New Ramp Gallery Show: The Art Of Cell Biology

The Ramp Gallery Presents:

The Art Of Cell Biology

cell biology photo

This show presents digital microscopic images of plant and animal cells taken by students and faculty in the Cell Biology Course (Biology 2124) at Bowdoin College. Each year students learn to master several types of fluorescent microscopes using Bowdoin’s state of the art Cell Biology Imaging facility.

The Ramp Gallery is located on the lower level of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. For more information, please contact H-L Library at 725-3280.

The Ramp Gallery is grateful to Professor Bruce Kohorn for sharing these images as we continue to showcase work from across the curriculum.

OneSearch is Here!

OneSearchThe Library is excited to announce the debut of OneSearch, the single most comprehensive tool for searching scholarly materials in the Library’s physical and digital collections—from a single search box. A single search in OneSearch returns full-text or citations to relevant books, journal and newspaper articles, e-books, images, dissertations, videos, CDs, music and manuscript collections, along with resources from the Bowdoin Digital Commons and public domain e-books from Hathi Trust.

OneSearch is a great place to begin your research. And, of course, you will still have direct access to the many databases now offered by the Library. The cross-resource searching in OneSearch will allow the Library to retire Cast-A-Net when the new tool is launched.

Librarians look forward to working with you to make the most of this new approach to navigating the Library’s resources.

Comments? Please contact Judy Montgomery at or 725-3749.

May 2012 Library Newsletter Posted

Volume 15, Number 1 of From The Library (An Occasional Publication) has been posted on the library Website:


  • Letter from the Librarian
  • News from Special Collections:
    – Forty Years of Coeducation at Bowdoin
    – New Artists Books in Special Collections
    – Handmade Books by Printmaking Students
    – Digitized Books on the History of Bowdoin
  • What’s New?
    – New Library Website
    – Laptop Storage,
  • The Library numbers game.
  • Staff News featuring Awards, Retirements, Appointments and a Wedding.

Printmaking I Students Display their Works

Artist's book printed with copper etchings and letterpress by Lindsey Horowitz, '12

Artist's book printed with copper etchings and letterpress by Lindsey Horowitz, '12

Main Floor, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
May 9 – May 29, 2012

Eighteen printmaking students are exhibiting their handmade artists’ books on the first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library from May 9 – 28, 2012.  The books contain original etchings, linocuts, and text within stitched, accordion fold, and flag-bound structures. They feature invented narratives, embellished how-to manuals, an elegant monster bestiary, and a multitude of other original creations.  They are the capstone projects of Carrie Scanga’s Printmaking I class, made in collaboration with the renowned Portland book artist, Rebecca Goodale.  The books were inspired by artists’ books from the Library’s Special Collections.  Also featured in the exhibition are artists’ books by Lindsey Horowitz ‘12, an English major and printmaking teaching assistant.

Uploading Wiley Blackwell Articles to Blackboard

The Library has a new Wiley Blackwell “Article Select” pay-per-view tokens model where we pay for each journal article as it is accessed. We are now fully underway with over 1500 journal titles in the catalog and linkable from our databases!

A few important things for users to know:

  • If you look up a Wiley Blackwell journal title in the catalog or get to it via one of our databases, and you have another choice for accessing it via JSTOR or Academic Search Premier, for example, please choose one of those instead of the WileyBlackwell link. That will save us quite a bit of money!
  • If you want to include a Wiley Blackwell journal article on Blackboard, do not LINK to the journal article – you must download the PDF to your desktop and then upload it to Blackboard. If you link to it, we will get charged for every view! We created a webpage with information on how to do this, and this page is linked from the Library’s Services for Faculty page (under Reserves) and from the IT Blackboard page. Here is the link directly to the page:

Mindfulness Resources On Display

Main Floor, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
On display through May 9, 2011.

Katherine Farrar Katherine Farrar ’11 introduces the collection of resources on Mindfulness that she has assembled for display on the first floor of Hawthorne Longfellow Library as part of an independent study in Education.

Pictures from the Musical Study Break in the H-L Library

Pictures from the musical study break that took place in the H-L Library on Monday evening, April 11, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.

Nick Telenson ’14, Adam Zhang, ’14, Sean Moran ’14, Daniel Lesser ’14, and George Lopez, coach, performed Beethoven’s Quartet Opus 18, No. 1 in F major.

Library to Gallery: Bridget Spaeth’s Many Lives

Spaeth’s domain is one of those stumble-upon places at Bowdoin.

Bridget Spaeth, Language Media Center and Technical Services Assistant.

She works at the Language Media Center, a branch of the Library tucked into the basement of Sills Hall—a place of intensive, but specialized, film and language study. There, she helps people access the College’s extensive film and language collection, catalogs books and collections, and creates archives of taped events for institutional record.

It’s not her only hidden treasure. Spaeth ’86 has a life outside the College that many people don’t know about: She is an artist. And for the third consecutive show, Spaeth’s work has been selected for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s Biennial Exhibition (CMCA).

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CBBcat Tips

Tip #1: Advanced Searching

In the new CBBcat catalog, would you like to search for a music recording that features a particular instrument? Or perhaps a video with a specific cast member? Or an audiobook by your favorite author?

Try the Advanced Search feature, located to the right of the basic search box. It allows for keyword searching within specific fields such as instrument, contributor/cast, title, author, language, etc. Advanced search options will change according to the selected “scope” in the banner (scores, video, music…).

Tip #2: Printing, Exporting, and E-Mailing Results

Wondering how to print, export, or e-mail records in the Library’s new CBBcat catalog?


  • Use the “Print” option on the search toolbar. It will reproduce the entire middle section of the page, or,
  • Select items (checkbox) from a list of records. A drop-down at the top of the page will appear with the option to print, or,
  • With a single catalog record on the screen (i.e., not a list of records), use the Share widget on the right-hand side of the screen; it is located under the “Related Resources” heading.


  • Currently, records may be exported only in Endnote format. Select items (checkbox) from a list of records. A drop-down at the top of the page will appear with the option to Export to EndNote.

E-Mailing or posting to social networking sites such as Facebook or Delicious

  • With a single catalog record on the screen (i.e., not a list of records), use the Share widget located on the right-hand side of the screen under the “Related Resources” heading; a link to the record will be e-mailed or posted.