Free books

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

Curious about Crimea?

Many of us know the word “Crimea” mainly because of the Crimean War of the 1850s, where Florence Nightingale gained her fame. For more background on the Crimean peninsula and the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Credo Reference has put together an excellent Guide to the Crimea.

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has added or updated the following 17 titles since January:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 644 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
CT120 Marquis Who's Who in the World G155 Dictionary for the Tourism Industry PE1628 American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

PN43 Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable QH360.2 Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought RK27 Mosby's Dental Dictionary

Library closed during spring break

The Library will be closed for spring break from Saturday, March 15th through Sunday, March 23rd. Staff will be here limited hours during the break; please e-mail or call (651-423-8366) if you need anything. 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 spring break, everyone!

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last month. There are 9 new briefings on a variety of topics, including:

There’s also a new Curriculum Map on Cell and Molecular Biology, designed to enrich the teaching and understanding of the activities, functions, properties, and structures of cells.
Finally, take a look at the new video biography of Alexander Dalgarno, winner of the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s achievements throughout history. Learn about women’s history with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and check out these sites for more information:

New materials in Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion added 42 new materials in February. Here’s the latest update:

February Monthly Materials Update

New materials include lightweight textiles made of flax yarn and flexible wood veneers.

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 February. 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!

E444 12 Years a Slave LC2330 I am Malala TR179 Capture the Magic

HD6054 Lean In QC495 Secret Language of Color QA76 My iPad

QK475 World of Trees RA781 How to Stay Fit as You Age SB473 Lawn Gone

PN1998 1001 Movies RA785 Yoga Sparks RK60 Essentials of Dental Assisting

New CQ Researcher reports

Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on Russia, media violence, elections, and partisan politics:

Resurgent Russia
By Brian Beary
February 7, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 6
Is Moscow trying to recreate the Soviet bloc?

Media Violence
By Christina L. Lyons
February 14, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 7
Do children have too much access to violent content?

Voting Controversies
By Kenneth Jost
February 21, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 8
Are U.S. elections being conducted fairly?

Polarization in America
By Tom Price
February 28, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 9
Does partisan conflict threaten democracy?