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Archive for September 2011

Banned Books Week

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Oesterle Library is celebrating Banned Books Week this week! Celebrate the freedom to read by checking out the slideshow of banned and challenged books running on the tv in the lobby of the library, stopping by the banned books read-out happening upstairs in the library’s art gallery from 9:30 to 11 am, or visit the Oesterle Library¬†guide to freedom of speech¬†to learn more about banned books.

Alexander Street Press Music Databases

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Are you looking for new sources of streaming music recordings? Look no further than the Alexander Street Press music databases. Select from African American Song, American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Music Online, which cross-searches all of the library’s Alexander Street Press music databases. From the library website, just click on “Research by Subject” and then select the Music guide. Under “Audio & Video” in the “Music Databases” box you will find all of the streaming audio databases listed, in addition to Opera in Video.

The databases are very user friendly, and accompanied by detailed help screens. A little exploration will lead you to endless musical discoveries. Options for use include:

  • Accessing established playlists by topic
  • Creating your own playlist
  • Sharing playlists with others
  • Sending tracks or playlists to your mobile device
  • Extensive liner notes and descriptions
  • Adding links to playlists to externals sources (i.e. linking to a playlist in Blackboard)

Please contact the library if you need assistance using any of these resources.

Labor Day Hours

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Oesterle Library will be closed Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th. The library will resume normal hours of 8 am to 4 pm on Thuesday, September 6th.