New PT Librarian

Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to our part time reference staff, Rebecca Berkowicz! Rebecca comes to us from Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University. Be sure to stop by and say hello if you see her at the reference desk!

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Cambridge Histories Online

The library has added a new database trial for Cambridge Histories Online. It contains over 300 digitized volumes of the Cambridge Histories series published since 1960, equating to around 196,000 pages of scholarship. Although the database focuses on history it is largely multidisciplinary, covering over 15 different academic subjects. It allows users to perform both basic and advanced searches, to personalize their experience though bookmarking and saving searches, and even to export citations.

This is a great resource for anyone researching or studying a subject that has an historical element. Check it out today!

eBook Exchange: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Do you watch NBC’s hit show GRIMM? If so, then you’re going to love this!

For those of you who haven’t watched the show, it examines The Brothers Grimm’s famous collection of fairy tales from a modern perspective. The show’s main character, a detective in the Portland Police Department, has a gift which allows him to see people as they really are – many of them monsters masquerading as every day human beings!

NBC’s TV adaptation puts a really interesting modern twist on these classic stories that everyone knows and loves.

Many of us remember these stories from our childhoods. For some of us, they may have even played a pivotal role in us becoming the people we are today. The show’s popularity has inspired many people to re-read the original tales themselves, which can be downloaded in eBook form for free from Project Gutenberg. So if you have some time this weekend, check them out for yourself!