Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Break -- Library Hours

Winter Break -- Library Hours

The Libraries will have shortened hours over Winter Break and be closed December 23rd – January 2nd. For a complete list of dates and times click:

The BAC Music Library will be CLOSED.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Avoid Library Fines!!

To avoid fines please return all library items before leaving for break! If you would like to take books home with you over break they need to be renewed.

Library books for undergraduate students not renewed are due by Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Replacement costs will be billed for any books not returned.

Need help renewing?

Go here or check out the video tutorial on Renewing Books to learn more.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Circulation Offices at 363-5604 (CSB) or 363-2120 (SJU).


Friday, December 16, 2011

New Movie Titles

Clemens Library:


Alcuin Library:

Leaving La Floresta
Daddy Longlegs

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Library Hours – Finals

Library Hours – Finals

Friday, December 16 (Study Day) 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Monday, December 19 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 20 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 21 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Winter Break Hours:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Year in Photos

The Atlantic has put together over 130 photos that represent 2011. They also have other lists like Year in Movies, Best Television Episodes, Albums of the Year plus much more. Check it out here and let us know if you agree with what is on their lists!

(photo from The Atlantic)


Monday, December 12, 2011

New Movie Titles

Clemens Library:

School, the story of American public education
Putty Hill

Alcuin Library:

War Don Don
Beijing taxi
ANPO: art x war : the art of resistance
E². Transport
Sin paĆ­s
There once was an island = Te Henua e Nnoho
The last mountain
The Servant
Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis: Special Edition
The Green
Main Street
Super 8
The Hangover Part II
The Debt
Bobby Fischer Against the World
Cowboys & Aliens
Big Love

Database Spotlight: Collegeville Digital Library

The Collegeville Digital Library is a growing collection of cross-searchable titles that offers quick and easy access to the full text of a variety of products only available in print format.

The Collegeville Digital Library currently includes the following references:
Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources
books Volume 1 First through Third Centuries
Volume 2 Fourth Century
Volume 3 Fifth Century
Volume 4 Sixth Century

The Targums: The Aramaic Bible
Targum of Psalms
Targum of Lamentations

Sacra Pagina
Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Mark
Sacra Pagina: Hebrews
Sacra Pagina: 1, 2, and 3 John
Sacra Pagina: First Corinthians

Individual books in the Collegeville Digital Library will continue to be added until each series is complete in digital format. Additional reference works will be included as they become available.

Need help? Ask a Librarian!


Monday, December 05, 2011

Meet the Librarians - Amy Springer!

Meet Amy Springer, the Government and Business Information Librarian. She is the liaison librarian to the Accounting and Finance, Economics, Global Business Leadership and Management departments.

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

1. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
Ever since reading Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, I’ve been fascinated with the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.

2. What is your favorite form of exercise?
Running. I’m addicted.

3. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“How wise Dickens was to make readers feel poverty and cruelty through the fate of children who had not reached the age where righteous and comfortable classes could accuse them of being responsible for their own misery.” – Howard Zinn

4. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Springsteen - Thunder Road
Gladiator Soundtrack – Now We Are Free
Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Any version of We Shall Overcome (Goosebumps every time)
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin'
Mason Jennings - Sorry Signs On Cash Machines
David Gray - Please Forgive Me
Modest Mouse – Float On

5. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to sew and design clothes.

6. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
I would pay off my student loans, and then I’d travel the world. There are so many places that I’d like to visit- Brazil, Belize, Greece, Spain, New Zealand…

Contact Amy at when you need help with your research.


Need last minute help?

If you need last minute research help, schedule an individual research appointment with a librarian! Librarians will help you evaluate sources, find scholarly sources, and can even take a look at your works cited page!

Sign up for an appointment today!


Friday, December 02, 2011

Morningstar Investment Research Center

The library added a new subscription to an important business database:

Morningstar Investment Research Center

"Features data and analysis on over 14,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 1500 exchange traded funds. Plus, the database boasts a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools." (publisher's description)

Please note that our subscription covers 2 simultaneous users of the database, so if you can't get in, try again later.


Trial: Europa World Plus

The library is running a trial to Europa World Plus through Jan 1, 2012.

This database provides economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country. It is comprised of the Europa Yearbook and also the Europa Regional Surveys of the World. Detailed information about the contents can be found in their about page.

Give it a try and see what you think.