
Schindler’s List
Amish Grace
Just Wright
The Killing Fields
Grey’s Anatomy Season Six
Modern Family Season One
Hachi: A Dog’s Story
My Year Without Sex
Gossip Girl : Season 3
It Came From Kuchar

Alcuin Library:

Solitary Man
Terribly Happy
The Secret of the Grain
Bass Ackwards
Heroes: Season 4
Mary and Max
John Rabe
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
The New Daughter
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Chuck: The Complete Third Season
America the Story of Us
Tar Creek
Digital Nation
Roads to Memphis


Thursday, September 23, 2010

LexisNexis QuizWhiz Competition

QuizWhiz is a research game that has a different question each week that can be answered using LexisNexis databases. Participants earn points which can be redeemed for gift cards!!

To play, students will need to register with an email address, and they will need to provide their real name and a mailing address to allow us to validate their eligibility and send them the gift card. The information we collect will be protected in accordance with the LexisNexis privacy policy posted at

Furthermore, LexisNexis will use the information entered in this registration form only for the purpose of running the QuizWhiz contest and contacting contest winners. At the end of the contest, all the student information collected from the QuizWhiz contest will be deleted. We will *not* store, share, or use this information for any other purpose.

Have fun!!


Book Lovers Event - Tonight!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mark Conway Reads His Poetry!

Join us as we celebrate Mark Conway's new book of Poetry, "Dreaming Man, Face Down." Mark will read from his award-winning new poetry collection on Wednesday, September 29, 4:30 p.m., Fireside Room, CSB.


DVD Browser

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!

Do you Tweet?

The library does! Are you on Twitter? If you are a Twitter user, please follow the Alcuin and Clemens libraries. This tweet feed will feature news/events at the libraries and links to new quality resources in the library and online.


Friday, September 17, 2010

New Movie Titles- Sept. 17

Here are the new movie titles for this week!

Clemens Library:

The Lion Has Wings (& Q Planes)
The Apu Trilogy
The Mission

Alcuin Library:

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Longtime Companion
The Crowd
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
The Office: Season Six
180 Degrees South
The Ruling Class
Discovering Greece
Groucho Marx: You Bet Your Life
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Parlez- Moi De La Pluie (Let it Rain)
Grey’s Anatomy
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 5
The Other Man
That Evening Sun
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Bored to Death: The Complete First Season
Law Abiding Citizen
Psych: The Complete Fourth Season


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September is National Jazz Month

Read up on the smooth sounds of jazz by checking out one of the books below books! Or go to the BAC Music Library and listen to your favorite jazz musician on CD!

The Library of Congress also recently added 200 new photos of jazz musicians. Check it out here.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Videoconference your next meeting

CSB/SJU Media Services now offers videoconference service for helping groups connect between our two campuses. Save time and energy by leaving your car in the parking lot and holding your next meeting via videoconference. Contact Burdette Miller-Lehn (ext 2118)to schedule or to get more information.


Media:scape collaborative technology trial

Working in a group? Alcuin Library is testing a new product that combines furniture, a large flat panel monitor, and technology innovations that make it easier and faster to share information and ideas with your colleagues. Bring your laptops and plug in to our media:scape installation, on the upper floor of Alcuin, now through September 24.


Per Petterson coming to CSB

International award-winning author Per Petterson conducts a reading from his latest book, I Curse the River of Time, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Gorecki Family Theater in the BAC. The event, which is free and open to the public, is one of just five public appearances the Norwegian-born author will be making in the United States in support of his latest book. Many CSB/SJU readers know Petterson for his earlier work, Out Stealing Horses. It received the New York Times Best Book of the Year award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It also received "Book of the Year" awards from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspapers, and Time magazine.


Listen to Irish Pirate Ballads

Did you know that the library has a database where you can listen to Irish Pirate Ballads? Etta James? Or even the Supremes? Music Online is the broadest and most comprehensive online music resource. It includes encyclopedias, biographies, essays as well as scores (piano and vocal). You can also get free biweekly downloads!


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Need a Monday jolt?

Wake up and smell the coffee! and then get it for free at Alcuin Library on Monday mornings between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The library is providing free coffee or tea, and muffins. If you need a little extra motivation to get up and study for that test or work on that paper, then make it over to the Alcuin Library and get your java jolt and maybe a little sustenance, again, all for free.


Friday, September 03, 2010

New Movie Titles - Sept. 3rd

Here's your new movie titles for this week!

Clemens Library:

America The Beautiful
Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg
City Island
Mamiya Brothers
Hey, Hey It’s Esther Blueburger
Chuck Close
The Jews: A Peoples History

Alcuin Library:

Modern Meat
The Black Balloon
Matthew Barney: No Restraint
The Human Face
Harry Brown
House: Season Six
Regopstaan’s Dream
The Trial Begins
Red Riding Trilogy
The Escapist
Tom Dowd & the Language of Music
The Art of the Steal
Betty Blue


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

36% of online Americans consult Wikipedia

More than one-third of American adult Internet users consult the citizen-generated online encyclopedia Wikipedia, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. And on a typical day, 8 percent of online Americans consult Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is one place to start when understanding your research topic but another place would be 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 "Encyclopedias & Dictionaries" on the library's homepage.