Category: Current Events

BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2019! September 22 through 28

Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark! Keep the Light On!” is the 2019 theme for Banned Books Week. “By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.”

Of the 483 books challenged or banned in 2018, the Top 11 Most Challenged Books are:

  1. George by Alex Gino
  2. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
  3. Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
  4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  5. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  7. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
  8. Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
  9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  10. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
  11. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

 

Back to School themed Story Time, Friday, September 13 at Milne!

On Friday, September 13  from 6 pm – 7 pm , Milne Library will host a “Back To School” Story Time,  in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.

This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council* and students from the School of Education, and will include crafts, read alouds, and more!

Any age is welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).

For more information or to RSVP (walk-ins are welcome!) send an email to Emma Annonio – [email protected] or Michelle Costello – [email protected]

*The Young Children’s Council is sponsored by the Student Association.

Agriculture and Horticulture Databases at Milne!

Spring is on its way to the agriculturally-centered Geneseo, NY region!  Milne Library has access to agricultural and horticultural databases for your research, as well as for gardening and horticultural tips.

AgEconSearch contains over 130,000 records in  agricultural economics, including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.  Open Access (as in, no login needed!)
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/

AGRICOLA The AGRicultural Online Access  database contains citations of works in agriculture and related fields published since the fifteenth century. Links to many full-text documents on the web are included.  AGRICOLA is also open to the public. http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/

Agriculture Collection (GALE) A comprehensive database of over 10 million periodicals supporting research in agriculture and related fields, from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.  This is available on campus only, or via Geneseo single sign-on.
https://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=PPAG&u=geneseo

Botanicus Digital Library is a freely accessible portal to historic botanical literature, including illustrations and rare volumes  from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.
https://www.botanicus.org

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits. Popular topics include beekeeping, rose care, mulching, and landscaping.  This is available on campus only, or via Geneseo single sign-on.
https://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=PPGL&u=geneseo

You can also find these databases on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

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NEXIS UNI: Legal and Business Database at Milne!

Featuring more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. NEXIS UNI also offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches, and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

NEXIS UNI is conveniently linked on the Milne Library Home page under the “Databases” column.

You can also find it on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

Arts and Humanities Database: New at Milne!

Hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies – right at your fingertips via Milne Library!  The Arts & Humanities database is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher’s Index and RILM.

The Arts & Humanities database can be accessed here;

or access it from the Milne Library A-Z Database page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Database: Rochester Police Department Open Data Portal!

“Engagement through Transparency.” The Rochester, NY  Police Department Open Data Portal is a public platform for exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging to solve important local issues. You can analyze and combine Open Datasets using maps, as well as develop new web and mobile applications.  A comprehensive collection of  Crime Analysis Resource links is also available on the RPD Open Data Portal.

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/rpd

You can access the RPD Open Data Portal on or off campus.

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Featured Database! Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities.

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/che

  • In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities.
  • Data and analysis on the latest enrollment trends and statistics.
  • Chronicle Focus — comprehensive collections of news, commentary, and advice on the topics that matter on campuses today.
  • Collections of articles on important issues in higher education
  • Discussion Forums for all things higher-ed

Full access to the Chronicle of Higher Education is available on campus, or using a Geneseo login.

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