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Election 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

This year’s presidential election is one of the most contentious in recent memory, and we are all watching it play out day-by-day across all forms of media – whether we want to or not! I’m sorry to say that we can’t just stick our heads in the sand and wait for it all to be over. So if you’re looking for a bit more information about the candidates, wondering what news sources to trust, or still need to register to vote, we’ve got you covered.


Check out our Election Research Guide for all of this and more!


We want to prepare our Cardinals to be informed, involved, principled, and productive citizens and lifelong learners.

Government shutdown and library resources

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

The recent shutdown of the United States federal government is having an effect on everyone and the research you may need to do for some of your classes isn’t exempt. You may notice that many of our databases that rely on government information, including the popular education database ERIC, have also been shutdown. You will also find many federal government websites are shutdown as well, including the U.S. Census website. Check out this brief article from NPR about some of the effected sites.

If you’re looking for an alternative to gathering statistical government information, try searching one of our databases for an article that cites the statistic you’re looking for. As always, if you’re having trouble finding information please feel free to contact us and we’re happy to help you try to work around this information access issue.