To Infinity and Beyond

What image symbolizes infinity?  The number 8 when looked at on its side, right?  So, it is only natural that today, the eighth day of the eighth month is “International Infinity Day.”  This day was created to celebrate philosophy, art, science, and life.  The first infinity day was in 1987 and credited to Jean-Pierre Ady […]

National Simplify Your Life Week

National Simplify Your Life Week is observed yearly during the first week of August. This year it takes place from August 7 to 13. Though its origins are unknown, it is abundantly clear that the week is for decluttering and simplifying one’s life, which involves getting rid of physical and psychological clutter that may hinder […]

Archives Spotlight: Propaganda Magazine

Archives act as window into the past, documenting the long historical legacies of the times before them. They enable us, as a society, to regard the past with curious eyes, maintaining a partial an objective judgement for the purposes of conducting a forum conducive to education and research. Propaganda Magazine was a dark subculture magazine […]

Online Learning Opportunities

The Bellevue University Library Reference Team will be kicking off some exciting online learning opportunities for the fall 2023 term. If you would like to register for any of the sessions which will be offered, please go to and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  There is a calendar on the right-hand […]

Brene’ Brown: “Atlas of the Heart” Films on Demand Video

Brené Brown is an emotions researcher and author who has been giving public presentations about her work for 25 years. She gained significant popularity after her 2010 TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” in which Brené discusses her studies on human connection and research to understand humanity. In the Atlas of the Heart 5-film HBO […]

Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert

In 1898, the Omaha World’s Fair opened in the young city, a carnival of lights and wonder in a city stinking of slaughterhouses and overrun by packs of wild hounds and corrupt politicians, in an attempt to put it on the map with metropolises as close as Chicago or as distant as Paris, the site […]

Timothy Schaffert, Nebraska Author

Raised on a farm in Hamilton County, Nebraska, Timothy Schaffert has always had a passion for bringing stories to Nebraskans, through writing, teaching, and literary organizations. After receiving his BA from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, he worked for the literary magazines The Reader, established in Omaha, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s […]

Whole Dog Journal

Attention dog lovers! Did you know that the Bellevue University Library has a journal just for you and yourdog? You may be surprised to learn that the Bellevue University Library has access to The Whole Dog Journal. This journal is the one place where you can receive in-depth information for yourself and your canine companion. […]

National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day is celebrated the third Sunday of July, the 16th this year, in the United States. It is a time of the year when millions of people all across the country can enjoy one of the most traditional American desserts of all time. This day, as well as National Ice Cream Month, […]

Citation Resources

Citation Resources NoodleTools What is it? NoodleTools is a resource that allows students to evaluate resources, create citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. It generates MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian references with options to annotate and archive lists of documents. It offers a visual ‘tabletop’ to manipulate, tag and pile […]