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MORE New Leisure Reading Books!

Surprise! This month we received a double order of leisure reading titles! This week’s shipment included:

 

Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley 

But What If We’re Wrong, by Chuck Klosterman 

Tribe, by Sebastian Junger

Zero K, by Don DeLillo 

You’ll Grow Out of It, by Jessi Klein

End of Watch, by Stephen King 

 

For the most up to date new Leisure Reading titles, please visit our Pinterest board for the collection. 

 

New Leisure Reading Books!

This month's new titles:

Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld 

The Long Cosmos, by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett 

Grunt, by Mary Roach 

Self Made, by Nely Galán 

Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington 

LaRose, by Louise Erdrich 

 

For the most up to date new Leisure Reading titles, please visit our Pinterest board for the collection. 

 

New Leisure Reading Books!

This month's titles: 

A few of the girls, by Maeve Binchy

Business for punks: break all the rules, by James Watt

No dream is too high: life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon, by Buzz Aldrin; with Ken Abraham

Poisonous, by Allison Brennan

The abundance: narrative essays old and new, by Annie Dillard; foreword by Geoff Dyer

The Immortal Irishman: the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero, by Timothy Egan

Seven brief lessons on physics, by Carlo Rovelli; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

 

For the most up to date new Leisure Reading titles, please visit our Pinterest board for the collection. 

 

New Leisure Reading Books!

March Leisure Reading Book Covers

This month's titles: 

​Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure, by Shirley MacLaine

​All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, by Rebecca Traister

​And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East, by Richard Engel

Find Her, by Lisa Gardner

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant

The Bee Book, contributions by Fergus Chadwick, Steve Alton, Emma Sarah Tennant, Bill Fitzmaurice and Judy Earl

What is Not Yours is Not Yours: Stories, by Helen Oyeyemi

Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia: Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot, by Sarah Marquis

 

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Our New Catalog is Live!

Our New Catalog is Live!

As of today, the new catalog interface is up and running!

With this change, the Miami University Libraries replaced the homegrown catalog with a new public catalog interface.

The catalog is the tool users search using the Books & More tab on the Libraries’ homepage to find library items such as book, videos, and ebooks. As you’ll notice, the Libraries’ website as a whole did not visually change. The interface change only impacted the format of your search results when using the Books & More tab.

To ensure that this transition runs smoothly, we will continue to post tips and strategies here on our blog as needed. We’ve put together a useful guide to the basics of the new interface, complete with screenshots and instructions. Check it out!

Click here to download the guide.

 

Questions or Comments?

These first few weeks prior to the start of fall semester are our chance to work out the bugs that come with any change. Please know that we are continuing to refine the functionality of the new catalog and interface in order to maximize user satisfaction. If you have any questions or comments about the new catalog, submit them via the Feedback link at the bottom of our homepage.

http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/feedback

 

Coming soon - our new catalog!

August 10, the Miami University Libraries’ will rollout a new public catalog interface to replace our current homegrown catalog. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting tips and strategies here on our blog to help ease the transition. If you have utilized the folder feature of our current catalog, you’ll need to export this content before August 10 as it will not transfer to our new catalog system. Here’s how:

 

Export Saved Records

Access to records saved in the current catalog will be lost as of August 10. To view your saved records, please visit http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/multifacet/marked. Here you will find a list of all items that you have added to your folder. You may choose to export your records to your screen. Please be aware that unfortunately the export records to email or EndNoteWeb features on this page are not functioning at this time.

However, utilizing the classic catalog, it is possible to email and export saved records to EndNoteWeb. Please view the following videos for instructions detailing this process:

 

Export to Email: http://www.screencast.com/t/6Ftq3prCO

Export to EndNoteWeb: http://www.screencast.com/t/toZO9h1r3

 

Questions?

Submit any questions about this transition via the feedback link at the bottom of the our homepage.

Feedback link http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/feedback

The Intergalactic Nemesis & Graphic Novels

Next Tuesday, February 10, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, A Live-Action Graphic Novel hits the stage in Hall Auditorium. In its third touring season, this performance has been a hit in the US, UK and Canada, and has been featured on NPR and Conan O'Brien. 

To gear up for this one-of-a-kind show, why not check out some of the Libraries' graphic novels? 

The Art and Architecture Library now houses a new and growing collection of graphic novels. Browse the collection here

Browse the rest of the graphic novels collection in King Library, King IMC and other locations here.

Not sure where to start? Try some of these titles that - like The Intergalactic Nemesis - feature monsters and aliens!

 

The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple 

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PN6727.D35 W74 2014

 

Daybreak by Brian Ralph

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PN6727.R35 D38 2013

 

Godland by Joe Casey and Tom Scioli

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PN6728.G63 C37 2006 v.1

 

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PZ7.7.P665 Bat 2013

 

The new Deadwardians by Dan Abnett

​Middletown Campus | PN6727.A257 N49 2013

 

The walking dead: a continuing story of survival horror by Robert Kirkman

​Middletown Campus | PN6728.W35 K57 2011

 

The zombie survival guide: recorded attacks by Max Brooks

Middletown Campus | PN6727.B7564 Z66 2009

 

New School by Dash Shaw

King Library (2nd floor) | PN6727.S4925 N49 2013

 

Eathling by Aisha Franz

Copy Cataloging | PN6757.F73 A5513 2014

 

Juvenile and Young Adult: 

 

Eek & Ack vs the Wolfman by B. A. Hoena

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv Easy| PZ7.7.H64 Eek 2009

 

Deep-space disco by Erik Craddock

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv Easy| PZ7.7.C73 De 2009

 

Bad Island by Doug TenNapel

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv |PN6727.T295 B33 2011

 

The Twilight Zone: the Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Mark Kneece

​King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv |PN1992.77.T87 K5422 2009

 

We Kill Monsters Vol. 1 by Christopher Leone

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv |PN6727.L463 W45 2010

 

 

Register for Student Book Club!

Couldn't make it to the inaugural book club meeting? No problem! Sign up to attend our second meeting of the year, November 11 from 6-7:30 pm: http://tinyurl.com/Q9DYMJW This time around, in keeping with the YA theme, we’re reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 
 
Inspired by The Prestige by Christopher Priest and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel by Susanna Clarke, and beginning as a National Novel Writing Month Project for Morgenstern, The Night Circus chronicles Le Cirque des Rêves, an awe-inspiring circus that is only open at night, and a competition between its two dueling young magicians, Celia and Marco. Celia and Marco soon find themselves falling in love – but, unbeknownst to them both, this is a dangerous game in which only one can be left standing. Lovers of fantasy, magic and romance will enjoy this award winning bestseller and debut novel! 
 
Register to attend at http://tinyurl.com/Q9DYMJW. A limited number of free copies of the book are available, and refreshments will be provided! 
 
We hope to see you there!
 
book cover of The Night Circus
 
Join our Goodreads.com group and continue the conversation at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/145115-second-year-book-club
 
This event is cosponsored by the University Libraries, Second Year Programs, and the Family Fund. 
 

Alternative Press Index with Archive

One of our newest resources, Alternative Press Index with Archive, is now available for Oxford campus users only. This EBSCOhost resource is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. Coverage in API Archive spans 1969-1990, and API’s coverage begins in 1991. Content comes from 700+ international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. View the complete lists of periodicals in both API and API Archive by selecting the Publications tab in the database toolbar.

Topics covered include theories and practices of socialism, revolution, ecology, democracy, anarchism, feminism, organized labor, indigenous peoples, and gay and lesbian issues. Oxford campus users can access Alternative Press Index with Archives from the following link: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/indexes/redirect/1080

Middle East Online

The Libraries now provide access to original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers through the databases Middle East Online Series 1: Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970 and Middle East Online Series 2: Iraq, 1914-1974. Series 1 includes content from 1917-1971, containing topics such as Black September, the Border wars of the 1950s, Jewish terror groups, and more. Series 2 includes content from 1920-1974, and is comprised of topics such as the Arab uprising of 1920, Oil concessions and oil exploration, Iran-Iraq relations, and more.

These resources will prove useful for Middle East and Islamic Studies minors and History, Political Science, and International Studies majors alike. Take some time to check them out. Who knows, you may find just what you need to finish up your midterm paper!

Use these links to get connected:

Middle East Online Series 1: Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/indexes/redirect/1071

Middle East Online Series 2: Iraq, 1914-1974: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/indexes/redirect/1072