Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Visit the Writing Center!

Visit the Writing Center when you want help with: thesis statement, organization, evidence, grammar, sentence structure, citations and much more!There is no need to be nervous; the tutors are students just like you who understand the frustrations involved in writing and are willing to help you cope with them.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Movie Titles

Alcuin Library:

Judas Kiss
Prison Town, USA
The Art of Filmmaking
Story of a Love Affair
Identification of a Woman
Enter The Void
A Dance to the Music of Time
ESPN Films 30 for 30: The Sixteenth Man
Great Directors
Life In A Day
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Doctor Who: The Sixth Series - Part 2

Clemens Library:

Fambul tok
Out Late
Cars 2
Crazy Stupid Love
Snow Flower
Water for Elephants
Hot Coffee; Is Justice Being Served?
In My Sleep
Sleeping Beauty

Thanksgiving Break - Library Hours

Thanksgiving Break - Library Hours

Tuesday, November 22 – Wednesday, November 23: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday, November 24 – Saturday, November 26: CLOSED
Sunday, November 27: 6pm – 12midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Tuesday, November 22 and open for regular academic hours, Monday, November 28 at 9:00am

Get Books on CD to Travel!

While traveling "over the mountains and through the woods" to get to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving, check out our collection of Books on CD available at Clemens Library. Choices include classics (Jane Eyre) to bestsellers (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

See all our Books on CD at


Friday, November 18, 2011

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.

View a tutorial here.

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.

* 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.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hey did you know...?

You can place a book on hold if it is checked out?

Learn more here.

Still need help?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Database Spotlight: ARTstor

"The mission of ARTstor is to be a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data; make available through the database the tools to actively use those images; and to create a restricted usage environment that seeks to balance the rights of content providers with the needs and interests of content users." (from ARTstor site)

Need help? Try the help page or

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CAB eBooks [trial]

We're running a trial to CAB eBooks, a publisher of scholarly books on agriculture, environment, nutrition, and many other topics.

They sell their e-books as collections, so you buy the "set" as in the calendar year books, and they also sell back-files to their older books. Please let us know what you think of this collection and this format for reading e-books.

Trial runs through December 15th.


Monday, November 07, 2011

New Movie Titles - Nov. 7

Alcuin Library:

Father of Invention
Captain America: The First Avenger
Attack the Block
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Evelyn Waugh Collection: A Handful Of Dust
The Evelyn Waugh Collection: Scoop

Clemens Library:

Bad Teacher
City of Life and Death

Meet the Librarians - Molly Ewing!

Meet Molly Ewing, the Humanities Librarian. She is the liaison librarian to the Classics, Communication, English, ESL, Gender and Women’s Studies, German, and Hispanic Studies departments.

We asked her a few questions, and this is what she shared!

1) What was your favorite food when you were a child? Siti’s warak enab (all us cousins pretended they were cigars!)

2) What is one of your favorite quotes? Quid hoc ad aeternitatem?

3) What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning the litterbox

4) What is your favorite form of exercise? Summer: bicycling; winter: cross country skiing; anytime: hiking

5) If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Dorothy Day

6) If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Set up a charitable trust

7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Wise

8) What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Send my 15 year-old to live overseas for 9 months

9) At what age did you become an adult? (see question 7)

Contact Molly if you need research assistance.

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!

Watch the tutorial here.

Need help? Ask a Librarian!


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Clemens Library Exhibit

As a companion to Professor Cindy Malone’s Thursday Forum lecture, the library is sponsoring an exhibit which showcases the major aspects of her presentation. Prof. Malone has taken the 18th century novel Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne and created an artists’ book that is designed to show how strikingly modern this text is. In addition, she has used the form of the book (and the elements of book arts) to enhance and build on the original book. Come to the library and see the one-of-a-kind, handmade artists’ book, additional original material and the unfolding of the book in a contemporary context.


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Download eBooks!

Did you know that you can download eBooks at Ebsco to your Nook or iPad? Learn how here. We also have a Kindle (only at Clemens Library) and iPads (one at each library) available for check out. We currently have ebook trials from Project Muse eBooks and Oxford eBooks.


Need help with your research?

Don’t STRESS out doing your research project! Ask a Librarian for help!
Request an Individual Research Appointment TODAY!


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Trial: Morningstar

The library is running a trial to Morningstar Investment Research Center.

username: stbenedict
password: library

This is a 30-day trial to data and analysis on over 14,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 1500 exchange traded funds.

Please let us know what you think!