Oesterle Library News

Archive for the ‘books’ Category

End of Term Reminder

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Congratulations on making it through another exciting year, Cardinals!

This is a friendly reminder that all materials you have checked out from Oesterle, IShare, or InterLibrary Loan are due back by Wednesday, June 6th by 4:00pm. Remember to bring everything back before you move out for the summer!



Graphic Novels

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Did you know that Oesterle Library has a large collection of graphic novels? And many of them are in languages other than English! What better way to keep up your skills over the summer than with something entertaining and fun to read?

Check out the book display in our lobby for a selection of some of these great titles!

You can find most of these books in the 741.5 section of the library!


CardinalCat and I-Share downtime

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Oesterle Library’s online catalog, CardinalCat, will be down for system maintenance beginning at 5pm on Friday, July 8th.  The catalog will be down through approximately 6am on Monday, July 11th.  This downtime will also include the I-Share catalog used for requesting books from other I-Share libraries.

During the downtime, previously requested I-Share books will not be available for pick-up and only North Central College students, faculty and staff will be able to check-out items that are a part of Oesterle Library collections.  This downtime will not affect access to library databases.

Please contact the library if you have any questions and check back for any updates.

Barnes & Noble bookfair to benefit Tyson Resource Center

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

On Saturday, October 30th, Barnes & Noble, at 43 East Chicago Avenue in Naperville, is hosting a bookfair, during which a percentage of the sales will be donated to the Tyson Resource Center at Oesterle Library. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a story time in the Children’s Department followed by face painting at 11:00 a.m. You can also participate online at bn.com/bookfairs between 10/30/10 and 11/03/10. Visit Support the Tyson Center to print out a voucher for the event or to obtain the code for the online bookfair.

Library materials part of digitization initiative

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Nine books from Oesterle Library’s Tholin Chicagoana Collection have been chosen for the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Book Digitization Initiative.  The titles that will be digitized are related to two themes, “Shackled by the chains of sin and vice”: White Slavery in Chicago and Souvenirs of the World’s Columbian Exposition.

Selection criteria for items to be a part of the Book Digitization Initiative include: the item must meet the theme of “Illinois Culture and Heritage” and it must be free of copyright restrictions.  Once the books have been digitized they will be freely accessible to users at other members of CARLI and the rest of the world.  Check back on the Oesterle Library blog and website for more information about the digitization timeline and accessing the materials after the digitization has been completed.

New Look for I-Share!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The catalog that students, faculty and staff use to request books from other college and university libraries across the state of Illinois has a new look!  The newly redesigned I-Share catalog will have improved speeds for searching and placing requests for books to be delivered through the interlibrary loan service.

Some other new features include the ability to mark titles as “favorites” and to tag particular titles.

Make sure to take a look at our video on how to create an account and request items in this new system.

New Acquisitions (January 2010)

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Below are some highlights of recently acquired items in our collection; stop by to check them out!

Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms

Improving the Odds: Developing Powerful Teaching Practice and a Culture of Learning in Urban High Schools

Yeast: Molecular and Cell Biology

Water and Autonomy (DVD)

Zapata’s Garden (DVD)

Physics of Solids

Discovering Nutrition

Kids Have Rights Too!

Bully Blockers: Standing up for Classmates with Autism

Being a Peacekeeper

Can They Do That?: Rethinking our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace

Food, Inc. (DVD)

King Corn (DVD)

Animalcules : The activities, Impacts, and Investigators of Microbes

Very Brief History of Eternity

Subject to Change: Creating Great Products and Services for an Uncertain World

Electrical Properties of Materials


Silent Winds

Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test

If You Lived when Women Won their Rights

Understanding Contemporary Japan, Nippon Foundation Gift

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Oesterle Library recently acquired a gift from the Nippon Foundation of Japan of 57 books exploring contemporary Japan from a variety of disciplines. The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non-profit, grant making organization that was founded in 1962. It supports projects both in Japan and overseas.

Through conducting overseas activities, the Foundation has become aware that in many countries there is a lack of understanding of the true face of contemporary Japan. Thus, as a means to facilitate understanding of Japan overseas, the Foundation produced a catalogue detailing 100 carefully selected books that provide information on contemporary Japan in the English language, and began donating these books to libraries that have an interest in Japan. Oesterle Library already owned 43 of those books, and gratefully accepted the gift of the remaining 57. For a complete list of the books please visit the library’s research by subject guide to Understanding Contemporary Japan.

Need another source for your paper?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Need another source for your paper? No need to leave your room. Check out some of the e-Books available through Oesterle Library. For general information or to get some ideas for developing your topic, try searching these collections of subject encyclopedias and reference books: Gale Virtual Reference LibraryCredo Reference, and Sage eReference. In each collection, you can search across all the resources or access a particular work such as theEncyclopedia of Urban Legends or the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society.

For access to over two thousand electronic books, try NetLibrary. These are regular academic library books that you can use online. My search for “McDonald’s” resulted in 301 books; some covering the business and marketing aspects of the company, some focusing on the company history, and some addressing the health issues with fast food. Connect to any of these resources and more, such as the Encyclopedia Britannica, from the library’s Find Books, Movies, and More page.

New Acquisitions (July 2009)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The following titles are highlights of the materials most recently added to Oesterle’s collection.  Don’t forget to search Cardinal Cat for materials!

Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-Based Approach

Fair and Healthy Land Use: Environmental Justice and Planning

MLA Handbook for Writers for Research Papers- 7th Edition

Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories: Passion and Desire

Using Multicultural Literature to Teach K-4 Social Studies: A Thematic Unit Approach

The Extended Family: Women and Political Participation in India and Pakistan

Social Stratification

Philip K. Dick: VALIS and later novels

The Nazi Revolution

Writer’s Market 2010

Remaking the North American Food System

Shakespeare Survey v.62

Advances in Child Development and Behavior v.37

Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning through Content and Multimedia