April 2011

If you’re making copies of the Printwise-Add Money to Your Card handout, please make sure it has the URL: luc.netcardmanager.com.  If you are using the handout with the URL:  bbramblerbucks.luc.edu, please burn it or toss it.


The long-awaited (ok, maybe I am the only one wanting it) Criminal Justice Statistics Guide is now available in the Subject Guides. It is under Criminal Justice and attached to the general Criminal Justice Guide. If you want to go to it directly or link to it, use the url http://libguides.luc.edu/statcj.

If you would like sources in other CJ categories or specific resources added, please let me know.


The All-Staff meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday April 19th in the IC – 4th floor.
It is scheduled from 12:30 – 2:00pm.

In case you have someone come to the desk looking for journal information  (they want to find the right journal to submit their article).  Check out:

Cabell’s Directories

Cabells Directories in Education, Psychology, Business, Computer Sciences, Health Admin, & Nursing assist the professional researcher and write with manuscript guidelines, acceptance rating, review type, no. of reviewers and type of readership.

We have 5 new electronic resource trials available on the drupal staff web available at http://drupal.lib.luc.edu/trial/index. As always, please pass any comments or questions my way!

America’s Historical Imprints
Database Description:
Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America’s distant and not so distant past. Available here: Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800; Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819.
Trial Type: IP Range
URL: http://infoweb.newsbank.com (you should see the resource near the center of the page)
Trial Expiration: May 14, 2011

Classical Music Reference Library
Database Description
Classical Music Reference Library brings together more than 40,000 pages of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online database. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker’s Dictionary of Music, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music, which have never before been available in electronic form. The Baker’s titles, edited by the late Nicholas Slonimsky, offer a comprehensive and highly accessible set of musical reference texts that are essential to music study.
Classical Music Reference Library offers comprehensive coverage of all classical genres, spanning music from the Medieval period to the 21st century, including definitions of musical terms and biographical information on the major classical composers and artists. The first release includes the Baker’s resources, as well as biographies, chronologies, primary source readings, and critical texts.
Trial Type: IP Range
URL: http://bakr.alexanderstreet.com
Trial Expiration: June 13, 2011

Classical Scores Library
Database Description:
Classical Scores Library will contain 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works. Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series. The collection includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.
The database has been indexed to enable users to search on musically relevant fields, such as composer, work/opus number, key, genre, instrument, time period; as well as score-specific fields, such as score type, duration, editor, arranger, publisher. We hope that this will enable users to search, analyze, and research scores in a simple but powerful manner.
Trial Type: IP Range
URL: http://shmu.alexanderstreet.com
Trial Expiration: June 13, 2011

African American Music Reference
Database Description
African American Music Reference will bring together 50,000 pages of text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music. The database is constantly expanding to include comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
Trial Type: IP Range
URL: http://aamr.alexanderstreet.com
Trial Expiration: June 13, 2011

Filmakers Online Library
Database Description
Filmakers Library Online videos are award-winning documentaries with relevance across many disciplines — race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. The films present points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
Users can find videos by topic, producer /director, place, and by other details such as the series, language, and subtitle language. There are currently 50 topics available for browse. Filmakers Library Online employs all of the Alexander Street Press video features – scrolling, synchronous transcripts, the ability to make annotated clips and playlists, and semantic indexing.
Trial Type: IP Range
URL: http://flon.alexanderstreet.com
Trial Expiration: June 13, 2011

Just a note that sometimes even after loging in to the proxy server, RefWorks may still ask for a group code. The code is RWLoyolaUC and is listed on the passwords sheet in the drawer with the pens to the left of the main reference computer. Further information can be found on the RefWorks subject guide.

On Sunday April 10th, a group of about 70 youths stormed the restaurant and created a disturbance at the MacDonalds on State St./Chicago Ave. Approximately 10 Chicago Police Department (CPD) units responded and ultimately closed the restaurant for nearly three hours until peace was restored. Both CPD and Campus Safety believe this activity is related to the same group of individuals who have attempted to create havoc in the area before. In February, we alerted you to a similar incident in which these “Flash Mob Offenders” were allegedly committing thefts within local retail stores around the Water Tower Campus community. The offenders exit the Chicago Red Line stop, they go to various shops or restaurants, usually clothing stores, and then storm the stores, taking as many items as they can carry. The incidents seem to occur most often on weekends, between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
If you observe suspicious activity anywhere on or around campus, please notify a staff member or call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 immediately. Security staff are also available to escort you to your car or CTA.

The Staff Development Committee welcomes Jill Popovich-Powers to discuss wellness in the workplace next Monday, April 18 from 10:30-12:00 on the IC 4th Floor. Drawing on her background in physical therapy, athletics, and dance, Ms. Popovich-Powers will lead an engaging and informative session on how to use work station ergonomics, stretching, and strengthening to create a healthy and comfortable work experience.

Apologies for the short notice; we hope you can all attend this fun–and useful–workshop!
-The Staff Development Committee

Rachel is not going to be in this week, so please make sure your hours backing up Aki are covered, particularly his lunch.

Thank you!


Prof Lundy has an assignment which many of us have been asked about. The students are working in groups where they have to locate a specifc set of questions about an ethnic group. A presentation on their findings is this week,a eight page paper that is due on April 26, 2011. I had good luck for the topic of Southern Sudanese in CQ Researcher and US State Department’s Country Profiles (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5424.htm). The standard sayllabus for the class (it may be changed by individual professors for each semester) is at Let me know if you have problems answering these questions.

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