Archive for February, 2016

COMM 1101 Workshops Scheduled

Monday, February 29th, 2016

COMM 1101 workshops are scheduled! Registration is easier than ever!

  • Go to: and click on the session you want to attend!
  • Email:
  • Visit the Reference desk on the main floor of the Library, or call 282-3152

March 10 Thursday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

March 12 Saturday  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

March 15 Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

March 16 Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

March 17 Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

These workshops are open to all interested students, not just Comm 1101 classes.  You will learn how to use Library resources to find articles, books and documents to support your research projects.

There are only 5 workshops scheduled!  Save your seat today!

Dr. Karen Offen Today at Noon

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Update from Dr. Alex Bolinger regarding the Garrett Freightlines book:

Join us today here at the Library for an informal talk given by Dr. Karen Offen.  Dr. Offen is a former Idaho resident historian and Clayman Institute Senior Scholar at Stanford University. She is also the daughter of Norman Stedfeldt, whose collection is housed in Special Collections in Oboler.  You will have the chance to visit with her today and tomorrow:

  • Feb.29th – Noon – Oboler Library student lounge (bring your own lunch).
  • Feb. 29th – 4:00 p.m. – Kelly Board Room, Business Administration building.
  • Mar.1 – 2:30 p.m. – Business Administration building room 408. Karen is going to speak to John Ney’s “Personal Selling” class, which is selling pre-ordered copies of the book for their class project this semester.

Karen is looking forward to meeting the ISU community and learning more about the book project.

The occasions will be informal and conversational.

New eBooks 2-26-16

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Title:    Becoming critical : the emergence of social justice scholars / edited by Felecia M. Briscoe and Muhammad A. Khalifa.
Publisher:    Albany : State University of New York Press, [2015]
Description:    1 online resource.

Title:    Computer games and technical communication : critical methods and applications at the intersection.
Publisher:    Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Description:    1 online resource (335 pages).

Author:    Hischak, Thomas S.,
Title:    The encyclopedia of film composers / Thomas S. Hischak.
Publisher:    Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Description:    1 online resource (xvi, 819 pages)

Title:    Swallowing — physiology, disorders, diagnosis and therapy / Gauri Mankekar, editor.
Publisher:    New Delhi : Springer, 2015.
Description:    1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages) : illustrations (some color)

Author:    Bribitzer-Stull, Matthew, 1972-
Title:    Understanding the leitmotif : from Wagner to Hollywood film music / Matthew Bribitzer-Stull.
Publisher:    New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Description:    1 online resource.

Title:    Who’s afraid of academic freedom? / edited by Akeel Bilgrami & Jonathan R. Cole.
Publisher:    New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Description:    1 online resource (xvii, 428 pages)

  • Go to OneSearch, or the Library Catalog to find the links to these texts!
  • Access restricted to one ISU user at a time.

New eBooks 2-24-16

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Author:    Sabharwal, Arjun.
Title:    Digital curation in the digital humanities [electronic resource] : preserving and promoting archival and special collections / Arjun Sabharwal.
Publisher:    Waltham, MA : Chandos Publishing, c2015.
Description:    1 online resource (xiii, 167 p.).

Author:    Spitzer, Robert J., 1953-
Title:    Guns across America : reconciling gun rules and rights / Robert J. Spitzer.
Publisher:    Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Description:    1 online resource.

Author:    Shoemaker, Donald J.,
Title:    Juvenile justice : a reference handbook / Donald J. Shoemaker and Timothy W. Wolfe.
Edition:    Second edition.
Publisher:    Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, [2016]
Description:    1 online resource.

Author:    Hooland, Seth van,
Title:    Linked data for libraries, archives and museums : how to clean, link and publish your metadata / Seth van Hooland, Ruben Verborgh.
Publisher:    London : Facet Publishing, 2015.
Description:    1 online resource (xvii, 254 pages) : illustrations

Author:    Taylor, Paul, 1949-
Title:    The next America : boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown / Paul Taylor.
Edition:    First edition.
Publisher:    New York : PublicAffairs, [2014]
Description:    1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations

Author:    Price, Joshua M.,
Title:    Prison and social death / Joshua M. Price.
Publisher:    New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Description:    1 online resource.

Author:    Pollock, Jeffrey T.
Title:    Semantic Web for Dummies. [electronic resource].
Publisher:    Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Description:    1 online resource (435 pages).

Author:    Barclay, Donald A.
Title:    Serving online customers [electronic resource] : lessons for libraries from the business world.
Publisher:    Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014.
Description:    1 online resource (233 pages)

Author:    Dunsky, Marda,
Title:    Watch your words : a writing and editing handbook for the multimedia age / Marda Dunsky.
Edition:    Fourth edition.
Publisher:    Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Description:    1 online resource.

  • Find the links to these texts in OneSearch, and in the Library Catalog!
  • Access is restricted to one ISU user at a time. 

Part 5 Latino Americans Feb.25 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016



Part  5 of the Latino Americans Series

Prejudice and Pride, 1965 – 1980

Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge
Day: Thursday, February 25
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free popcorn for attendees

About Part 5

In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new “Chicano” identity. The movement is ignited when farm workers in the fields of California, led by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta, march on Sacramento for equal pay and humane working conditions. Through plays, poetry and film, Luis Valdez and activist Corky Gonzalez create a new appreciation of the long history of Mexicans in the South West and the Mestizo roots of Mexican Americans. In Los Angeles, Sal Castro, a schoolteacher, leads the largest high school student walkout in American history, demanding that Chicano students be given the same educational opportunities as Anglos. In Texas, activists such as José Ángel Gutiérrez, create a new political party and change the rules of the electoral game. By the end of the 1970s Chicanos activism and identity have transformed what it means to be an American. Chicano and Latino studies are incorporated into school curriculum; Latinos are included in the political process.

The presentation of this PBS documentary series is part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant the ISU Department of Global Studies and Languages was awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).  The ISU Library is a partner in providing public programming about Latino history and culture, including discussion groups, multimedia exhibitions, and oral history initiatives.

Other on-campus events will include a juried art show at the ISU Art Department ‘s Transition Gallery and a culminating symposium dedicated to Hispanic heritage and culture.  For information about other community events, go to:

Contact Carmen Febles ( if you need more information.

HeinOnline Trial: The Modern Link to Legal History

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

HeinOnline is William S. Hein & Co.’s premier online product with more than 120 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,100 law and law-related periodicals.

In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700’s, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, and much more.

Now, in more than 3,200 locations and 150 countries, HeinOnline is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection and contains more than nine centuries’ of legal history.

Check this resource out!  Go to the Library homepage, >>Library Quick Links, then to >>Databases – Alphabetic.

You can also go to the publisher’s website at:

Trial ends March 30.

New SAT Comes in March 2016

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Are you ready?

There have been a number of substantial changes and revisions to the SAT, and it goes well beyond the kinds of questions asked and how the test is scored. While there may be fewer overall questions asked, the depth of each section is significantly greater.

This redesigned SAT is more closely aligned with high school standards in college and career preparedness, challenging students to think both logically and critically. The College Board has redesigned the SAT to align more closely with the concepts of the Common Core State Standards, meaning there is a greater emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving and data analysis.

This revised SAT challenges students with providing evidence to support their claims, as well as to analyze them as they would in classes throughout grades 11 and 12.

And when students get their scores under the new SAT format, they will receive more information about how they did on the test.  Instead of seeing a score between 600 and 2400, they will have an overall score, a section score, and test scores (there are five test scores – math, reading, writing/language, history/social studies, and science).

To get an overview of how the new SAT differs from the one students took before March 2016 go to:

Need to find practice tests?  Find College & Career Ready materials via LiLI (Libraries Linking Idaho) at:

Like Our New Look?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Check out our Databases – Alphabetic page!

The new A-Z Databases page allows you to search for a database by name, subject, type or vendor/provider.

And our newest resources and current trials are conveniently located on the right side of the page.  Kudos to our Electronics Resources Librarian, Charissa Brammert and our awesome Systems staff Kent Kearns and Mike Gower!

Benedicte Wrensted Photograph Collection Digitized

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The Benedicte Wrensted Photograph Collection contains photographs of residents of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation located in Pocatello, Idaho, taken by Benedicte Wrensted (1859-1949). Wrensted immigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1894. At this point in her life, she was already a skilled photographer and continued to utilize those skills when she finally settled in Pocatello, Idaho. Wrensted established a successful photography business in the city, taking photos of the city, its residents, and residents of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. She retired in 1912 at the age of 53.

The photographs within this collection are largely portraits of Bannock, Shoshone and Lemhi tribal members. One photograph shows Theodore Turner, a former president of the Idaho Technical College (now Idaho State University). Wrensted’s work showcases Native American culture, especially highlighting traditional clothing practices.

The photographs in this collection are scanned images of black and white copy negatives. The original glass plates are currently housed in the Idaho Museum of Natural History.  This digital collection was completed by Matthew Bingman, intern, ISU Department of History, Spring 2016.

The Library wishes to thank Matthew Bingman, and the Idaho Museum of Natural History for granting permission to publish the Benedicte Wrensted photographs.

They are now available online at:

New Trial Database: UKPressOnline

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Explore our newest Trial Resource!  We have access to UKPressOnline for the next 30 days (until March 17)!

From their website:

UKPressOnline is a professional online research facility for the public, business, re-publishers and Education and Library researchers who want to retrieve as-published pages from the back catalogues of some of the world’s leading newspaper titles, including the Daily Express and Daily Mirror. UKPressOnline is what the publishers, themselves, use to search their own archives!

Save time on research  UKPressOnline has the back catalogue of the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and other major titles, so there’s no need to search through offline archives. Just type in your search and let UKPressOnline do the rest.

Easy to use  When you search for a story or headline in the text of the pages – or you can search by date alone – your results are returned to you as either Tiff or pdf full-page files, in which the design and content reflects that of the original printed version of the newspaper.

Go to the Library Homepage and click on >>Library Quick Links, then on >>Databases – Alphabetic and scroll down the right side of the page to find UKPressOnline.