Library closed during winter break

The Library will be closed during winter break, from Saturday, December 20th through Sunday, January 11th. We’ll be checking our e-mail and Danielle Hoveland and Barbara Schuldt will be here limited hours during the break. Instructors, please e-mail or call ahead of time (x8366) if you need to drop off reserve items or check items out before spring semester begins. If Barbara or Danielle are here, just knock on the staff door and they’ll be happy to help you.

Have a happy and safe winter break, everyone!

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:

 

Credo Reference includes 680 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added new content this month. For instructors, there are new curriculum maps for Anatomy & Physiology and Introduction to Materials Science. There are also four new briefings:

Finally, take a look at the new video biography of Daniel Kleppner, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics.

 

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has just added the following 12 titles:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 680 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
BJ1821 Uncommon History of Common Courtesy HD38.15 Business: The Ultimate Resource HG173 QFinance: The Ultimate Resource

HM786 Key Concepts in Organization Theory Q123 American Heritage Student Science Dictionary QA76.15 Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms

Films On Demand update

Did you know you can sign up for monthly e-mail notifications about new Films on Demand titles in certain subject areas?

  1. Go to Films On Demand.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click on Sign In if you already have a personal account. If not, click on Create Account.
  3. After you’ve logged in, click on User Options in the upper-right corner.
  4. Click on My User Preferences.
  5. Scroll down to the section labeled Subject Areas of Interest.
  6. Check the boxes for the subjects that interest you.
  7. Check the box that says “I would like to receive emails about new titles added within these subject areas.”
  8. Click on the Save Changes button.

You’ll receive an e-mail at the beginning of each month with a link to the titles in your subject areas that have been added in the past 30 days. You can change your preferences or stop the notifications at any time.

Films On Demand added 464 new videos in November, bringing our streaming video collection up to 20,369 titles. Take a look!

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them.

New titles

Take a look at the new books and videos we added to our collection in November. You can find these and everything else in our collection through our catalog, MnPALS Plus. Here are a few of the new titles on our shelves. Check them out!

BF505 Get It Done D522 World War I E158 USA's Best Trips

HB172 Homer Economicus HF5548.4 Excel 2013 Bible PR4572 A Christmas Carol

HF5382.7 Job Search Checklist HD69 Designing Brand Identity HQ76.25 Gay and Lesbian Issues

N8350 Creative, Inc. HV5822 Marijuana Reform NC590 Burn Your Portfolio

New materials in Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion added 42 new materials last month. Here’s the latest update:

November Monthly Materials Update

New materials include decorative materials made of cattle stomach, textiles composed of 100% glass beads, and wood veneers that can be commercially printed just like paper.

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last two months. There are 42 new Research Reviews, including:

There are eight new briefings, including:

In other news, Shuji Nakamura, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, is the 39th Nobel laureate to contribute to AccessScience. And finally, take a look at the new video biography of Joachim Frank, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science.

Eyes on the Prize

Films On Demand has added the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985.


Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985

Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.

Through contemporary interviews and historic footage, the 14-part Eyes on the Prize series traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act, and from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Julian Bond, political leader and civil rights activist, narrates.

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