Module Three Research Lab #6

If you’ve ever found a great source for your research, only to be blocked by username credentials or prompts to purchase an article, then you know the frustration of hitting a paywall.  Don’t pay for expensive journal articles, join us to learn about searching for articles and using interlibrary loan, as well as other tips and tricks to find the resources you need. Join Alee Schmierer, Evening and Weekend Supervisor at the library, March 2nd at 8pm CST via Zoom. Register in advance for this research lab >>

Two New Module 5 Courses

Join Research & Instruction Librarians Dave Collins and Ginny Moran for two new Module 5 courses in Interdisciplinary Studies–Crisis of the 70’s: Macalester plays host to the National Student Association Congress AND Alternative Libraries and Infoshops: Progressive Actions in Contemporary Cultures. View the full course descriptions and registration info >> 

Databasee Highlight: Black Thought and Culture

The Macalester Library gets you access to hundreds of unique databases for you to explore. This week we are highlighting Black Thought and Culture, which includes 250 years of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders. The ideas, letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

Now streaming: Date-A-Base episode two!

Episode 2 of Date-A-Base is out! This week we look at our next contestant, Art & Architecture ePortal. This multi-disciplinary database is well versed in the arts and is an expert on citation. Is this database your perfect match? Don't miss last week's contestant Films on Demand and come back next week to learn about Access World News >>

Database Highlight: Independent Voices

The Macalester Library gets you access to hundreds of unique databases for you to explore. This week we are highlighting Independent Voices, an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals. These original periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists and also includes examples of extreme right-wing press at the time. Dive into history with this unique collection.

Sunday Storytime - Feb 21st

Join us this Sunday at 8, as Chaplain Kelly Stone shares What Do You Do With a Problem? This story is for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem... and yourself. Let the beautiful text by Kobi Yamada and captivating illustrations by Mae Besom transport you away from your Sunday night stress. Tune in on Zoom, and bring a friend. Let’s fill the Zoom Room!

The Service Desk is opened virtually!

Whether you are on campus or off campus, the Virtual Service Desk is convenient and here for you. If your research questions have you stuck, come to the Virtual Service Desk first!

Browse the library shelves wherever you are!

Do you miss heading to the library to find just the right book for your needs? Good news — you can browse our shelves virtually! When you find an item in WorldCat Discovery that has a call number/is a physical library item, look for the “Browse the Shelf” button to see similar items in our collection. Watch our Browse WorldCat video for a quick tutorial, or learn more on our Connect to Library Resources page.


#OwnVoices is a Twitter hashtag initiated by Corinne Duyvis, in order to highlight books about diverse/marginalized characters that are written by authors that share the same marginalized identity.This collection features some of the recent e-books and physical books that we have received at the Macalester library that we have tagged with #OwnVoices. Check it out >>

Browse new ebooks

Want to stumble across some new reading material from anywhere on earth? Browse through our list of new ebooks and find something unexpected today.

DeWitt Wallace Library’s Commitment

We, the staff of the DeWitt Wallace Library, pledge to continue our daily work to combat racism and to create just and peaceful environments that enable deep collaboration, learning, and creation of new knowledge. Read the full statment and get links to resources >>

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