Make the product of all your hard work available for family, friends, and potential employers to view online by archiving your capstone or thesis. More information is available via the Library's Capstone & Thesis pages.
Want to see what other students have archived? You can browse the Archive, as well.
Books due? Library closed? No problem! Our after hours book return is located west of the Divarty St. entrance to the library, across from Asilomar Hall. When you place an item in the drop, please check to see that it has slid all the way down the chute. Items turned in overnight will be checked back into the library the following morning.
cover image of Aesop Rock courtesy of Chevy Anderson
National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.” --poets.org
Many people become interested in poetry through song lyrics. This article in the Boston Review discusses the relationship between poetry and song lyrics. The books listed below, available in the CSUMB library, offer further reading on this topic.
|Bradley, A. (2009). Book of Rhymes : The Poetics of Hip Hop. New York, NY: Basic Civitas Books.|
|Dayan, P. (2011). Art as Music, Music as Poetry, Poetry as Art, from Whistler to Stravinsky. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.|
Feinstein, S. (1997). Jazz Poetry : From the 1920s to the Present. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
|Hartman, C. (1991). Jazz Text : Voice and Improvisation in Poetry, Jazz, and Song. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.|
McDowell, J. (2000). Poetry and Violence : The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
|Sackheim, E. (2004). The Blues Line : Blues Lyrics from Leadbelly to Muddy Waters. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.|
Taft, M. (2005). Talkin' to Myself : Blues Lyrics, 1921-1942. New York: Routledge.
|Pence, C. (2012). The Poetics of American Song Lyrics. (2012). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.||
Furia, P. (1990). The Poets of Tin Pan Alley : A History of America's Great Lyricists. New York: Oxford University Press.
The CSUMB Library's Recreational Reading page makes it easy to browse for a good book to read during winter break.
Whether you prefer adventure, romance, humor, or fantasy, you're sure to find something to enjoy.
Read for fun @CSUMB Library
On December 10, Chinese writer Mo Yan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm. Born into a farming family in 1955, Guan Moye was a talkative child, and admonitions by his mother to speak less, or risk getting into political trouble, resulted in his pen name, Mo Yan, meaning "Don't Speak." His novels include elements of magical realism and have been compared to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Read more about Mo Yan and the Nobel Prize in Literature in the New York Times.
The following books by Mo Yan can be checked out at the CSUMB Library.
Read for fun @CSUMB Library
|Mo, Y. (2012). Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out : A Novel. New York: Arcade Pub.|
|Mo, Y. (2010). Change. London: Seagull.|
|Mo, Y. (1995). The Garlic Ballads. New York: Viking.|
|Mo, Y. (1994). Red Sorghum: A Novel of China. New York: Penguin Books.|
Looking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library and others, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more. Lists of new books and DVDs in that area, and tables of contents of most recent issues of key journals, are updated automatically. You will also see the contact information for the librarian subject specialist in that area. Ask us a question, or let us know if there’s a resource you think should be included! You can choose guides by subject (Sociology & Social Issues, for example), or you can click on a course code, such as SBS, to see a list of guides that are relevant to research in that area.
The Library is pleased to welcome you to the new 3rd floor. Come take a look at the great views and enjoy quiet study.
There are now 6 group studies on the 3rd floor available for students to reserve via the Group Study Reservation System.
We also have some new folks in the new offices from Undergraduate Advising, Career Services, and the Center for Student Success.
Come Out. Vote.
October 11 is National Coming Out Day, an annual event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and to promote LGBT rights. The 2012 theme is Come Out. Vote. The following are resources from the CSUMB Library and elsewhere on topics of interest to the LGBT community and their straight allies.
LGBT Politics and Activism (selected library books)
Cotten, T.T. (2011). Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition. New York: Routledge.
Duberman, M. (2011). A Saving Remnant: The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and David McReynolds. New York: New Press.
Miceli, M. (2005). Standing Out, Standing Together: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-straight Alliances. New York: Routledge.
Rimmerman, C.A. & Wilcox, C. (2007). The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Coming Out (selected library books)
Berman, S. (2011). Speaking out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up. Vally Falls, NY: Bold Strokes Books.
Berube, A. (1990). Coming out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two. New York: Free Press.
Krupat, K. & McCreery, P. (2001). Out at Work: Building a Gay-labor Alliance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
LaSala, M. (2010). Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. New York: Columbia University Press.
General and Reference (selected library books)
Gerstner, D. (2006). Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture. London: Routledge.
Prono, L. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group.
Stein, M. (2003). Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons.
CSUMB Lbrary's Gender Studies research guide
The 2012 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 30 through October 6.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the the only national celebration of the freedom to read (see timeline of challenged books).
To commemorate this milestone anniversary, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom is coordinating a "50 State Salute to Banned Books Week." The "50 State Salute" will be the highlight of the second annual VIrtual Read-Out, and will consist of videos from library leaders from across the country proclaiming the importance of the freedom to read.
According to the ALA, More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982. There were 326 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2011, and many more go unreported. Find out if your favorite book has been banned or challenged by exploring the top ten lists of the 21st century.
Diversity United, Building America's Future Today is this year's theme for National Hispanic Heritage Month, running September 15 to October 15.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by checking out some of the books listed on this Hispanic Heritage Month web page at the CSUMB Library.