Monthly Archives: March 2015

Need help with research? We’ve got you covered

Research Help - GradientSpring break is over and now it’s a race to the end of spring semester. Many of your research projects are going to be due soon, so if you need help finding that sweet spot for a research project, please contact us! The librarians at Rentschler Library are ready to help. You can set up a Research Appointment using our online form. We love what we do and we want you to be successful. Come talk to us!

Check out Kanopy for streaming video

Camel documentary from Kanopy

Camels and the Pitjantjara, 46 min. (1969)

Another example of libraries being about WAY more than just books is Kanopy, a subscription to around 8,000 films from publishers like PBS, California Newsreel, BBC Active and others. Subjects covered include education, media & communication, the arts, business, and more. Each film comes with nice summaries and lists the director/creator. Teaching faculty can embed the videos in Niihka and Canvas, and can also show the films in class. The films can be watched from on campus or off by just logging in at this link. How cool is that?

“Find It” Button is fixed!!!

We’ve received word that the “Find It” button in the databases has been fixed!! Please let us know, though, if you encounter any issues. Thanks for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience.

Find It button

The “Find It” button ebsco_find_it_buttonin some of the databases is not working at the moment. We’ll let you know when the issue has been resolved. If you need assistance finding articles, please let us know!

Women’s History Month – New Books

We’re always trying to keep our collection current and geared towards the needs of our students. To tie in with Women’s History Month events at the regional campuses, here are a few of the recent books we’ve added that deal directly or indirectly with women’s history and women’s issues today.

FarTravlrCoverFar Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman – Nancy Marie Brown.

The story of cutting edge archaeological research that reconstructed the life of a Viking woman, Gudrid, who traveled to the New World 500 years before Columbus. Brown reconstructs a life that spanned—and expanded—the bounds of the then-known world. She also sheds new light on the society that gave rise to a woman even more extraordinary than legend has painted her and illuminates the reasons for its collapse.



Mighty Be Our Powers: a Memoir –  Leymah Gbowee.

Gbowee, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, founded the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia’s ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace—in the process emerging as an international leader who changed history.



FartherShore_CoverOn a Farther Shore: the Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson – William Souder

Rachel Carson was one of the most important environmental reformers of the 20th Century. Her famous work Silent Spring awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the EPA and to the banning of the pesticide DDTOn a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her. William Souder also writes sensitively of Carson’s romantic friendship with Dorothy Freeman, and of Carson’s death from cancer in 1964.

Camel Contest Winner!!

The winner of the Camel Contest for the month of February is:
Rachael Stamper!!!
Congratulations, Rachael! Stop by the library with your ID to claim your prize.