Banned Books Week

The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week will be observed this year from September 24 through October 2. Read and copy the ALA proclamation here:

New Periodicals: Womans Art Journal, Guitar World, Columbia Journalism Review, Maxim, Electronic Gaming…

Thourghout the library’s remodeling, the library staff members have worked to revamp the periodicals collection. The library now offers many titles through online databases, so this allows for other titles that are not available online to be purchased in print. The following titles, which are now on the library shelves, have been added to the library print collection:

AARP magazine, American Theatre, Aperture, Arab American News, Art History, Black Issues in Higher Education, Blind Spot, Bust, Chicago Southland Business, Chicago Wilderness, Columbia Journalism Review, Convene, Current World Archaeology, Education About Asia, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Fade In, Fitness magazine, Guitar World, Highlights for Children, Hispanic, In These Times, Journal of the First Year Experience & Students in Transition, Journal of Personality Disorders, Maxim, Men?s Health, New Internationalist, News For You, Polish News, Political Research Quarterly, Prevention, Sirena: Poesia, Arte y Critica, Sleep, Star Newspaper (local), Vegetarian Times, Woman?s Art Journal, and World of Work

New Databases: Academic Search Premier & Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

The library has added two new databases to its online offerings. They are Academic Search Premier, which is an upgrade to the Academic Search Elite database that the library has subscribed to for many years, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, which focuses on the social sciences related to psychology. These new tools can be accessed on the library online database listing.

The Religious Movements Homepage Project @The University of Virginia

The Religious Movements Homepage Project @The University of Virginia
From the site’s homepage: “On this extensive Web site you will find detailed profiles of more than two hundred different religious groups and movements. Some of them may be very familiar to you, others not. In addition, there are other valuable resources, including information on “cult” controversies, essays by respected scholars, and teaching resources on which interested visitors are invited to draw.

Begun nearly a decade ago in conjunction with a course on New Religious Movements that Prof. Jeffrey K. Hadden had taught at the University of Virginia for more than twenty years, the Religious Movements Homepage Project has grown into an Internet resource for teaching and scholarship that is widely acknowledged as among the finest in the world.

Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas

Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas: “The transatlantic slave trade was the second leg of a triangular
economic route between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.” This online exhibit examines this slave trade and “seeks to increase understanding of this maritime epic and its legacies in the modern world.” Topics addressed include departure, middle passage, arrival, abolition, and legacy (such as food, education, religion, and music). Also includes images, a quiz, and a bibliography. From The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia. (annotation from

Deep Throat, Watergate, and Nixon

This week the long-held secret identity of Deep Throat (the insider who helped lead reporters to the truth behind Watergate) was revealed. Here is a collection of links on the topic.

Vanity Fair: “I’m the Guy They Called Deep Throat”
Washington Post: Deep Throat Revealed
University of Texas: Bob Woodward (1943- ) and Carl Bernstein (1944- ) Watergate Papers, 1964-2001 (Bulk 1972-1976)
Washington Post: Revisiting Watergate
C-Span: Nixon Whiteshouse Tapes