Cooking for the holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here, ushering in the beginning of the holiday season. Preparing meals and dining with family and friends is an essential part of our holiday traditions. If you’re interested in trying something new, you’ll find almost 200 books (and many more ebooks) on cooking in our collection. Check one out and expand your culinary horizons!

RC588 Allergy-free and Easy Cooking TX719 Simply French TX739 Holidays

TX716 CelebraciĆ³n TX723.3 Classic Russian Cuisine TX837 Inspired Vegetarian

TX716 Mexico's Feasts of Life TX 723.2 Splendid Table TX724 World of Jewish Cooking

TX724.5 Indian Cooking Unfolded TX771 Gingerbread

Free books

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

Mango Languages update

Learn Russian slang, how to text in Spanish, and how to order cheese and wine in French! Mango Languages has added 17 new specialty courses with short, easy lessons that celebrate the cultures of the world through language. Explore new languages while you learn about:

  • Arab etiquette
  • Arab superstitions
  • Hospitality and tourism in Brazilian Portuguese
  • Soccer in Castilian Spanish
  • Wine and cheese in French
  • The Venice Carnival in Italian
  • The Siena Horse Race in Italian
  • English Loanwords in Japanese
  • Mimetic words in Japanese
  • The Chinese zodiac in Mandarin
  • Feng Shui in Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian slang
  • Russian superstitions
  • Flamenco in Spanish
  • Legal Spanish
  • Spanish texting
  • English texting for Spanish speakers

These specialty courses join full courses in 63 foreign languages and English courses for speakers of 18 native languages. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:


Credo Reference includes 674 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!

American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You can learn how to control or lower your chance of developing diabetes with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

AccessScience and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

We’ve just added the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 11th edition to our reference collection; look for it at Q121 .M3 2012. Not on campus? No problem. Our AccessScience database contains all 8,500 articles from this encyclopedia, plus:

  • Research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology
  • More than 115,000 definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  • More than 17,000 images, videos, and animations
  • 3,000 biographies of well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography
  • Content contributed by more than 9,000 researchers, including 39 Nobel Prize winners

Coverage includes:

  • Agriculture, Forestry & Soils
  • Anthropology & Archaeology
  • Astronomy & Space Science
  • Biology & Biomedicine
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering & Materials
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Military Science
  • Navigation
  • Paleontology
  • Physics
  • Psychiatry & Psychology
  • Science Theory & Philosophy
  • Zoology

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has just added the following nine titles:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 674 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
BF723 Cognitive Development HF5382.5 Occupational Outlook Handbook RC454 Abnormal Psychology

Free books

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

New titles in Films On Demand

Films On Demand added 224 new videos in October, bringing our streaming video collection up to 19,926 titles. Take a look!

New titles

Take a look at the new books and videos we added to our collection in October. 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!

BF408 Creative Workshop RM237.87 Wheat Belly QC173.59 Cosmos

G153.4 1,000 Places to See Before You Die SB175 Groundbreaking Food Gardens U22.3 Coming Back Together

HD30.28 Anatomy of a Business Plan HQ755.8 Zero to Five

BL312 Handy Mythology Answer Book NA7205 Field Guide to American Houses PS3561 11/22/63