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The Ronald Williams Library subscribes to a number of newspapers and magazines with writing by professional, qualified journalists. You can access these sources anytime online and can even set up daily email alerts. Most of the newspapers offer same-day coverage.

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For more online newspaper and magazine access, visit our Full Text Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers list.

One Book Per Semester for Spring 2016

The Library is supporting the College of Business and Management’s One Book per Semester (OBPS) initiative during the spring 2016 semester. The Library has a copy of The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen.

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The copy is on two-hour reserve at the Circulation Desk that is located on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

The copy is listed under the course MNGT OBPS.

Students – End of Semester Library Reminders

This is just a reminder that all library materials are due back by Monday, December 14, including materials borrowed from other libraries. Please contact the Circulation Desk at 773-442-4401 if you have any questions regarding your library account or any items you have borrowed.

If you are trying to register for Spring 2016 and have a library hold on your account please contact Zachary McMahon at z-mcmahon@neiu.edu or stop by the Library Circulation Desk, 1st Floor, to have your library hold temporarily removed so you can register for classes. Please note that the library hold will be placed back on your account at the beginning of next semester. Also, the Library can only temporarily remove your library hold. Other holds that on your university account may also affect your ability to register. Please contact Student Payment Services for information regarding your university account.

All current students who are registered for Spring 2016 should have their library accounts activated by December 23. Library accounts will also be activated at the beginning of next semester. If you register in January and your account is not activated please stop by the Library Circulation Desk so we can manually update your account.

Library hours during the semester break are as follows:

  • Friday, December 11 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, December 12 – Sunday, December 13 – CLOSED
  • Monday, December 14 – Friday, December 18 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, December 19 – Sunday, December 20 – CLOSED
  • Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 23 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3 – CLOSED
  • Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, January 9 – Sunday, January 10 – CLOSED
  • Monday, January 11 – Spring 2016 classes begin, return to regular hours

The outside Book Return box will be available for returning materials when the Library is closed.

Thanks to all of you, enjoy the semester break, and congratulations to our new graduates!

COBM’s One Book Per Semester in Fall 2015

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

COBM’s One Book Per Semester pick for fall 2015

The Library is supporting the College of Business and Management’s One Book per Semester (OBPS) initiative during the fall 2015 semester. The Library has a copy of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. The book is on two-hour reserve at the Circulation Desk that is located on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

The copy is listed under the course MNGT OBPS.

Does the Library Have My Textbook?

We know textbooks can be expensive! While we generally don’t have your textbook, here are some steps to check.

  1. See if your instructor put the textbook on reserve
    Go to the library homepage and click on the Course Reserves link. Search by class number, instructor’s name, or department. To check out a book on reserve, visit the Circulation desk on the library’s 1st floor. Most books on reserve check out for 2 hours.
  2. Search I-Share to borrow it from another library
    If you didn’t find the book on reserve, search I-Share, a network of over 80 academic libraries in Illinois. Click on the I-Share link on the library homepage. Search for the title of the book you are looking for in quotations. To request a book you’ll need to create an I-Share account.
    WARNING: When you are searching for the book on the library website you may see the option “Borrow through ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.” Due to loan restrictions and long wait times, we recommend you do NOT use ILLiad for textbooks.
  3. Buy or rent it
    Beck’s Books carries the textbooks for NEIU classes, and you may have the option to buy a used book or rent it at a reduced price. Websites, such as Chegg.com and Amazon.com, also have used and rental textbooks at reduced prices.

One Book Per Semester for Spring 2015

Keeping Up with the QuantsThe Library is supporting the College of Business and Management’s One Book per Semester (OBPS) initiative during the spring 2015 semester. The Library has a copy of Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics by Thomas H. Davenport. The book is on two-hour reserve at the Circulation Desk that is located on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

The copy is listed under the course MNGT OBPS.

Students – End of Semester Library Reminders

This is just a reminder that all library materials are due back by Friday, December 12. Please contact the Circulation Desk at 773-442-4401 if you have any questions regarding your library account or any items you have borrowed. Please clear any library fines and/or fees before the semester ends to prevent any holds on your account which can potentially cause issues with Spring 2015 registration, transcripts, etc.

The Library will be closed Saturday, December 20 – Thursday, January 1. Please note that we reopen Friday, January 2 but are closed Saturday, January 3 – Sunday, January 4. We begin regular semester hours on Monday, January 5, 2015. The outside Book Return box will be available for materials returned when the Library is closed.

Thanks to all, enjoy the semester break and congratulations to our new graduates!

New digital collection covering the history of NEIU available online

We are pleased to announce the debut of a new collection of digitized archival materials. Campus History – Selected Text and Images highlights items from the University Archives covering the history of NEIU from the 1960s to the early 1980s. Included are items documenting campus construction, student life, and visits to campus by prominent public figures. These items originate from photographic prints, student published periodicals, and two monographs published by the University.

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This collection is NEIU’s first contribution to the CARLI Digital Collections repository. Over the coming years we hope to publish several more digital collections on a variety of topics. Stay tuned!

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Criterion Collection DVD’s now available

The Ronald Williams Library is excited to announce the addition of the Criterion Collection films to our DVD collection. The Criterion Collection is a continually growing set of classic and contemporary films. The DVDs are released with high technical quality and supplemental features. For a listing of the films and their availability, search “Criterion Collection” in our catalog or click: Criterion Collection. All of our DVDs are located on the 3rd floor. DVDs may be checked out for 7 days, with one renewal for an additional 7 days.

For more information, please contact the Multimedia Learning Resource Center Librarian, Kimberly Shotick at 773-442-4415

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The MLRC Recommends: October Horror

With Halloween just around the corner, here are some timely recommendations from our MLRC staff…

Books:

Deformed and Destructive Beings: The Purpose of Horror Films
By George Ochoa
PN1995.9.H6 O25 2011

This critical text is a close analysis of the monsters of horror films. Ochoa contends that we have a natural attraction to these deformed and destructive beings.  This is not to be read in the dark!

Sixties Shockers: A Critical Filmography of Horror Cinema, 1960-1969
By Mark Clark and Bryan Senn
PN1995.9.H6 C513 2011

This filmography provides critical analyses of horror films from the 1960s—the decade that brought us Manos the Hands of Fate (frequently cited as the worst movie Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever lampooned). However, many notable films and directors emerged in the 60’s, including the titles Night of the Living Dead and The Haunting, and directors Polanski, Romero, and Coppola.

Horror at the Drive-In: Essays in Popular Americana
Edited by Gary D. Rhodes
PN1995.9.H6 H66 2003

It isn’t October until I’ve visited Cascade Drive-In to watch a horror movie! This collection of essays is, in part, a nostalgic look at the role of drive-ins in American history.  The essays also take a critical look at gender, counterculture, and the role of the auteur in drive-in horror.

–Recommended by Kimberly Shotick, Communication, Media, and Theatre Librarian

DVDs:

Pan’s Labyrinth
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
DVD PN 1997 .2 .p36 2007

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In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Ugetsu
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
DVD PN 1997 .U373 2005

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A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
Directed by F.W. Murnau
DVD PN 1995 .75 N674 2002

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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife. Silent classic based on the story Dracula.

Vampyr

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
DVD PN 1997 .V267 2008

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A traveler obsessed with the supernatural visits an old inn and finds evidence of vampires.

The Blob
DVD PN 1997 .B6718 2000
Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr

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An alien life form consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Psycho
DVD PS 3503 .L718 P89 2000
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

— Recommended by Doug Winkler, IT Support