Friday, December 07, 2007

Meet the Librarians!

Les Canterbury
Les Canterbury is the Acting Library Director and Collection Development Librarian. As Director he gets to go to meetings and sign lots of paperwork. As Collection Development Librarian he coordinates acquisition of books, films, CDs, journals, skeletons, etc. He also hangs out at the Reference Desk and enjoys working in class with students on their information pursuits. His subject areas include environmental studies, anthropology, psychology, biology, physical education and economics.

Les plays ultimate (Go Jackalopes!), brings cheesesteaks home on the plane from Philadelphia, reads as much as he can, loves LA and Finland, and keeps score at Bulldog basketball games. He is a big fan of the English department.

Fun Facts: Les has learned recently that he is pseudomyopic and has Alsatian blood.

Susan Clayton
Susan has been the Off-Campus Services/Reference Librarian for the past five years. She is the library liaison to the School of Business and School of Education. Her primary subject responsibilities are business, education, communicative disorders, and German. When she is not traveling around the greater Los Angeles area visiting the School of Business campuses or meeting with students at the School of Education, Susan enjoys fixing up her home, visiting Oak Glen, and spending quality time with her two cats, Tipper and Buddy.

Fun Fact: Susan spent many winters in upstate New York near Buffalo and is happy to be living in the land of sunshine.

Allison Fox
Starting in Nov. 2006 as a Temporary Reference Librarian, Allison became a Visiting Reference Librarian in June 2007. She helps people with their research, troubleshoots printer issues, and processes a portion of the Barney Childs collection. She serves as the subject librarian for English language and literature, Theatre studies, and popular music. Allison spends much of her spare time reading, and fancies herself a writer. She expends a great deal of mental energy on the formation of the perfect wardrobe, travels whenever time and finances permit, goes to concerts, snowboards, hikes, knits, rides horses and plays piano and oboe.

Fun Facts: Allison memorized the entire fifth act of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" in one afternoon and performed as Olivia that evening during her freshman year of college.

Lua Gregory
Lua began her position as Visiting Assistant Librarian in September of 2007. Currently Lua serves as subject librarian for technology and sociology with shared responsibilities in government. Lua loves reading, punk rock shows, pepperoni pizza, astronomy, ink drawing, and Stanley Kubrick films.

Fun Facts: Lua earned her brown belt in Okinawan style karate and studied Japanese for three years.

Shana Higgins
Shana has served as Reference/Instructional Services Librarian since July 2006. As the Instructional Services Librarian, Shana coordinates library research instruction for faculty and students in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is the liaison for Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies, Spanish and Women’s Studies with shared responsibility for Communicative Disorders and Film Studies. In her spare time Shana enjoys reading, watching movies and television, hiking in the mountains surrounding our area, and perusing food blogs.

Fun Facts: Shana had a first career as a pastry chef/baker in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a weakness for science fiction.

Bill Kennedy
Bill serves the Head of Reference and Government Documents Librarian. He coordinates the reference desk schedule and masters the trickiest of reference questions. Bill serves as subject liaison to Asian Studies, GIS, History, Humanities, and Philosophy with shared duties in Government. In his spare time, Bill drinks coffee and reads faculty review files.

Fun Facts: Bill has a summer home in Vietnam and has worked as a forest ranger.

Verletta Kern
Verletta has served as Reference/Electronic Services Librarian for over three years. As Electronic Services Librarian, Verletta coordinates the library website, all library databases and the library catalog. She serves as subject librarian for music, art, dance, and computer science with shared responsibilities in film and government. In her spare time Verletta enjoys reading, playing bass clarinet, walking Porter the beagle, and eating ice cream.

Fun Facts: Verletta studied Norwegian for three semesters and spent her summers during high school detasseling corn.

Angelynn King
Angelynn is the Technical Services Librarian, although she has also worked in Bibliographic/Information Literacy Instruction and in Access Services. Her current subject liaison areas include science, religion and French. In her spare time Angelynn enjoys reading, scuba diving, and making soup, but not at the same time.

Fun Facts: Angelynn once had a volunteer job taking care of the bears at the zoo.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November is National American Indian Heritage Month

“Offering to the Sun.” Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtis's 'The North American Indian': the Photographic Images, 2001.

November is an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the contributions, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Armacost library has some great resources, including books, films and music, for those interested in delving into American Indian heritage.


E98 .P74 C9 1970
Cronyn, George William, editor. American Indian poetry; an anthology of
songs and chants. New York: Ballantine Books, 1970.

E98 .G2 F6
Fletcher, Alice C. Indian games and dances with native songs,
arranged from American Indian ceremonials and sports. Boston: C. C. Birchard & Company, 1915.

E98 .F6 N386 2004
Kroeber, Karl, ed. Native American storytelling : a reader of myths and
legends. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2004.

Ref. PN6081.4 .A43 1996
Langer, Howard J., ed. American Indian quotations. Westport, Conn.:
Greenwood Press, 1996.

E98 .D2 L28
Laubin, Reginald and Gladys. Indian dances of North America : their
importance to Indian life. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1977.

E99 .T6 M5
Miller, Polly. Lost heritage of Alaska; the adventure and art of the Alaskan
coastal Indians. New York: Bonanza Books, [1967].

PS508 .I5 N67 2001
Purdy, John and James Ruppert. Nothing but the truth : an anthology of
Native American literature. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c2001.

E98 .A7 S358 1994
Schmidt, Jeremy. In the spirit of mother earth : nature in Native American
art. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, [c1994].

E56 .A56 1994
Smithsonian Institution. All roads are good : native voices on life and
culture. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, c1994.

E98 .F6 V665 2004
Swann, Brian, ed. Voices from four directions : contemporary translations
of the Native literatures of North America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2004.


Creation's journey: Native American music.
M1669 .C74 1994 [CD]
Ceremonial, social and contemporary music of Native Americans.

M1669 .M48 G48 2000 [CD]
This album, by Bill Miller, won five Native American Music Awards in 2000 for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year.

Indians, Indians
M1669 .M57 I6 [CD]
Native American flute music by Robert Mirabal.

Moving within the circle: contemporary Native American music and dance
M1669 .B8 1994 [CD]
A variety of Indian tribes contributed to this album.

Sundance Season
Available Online
Religious ritual music in observation of the Sun Dance; performed on Native American flute by the composer, R. Carlos Nakai.


Hisatsinom : the ancient ones (1984)
E99 .P9 H4 1984 [Video]
Captures the spirit of the Indian dwellings at Chaco Canyon, Betatakin, Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly, and other sites in the San Juan system.

Joy Harjo (1989)
PS3558 .A62423 A6 1989 [Video]
"Joy Harjo, one of the most important Native American poets and author of 'She had Some Horses', reads for the Laguna Poets in Laguna Beach and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams."—Container

"Tell them Willie Boy is here” (1983)
PN1995.9 .W4 T44 1983 [Video]
A modern western classic based on the true story of a Paiute Indian, named Willie Boy, and his bride who become the objects of the last great Western manhunt after he kills her father in a "marriage by capture".

Web sites

National American Indian Heritage Month 2007
A brief history of the origins of National American Indian Heritage Month by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Data and Links
Here you will find statistical data on the American Indian and Alaskan Native population compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America.
A proclamation from George W. Bush on American Indian Heritage Month.

Compiled by Lua Gregory

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Recent Books on Pakistan

DS384 .A27 2005
Abbas, Hassan. Pakistan’s Drift into Extremism. Armonk, N.Y.; London: M.E.
Sharpe, 2005.

HV5840 .P18 A73 2003
Asad, Amir Zada, and Robert Harris. The Politics and Economics of Drug
Production on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border. Hampshire, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003.

Ref. DS382 .B87 2006
Burki, Shahid Javed. Historical Dictionary of Pakistan. Lanham, Md.:
Scarecrow Press, 2006.

DS376.9 .C63 2004
Cohen, Stephen P. The Idea of Pakistan. Washington, D.C.: Brookings
Institution Press, 2004.

UA840 .I455 2003
Dudley, William, ed. India and Pakistan: Opposing Viewpoints. Farmington
Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press; San Diego: Thomson/Gale, 2003.

DS485 .K27 G368 2001
Ganguly, Sumit. Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions Since 1947.
New York: Columbia University Press; Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2001.

DS450 .P18 G37 2005
Ganguly, Sumit. Fearful Symmetry: India-Pakistan Crises in the Shadow of
Nuclear Weapons. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

JQ629 .A38 C585 2005
Haqqani, Husain. Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military. Washington,
D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005.

DS384 .H55 2004
Jaffrelot, Christophe, ed. A History of Pakistan and Its Origins. London:
Anthem, 2004.

DS382 .J66 2002
Jones, Owen Bennett. Pakistan: Eye of the Storm. New Haven:
Yale University
Press, 2002.

DS389.22 .M87 A3 2006
Musharraf, Pervez. In the Line of Fire: A Memoir. New York: Free Press,

UA832.7 .R35 2005
Rajain, Arpit. Nuclear Deterrence in Southern Asia: China, India,
and Pakistan. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2005.

DS380 .M83 V47 2004
Verkaaik, Oskar. Migrants and Militants: Fun and Urban Violence in
Pakistan. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2004.

DS384 .W43 2002
Weaver, Mary Anne. Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.

DS384 .Z5717 2003
Ziring, Lawrence. Pakistan: At the Crosscurrent of History. Oxford,
England: Oneworld, 2003.

Compiled by Les Canterbury

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Library Research Guides

Ever wondered how to cite a journal article in your bibliography or where to locate your course reserves? The library can help! We have put together research guides on topics ranging from how to evaluate websites to how to determine if your article is a scholarly journal or popular resource. Citation Style Guides are available for APA, Chicago, CSE, MLA, and Turabian citation styles. These guides can be found under the heading Library Services on the library's website ( or in the library's new handout display rack located near the reference desk. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a librarian!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Latino Pride, Shariff Dahlan and Francisco Carrasco (1997), San Francisco. Photograph taken by Franco Follini.

On September 17, 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week including September 15th and 16th. In 1974 the observance was extended by President Gerald R. Ford’s proclamation for it to begin September 10th through the 16th. Again on August 17, 1988 Congress passed another law which authorized President Ronald Reagan to expand the observance to a month-long celebration.

September 15th was chosen as an opening date for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and 18th, respectively. This month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the contributions, cultures, and traditions of the many U.S. residents who locate their heritage from Spanish-speaking nations.

The Armacost Library has some great fiction and nonfiction titles of interest to those who wish to explore what it means to be Latina/o or of Hispanic descent.


Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent. New York: Plume, 1992.

Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead Books, 2007.

Bencastro, Mario. Odyssey to the North. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1998.

Ferré, Rosario. La casa de la laguna. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

Moraga, Cherrie. Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Paso Por Sus Labios. Cambridge, Mass: South End Press, 2000.


Berg, Charles Ramírez. Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, Resistance. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.

Montero-Sieburth, Martha and Edwin Melendez. Latinos in a Changing Society. Westport, Conn.: Praiger, 2007.

Negrón-Muntaner, Frances. Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2004.

Noriega, Chon A. and Ana M. López. The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts. Minneapolis, Minn.: Univeristy of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Tatum, Charles. Chicano Popular Culture: Que Hable el Pueblo. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2001.

DVD and Video

My American Girls: A Dominican Story (2001)
The Bronze Screen (2002)
El Gigante Awakens (2007)
Selena (1997)

Take a look in the Armacost Library catalog for these titles and many more.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Hollywood Librarian

What comes to mind when you hear the word “librarian”? The Hollywood Librarian is a new documentary examining the portrayal of librarians in film interspersed with interviews from real life, practicing librarians. Written and directed by Ann Siedl, a librarian herself, the film explores and questions stereotypes often associated with librarians. You may view the Hollywood Librarian this week at a special screening at Loma Linda University. Please see below for more information.

What: Screening of the Hollywood Librarian
When: Thursday, October 4, 2007
Where: Randall Amphitheater, Loma Linda University Libraries
Tickets: $8 for Adults (12-60)
$5 for Children and Seniors
Free for Children under 6, Library Staff, Librarians and Library School Students
You may reserve tickets at (909) 558-4550 or

For more information on the film, please visit the film’s website at

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Databases

Armacost Library recently added six new databases to the digital collection.

Created through the partnership of the American Anthropological Association and the University of California Press, AnthroSource is one of the leading sources for anthropological research. AnthroSource provides journal citations, full text of the American Anthropological Association's current peer-reviewed publications, and links to articles in JSTOR. AnthroSource is available both on and off-campus using the proxy server.

Bibliography of Asian Studies Online
A citation database, BAS hold over 680,000 citations to periodicals, books, conference proceedings, and anthologies. Subject matter reaches from the humanities to social sciences. BAS is available both on and off-campus using the proxy server.

ComDis Dome
ComDis Dome provides citations for the communication sciences and disorders. The Dome indexes books, journal articles, dissertations, grants, and more. ComDis Dome is available both on and off-campus using the proxy server.

Education Research Complete
An EBSCO database Education Research Complete indexes over 1,500 journals and provides full text access to over 750 journals and 100 books. Database topics range from early childhood to higher education. Education Research Complete is available both on and off-campus using the proxy server.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Designed and supported by UCLA, HAPI contains citations to journal articles, books, literary works, and more. The database covers a broad range of topics and geographical locations, including Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the United States-Mexico border, and Hispanics/Latinos in United States. HAPI is available both on and off-campus using the proxy server.

JSTOR Music Collection
The JSTOR Music Collection provides full text access to thirty-two scholarly music journals. Topics range from musicology to music theory. The JSTOR Music Collection is available as a part of the library's larger JSTOR database subscription both on and off-campus using the proxy server.

These databases can be found on the library's Databases by Title and Databases by Subject web pages.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cool Things On The Internet

Harvard University Library has made a number of their collections available online. Through Harvard's Open Collections Program (OCP), the University advances teaching and learning on historical topics of great relevance by providing online access to historical resources from Harvard's renowned libraries, archives, and museums. OCP's highly specialized "open collections" are developed through careful collaborations among Harvard's distinguished faculty, librarians, and curators.

Two "open collections" are currently accessible: Women Working, 1800-1930, and Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930. They are currently developing two additional collections: Contagion: Historical Views of Contagious Disease and the Islamic Heritage Project. These collections include digitized books, maps, photographs, pamphlets, etc.

Other online collections made available by Harvard University include: Digital Scores from the Collections of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, and the Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection, to name just a few.

For those of us without means to travel to Harvard to utilize their rich resources of archival and historical material (primary sources), these digitized collections open up a whole new world. Check out Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program as well as their other web-accessible collections.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What's New at the Library?

What does the following list of materials have in common?

Berry, Chris and Mary Farquhar.  China on Screen.  New York:  Columbia
     University Press,  2006.

Carter, Jimmy.  Palestine:  Peace Not Apartheid.  New York:  Simon &
     Schuster, 2006.

Ehrenreich, Barbara.  Dancing in the Streets:  A History of Collective Joy
     New York:  Metropolitan Books, 2007.

Eton Choirbook Collection.  Coro Cor16040, 2001-2004.  5 Compact

Feinstein, Lee.  Darfur and Beyond:  What is Needed to Prevent Mass
.  New York:  Council on Foreign Relations, 2007.

Krygier, John and Denis Wood.  Making Maps:  A Visual Guide to Map
     Design for GIS
.  New York:  Guilford Press, 2005. 

Pastoureau, Michel.  Blue:  The History of a Color.  Princeton:  Princeton
     University Press, 2001.

Rebora, Giovanni.  Culture of the Fork: A Brief History of Food in Europe
     New York:  Columbia University Press, 2001.

Roberts, Adam.  The History of Science Fiction.  New York:  Palgrave
     Macmillan, 2006.

Sybil.  Directed by Daniel Petrie.  Warner Home Video, 2006.  DVD.

Theroux, Louis.  The Call of the Weird:  Travels in American Subcultures
     Cambridge:  Da Capo Press, 2007.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  What to Do When a Friend
     is Depressed
.  Bethesda:  National Institute of Mental Health, 2000.

No idea?  These items are posted on our New Items List.  Each month, the library posts a list of new items added to the collection.  To see what items we added in June, go to our website and click on the link for the library catalog.  From there you should see the link in the middle column labeled labeled "New Items Acquired."  Check back at the beginning of each new month for the latest list.  To locate a specific item on this list, try searching the library catalog.

Monday, June 11, 2007

June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

On June 2, 2000 President William J. Clinton proclaimed June Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in the United States. In the President’s words: “This June, recognizing the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done, we observe Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and celebrate the progress we have made in creating a society more inclusive and accepting of gays and lesbians. I hope that in this new millennium we will continue to break down the walls of fear and prejudice and work to build a bridge to understanding and tolerance, until gays and lesbians are afforded the same rights and responsibilities as all Americans.” June was designated Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in commemoration of the historic Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969.

The Armacost Library has some great fiction and nonfiction titles for commemorating LGBT history, contributions, politics, etc.


Allsison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina. New York: Dutton, 1992.

Bechdel, Allison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1987.

Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle. Plainfield, VT: Daughters, Inc., 1973

Burroughs, Augusten. Running With Scissors: A Memoir. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.


Negrón-Muntaner, Frances. Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2004.

Miceli, Melinda. Standing Out, Standing Together: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Faderman, Lillian. Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Hull, Kathleen. Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Freccero, Carla. Queer/Early/Modern. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.

Butler, Judith P. Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex.” New York: Routledge, 1993.

DVD and Video

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Fresa y Chocolate (1994)
Paris is Burning (1990)
Watermelon Woman (1997)
The Wedding Banquet (1994)

Take a look in the Armacost Library catalog for these titles and many more.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Summer Hours

As summer is fast approaching, we wanted to make everyone aware of our summer hours. Effective May 29, Armacost Library will be open the following hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Reference librarians will be available during the hours we are open to answer questions in person, over the phone at (909) 748-4724, and through AIM chat (screen name: askurlib). We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in the library!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Have You Used JSTOR Recently?

JSTOR, the database that provides searchable full-text historical runs of important scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, sciences, ecology, and business, has updated its interface and site navigation this past year. Now it’s more easily navigatable and more compatible with other databases. The Advanced Search function now allows searching by familiar categories—full-text, author, title, etc. When viewing articles your keywords are highlighted in yellow and you can readily navigate to pages where your search terms appear. Of particular interest are the links to “Articles Citing this Article,” “Articles by [author],” and “Related Articles” within JSTOR and via Google Scholar. These links can lead you to a broader literature on a particular subject area. Happy searching!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bon Voyage, Jean!

The faculty and staff of Armacost Library wish our esteemed Library Director Jean Swanson a fond farewell. Jean will retire in May 2007 following twenty years of service to the University of Redlands and the Armacost Library. In her time at the University of Redlands Jean has supervised and participated in the Armacost Library’s continuing evolution. Under Jean’s leadership the Library has moved from the card catalog through a CDROM-based catalog to the current online catalog. (Oh, how things have changed!) In that time the Library has added access to thousands of electronic journal subscriptions, thousands of e-books, over 100 online databases and hundreds of online music recordings and has acquired thousands of new books. In addition, Jean has authored three books on mystery literature. Jean Swanson is recognized as a trusted colleague and an insightful, conscientious leader by the Armacost Library faculty and staff and by the University of Redlands at large. We celebrate Jean's career and wish her the best retirement has to offer.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Where's the 3rd Floor?

Have you searched for books in the library catalog recently only to find your book located on the 3rd or 4th floor? Armacost Library now lists books by floor instead of using the term General Collection. We are hopeful that these floor designations will eliminate some of the confusion as to where books are located. Books with call numbers A-Q are located on the 3rd Floor and those with call numbers R-Z and Government Documents are all located on the 4th Floor. Signs are posted labeling the location of these floors but keep in mind the entrance to the library is on the 2nd Floor.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May Term in the Library

May Term is upon us which means a new set of library hours! Our hours of operation for May Term are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Reference desk hours remain unchanged.
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-9 p.m.

Enjoy your May Term. We look forward to seeing you in the library soon!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Popular Books Collection

Need a break from your textbooks? Want to read something for fun? Have you noticed the Popular Books section in the Armacost Library? This small collection, located under the stairwell between the circulation desk and the reference computers, contains books for leisure reading. The Popular Books collection includes current best sellers, fiction and nonfiction, mysteries to historical drama, vampire tales to baseball exposés, and commentary on the war in Iraq to a photographic history of the Disco Era. Sound interesting? Come by the Armacost Library, take a look, choose a book and relax.

Here are just a few of the books you might find.

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
A graphic novel/memoir, humorous but affecting, that relates Bechdel’s story of growing up with a father who is a high school English teacher, undertaker and closeted homosexual, and the effect his Proustian double life has on the formulation of her self and her own sexuality.

Blush, Steven. American Hair Metal. Los Angeles: Feral House, 2006.
A highly entertaining pictorial history of the major hair bands of the eighties and early nineties, complete with quotes from band members and essential track titles.

Buckley, Christopher. Thank You for Smoking. New York: Random House, 1994.
This book birthed the movie, a stinging satire of celebrity, government, and the results of voracious consumerism.

Covey, Jacob, Curator. Beasts: A Pictorial Schedule of Traditional Hidden Creatures from the Interest of 90 Modern Artisans. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2006.
Ninety acclaimed artists and cartoonists (Jeff Soto, Seonna Hong, Souther Salazar, etc.) contribute illustrations of mythical beasts once thought to exist, ranging from the grotesque to the comical. Included are brief descriptions of the looks, habitats and behaviors of the beasts.

Eggers, Dave, Ed. The Best American Non-Required Reading of 2006. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
A compilation of short stories, news transcripts, lists, any form the written word can take, ranging in tone from riotously funny to tragically serious and somewhere in between.

Riello, Giorgio and Peter McNeil. Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers. New York: Berg, 2006.
This lavishly illustrated work recounts the history of shoes with entertaining essays that cover everything from the eroticism of ancient shoe lacing, medieval fears about long-toed shoes, and the role of shoes in religious ritual to the infamous Chopine with a 23-inch heel and the modern cult of shoe designers.

Monday, April 16, 2007

IEALC Card Holding Benefits

Have you ever found the perfect book only to discover it has been checked out by someone else? Did you know that with your student ID and an Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative (IEALC) card, you can check out books at other IEALC member libraries? Our library has signed an agreement with several area libraries which allows you to check out books from libraries such as Loma Linda University or California State University, San Bernardino. You need only present your student ID and an IEALC card when checking books out from these libraries. You may obtain an IEALC card at the circulation desk of the University of Redlands Library. Each IEALC card can be used until the end of the academic year. For a full listing of IEALC member libraries, please check our website under "Other Libraries" and then "Borrowing Privileges at Other Libraries" or simply follow this link

Sunday, March 25, 2007

New York TimesSelect

The New York Times is offering a new online service and it’s FREE for students and faculty of colleges and universities with academic email addresses (.edu). If you already subscribe to for daily news and features, reviews, and classifieds, the new complimentary TimesSelect provides access to these and more. TimesSelect includes daily columns from Op-Ed writers, features and analysis from sports, business, New York/region and International Herald Tribune columnists, email alerts, and access to The New York Times archives back to 1851. For more information or to sign up for this service, follow this link:

Of course, The New York Times features, analysis, and columns (from 1980 to present) are available to students and faculty of University of Redlands through the Armacost Library’s subscription database Lexis Nexis. From the library’s homepage (, follow the link for Databases by Title and scroll down to L for Lexis Nexis Academic Universe. For assistance using this newspaper/periodical database, please contact a librarian in-person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 748-4724, by IM to askurlib, or by emailing a specific librarian.

Reference Hours—
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Research Guides

Need articles from the Harvard Business Review but don’t know how to access this publication? Need to find historical articles on business and industry for your Business 126 course but don’t know what database to use? Is your professor requiring you to use scholarly journal articles for your research project but you don’t know what a scholarly journal article looks like or where to find one? Your professor says you can use a reputable website/webpage for your research project but you don’t know how to determine reputability? The Armacost Library has answers to these questions. The librarians at Armacost Library are making available research guides to address common research dilemmas. To access the tutorials, start at the library’s homepage ( and follow the link for Library Services.

Then choose Research Guides.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Citation Finder

Did you find the perfect article and want a quick and easy way to see if the library has the full text to this article in an online database or in print without searching in multiple places? The Citation Finder can help! You can take any citation found in a book or article bibliography or in an online database and easily check to see if the library subscribes to the full text. First, go to the library's website ( and click on the link for Citation Finder.

Next, simply fill out as much of the Citation Finder form as possible. At the very least, you will need to include the title of the journal and the date.
For example:

Article: Ancient voices of children: A psychoanalytic interpretation
Journal: Current Musicology
Volume: Issue: Page: 7-21 Date: 1965
Author: Spitz

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

New Items

Library Blog

Every day is like librarian Christmas here: boxes filled with shiny new books and sundry other materials arrive daily. In an effort to spread the joy, we’re trying to highlight a small sample of these items and this month, it’s my turn. The list I’m presenting is in no way comprehensive and is only as objective as any such list, i.e., not at all. I’ve tried to select widely from several broad categories, but again, there is such limited space that I’m only including those which particularly entice me. Consider it an invitation to search on your own and find the materials which are most fascinating to you…

Johnston, Derek. “A Brief History of Philosophy: From Socrates to Derrida.”

Atwood, Roger. “Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World.”

Lipsitz, George. “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Benefit from Identity Politics.”

Kingwell, Mark. “Nearest Thing to Heaven: The Empire State Building and American Dreams.”

Warner, Patricia Campbell. “When the Girls Came Out to Play: The Birth of American Sportswear.”

Monahan, Torin, Ed. “Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life.”

Chesler, Mark, Amanda Lewis and James Crowfoot. “Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice.”

Rubdy, Rani and Mario Saraceni. “English in the World: Global Rules, Global Roles.”

Wagner, E.J. “The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective’s Greatest Cases.”

Freire, Paulo. “Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach.”

Levy, Steven. “The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture and Coolness.”

Cummins, Walter M. “Programming Our Lives: Television and American Identity.”

Barton, Bernadette. “Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers.”

Gross, Daniel M. “The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science.”

Warburton, Nigel. “The Basics of Essay Writing.”

Johnson, Steven. “The New York Schools of Music and Visual Arts: John Cage, Morton
Feldman, Edgard Varese, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg.”

Cahan, Susan and Zoya Kocur, Ed. “Contemporary Art and Multicultural Theory.”

Lemoine, Serge and Marie-Amelie zu Salm-Salm. “Klimt, Schiele, Moser, Kokoschka: Vienna 1900.”

Spawforth, Anthony. “The Complete Greek Temples.”

Gabler, Neal. “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.”

“Bruce Lee: The Master Collection.” (DVD)

“Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie).” (DVD)

Brown, Pamela Allen and Peter Parolin. “Women Players in England, 1500-1660: Beyond the All-Male Stage.”

Gardner, Martin, Ed. “The Annotated Hunting of the Snark: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll’s Great Nonsense Epic The Hunting of the Snark.”

Hartley, J.P. “The Go-Between.”

Vacca, John R. “The World’s 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems.”

Susskind, Leonard. “The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design.”

Thorington, Richard W. “Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide.”

Dugatkin, Lee Allen. “The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness.”

Cooper, David Edward. “A Philosophy of Gardens.”

Mason, Margaret. “No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog.”

Thursday, January 25, 2007

IM a librarian!

Now get help with your questions by Instant Messaging a librarian at Armacost Library. Can’t find an article for your project? Need help finding biographical information on a historical figure? Don’t know how to cite a movie in your paper? We can help. IM reference help will be available during regular reference desk hours. For more information and instructions on our new IM Reference Service follow the link for Library Services from Armacost Library’s homepage, then click on Reference Services.

As always, we are available to help you in-person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 748-4724, or by emailing a specific librarian.

Reference Hours—
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Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-9 p.m.

Monday, January 15, 2007


Welcome to the Armacost Library blog! Librarians will use this blog to highlight resources and services available to the University of Redlands community.

In our first post to the blog, we would like to announce that the ProQuest, Business Source Elite, FirstSearch, Gale Literature Resource Center, Naxos Music Library, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and CIAO databases are now available off-campus using your myRedlands ID and password. For information on logging into the databases using your myRedlands ID and password, please see our proxy server user guide.

Please continue to check the library blog for the latest happenings at Armacost Library.