‘collections’ Category

What have you been reading lately?

For most students, the question is met with a laugh and an eye roll, “Well, I’ve been spending a lot of time with my organic chemistry textbook lately.” In general, the demands of college work and life don’t leave much time for recreational reading.  In fact, we’ve even done research on this, with our own […]

Children’s Collection

Just a reminder that if you are looking for something quick to read, or maybe one of your cherished childhood favorites, be sure to browse the Children’s Collection found on the first floor at the south end. We have improved this area and made room for some great new titles. There is also a display […]

Off-Campus Database Access

We want to clear up a misunderstanding.  No matter where you are, as long as you have access to an Internet connection and can get to our library website, you can use our online databases. When you click on links to resources that are limited by license to Gustavus community members, you will have to […]

ARTstor

This resource highlight is brought to you by library intern Erik Johnson ’14. The Library has recently gotten access to ARTstor—a database of more than 1.4 million images, containing high-resolution pictures of everything from sculptures, to historical photographs, to impressive architecture. While this is obviously of great use to art and art history classes, the […]

Archives Unbound

This resource highlight is brought to you by library intern Erik Johnson ’14. The library has recently gotten access to several new primary source collections from the Gale “Archives Unbound” database, covering a broad swath of history.  These databases grant access to collections looking at such topics as the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), […]

Behind the Wall

Ever wonder what’s happening “behind the wall “ of the circulation desk  or the back offices of the library? Did you ever wonder how titles get entered into the online catalog that you use to search for materials for your assignments? There is a group of library staff  that order materials, catalog them into the […]

New Browsing Periodicals Collection and other changes on the First Floor

Browsing Periodicals Collection The Bookmark recently donated some display shelving to the library. This new shelving now features twenty-four of our popular magazines, such as Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World, National Geographic Traveler, and Consumer Reports. This new Browsing Periodicals collection is located next to the Audiovisual Desk on the First Floor. Like all of our […]

New Zine Collection

We now have a cataloged collection of zines that can be browsed by title, shelved on the main floor between the newspapers and the browsing collection. Like browsing books, they can be checked out for a month. We decided to create this collection as an example of alternative DIY publishing. Many of the zines were […]

Sort New Acquisitions by Collection

Our  New Acquisitions page will now allow you to sort by the collection code. You will appreciate this new feature if you want to find our newest DVDs, children’s books or Special Collections, etc. Thanks to Jessie Twaddle and Billy Visto from GTS.

Children’s Collection – Now With Noise!

Over touring week, the library’s children’s collection did some traveling of its own – from the third floor to the lower level, where it now occupies a cozy nook at the south end of the floor. Though originally it seemed to make sense to place this collection near the education books, we realized that little […]