New Library Director JoAnn Jacoby walks us through the library in this video below.
American Film Scripts Online contains over 1000 scripts starting with some written in 1903. It includes detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. In addition, the database includes facsimilie images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Many of the scripts have never been published before, and some scripts were never produced.
Browse by writer, script, character, scenes, genre, geographical locations, historical events, and more. There are 28 entries assigned to the subject Afterlife, 820 to Dishonesty, 7 to Elephants and 11 to Libraries.
Hint: It won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay.
Access the American Film Scripts by logging into your CC account on campus and off campus use your Gold Card.
Today Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz spoke at CC's first Monday on "Climate Change in the American Mind". Challenges dealing with climate change range from technological ones to communication issues. Dr. Leiserowitz employs polls and surveys to capture shifting opinions and examine opportunities in reducing fossil fuel use in the U.S.
According to his articles, Do Americans Understand That Global Warming Is Harmful to Human Health? Evidence From a National Survey, "most respondents (61%) reported that, before taking the survey, they had given little or no thought to how global warming might affect people's health." And "relatively few understand the types of harm it causes or who is most likely to be affected."
If you are editing a paper and need to cite sources, you may want to use bibliographic management software. That is a type of software use for chiefly for 2 reasons: 1. to create a collection of bibliographic citations and 2. to produce bibliographies.
You may have used a web app to generate citations. At Colorado College you have access to RefWorks.
Create a New RefWorks Account:
For help setting up an account, using RefWorks and Write-n-cite, importing references, and to learn about advances features please contact the Research Desk: email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call (719) 389-6662, chat from library website, or text a librarian at (719) 387-5441.
September 17, 1787 is a significant day. It is the date that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document which became the Constitution of the United States. The day is also an observance recognizing people who have become U.S. citizens. [36 U.S.C. § 106, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day]
Test your knowledge with "What’s Your Constitution IQ?" Interactive Quiz. If you need to review first, visit the National Archives which houses the original and provides virtual access to the Constitution, the first 10 amendments better known as the Bill of Rights and the additional amendments. More Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774 to 1789 are available from the Library of Congress.
Tutt Library has many resources regarding the U.S. Constitution. The Federalist Papers are well known, lesser known are The debates in the several state conventions on the adoption of the federal Constitution. There were also The anti-Federalist papers.
Search Early American Imprints for primary sources like the one shown regarding the Constitution and debates.
View #FoundingFathers or Call a Convention to Amend the Constitution both can be accesses via Films on Demand. Or watch The History of the United States - The Founding Fathers of the United States on Kanopy.
Join our Constitution Day celebration by attending a lecture by Political Science Professor David Hendrickson, titled “Six Lessons from the American Founding…For U.S. Foreign Policy”. The lecture will be in Palmer 17 on Monday, September 18th, starting at 12:15pm.
And pick up a pocket copy, in English or Spanish, at Mike Siddoway’s office (Armstrong 205) while supplies last.
The ScienceDirect database provides full-text articles from two publishers: Elsevier and Academic Press. Along with summary information about articles from all other Elsevier titles and some other publishers. It hosts content from 3,500 academic journals and 34,000 e-books. While coverage includes all science areas, it focuses primarily on physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, and health sciences, however it also includes many social sciences and humanities areas. It is subscription based, access through the library links for databases.
Or register for an account which will send you updates of recommended articles.
Access the ScienceDirect by logging into your CC account on campus and off campus use your Gold Card.
This academic year Faculty Lunch series begins on Tuesday, September 12 in Gaylord Hall. Jessica Hoel, Professor of Economics and Business, is the first speaker. She will present on "spouseonomics", looking at cooperation between spouses and efficient household production with semi-nomadic herders in Senegal. With the help of audience participation, she will show how economists measure marital quality by asking: how cooperative are coworkers?
*If you would like to participate in the interactive game and have a chance to win a prize, please bring your smart phone or laptop.*
Jessica investigates intersections of international development and behavioral economics. She has used experimental laboratory games to study household decision-making and the behavioral effects of poverty. Her research has examined cooperation between spouses in Kenya, and also at how cooperation between spouses in Senegalese households affects productivity in dairy farming. Outside of cooperative household research, she has studied the effect of cognitive taxation on patience in Ethiopian university students and decisions of maize farmers in Uganda to use herbicides.
Her impact in the field is growing. For more of her work check her Google Scholar Profile and click through the CC links to full text or retrieve articles of her work with Tutt Library's Citation Linker.
She offers some advise to students which would help all of us in the increasingly data driven world: "Develop your data analysis skills."
For further reading: Jessica points to
1. her working paper draft of that project which is currently under review
2. Alistair Munro's review the literature on experiments with households
3. a free pre-print version textbook on family economics
Follow-up question: the most common cow name? It's Siwe. Other common cow names include: boulel, diawdi, fulfuli, ndama, niawe, norel, ole, pourel, ranewe, saye/we, soye, tayle, thiadiel, thiapato, and thiayel.
Lance Olsen will talk tonight, September 7 at 7 pm in McHugh Commons. Tutt library has several books by this Block 1 visiting writer. He has written novels, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, hypermedia text, and anti-textbooks alone and in collaboration with others. He has won awards and prestigious fellowships and his work has been translated into many other languages. Check the "New Arrivals" shelving on the first floor across from the Circulation Desk in Tutt Library or use Prospector to request his work.
As the CC blurb states: The author of more than 20 books of and about innovative writing, including, most recently, “Dreamlives in Debris,” Lance Olsen has been honored with Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, as well as the Berlin Prize and a D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, BOMB, McSweeney’s, and “Best American Non-Required Reading.”
"’Dreamlives of Debris’ is a stunning song cycle on the pixilation of memory in a hyperdigitalized universe, opening out into an extraordinarily beautiful and powerful meditation on nothing less than the erasure of time itself." —David Shields
Visiting Writers Series: Sponsored by the Colorado College English Department with the support of the MacLean Visiting Writers Endowment. All events free and open to the public. For more information, call (719) 389-6853.
Browse books for a National Read a Book Day read. New books and books by CC authors are located on the first floor of Tutt Library across from the Circulation Desk. And leisure reading books are located on the 4th floor.
Adults aged 18 to 29 are more likely than their elders to have read a book in the past 12 months according to the results of a study from the Pew Research Institute. 80% of this age group read a book, compared with 71% of those ages 30 to 49, 68% of those 50 to 64 and 69% of those 65 and older.
69% of those young adults reading books read in print. Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys in the U.S. indicate that millennials strongly prefer print for pleasure and learning. (The Washington Post, 2015)
So it is not a surprise that independent bookstores have increased by 27% since 2009. As the chief executive of the American Booksellers Association says “…nothing beats a physical, bricks-and-mortar store to discover books that you didn’t know about.”(New Times, 2015)
(Graph from Do College Students Read?)
Reading is certainly a means of getting lost. It puts us in new situations, takes us to other locations and time, exposes us to new ideas and theories. What better writer to explore than "one of the twentieth century's major poets' and prolific writers through the Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot database? T.S. Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic.
This collection brings together hundreds of pieces by Eliot: essays, reviews, lectures, addresses, and transcripts, dating from 1905-1965. Many were previously unpublished and difficult to obtain. Hosted on Project Muse.
The fully searchable, integrative edition includes all of Eliot's collected essays, reviews, lectures, commentaries from The Criterion, and letters to editors.
More than 700 uncollected and 150 unpublished pieces include:
Each item has been textually edited, annotated, and cross-referenced by an international group of leading Eliot scholars, led by Ronald Schuchard, a renowned scholar of Eliot and Modernism. The volumes will be released in sequence and published on Project MUSE, with an archival print edition to be published once all eight volumes have been released.
Access the Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot by logging into your CC account on campus and off campus use your Gold Card.