April 22, 2016
by jkremer

Prince: The Man Who Would Be King

Rock's Back Pages, the Library's database of writings on popular music from 1960 to present offers:

Essence, June 2014

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING — a tribute to the eclectic and electrifying genius who ruled '80s pop: Don Snowden sees the boy wonder at L.A.'s Roxy in 1979 and Creem's Vernon Gibbs reports from the 1999 tour in '83. PLUS ultra-rare interviews with the miniature Minneapolitan by New York Rocker's Andy Schwartz (1981) and The Word's Anthony DeCurtis (2004)...

SOMEDAY HER PRINCE WILL COME — Carol Cooper's brilliant essay on the purple prodigy (The Face, 1983). Plus Carol reviews Prince's Come (1994), The Gold Experience (1995) and 3121 (2006).


April 12, 2016
by jkremer

New Database- Archive of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ

gayvoteArchive of Human Sexuality and Identity-Part 1: LGBTQ history and culture since 1940

The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured including Act Up, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis.

The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals.  The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more. In addition, the archive encompasses extensive material related to feminism, women's rights, and women's concerns.

Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990. You can learn more about the collection here.

You can access the Archive of Human Sexuality and Identity-Part 1: LGBTQ history and culture since 1940 here or go to the Databases tab on the Library homepage and search for "Archive of Human".



April 12, 2016
by jkremer

New Database: Eighteenth Century Collections Online

lockeThe Library is pleased to report the purchase of the new database Eighteenth Century Collections Online.  This database of digitized primary sources from the eighteenth century aims to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800.There are over 180,000 titles.

Consists of books, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera. Subject categories include:

  • history and geography;
  • fine arts and social sciences;
  • medicine, science, and technology;
  • literature and language;
  • religion and philosophy;
  • law

Also included are significant collections of women writers of the eighteenth century, collections on the French Revolution, and numerous eighteenth-century editions of the works of Shakespeare.

You can access the Eighteenth Century Collections Online here or go to the Databases tab on the Library homepage and search for "Eighteenth Century". Individual titles are also accessible through the Library catalog.



April 11, 2016
by Brooke Duffy

Celebrate National Library Week – Libraries Transform! Cake and Tours on Wednesday at 2:30

From ala.org

The American Library Association’s theme this year for National Library Week (4/10-4/16) is “Libraries Transform”. We love that the theme has dual meanings - that libraries transform people AND that libraries transform as a result of people.

Cake & Conversation with Library Staff

Join us on Wednesday 4/13, from 2:30-3:30pm for cake! We’d love the opportunity to informally chat and catch up with you, to talk about your projects and needs, how libraries have transformed your work, and how we can further transform with you. We'll also have information about some of our newest resources, and tours of our newest library spaces.

New spaces include:

  • Practice Presentation Room on upper level
  • Graduate Student Study Space on lower level
  • Celtic Collection on lower level
  • Research Consultation Room on main level
  • St. John's Bible 7 volume display area on lower level

Libraries Transform Button Giveaway

Throughout the week we'll also be giving out a limited amount of buttons with designs by library staff members. We reflected upon the message of transformation in libraries, and now you can wear your library pride wherever you go.