April 1, 2015
by jkremer
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Win $1,000! Apply for Library Research Prize!

Become the Next Winner of the Library Research Prize!

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library Prizes are awarded for excellence in undergraduate and graduate research projects which demonstrate:

  • Extensive use of library services, resources, collections, and
  • Significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information-gathering process

There are two $1,000 prizes, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students.

Individual or Team Applicants must submit application by April 21, 2015.

Learn more about the Prize and how to apply @ www.fairfield.edu/libprize

Infographic 2014

Infographic 2014


April 1, 2015
by cferree
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New Database on Trial: Kanopy Streaming Video!

The Library is pleased to offer a trial of Kanopy. Kanopy is a streaming video service offering 26,000 films from over 800 of the industry's leading producers, including producers and distributors, including Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation (MEF), First Run Features, PBS and BBC Active. Subject areas covered include the Arts, Business, Education, Global Studies & Languages, Health, History, Languages & Literature, Media & Communications, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Technical Training.

Kanopy features an intuitive, easy-to-use viewing platform, and the ability to create clips and playlists and to embed films into Blackboard and link your students to them. In addition to this, you can host film events without paying out of your department’s budget for screening rights – these are included for each and every film already. And, the collection is growing with over 200 films added each month.

Please take a look at Kanopy and let us know what you think. If you have any questions, contact Curtis Ferree, cferree@fairfield.edu. This trial is active until May 5th.


April 1, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Water Film – The Island President (2011)

A 2011 documentary titled The Island President, directed by Jon Shenk, will be shown on April 2 in the DiMenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room. Mohammed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, brought his country out of nearly three decades of tyranny. After this noteworthy event happened, he was forced to speak up for the country's inhabitants, as the level of the seas were predicted to rise up to 36 inches. The population of the Maldives would be forced to move out of the islands without the political voice of Mohammed Nasheed.


The Island President (2011)

Discussant: Professor James Biardi



March 31, 2015
by jkremer
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Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Today's Italian word of the day in Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is:

ostinarsi [osti'narsi]

  •  to persist (in , su in; a fare in doing); to persevere (in , su with, at; a fare in doing)

The Library encourages you to persist in your second (or third) language fluency by using Oxford Language Dictionaries Online.  These online dictionaries, available under the Databases tab from the Library homepage, provides access to English translation bilingual dictionaries for

  • Chinese,
  • French,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian, and
  • Spanish.

You can even listen online to hear the correct pronunciation of words.