New titles in Films On Demand

Films On Demand added 696 new videos in March, bringing our streaming video collection up to 14,891 titles. Take a look!

International Children’s Book Day

Today is also International Children’s Book Day. Did you know we have nearly 1,200 children’s books in our Juvenile Collection? Check one out and read to a child today!

National Autism Awareness Month

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to the CDC, 1 out of 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Learn more about autism and Asperger’s syndrome with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

New titles

Take a look at the new books we added to our collection in March. 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!

RM222.2 Weight Watchers HM1166 Gender communication handbook TS227 Art of welding

TH355 Understanding construction drawings SB321 All new square foot gardening TL269 Automotive brake systems

TK5105.59 Hacking exposed 7 BF121 Psychology TR581 Photographer's MBA

HF5548.4 Microsoft Office 2013 RC81 Complete guide to symptoms NK600 History of design

New materials in Material ConneXion

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

March Monthly Materials Update

New materials include polymer powder for 3D printing and paper that uses an ‘upcycling’ process to minimize the waste of natural resources.

New CQ Researcher reports

Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on home schooling, youth unemployment, and abortion:

Home Schooling
By Marcia Clemmitt
March 7, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 10
Do parents give their children a good

Youth Unemployment
By Alan Greenblatt
March 14, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 11
Will good jobs continue to elude young adults?

Abortion Debates
By William Wanlund
March 21, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 12
Will the Supreme Court impose new

LexisNexis Academic webinars

LexisNexis Academic is an excellent resource for news, business, and legal research. Learn how to get the most out of this database with these free webinars from LexisNexis:

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.

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