Friday, October 29, 2010

JSTOR additions

We've added the JSTOR Arts & Sciences IX collection to our library holdings.

View the Title List

The description of this collection is as follows:

"With a minimum of 150 titles available by the end of 2012, the Arts & Sciences IX Collection widens JSTOR’s coverage in business and the social sciences. Journals from over 25 countries provide outstanding international diversity, and rare materials bring unique depth to the collection, with research covering archaeology, anthropology, sociology, business, economics, population studies, and political science."



New Movie Titles - Oct. 29

Clemens Library:

Raging Grannies
Cannibal Tours
Leap Year
Sex and The City 2
The Goonies
Please Give

Alcuin Library:

You Don’t Know Jack: The Life and Deaths of Jack Kevorkian
The Losers
Winter’s Bone
Wild Grass
Copyright Criminals
Je Vous Trouve Tres Beau
Fire Wars
Addicted to Plastic
Il Postino
Kip Fulbeck: Selected Videos Vol. 1 & 2
Two Spirits
Fruit Fly
The Tudors: The Final Season
Smash His Camera


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

READ Poster Contest - Due Tomorrow!

Do you know a student, faculty or staff member that should be on a READ poster? Nominate them! Stop by either library to grab a nomination form or submit electronically to Sarah Gewirtz .

Nomination deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 27. More information can be found here.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Get Out and Vote - Midterm Elections

To understand why midterm elections are important go to CNN's Election Center - The Basics. They discuss what is at stake, why midterm elections matter, who is running, the issues and much more.

Get Out and Vote on Tuesday, November 2nd!

Need more information on how to vote in Minnesota? Go to the Minnesota Elections & Voting Information from the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State.


Friday, October 22, 2010

New Movie Titles - Oct. 22

Clemens Library:


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Get Help Now!

Do you have an annotated bibliography due? Can't find the articles you need for your research paper? Don't know where to begin your research? Relax! Schedule an Individual Research Appointment with one of our librarians. They will meet with you individually to help you with your research needs, and get you started! Don't struggle with this! Schedule an appointment with a librarian today!

Students have said:

"Well, I have the library to thank for saving my Management paper. I was having trouble finding credible sources for a research paper and the Library was able to sit down with me and discuss what I wanted to write about and how to go about doing it. They also helped me find credible sources and I was able to write an amazing research paper, which earned me an A. Without the Library's help I would have been frustrated and lost."

"I had 3 research papers that I had to find books and articles on each topic and a librarian was able to help me. She found exact books and perfect articles that worked for my topics and she was able to show me tricks to narrow my search!"

Don't delay - set up an appointment now!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Civil War, Korean War and Kamikaze Pilots

Learn more about these events in history by streaming video from the library's database, American History & Video. Other topics covered are the Black Panthers, wild west, jazz, the depression and much, much more!

Great source for presentations and research papers!!


Friday, October 15, 2010

New Movie Titles - Oct. 15

Clemens Library:

Yesterday Was A Lie
A Powerful Noise
Girl Trouble
The Oath
Something Unknown
Chanel Coco & Igor Stravinsky
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
No Dumb Question
Four Films by Zarqa Nawaz
The Princess Frog
Zumba Fitness
Phyllis & Harold
Conceiving Ada

Alcuin Library:

Racing Dreams
Two and a Half Men: The Complete Seventh Season
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Karate Kid
Bones: the Complete Fifth Season
Mid-August Lunch
The Secret of Kells
Empire of the Sun
The Fourth Kind
Death Sentence
OSS117 Lost in Rio
The Apprentice: The Complete First Season
Anna Russell: The (First) Farewell
Spencer Nakasako’s Trilogy
Searching for Asian America
Discovering Dominga
My Lai
How the Earth Changed History
Living Cells: Structure, Function, Diversity
Directors: Life Behind the Camera
Meet Me in St. Louis
Calvin Marshall
Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll
Electile Dysfunction
Leaves of Grass
I Am Love


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

LGBT History Month

"In January 1994, Rodney Wilson, a social studies teacher in Missouri who was appalled at the failure of textbooks to address LGBT issues, organized a grass-roots network of teachers and community leaders toward creating a month of celebration that focused on the contributions of LGBT people. October was chosen because it built on already existing traditions such as National Coming Out Day (October 11) and the anniversaries of the first two LGBT marches on Washington in 1979 and 1987." (From LGBT History Month Resources)

Check out the book display at Clemens Library, and feel free to (literally) CHECK OUT the books to read!


Government Comic Books!

Check out the University of Nebraska-Lincoln government comic book collection!

"The database currently has more than 180 comics, covering topics from the inner workings of the Federal Reserve System to the history of Apartheid. The majority of the comics in the database were created so government employees and citizens would have easy-to-understand guides on sometimes complex or uninteresting topics." (

Check it out here!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Become a fan of the library!

Join the library's Facebook page and keep up to date on the latest news here at the library and around campus! Ask a question and connect with other folks that are fans of the library's!


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). NBCAM educates women about the importance of early detection. More and more women are getting mammograms to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. As a result, breast cancer deaths are on the decline. Encourage the women in your life to get mammograms on a regular basis.

To learn more visit:

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Foundation
National Cancer Institute

Check out the display of books available to check out at Clemens Library about breast cancer.


Monday, October 04, 2010

Renew Your Books Online!

Did you know you can renew your books online? Go to Your Borrowing Record (see steps below) to view and renew items you have checked out like your books, DVD's and items loaned from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)*.

It's easy to do! Ask a Librarian if you need help.

* Materials borrowed from other libraries need to be renewed prior to the due date to ensure ample time for the borrowing institution to respond to the request. Not all renewal requests are extended, so you need to continue to check Your Borrowing Record to see if your request has been accepted.

Steps to Your Borrowing Record:

1) From the library home page, click on "View Your Borrowing Record" (under the heading "How Do I...")
2) Username is your Banner # and your Password is your last name.


Need a book from the other campus?

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!


Friday, October 01, 2010

Free Days and Long Weekend – Library Hours

Free Days and Long Weekend – Library Hours

Wednesday, October 6th – Friday, October 8th: 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Saturday, October 9th: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 10th: 6:00pm – 12 Midnight

The BAC Music Library will be closed.


New Movie Titles - Oct. 1

Alcuin Library:

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Into the West
Amish Grace
Robin Hood
Coming Out
How I Met Your Mother: Season 5
The Secret in Their Eyes
The Experiment
Modern Family
30 Rock: Season 4
America the Beautiful
Scrubs: The Complete and Final Ninth Season
Iron Man 2
Get Him to the Greek

Clemens Library:

Girl Trouble
The Oath
Something Unknown