March is women's history month. In honor of this month, the Library of Congress has devoted a web site to many digital resources on this topic. If you are interested in women's history, this site is full of primary resources. Link: http://womenshistorymonth.gov/
Primary resources: "original sources of information on which other research is based, including documents such as poems, diaries, court records, interviews …" – IONA Libraries
I hope everybody is getting ready to have a fun and relaxing spring break. If you are looking for something to read over break why not check out an item from the consumer health collection?
This collection includes items written for you (not medical students or professionals) on various health-related topics. This includes topics like stress relief, addiction information and recovery, body image, relationships, eating disorders, yoga, women's health, etc. etc! We currently have a book display that highlights a few of the items we have on this topic.
You can also browse the collection by searching the library's catalog with the subject heading Consumer Health. This will show all the items we have purchased over the past year.
If you do not see a topic you want more information on, or have a specific suggestion, please email Kathleen (firstname.lastname@example.org). We add to this collection throughout the year, and look forward to suggestions.
Have a good and safe break!
Recently the library was sent a really cool donation from Pacifica Radio Archives. From the Vault to the Classroom, is a 9CD set (90 hours!) of "recorded speeches, collected interviews and covered events documenting the struggle for democracy in America."
Disc 1: From the Vault: Civil Rights
Disc 2: From the Vault: United States History
Disc 3: From the Vault: 1968 – 40th Anniversary
Disc 4: From the Vault: Arts and Literature
Disc 5: From the Vault: Women's Studies
Disc 6: From the Vault: Environment
Disc 7: The Malcolm X Collection
Disc 8: Noam Chomsky Celebration
Disc 9: Studs Terkel: The Spoken Century
For details on the contents of each disc or about their other projects, search their web site: http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/
This item is located with the audiobooks in the A/V/Reserver Room, call number: AUDIOBOOK 384.5443 P11
The library now has the Encyclopedia of Religion available ONLINE.