December 2, 2014
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New Database: Statista

You spoke and we listened–thanks to the positive feedback we received from our trial of Statista, we have added it to our collection. 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. Questions? Contact Curtis Ferree, cferree@fairfield.edu.

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December 2, 2014
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New Database: World Politics Review

Good news! Due to the positive response we received from our trial of World Politics Review, the library has decided to add it to our collection. World Politics Review contains original articles 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. If you have any questions about this resource, you can contact Curtis Ferree at cferree@fairfield.edu.

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November 25, 2014
by Student - Paul Spino
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Library Hours- Thanksgiving Break

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library will be closed starting at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 26.  The Library will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 29 at noon. Please  see library hours for exact hours we are open during Thanksgiving break.

Librarians will be available to answer questions on Saturday, December 1st from Noon – 5:00 pm and Sunday, December 2nd from Noon – 10 pm. If you need research assistance when the Fairfield University librarians are not there, no need to worry! The library offers 24/7 assistance from other Jesuit school libraries which may be accessed on the home page under “Find Help”.

The library staff wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 20, 2014
by Student - Paul Spino
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Le Guin wins Nat’l Book Award

ursula_leguinLast night, the National Book awards had its 65th anniversary with Ursula K. Le Guin as the winner of The National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, California and is recognized for her focus in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. This is her second time receiving the National Book award (the first time was back in 1973). This award is unique because it credits selected authors for their openness about their history and style of writing.

Fun facts:

  • Ursulla K. Le Guin is the 27th winner of this award.
  • In 1973, she won this award for her novel titled The Farthest Shore which is a fantasy work geared towards young-adults.
  • She is a graduate of Columbia University and has been publishing novels since 1966!
  • Her works have been influenced by Lord of the Rings author J.R.R .Tolkien.

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library has  27 books  by Le Guin which are available for checkout, see the catalog.

In her  acceptance speech, Le Guin speaks about the recently resolved pricing dispute between Amazon and the publisher Hachette Book Group. “We just saw a profiteer try to punish a publisher for disobedience, and writers threatened by corporate fatwa,” she said. “And I see a lot of us, the producers, accepting this — letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant!” Here all of her speech below:

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