Banned Books from Ebooks Minnesota

In honor of Banned Books Week, today we are highlighting the Banned Books collection in Ebooks Minnesota. These ebooks are available for free to all Minnesotans and include titles banned for political, social, religious, and “unusual” reasons. Celebrate your freedom to read!


Banned Books Week 2016

“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” —Article 3, Library Bill of Rights

Did you know there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries and classrooms every year? Please join us in celebrating this year’s Banned Books Week (September 25 – October 1) and our freedom to read. Take a look at the American Library Association’s lists of Frequently Challenged Books and check one out from our collection:

Check one out and exercise your First Amendment rights!

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added some new content this month. There’s a new briefing on choosing effective mosquito repellants. New research reviews include:

New videos and animations include:

And finally, there’s a new video biography of Yale N. Patt, winner of the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science.


Cancer awareness

September is the national awareness month for several types of cancer. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

We also have some really good databases for finding articles on cancer, including Salem Health: Cancer, Academic Search Premier, Consumer Health Complete, and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.

Check out these sites for more information:

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

National Blood Cancer Awareness Month

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Belay yer carousin’ and get to Mango Languages’ Pirate Language Course smartly!

After ye be speakin’ like a true gentleman of fortune, haul wind to Mango Languages, where ye will find more than 72 foreign language and ESL courses!

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them. Most of these books are about industrial safety, engineering, construction, and machinery.

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:


Credo Reference includes 796 reference ebooks and more than 3.4 million full text entries. Take a look!

National Hispanic Heritage Month


September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic contributions to United States history, culture, and society. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and visit these sites for more information:

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. You can’t always predict when an emergency will happen, but you can prepare. Dr. Ali Khan of the CDC says, “If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.” Be informed, make a plan, and build a kit with information from these sites:

Also check out these books and ebooks from our collection.

ELM and Ebooks Minnesota webinars

Minitex is offering free webinars for our ELM databases and Ebooks Minnesota. Click below for class descriptions and registration.