Sunday, December 10, 2017

Finals Week Hours

During Finals Week the Armacost Library will provide more access to quiet study spaces by extending hours. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, December 10: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday, December 11 - Thursday, December 14: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday, December 15: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Good luck!

Lua Gregory
First Year Experience Librarian
Armacost Library

Friday, December 01, 2017

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)

The Armacost Library recently learned that LexisNexis Academic would be replaced with a new product titled Nexis Uni at the end of the year. While access to LexisNexis/Nexis Uni will be maintained through the transition, the various routes to LexisNexis/Nexis Uni will be implemented in stages. 


In other words, to access Nexis Uni in January, you may need to go directly to the Nexis Uni database link. You may do this by going to the Library's List of Databases or clicking on a Nexis Uni database link provided in one of our research guides

Take a sneak peak at Nexis Uni and you'll find a search interface that offers options seen in our more user-friendly databases. 

Something new that might come in handy is the "Negative News" feature. It's purpose seems to be helping users find negative press coverage on a topic. When language is identified as negative by Nexis Uni, that search result is included in a Negative News category.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Friday, November 17, 2017

November: Commemorating Native American Heritage Month & Thanksgiving

"Aboriginal Ways of Knowing"

November in the United States is Native American Heritage Month (established in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush). No coincidence that the commemoration and celebration of Native American history, culture, traditions, and ways of knowing takes place during the same month many of us celebrate Thanksgiving.

"Plimoth Plantation" by Jennie Brownscombe c. 1914

Most of us learn a Eurocentric version of the first Thanksgiving in elementary school, acting out the parts of Pilgrim and Indian, learning to valorize European ancestors that benefitted from the kindness of indigenous residents. Our schooling also teaches us to value Western epistemology and methodologies. But there are other ways of knowing, other forms of inquiry. For many of us, we don't encounter alternative epistemologies and methodologies until we take specific courses in college. If you are interested in learning about Indigenous, specifically Native American, knowledge practices, check out these books.

Find these books and more searching Armacost Library resources.

At the University of Redlands, we live, study, and work on the unceded traditional lands of Yuhaaviatam (one of the indigenous peoples collectively called, by the Spanish settler colonials, the Serrano in Southern California).

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sexual Harassment

In the past days and months, allegations of sexual harassment have been a regular part of the news cycle. The spotlight has shone on figures in politics, media, and Hollywood:  Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, John Besh, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Dustin Hoffman, and Michael Oreskes. Yet sexual harassment is more pervasive rearing its ugly head as the #MeToo movement shows that survivors are activists, poets, athletes, graduate students, and scientists

If you'd like to learn more about sexual harassment, non-disclosure agreements, and more take a look at the following library resources.

A Few Books on Sexual Harassment



A Few Journals That Cover Sexual Harassment


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tales Dark and Dreary

Greetings ghouls,

For those who relish tales dark and dreary,
Of strangers and wandering shades, now weary,
Ascend the steps to the Armacost Library,
Such hauntings you shall find in this sanctuary.

Here lies a sampling of dreaded VISIONS:

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and TOMES:

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