Archive for 2007

Read for Fun! (12-14-07)

As the semester winds down, we can finally think ahead to break. What better way to spend break than reading for fun? In the spirit of the holidays, the library has permanently extended the loan period for all Browsing Collection books. You can now check Browsing Collection books out for 4 weeks (with an additional […]

Spring Course Offered

Once again, the library will offer a .5 credit course, NDL 301: Information Fluency, during the spring semester. It is intended for students who plan to go on to graduate programs, or who simply want to become more conversant with research and publishing. The course covers where information comes from and how to find and […]

New resources for religion

With the library’s migration of ATLA and ATLA Serials from CSA to EBSCOHost, three new religion databases are now available to our users. The Old Testament Abstracts features citations and abstracts to books, journal articles, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Indexing includes 450 journal titles and goes back to 1978. The […]

U of M joins Google Book Search

This just in from the University of Minnesota… We write today to share news of an exciting new partnership in which the University of Minnesota is involved. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) has entered into a collective agreement with Google to scan and make searchable up to 10 million public domain and in-copyright volumes […]

Read All About Us!

The library is the cover story of the most recent issue of Gustavus Quarterly.

Try American Periodicals Series Online

Over 1,000 full text journals and magazines published in the United States between 1740-1900 are searchable and browseable online in American Periodicals Series Online. The library has activated a 30-day trial to this amazing resource, and we’d love to know what you think! Link to the database from this blog entry, the databases drop-down on […]

National Library Week!

Students and library workers alike had a blast at Wednesday’s midday celebration of National Library Week. An abundance of cookies and punch were available, and students had the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a copy of Matthew Sandford’s book Waking (congratulations to our winner, Angie Magnusson). Enjoy these pictures from the event! A […]

Celebrate National Library Week

Happy National Library Week! Help us celebrate at our library open house on Wednesday, April 18 from 11:30-1:30. Cookies and lemonade will be served. See you there!

Always Connect

Are you leaving campus over the break? Want to use our databases, but not sure how to get to them? All you’ll need is your Gustavus ID and an Internet connection. When you connect from off campus and click on one of our databases, an authentication form will appear. Simply type in the bar code […]

Enhanced chat service now live!

You’ve probably noticed that the library offers chat reference service via instant messaging. Yesterday this service received an exciting makeover! Visiting the library’s Chat page now automatically connects a chat window to the reference librarian – you do not have to be signed into a chat client, such as AOL Instant Messenger, to begin a […]