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, videos, and magazines we added to our collection in January. 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!

F614 Rosemount GV546.5 Bodyweight strength training anatomy HF5548.4 Teach yourself visually Office 2013

PZ10.3 The big snow QA76.774 OS X Mavericks SB613.5 How to eradicate invasive plants

T385 The best American infographics TJ808 The homeowner's energy handbook UB363 The wounded warrior handbook

New materials in Material ConneXion

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

January Monthly Materials Update

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has added the following six titles since November:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 638 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
E468.3 Every Day of the Civil War: A Chronological Encyclopedia GN20 Biographical Dictionary of Anthropologists GV721 Encyclopedia of International Games

ML108 Musical Terms, Symbols and Theory R772 Key Concepts in Healthcare Education TA1637 3D A-to-Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary

LexisNexis Academic research guides and webinars

LexisNexis Academic now offers Curriculum-Based Research Guides. These guides show you how to find information for common legal, news, business, political science, and writing assignments. For example:

  • Find state laws similar to federal laws
  • Find an article by headline, byline, or date
  • Compare multiple companies
  • Search for industry information
  • Read landmark Supreme Court cases
  • Find arguments for and against passing a specific piece of federal legislation

LexisNexis Academic also launched a simpler, easier to use interface last month. Sign up for a free webinar to learn more:


LexisNexis Academic
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to the most news, business, and legal information available from one interface. Newly redesigned with a simplified, single-search box and improved search options, this research tool provides streamlined access to the credible information students and faculty need. Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it all.

LexisNexis Academic – Legal Research
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on legal and criminal justice resources within LN Academic.

LexisNexis Academic – News
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on news resources within LN Academic.

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 December. 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!

AG Guinness world records 2014 D handy history answer book HF linchpin

LB understanding ethics in early care and education N botany for the artist NC logo life

RC prediabetes diet plan SB residential landscape architecture TR bark

New materials in Material ConneXion

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

December Monthly Materials Update

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

New CQ Researcher reports

Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on humanities education and chemical and biological weapons:


Humanities Education
By Marcia Clemmitt
December 6, 2013 • Volume 23, Issue 43
Are humanities degrees worth the cost?


Chemical and Biological Weapons
By Reed Karaim
December 13, 2013 • Volume 23, Issue 44
Can they be eliminated or controlled?

Library closed during winter break

The Library will be closed during winter break, from Saturday, December 21st through Sunday, January 12th. We’ll be checking our e-mail, however, and Danielle Hoveland and Barbara Schuldt will both 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!