The following Proquest and Alexander Street Press databases will be down from Saturday, January 19th from 9 P.M. CST until 5 A.M. CST Sunday, January 20th for scheduled maintenance.
- Criminal Justice
- History Study Center
- Historical Newspapers—Chicago Tribune
- Historical Newspapers—New York Times
- SIRS Researcher
- US Major Dailies—Chicago Tribune
- US Major Dailies—New York Times
- US Major Dailies—Wall Street Journal
- US Major Dailies—Washington Post
Alexander Street Press
- American History in Video
- Art and Architecture in Video
- Black Thought & Culture
- Counseling and Therapy in Video
- Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
- Education in Video
- Nursing Education in Video
- Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
- World History in Video
If you have any questions, call the reference desk at (708) 974-5234 or ask a librarian.
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January 9, 1994, the dedication ceremony for the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) occurred.
“Since that date, we have presented hundreds of performances representing dozens of different genres, exhibited nearly 100 professional artists in the art gallery, and seen over a half-million patrons come through our doors to explore the power of the arts.” – Tommy Hensel, Managing Director of the FPAC
To learn more about what the FPAC is offering for this season visit the Center’s website: https://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/
View the physical exhibit in the Library’s lounge or to view the online exhibit visit the College Archive’s exhibit page:
Access to the library catalog, will be down Friday, 1/11/2019, from 6 – 7:30 am, before the library opens so we can perform library server updates.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you want interactive presentations and PowerPoint just doesn’t do it for you anymore, consider downloading the free app Sway from Microsoft.
Go to this website https://sway.office.com or click here for quick access to the ad for Sway. You can also go to YouTube for some video presentations.
To our students, staff, faculty, and larger community, we say Happy New Year!
To our students, faculty, staff, and community members who celebrate it, we say Merry Christmas!
Some excellent detective work on the origins of Dracula!
“The London Library today unveiled a fascinating discovery that sheds new light on how Dracula was researched and written. We’ve found 26 books that are almost certainly the original copies that Bram Stoker used to help research his enduring classic.
Philip Spedding, the Library’s Development Director who made the discovery, commented: “Bram Stoker was a member of The London Library but until now we have had no indication whether or how he used our collection. Today’s discovery changes that and we can establish beyond reasonable doubt that numerous books still on our shelves are the very copies that he was using to help write and research his masterpiece.” (See London Library’s “The Books that Created Dracula“)
Philip Spedding looks at the books discovered in The London Library that were used by Bram Stoker to research Dracula
The Books that Created Dracula
The Books That Created Dracula from The London Library on Vimeo.
This has been a great semester. Thanks to our students, staff, and faculty!
As of December 14th, we will be using our break schedule. Please take a look at our hours page for more details.
Since yesterday’s post about the War on Truth, a few more items have come our way.
First, the Washington Post’s fact-checkers have introduced a new category called “the Bottomless Pinocchio” for constantly repeated false claims. Take a look a the video below or visit this article,
“Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again”.
Second, the first episode of the (Mis)Informed Podcast has been released. This focuses on fact-checking political sources. You can listen at the player below or read more here, “(Mis)informed podcast: Who is fact-checking actually for?”
The Botomless Pinocchio: