Welcome Class of 2018!

Students at TableWelcome from the Library!  We are here to help you succeed in your study and research, and so each first year student has been assigned a First Year Librarian to help you do just that!  If you missed the message from your First Year Librarian, here’s the list grouped by your last name.  Feel free to contact her or him to introduce yourself if you haven’t already:

Last name begins First Year Librarian
A-Bos Joan Campbell
Bot-Dang Judy Montgomery
Dank-Fre  Karen Jung
Fri-He Carr Ross
Hi-Lem Katie Sasser
Lew-Miller, C  Sue O’Dell
Miller, E-Ph Marjorie Hassen
Pi-Sh Barbara Levergood
Si-Walk  Anne Haas
Wals-Z Carmen Greenlee

We will be offering library tours and office hours in September.  In the meantime, check out the Library’s First Year blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages!

 

Cambridge Histories Online

CambridgeHistorySearch the venerable Cambridge Histories series of books online, anytime.  We bet you’ll be surprised at the range of subjects to which Cambridge Histories have been devoted–here’s a sampling:    Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World; Cambridge History of the Romance Languages; Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music;  Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics; and the Cambridge History of Islam, to name just a few.

New Streaming Dance, Opera, Classical Music Videos

PulchinellaBravo! The Library now has access to several new streaming performing arts databases, all part of our Music Online collection:

Dance in Video, v. 1 includes ballet, jazz, experimental and other genres of dance. Watch Mark Morris’s “stupid men dance.”

Classical Music in Video. Listen to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson sing Rilke.

Opera in Video: Watch/listen toVerdi’s Otello with Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa.

For the performers out there, we have also added an additional scores module: Classical Scores, v. 2

Microwave Move

Library systems/services affected by the I.T. Microwave move

Wednesday, June 4, 7:00pm – Thursday, June 5, 8:00am

  • Website won’t be available. This means no access to e-resources (databases, journals, etc.)
  • CBBcat will be available through direct access only (http://cbbcat.net).  Requests for Colby and Bates books will still work but most e-resources accessed from CBBcat will not

The Book As Journey

Narrative Structures : Artists’ Books
Margaret Bunke
Nicole Faber
Tracey Faber
Joanna Gromadzki
Kaitlynn Miller
Elizabeth Humphrey
Helen Mohney
Fabiola Navarrete
Anna Reyes
Maxwell Wolf
book-as-journey
La Bahia de Jiquilisco by Fabiola Navarrete

The Book as Journey  Included in this exhibition are hand made artists’ books created by students from Narrative Structures, a course taught in the Visual Arts Department here at Bowdoin College. These works visually interpret structure and form within the book, in relation to narrative, time, distance and the act of storytelling.

The Book as Journey, an exhibition of artists’ books by Bowdoin students, H-L Library, 1st floor, May 9-May 24

 

Library Study Breaks

Library Swoosh Header

The Library invites you to take a study break during exam period.

We know you are studying hard! Come take a relaxing, tasty study break.

Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 p.m. – closing

Two Locations: Chandler Room, first floor of H-L Library AND Circulation area, Hatch Science Library

Coffee and tea will be available along with cookies, brownies, muffins and a healthier choice (choices will rotate throughout the week).

muffins

Writing a Research Paper? Need Help? Ask Us!

Why ask Google when you can Ask Us?  Use our chat, email, or appointment service.  Or contact a librarian who specializes in your area. You can also stop by the reference desks at all of the libraries.  We want to help you get that A!

Wanna do it yourself?  Here’s some help:

Research help page: http://library.bowdoin.edu/help/research-help/index.shtml

Citing sources: http://library.bowdoin.edu/help/citationguides-a-z.shtml

Research Guides by Subject:  http://libguides.bowdoin.edu/

We look forward to working with you in whatever way works best for you!

Ramp Gallery: Senior Centric

Senior Centric

A collection of work by members of the class of 2014

This show displays a variety of media and creative processes each artist has developed throughout their time at Bowdoin.

Kailey Bennett – Casey Correa – Mike English – Haley Gewandter – Rebecca Hong – Dana Hopkins – Fabi Navarrete – Lester Pearson – Chelsea Shaffer – Lucy Walker – Christiana Whitcomb

The Ramp Gallery is located on the lower level of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. For more information, please contact Bridget Spaeth, 725-3398;

American National Biography Online

American National Biography
The Library has added another fabulous resource for your research pleasure: American National Biography Online. Search for your favorite (no longer living) Americans. Search Bowdoin College to find our noteworthy alums, professors and friends. Search the Advanced Search by “Realms of Renown” (love it) to find notable Americans in art, government, sciences, religion, society and much more.