Author of "Mountains Beyond Mountains" Comes to BSU

Tracy Kidder, author of “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World,” will speak at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Special Events Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Need a refresher on this amazing story? Albertsons Library has several copies of Mr. Kidder's book available for check out at the Circulation Reserve Desk.


Online Encyclopedias @thelibrary

Nothing beats an encyclopedia for starting your research and the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), one of the library's newest research databases, provide you with a growing collection of online encyclopedias.

You can access these titles individually through the library's catalog by title, or through the GVRL link on the Find Articles page. From Business to Education, Multicultural Studies to the Social Sciences, the GVRL provides an extensive coverage of encyclopedic scholarship. Here are a few:
  • Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
  • Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
  • Encyclopedia of Cancer
  • Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
  • Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
  • Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Go to the Library's webpage -->Find Articles -->Gale Virtual Reference Library. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think.


Black History Month @thelibrary

In recognition of Black History Month the Albertsons Library has two displays in the hallway gallery on the second floor. The first part is a series of twelve posters from our Curriculum Resource Center entitled African Americans Who Made A Difference.

Twelve women are commemorated for their ground-breaking contributions in fields spanning from literature to civil rights to medical science. Among those recognized are Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Alexa Canady.

The second part of the display is a selection of photographs from the Library's Special Collections. They include a performance by Bill Cosby at BSU; a visit to Boise by Rosa Parks; photographs of the first civil rights rally held on the Idaho capitol steps after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; and pictures of William "Doc" Hisom, who lived in a lava stone house outside of Melba in the 1920's.


Library Closed on President's Day

The Library will be closed Monday, February 19th for President's Day. Check out the Library's Hours page for a complete list of semester and holiday hours.


Find arXiv.org @thelibrary

arXiv.org e-Print archive, the open access database to 407,555 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Quantitative Biology, produced by Cornell University Library, is now available on our articles & online resources page.

arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation.

Questions? Contact Peggy Cooper, Head of Collection Development.


International Connections Luncheon

Event: International Connections Luncheon Seminar Series
Date: February 15, 2007
Location: SUB Lookout Room
Time: 12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m.

The title of February's International Connections Seminar is Ignored in France, Caught in Canada OR Smuggling in England, Blushing in Italian. Tom Trusky, English, will focus on his efforts to present Idahoans Nell Shipman and James Castle abroad. His talk will reveal details about film screenings in Paris and Pordenone (France and Italy), and "alternate" methods for transporting art to foreign exhibitions (Canada and England).

The open monthly seminars are jointly sponsored by Albertsons Library and International Programs at Boise State University. Light refreshments will be available; those attending are welcome to bring their lunch. More detail is available at http://library.boisestate.edu/connections


Get Valentines @thelibrary!

To celebrate Valentine's Day the Library is holding a poetry reading starting at 10:00 am near the entrance of the Library.

Library staff will perform most of the readings with a very special guest reading by Janet Holmes, past director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and the current editor of Ahsahta Press.

During the readings the library will also give away Valentine treat bags at the front door for as long as supplies last.

Come get some Library love!


Special Collections Lists Maps & Photos

In recent weeks, Special Collections has added two new pages to our website that describe our Photo Collections and Special Collections Maps and Aerial photos. These are lists, descriptions, and bibliographies--not digitized collections themselves (yet), but they still should be of some help to researchers.

Some of the bibliographies on the Maps page are still "under construction." We hope to complete them in the coming months.



These pages are also reachable through links on the Special Collections home page, or at http://library.boisestate.edu/Special .

Alan Virta
Head of Special Collections


CINAHL Now Available @thelibrary!

CINAHL with Full Text (via EBSCO) is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 520 of the 2,857 journals indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health). With full-text coverage dating back to 1982, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

The database also includes relevant materials from seventeen allied health disciplines, plus biomedicine, management, behavioural sciences, health sciences librarianship, education, and consumer health. The CINAHL database provides references to books, book chapters, pamphlets, audiovisuals, dissertations, educational software, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, nurse practice acts, critical paths, and research instruments.

Find it from the Library's Find Articles link, or from http://library.boisestate.edu/indexes/index.htm#cstart


University Authors Reception @thelibrary

Albertsons Library is proud to host the second annual Faculty and University Author Recognition reception to honor Boise State University scholarship.

The university community is invited to a reception this Wednesday, February 7, 2006 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the McCain room, second floor of Albertsons Library.

The bibliography and author list are available online at: http://library.boisestate.edu/faculty/ . Please join us to celebrate and recognize the scholarship and accomplishments of Boise State University faculty and staff.


Morningstar.com Library Edition Now Available!

The newest online database available via the Library's Articles/Online Databases page, http://library.boisestate.edu/indexes/index.htm. Funding for this new resource is being provided by the Department of Marketing and Finance, College of Business and Economics.

It is available to all of the campus community, in the Library, across campus, and by remote access to Boise State authenticated users. Morningstar's data reports cover more than 20,000 securities. It allows users to identify stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs that meet their needs, to get ideas on stocks and funds, and delve into the data of a stock or mutual fund that they are researching.

Users can also find out what Morningstar analysts have to say about a particular security.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to me, pcooper[at]boisestate.edu or 426-2311.

Peggy Cooper
Head of Collection Development/Interlibrary Loan