Bugs in the Library?! Vote Now!

February 21, 2007 at 6:13 pm | Posted in exhibits | Comments Off on Bugs in the Library?! Vote Now!

Did you know that cockroaches, termites, and other pests love to eat paper and glue? Food and drinks attract critters to the library, who then start eating everything in sight. Those pesky insects will feast on anything, including books you love to hate. In honor of National Library Week (April 15-21), come to Galvin Library to witness two books of your choice get devoured. Vote for one fiction and one nonfiction book you would love to see digested by bugs! Then, watch the insects chew away at the books in the display cases on the Lower Level. Come together @ your library to witness science in action!

Which novel would you like to see devoured by bugs?
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1) 1984
2) The Scarlet Letter
3) Beowulf
4) Lord of the Flies
5) Canterbury Tales
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Which nonfiction book would you like to see eaten by bugs?
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1) Cutnell & Johnson’s Physics
2) Using WorldPerfect 6.1
3) The Case for Fewer People
4) Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
5) Rush Limbaugh’s The Way Things Ought to Be
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SIAM Locus Archive Now Available

February 9, 2007 at 7:18 pm | Posted in e-journals, new resources | Comments Off on SIAM Locus Archive Now Available

SIAM Locus ArchiveIn partnership with the College of Science and Letters and the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science departments, Galvin Library now offers access to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Locus journal archive. This resource contains the full-text of SIAM journals from 1952 to 1996 (coverage varies for each publication). The archive features 17 journals, including SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, SIAM Journal on Computing, and other important titles, any and all of which are fully searchable by keyword, author, title, abstract, or citation. After 1996, the journals are available in SIAM Journals Online, which the library also provides access to. Go straight to Locus to start browsing, or use the Journal A-Z List to find a particular title.

Celebrate Black History Month

February 1, 2007 at 11:17 pm | Posted in events, exhibits | 1 Comment

Join Galvin Library in the recognition of Black History Month. In its Lower Level display cases, the library is featuring books by a host of Black authors, including Toni Morrison, Barack Obama, Edwidge Danticat, Alice Walker and Walter Mosley. You can find these books and more in the Leisure Reading section on the Upper Level or search for additional titles in the library’s online catalog.

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