Monday, March 23, 2015

New Article Databases & Online Resources Page

Have you looked at the new Article Databases & Online Resources page? It's got everything from the old page, plus a few new options.

(click the image above for a better view)
  • View all databases on a single page from A to Z *NEW*
  • Filter databases by subject
  • Filter databases by type (of resources included in the database) *NEW*

  • Filter databases by alphabet
  • Search by database title or description *NEW*
  • Looking for a specific journals, magazines, and newspapers? Find it here
  • Looking for a specific article? Find it here
  • View new & trial databases *NEW*

Use it to find a few databases and online resources. We'll change over to the new page in a few months, but we want to know what you think. Are there too many database types? Are there too many databases listed under these source types? Hate the colors? Want us to include a picture of your weird Uncle Jeeter? Let us know.

One last thing, if you've bookmarked the old page, you'll need to update the old URL from

Questions? Write them in the comments or send them to library [at] redlands [dot] edu.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finding the Spring solstice in books and art

Background image by skoeber

Each season has its own hallmarks in our minds, particular to our concept of the physical experience of the season, paired with a complex set of associated feelings and abstractions. Spring is bright, energetic, and warm; Summer is hot, still, and sultry; Autumn is blustery, cooling, and dramatic; winter is cold, bracing, and stoic. While these associations can be very personal, one of the most wonderful and noble achievements of expressive forms are their ability to capture and represent a common human experience. Our individual and collective experiences of the seasons are timelessly popular in various forms of expression, available at the Armacost Library.

This Friday, March 20, 2015 marks the annual vernal equinox, the day of year when we receive an equal measure of night and day, officially launching us into the spring season. Enjoy celebrating the arrival of the new season through a medium that speaks to you. Perhaps take in a performance of Spring Awakening at the Glenn Wallichs Theater, followed by viewing the solar eclipse!

Monday, March 09, 2015


A few of the thousands of volumes of poetry available at the Armacost Library:

Angel, Ralph. Twice Removed: PoemsLouisville: Sarabande Books, 2001.

Manesiotis, Joy. They Sing to Her Bones. Kalamazoo: New Issues Press, 2000.

Vega, Garcilaso de la. Selected Poems of Garcilaso de la Vega: A Bilingual Edition. Ed. and Trans. John Dent-Young. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2009.

Glück, Louise. Poems 1962-2012. New York: Farrar-Ecco, 2012.

Ai. Dread. New York: Norton, 2003.

Tranströmer, Tomas. New Collected Poems. Trans. Robin Fulton. Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2011.

Barnes, Djuna. Collected Poems: With Notes toward the Memoirs. Eds. Phillip Herring and Osias Stutman. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2005.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

March is Women's History Month: Let's talk about intersectionality.

Intersectionality refers to the intersections between forms and systems of oppression.  Thus the experience of being a woman is not universal but rather experienced differently depending on our socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, etc.

Explore some seminal works related to women's and gender studies and intersectionality available @ Armacost Library.

Kafer, Alison, Feminist, Queer, Crip

That's just a few to get you started.

And be sure to attend the 7th Annual Women's & Gender Studies Student Conference, Friday, March 20, 9am-4pm.  The program will be available later this month.  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival

Every year the University community celebrates children's literature with the annual Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival. This year, the Festival will take place on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 and the lineup of authors and illustrators includes award winners such as Avi, Lois Ehlert, Kristine O'Connell George, and Peter Brown.

In the Armacost Library we've displayed all of our children's book covers saved over the years. Trisha Aurelio, Technical Services Supervisor, grouped the artwork together by color. If you happen to be interested in children's book illustrations, please drop by to see our most recent exhibit. It will be displayed until Wednesday, March 4th.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Website downtime on Friday the 13th!

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On Friday, February 13 from about 7pm-8:30pm the library website and its research guides will be down for maintenance. Although you'll see the image above you will still be able to access the following library resources using the links provided here. Be sure to bookmark this post to ensure access while our website is down.
Here's an alphabetical list of our article databases and online resources:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dana Johnson and Piper Kerman at the University of Redlands!

Elsewhere, California.  Dana Johnson.


Author Dana Johnson, recipient of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, speaks at the University of Redlands Creative Writing Department Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, February 12 in Hall of Letters 100 at 7:30pm.


More California fiction @Armacost:

Ask the Dust: A Novel. John Fante.

Devil in a Blue Dress. Walter Mosley.

The Eyes of the World: A Novel. Harold Bell Wright.

Fearful Symmetry. Greg Bills.

Inherent Vice. Thomas Pynchon.

Living in Ether: A Novel. Patricia Geary.

My Name Is Aram. William Saroyan.

Ramona: A Story. Helen Hunt Jackson.

Orange Is the New Black. Piper Kerman.



More books about women prisoners @Armacost:

Grey Is the Color of Hope. Irina Ratushinskaya.