Fun Facts Found Spring 2023

It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library. Let’s see what fun facts Tyler found when he browsed through the reference related materials.   The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. These […]

More Than Books Ep 52: AI & AI Art

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 52! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes! “More Than Books Ep. 52: AI & AI Art”.   You can listen to the new […]

New Arrivals Spring 2023

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Allison Schafer. 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Transport to Auschwitz  D804.47.M33 2020 Egypt’s Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth  DT87.4.D37 2022 Born to be Hanged: The Epic Story of the […]

The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee

The Nebraska sandhills are a land forever uncivilized. Even the plains to the south seem populated with farmlands and rows of crops. But in the sandy soils where nothing grows save wild grass, feelings of loneliness and desolation are difficult to fight off. This land is the setting for Bones of Paradise, and the opening […]

Jonis Agee, Nebraska Author

Following the tradition of Mari Sandoz and Tillie Olsen, Jonis Agee creates historical stories of harsh life in the Midwest, especially focusing on the desolate sandhills of Western Nebraska. Born in Omaha in 1943, she grew up in Nebraska and Missouri, and attended Central High School. She went on to receive her BA at Iowa […]

Born to be Hanged G535.T478 2022

The year is 1680, and it is the heart of the Golden Age of Piracy. It is a time of sun, sand, sea, and adventure. Keith Thomson’s book, Born to be Hanged, focuses on a group of what became known as gentlemen pirates in the South Sea, now known as the Gulf of Mexico. These […]

Don’t Just Sit There…Write Your Story Now!

Everyone has a story to tell, so why not tell yours today.  March 14th is “National Write Your Story Day” and today’s challenge is to write your story.  You may think that you have nothing to say, or your life just isn’t interesting; however, you would be surprised once you put pen to paper or […]

Open Educational Resources (OER)

You may have heard the acronym OER, but what does it mean? OER is a relatively new term that has emerged to make education more open. OER is an acronym for “Open Educational Resources” and can be defined as resources such as textbooks, full courses, lesson plans, videos, tests, software, or any other tool, material […]

New Browzine Integration In Discovery Search

The Bellevue University Library is pleased to announce  new BrowZine functionality in our Discovery Search service. The new integrations allow users to browse individual journals using BrowZine’s mobile-optimized user-interface. Other new features include a “Download PDF” option on select journal entries, as well as a new Source Finder tool which allows the user to find […]

Nebraska’s Riches

On March 1, 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state admitted to the Union. ‘Nebraska” is derived from the old ‘Otoe’ words ‘Ni Brasge’ or the Omaha words ‘Ni Bthaska,’ which means flat water. It makes a reference to the Platte River that flows through the state. I was born and raised in this wonderful state. […]