Natural & Alternative Treatments, provided to us through EBSCOhost, contains detailed information on almost 200 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 300 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 90 drug categories.
Learn all about health conditions and illnesses, the latest scientific information and evidence on natural remedies and their uses, contraindications, alternative therapies, and the latest scientific evidence about the benefits of what are known as “functional foods.”
Formed in 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America. These FBI files provide detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
The American Indian Movement (AIM) was founded at a time of continuing social change and protest following achievement of national legislation of the Civil Rights Movement. The radical approach AIM adopted was based on its leaders’ perceptions that early Indian advocacy had failed to achieve any tangible results by lobbying activities with Congress and state legislatures.
AIM used the press and media to present its own unvarnished message to the American public. During ceremonies on Thanksgiving Day 1970, commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock, AIM seized the replica of the Mayflower. In 1971, members occupied Mount Rushmore; in 1972, they marched the “Trail of Broken Treaties” and took over the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. In February of 1973, a group of AIM members took part in a seventy-one days long siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The occupation was in response to the 1890 massacre of at least 150 Lakota Sioux men, women, and children by the U.S. Seventh Calvary at a camp near Wounded Knee Creek. During the siege, AIM occupied the Sacred Heart Church and the Gildersleeve Trading Post. Although periodic negotiations were held between AIM spokesmen and Federal government negotiators, there was shooting from both sides.
This collection, provided through Archives Unbound, includes the extensive FBI documentation (196801979) on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest. In addition, there is documentation on the 1973 Wounded Knee Stand-off. Informant reports and materials collected by the Extremist Intelligence Section of the FBI provide unparalleled insight into the motives, actions, and leadership of AIM and the development of Native American radicalism.
American Periodicals contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.
American Periodicals provides access to two separate collections, American Periodicals Series Online (APS Online) and American Periodicals from the Center for Research (APCRL). American Periodicals Series Online™ (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine and America’s first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies’ Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, andMcClure’s.
American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is a full-text electronic resource containing full-color scans of original printed documents archived at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The collection spans the nineteenth century through the dawn of the twentieth century, containing labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. The resource provides enhanced access to full runs of hundreds of periodicals, resulting in a tool which is vital both to the research process and classroom experience.
In light of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it seems worth noting that the official, digital version of the Warren Commission Report is accessible to the public via the U.S. Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). One can also access flight deck audio recordings of Air Force One pilots on the post-assassination flight from Dallas to Andrews Air Force Base.
Scheduled Maintenance – 10-minute Outages on the EJC Tomorrow, 11/6/2013
Wednesday November 6, from 6 pm – 12 am, we expect multiple services outages of approximately 10 minutes for the OhioLINK Electronic Journals Service (EJC) during scheduled maintenance. Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) systems admins will move the storage for journals.ohiolink.edu. Users will experience multiple 10 minute outages on the EJC.
A new exhibition of artists’ books is housed in the flat display case just outside the library main office. The exhibition, “Utopia and/or Dystopia: Artists’ Books Paint a Picture,” illustrates this year’s campus theme. The books shown portray utopian or dystopian concepts, and may even combine both. Artists’ books are objects made by artists, that reference the book in some manner. Artists’ books usually are unique creations or are produced in small, limited editions.
Essay, by Jesse Albrecht, revolves around the idea that war has lasting, dehumanizing effects on its participants. Through text and imagery, the artist reflects on difficulties faced by soldiers returning to civilian life. The letterpress-printed work features collage and prints. Eight Clones is artist Rebecca Goodman’s imaginative attempt to clone herself. To get everything done in her busy life, she pictures animal and bird “helpers” that roam through the pages of the book. Another idealized world is revealed in Memories of Autumn, by Catherine Lee. The unique, mixed media piece includes colors typical of the season. A Flock of Wonders also celebrates nature and everyday life, with drawings and photographs by artist Ellen Ryburn. A book with an “exquisite corpse” structure, Bodies N Type cuts pages into thirds to mix and match body parts and text. Jeff Lowry explores the often dystopian concept of body image in the humorous spiral-bound work.
These and similar books from Special Collections are exhibited through December on the library main floor. Enjoy!
Searchasaurus, a Primary/Elementary educational database, provides an animated search interface with a dinosaur theme in an effort to encourage students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.
This interface provides access to several EBSCO databases, including magazine articles, pictures, videos, encyclopedias, and a dictionary.
As of today (October 2nd), the following sites are down:
Sites that are still live (but not necessarily being updated) include:
For those of you searching for government information and running into unavailable Web sites, all hope is not lost! You can still check out our Government Information Guide, and search our government documents collection through our library catalog, Consort. (In ‘Advanced Search‘, select ‘DEN Government Docs’ in the ‘Location’ field.) And don’t hesitate to contact Roger Kosson or Mary Prophet with any questions.
Note: While the Census Bureau site is down, Stats America , Social Explorer , or the Missouri Census Data Center (includes all states – not just Missouri) can be a good alternative for access to a wide variety of U.S. demographic data.
October 14th update: The Library of Congress’ site is now available.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the “March on Washington” and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, we would like to introduce to you a wonderful resource of documents and photos chronicling the Freedom Riders Movement, sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library.
Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946) and Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. The Southern states had ignored the rulings and the federal government did nothing to enforce them.
The Freedom Rides, and the violent reactions they provoked, bolstered the credibility of the Civil Rights Movement and called national attention to the violent disregard for the law that was used to enforce segregation in the southern United States. Riders were arrested for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses.
The most ambitious scholarly digitization and publication program ever undertaken, Nineteenth Century Collections Online is invaluable to research and teaching in one of the most studied historical periods. Rare primary sources, curated by an international team of experts, provide never-before-possible access to important works sourced from leading libraries worldwide. Users will find millions of full-text, fully searchable pages that enhance historical scholarship and provide an intriguing window into a bygone era.