Cloudsource Open Access

Accessing journal content can often be a confusing task, complicated by individual publishers differing subscription models, cumbersome paywalls and login screens, puzzling usage limits, and other copyright restrictions. The Open Access movement aims to change all that by making full-text journal content freely available on the web. Open Access Journals are published with no restrictions […]

National Unicorn Day

Unicorns, those mythical creatures that capture the imagination of every child, are celebrated each year on April 9.  In spite of their imaginary existence, this horse-like creature with the single large spiral horn, has been found throughout history.  They appear in early Mesopotamian artwork and are described in myths and stories from ancient China, India, […]


Alliums are members of the onion family and most are perennials. Did you know that Alliums are edible? At least some of them are. Alliums are bulbs or are plants in the onion family.  Edible alliums include onions, shallots, leeks, garlic, and chives.  Ornamental alliums include Giant Allium, Drumstick Allium and many more that you […]

Where in the World Is________________?

Is there somewhere you would like to travel once most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted?  Would it be to Europe, Asia, Africa, or right here at home in the United States of America?  Regardless of where you might travel, you need to know how to get where you are going.  Today, April 5, 2021, is “National […]

Easter Fun Facts

When we think of Easter, there are at least two meanings to the word.  There is the religious meaning where Christians celebrate Jesus who died on the cross for their sins, rose from the dead, showing that He is the Son of God.  Those who believe in Him are given the gift of eternal life.  […]

My Favorite Books Episode 3: The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff Book Review

Welcome to the third episode of the My Favorite Books mini-podcast! In this episode, Sierra provides a mini-review of the The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff.   You can listen to the latest episode here.     Synopsis from Goodreads: “In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school […]

Alexander Street Video Database

Looking for a solid streaming video to add to your research project but are coming up short when using the databases Films on Demand and Kanopy?  The obvious next step is to access Alexander Street Video.  Alexander Street Video contains over 65,000 videos covering numerous disciplines, including art and design, health sciences, literature and language, […]

March is Irish-American Heritage Month

Every March, the United States commemorates the contributions of Irish immigrants to America’s history and development by celebrating Irish-American Heritage Month. This celebration coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, a cultural and religious holiday dedicated to its namesake Saint Patrick, a 5th-Century Catholic Bishop and missionary who brought Christianity to Ireland. Following the mid-1800’s Irish Diaspora, […]

1st Appearance: All New All Different X-Men

All New All Different X-Men Storm Real Name/Alias: Ororo Munroe, Ororo Iquadi T’Challa 1st Appearance: Giant Size X-Men #1, May 1975 Place of Origin: New York City Profession: Superhero, Queen of Wakanda Affiliations: X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Morlocks, X-Force, The Twelve Partnerships: Forge, Black Panther, Wolverine, Slipstream Created by: Len Wein and Dave Cockrum Abilities: […]

New Arrivals Spring 2021

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Diane Osborne.     How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine…For Now  BF318.D44 2020 Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World  CB311.M38 2020 The Habsburgs: To Rule the World  DB36.3.H3 R335 2020 Joe Biden: The Life, […]