March is nationally recognized as Women's History Month, and CSUMB celebrates related themes during our Women, Gender, and Justice month. Campus events are scheduled throughout the month, and some are listed along with related library resources on the library's Women, Gender and Justice Month page.
Did you know that this year is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which outlawed many types of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, and gender? Its implications included the end of racial segregation and the biased application of voter registration requirements.
More info on library resources and related campus events can be found on the Black History Month 2014 library web page.
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 (Cultural Studies, 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 CSUMB Library's Recreational Reading page makes it easy to browse for a good book to read.
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.|
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 Library's Gender Studies research guide
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.
Welcome to CSUMB. Or welcome back. The Library wants to invite you to take a look at our New Student FAQ. Those of you new to campus and even those of you not so new will find answers to 20 questions commonly asked at the beginning of a new academic year. Of course, you can also use MyCSUMB as a portal to many of the services provided for you by the campus. You can customize your Dashboard in MyCSUMB to show your class schedule, your Otter Card balance, your print balance, an iLearn widget and more.
There is a new search available via the Library home page. We have moved around our other links to highlight it. You can use this search to find books, articles, and more by choosing one of the options from the dropdown "Find..." box. There are a number of options for narrowing your results on the right of the search results page. For those of you who want to search specific databases or our online catalog, the "Articles & Databases" and "Find Books (Classic)" will take you to the same pages as before.