Monday, September 28, 2009

Thinking about Grad School in English or Library Science?

If so, then join faculty from the English Department and the Library for a discussion about graduate studies in those fields.

Tuesday, September 29, 3:30 PM, Confer 331. Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Where are those newspapers?

Some of our newspaper databases will be down this Saturday night, from 9 PM Saturday 9/26 until 9 AM Sunday 9/27. Resources affected: ProQuest Newsstand (current papers), Historical Minneapolis Tribune, and Historical New York Times.

Want to learn more about newspapers available online through the library? Visit our Resources for Newspapers page at

Monday, September 14, 2009

Constitution Day Event - the U.S. Constitution and Immigrants' Rights

Join us this Thursday, Sept. 17th (also known as Constitution Day) in the Gustavus Library Associates Reading Room for a conversation with Alisa Rosenthal of the Political Science department on the subject of immigrants' rights and the Constitution. Yes, Virginia, there will be refreshments. The event will be held from 3:30 to 4:30.

We also have a book display in that area on the US constitution. Other related resources include:

Our guide to research on Constitution Law: Civil Rights and Liberties compiled by Anna Hulsberg

U.S. Constitution Annotated via Findlaw

The Founder's Constitution via the University of Chicago Press

Immigration Impact - a blog from the Immigration Policy Center, a research arm of the American Immigration Law Foundation

Immigrants' Rights from the American Civil Liberties Union

The Immigration Debate
from National Public Radio

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Water you waiting for? Nobel Conference XLV

Each fall, the Nobel Conference at Gustavus has hosted brilliant scientists and Nobel prizewinners. A substantial collection documenting the event has been collected and retained within the College Archives. Materials consist primarily of planning documents and correspondence, but there are t-shirts, recordings, programs, and some photographs.

A display was developed to highlight some of these historical materials. Displayed items include a brief history of the conference, a listing of topics by decade, and a selection of programs.

The project was made possible by the Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, and these unique
materials are available for consultation and study within the archives. This display is located in the Library near the reference desk.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

New library databases available!

We are pleased to announce that a suite of new library databases are available, ranging from a collection of works of art from museums around the world, to full-text databases covering education and health, to online encyclopedias. These new databases are part of the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), which is brought to you by Minitex (an information and resource sharing network) and State Library Services (the MN state library agency). Visit this page to read about and explore the databases: