Archive for 2013

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Free Online Tools

Looking for ways to save time, get organized, or increase your productivity? Here are a few (free!) online tools: Google Docs (docs.google.com) – If you’ve been assigned a group project/paper, need to write a lab report with your partner, or any other collaborative writing project, Google Docs can help. It allows you to share documents […]

Therapeutic Light Boxes

The time that we can spend in the sun is happening less and less this time of year.  We want you to know that there are 5 therapeutic light boxes around the library.   On first, second and third floor you will find a light box in the first study carrel after the restrooms with […]

Disappearing Documents

Due to the federal government shutdown, a number of websites are currently unavailable, including American Facfinder and other data from the Bureau of the Census. Other sites, such as PubMed, are running but with minimal staff. Links to government documents in our catalog may not work. Contact with people is also affected as offices are […]

Nobel Conference Library Display

Are you looking for more information on this year’s Nobel Conference subject “The Universe at its Limits”? Then look no further!  We have a display full of books on this topic including books by the presenters.

Happy 2013 Homecoming!

As we look forward to the big game against St. Olaf on September 28, take a minute to check out the homecoming display featuring past traditions of this college holiday.  Over the years, Gustavus has hosted a variety of events and some even continue today.  Homecoming traditionally allows alumni to gather and catch up, but […]

Reference Services: Get to know your librarians!

Reference librarians.  At some point this semester, you’ll need them.  You’ll visit the reference desk, wondering what they can do for you.  You’ll discover librarians are masters at locating resources and extracting relevant information from the vast sea of materials at their disposal.  You’ll realize that with expert help, you now feel less overwhelmed, more […]

Constitution Day Event Today at 2:30

Last May, Edward Snowden began to disclose in the press classified information about a sweeping surveillance program conducted by the National Security Agency. Is Snowden a traitor or a whistleblower? Is the NSA program a necessary safeguard or unconstitutional? What expectations of privacy can we have the digital era? Join us in the GLA Reading […]

Historic Yearbooks Now Online

Exciting news from the College Archives: All published editions of Gustavus yearbooks from 1904-1992 are now searchable online along with the student newspaper. Utilize this new resource to dig up family history at Gustavus, uncover old traditions and campus events, or use for your own personal research topic of interest. The Gustavian has chronicled the lives […]

Highlighted book from our collection

A festschrift in honor of Barbara Fister, one of our very own librarians, has been  published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and can be found on our new book shelf. Finding a public voice : using Barbara Fister as a case study edited by Danielle Theisse and Diane K. Kovacs. From the […]

New and Improved Catalog Searching

We’ve switched to a new version of our cataloging interface MnPALS  Plus.  Searching for books, music, videos & more is now better than before. Here are just some of the new features you may notice with new version: Narrow results by clicking on format, author, topic, genre, region and more! Search by call number to […]