April 29, 2016
by Brooke Duffy
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Finals @ the Library – FREE COFFEE & DeStress Support!

All Night Long! Extended Hours and Coffee & Snack Cart

Open 24 hours these dates:

Wednesday May 4th
Thursday May 5th
Friday May 6th
Monday May 9th
Tuesday May 10th
Wednesday May 11th

Every night we are open 24 hours, we’ll keep you supplied with caffeine and snacks to help you power through.

Enter to Win a VIP Study Room!
Win your very own private study space for an entire day of your choice, decked out with snacks and study supplies. Enter here: https://www.fairfield.edu/library/vipstudy Deadline to enter: Midnight, Monday 5/2

Therapy Dogs Schedule
Due to popular demand, we have even more therapy dogs to visit with you between study sessions.
Wednesday 5/4 3-5pm    Thursday 5/5 3-5pm    Monday 5/9 3-5pm

Study Giveaways
Highlighters, pens, and earplugs. Grab them while supplies last!

Relax with Coloring Stations
Scattered throughout the library are crayons and coloring pages so you can harness the meditative power of art therapy to relax for a few minutes.

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April 27, 2016
by Barbara Ghilardi
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Enter to win a VIP study room during finals!

VIP study

 Win a space all your own in the library for an entire day during finals week! The room will provide you with peace, quiet, study supplies, and snacks!  You can enter yourself to win for multiple days.

Enter here: https://www.fairfield.edu/library/vipstudy 

Deadline to enter: Midnight, Monday 5/2

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April 22, 2016
by jkremer
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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:
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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).

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April 12, 2016
by jkremer
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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".

 

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April 12, 2016
by jkremer
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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.

 

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