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.

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  • 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*  We decided to remove this feature since it appeared to confuse our patrons. It's limited in that it will only search databases by title and description, however search logs showed that people used it to try and find sources on their topic. [updated 4/30/2015]
  • 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.