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September 15, 2014
by jkremer
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Constitution Day Films – Wed, 9/17

The “The United States Constitution” and “The Bill of Rights” videos will be shown on September 17, at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room-101. All students, faculty and staff are invited to see these 50 minutes showings.

The video showing schedule is as follows:

9:00 – 9:50 A.M. The Bill of Rights

10:00 – 10:50 A.M. The United States Constitution

11:00 – 11:50 A.M. The Bill of Rights

12:00 – 12:50 P.M. The United States Constitution

1:00 – 1:50 P.M. The Bill of Rights

2:00 – 2:50 P.M. The United States Constitution

3:00 – 3:50 P.M. The Bill of Rights

4:00 – 4:50 P.M. The United States Constitution

Resources:

Primary Documents in American History – United States Constitution

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September 11, 2014
by jkremer
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Check Out Who’s Reading on Campus?

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The Popular Reading located on the main level of the Library offers something for everyone. Looking for a great mystery? We’ve got them. How about an inspirational biography? We’ve got those too!  This collection is comprised of a myriad of subjects such as science fiction, politics, self-help, fiction, and many New York Times bestsellers.

We call special attention to our Young Adult Literature section within the Popular Reading collection where titles such as The Hunger Games, Divergent and more are available.

Young Adult Literature Display

Young Adult Literature Display

We are delighted to see these books receiving a warm reception.

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September 9, 2014
by cferree
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Two Databases on Trial: Statista and World Politics Review

We have two databases on trial that we’d love to get your feedback on!

Have you ever needed to know how consumers feel about avocados vs apples? Or, whether volunteering makes you more desirable to employers? Statista contains statistics on thousands of topics, including business, finance, politics, lifestyles, current trends, and technology.  Data is pooled from a variety of sources, including government and industry databases, trade publications, and scientific journal. In addition to data, Statista also includes infographics, industry reports,studies, and topic pages. This could be a great resource for researchers in Business, Sociology, Marketing, Journalism, or any research project that requires data.  Statista has a great series of online tutorials to show you how all the components work, including this short overview of it’s features.

Today we have many sources for news, but fewer for thoughtful, in-depth analysis of current events. World Politics Review contains original briefs, opinion pieces, reports, and features on a wide range of foreign affairs and world politics, updated daily.  Subject areas include Law, Human Rights, U.S. Foreign Policy, Business and Economic Development, and Political Theory.  You can browse by topic or region of the world, and find unbiased analysis not only of front page issues but also important world events that do not receive major press coverage. World Politics Review is designed with foreign policy professionals in mind, and could be a great benefit to researchers of foreign affairs at all levels.

Please let us know what you think by contacting Curtis Ferree, cferree@fairfield.edu,  or filling out our  Electronic Resources Evaluation form. Both trials expire September 30.

 

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September 2, 2014
by jkremer
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10 Things to Do in College

Read this sage advice from the Huffington Post: 10 Things to Do in College (Probably) More Important Than Going to Class that includes:

#1 Learn to use the library
Excerpt: To find any book is a treasure hunt of sorts, and there is no replacement for the serendipitous events that transpire in the library: you bend down to tie your shoe, and find yourself at eye level with a book you didn’t know you needed to read, but you find it is the exact right thing.”

#4. Develop an appreciation for coffee.

Great news!  The new Starbucks Cafe is now open in the Library lobby!

 

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August 13, 2014
by cferree
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Database Changes at the Library

With the start of the new fiscal year, we have made some changes to our database holdings that we want to make you aware of.  Due to low usage, we have elected to cancel the following databases:

Conference Board
Books in print
Columbia Grangers World of Poetry
Marquis Bibliographies Online
Proquest Congressional
The SRDS suite of products, including Local Market Analyst
Journal Citation Reports
Cabell’ Directories
Social Sciences Full Text

 

We have added two new resources:  Humanities Source, and Political Science Complete.

Humanities Source is an upgrade (and therefore, replaces) the Humanities Full Text database.  This resource provides scholarly articles on a wide range of topics with the Humanities, including: Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Literary and Social Criticism, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion. In addition to journal articles, the database also contains obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, and plays.

Political Science Complete  provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Subject areas include organizational studies, peace and conflict studies, economics, human rights, and public policy and administration. 

As always, we appreciate  your feedback. You can use our online form, or contact Curtis Ferree, cferree@fairfield.edu.

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