Celebrate International Education Week – Win Prizes! – Nov. 13-17

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The trivia contest has ended. Congrats to all of our winners this week and thanks to all who participated!

Join Salve as we celebrate International Education Week 2017! The Salve community will have multiple opportunities to hear about the experiences and insights of Salve Regina students who have studied abroad and students can learn about new national scholarship opportunities.

International Education Week is the theme of many on-campus events (see Salve Today’s article for full list) and the library is no exception!

Exhibit of Capture It contest photo entries.

Exhibit of Capture It contest photo entries.

The library will host a week-long trivia contest as well as exhibit entries in the Capture It photo contest (come and vote for your favorites!). Check this blog or our Facebook page or Twitter pages every day starting Monday for a new trivia question and submit an entry (entries accepted direct/private message via Facebook, Twitter, blog comment or in-person ballot at the library). One winner of a gift certificate to a local restaurant will be selected each day by random draw and contacted via Salve email (only correct trivia answers will be entered into the drawing).

Answer the following trivia question on Fri. Nov. 17 for a chance to win a $10 gift card to “Empire Tea and Coffee:”

Who is the current ruler of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?

a) Kim Jong-Un (Correct answer)
b) Kim Jong-II
c) Donald Trump
d) Moon Jae-in

Congrats to Sarah Beach who won Friday’s prize!
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Answer the following trivia question on Thurs. Nov. 16 for a chance to win a $10 gift card to “I M Sushi:”

At the Miss Peru Pageant this year, what did contestants do differently?

a) Refuse to have a swimsuit portion
b) Recite facts about violence against women instead of their measurements
c) Not speak at all
d) Try to select the winner themselves

Congrats to Tyler Lancaster (’19) who won Wednesday’s prize!

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Answer the following trivia question on Wed. Nov. 15 for a chance to win a $10 gift card to “Mama Leone’s Pizzeria Ristorante:”

Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017?

a)International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Correct answer)
b) Malala Yousafzai
c) Juan Manuel Santos
d) Nelson Mandela

Congrats to Katherine Greene (’21) who won Wednesday’s prize!

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Answer the following trivia question on Tues. Nov 14 for a chance to win a $10 gift card to “Diego’s Bodega:”

Women in which country will be permitted to drive in June 2018?

a) Uzbekistan
b) Canada
c) Papua New Guinea
d) Saudi Arabia (Correct answer)

Congrats to Mallorie Geiger (’20) who won Tuesday’s prize!

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Answer the following trivia question on Mon Nov. 13 for a chance to win a $10 gift card to “Boru Noodlebar:”

Which autonomous community in Spain voted for independence this fall?
a) Basque Country
b) Canary Islands
c) Catalonia (correct answer)
d) Navarre

Congrats to Blanca Guzman (’18) who won Monday’s prize!

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Library Display: National Native American Heritage Month

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National Native American Heritage Month
“November is National American Indian Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.”

To commemorate the heritage of Native Americans, the library has created a book display related to this topic. Please browse and borrow anything that may interest you! The display is located across from the Circulation desk (or to the right against the wall as you enter the front doors).

More at https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

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HeinOnline Database now includes Pentagon Papers

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HeinOnline is an online database containing more than 150 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents. HeinOnline bridges the gap in historical research by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,400 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.

New Collection – The Pentagon Papers
The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, were first released on the front page of the New York Times in 1971. These papers were released by Daniel Ellsberg, an American activist and former U.S. military analyst.

The Pentagon Papers consist of 47 volumes, approximately 4,000 pages of government documents and 3,000 pages of analysis on policy decisions concerning the U.S. government’s involvement in Vietnam. The papers revealed that the presidential administrations of Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson had misinformed the public of the degree of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Therefore, the papers had a monumental effect on the relationship between the U.S. government and the American people.

Although the Pentagon Papers did not directly name President Richard M. Nixon, they did discredit his administration. Since Nixon was up for reelection in 1972, he chose to oppose the publication. Attorney General John M. Mitchell and President Nixon forced the New York Times to cease publication with a federal court injunction. The newspaper’s appeal sparked the case of New York Times Co. v. United States. Within fifteen days, the newspaper was free to publish further documents from the Pentagon Papers due to burden of proof.

Government Document Databases in HeinOnline
HeinOnline’s government document content is easy to browse and search. In many cases, it covers material far beyond the range available on other commercial publisher or even government websites. Because HeinOnline is composed of image-based, fully searchable PDFs, the authenticity of these documents is never in question as they are all exact images of the official print publications.

  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • Federal Register
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions & Appeals
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • Pentagon Papers

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Library Display: International Open Access Week – Oct. 23-29

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Come to the first floor of the library to view our informational display on Open Access and what it means for researchers, students, professors/teachers, scientists, the general public — in short, all of us who want access to scholarly research.

From http://www.openaccessweek.org:

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.

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