Attn: Readers & Film Buffs


BookTalk at BSC 2009 begins on Sunday, January 11, with a discussion of West with the Night by Beryl Markham.  Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki, Professor of English, will lead the discussion at the BSC Library from 1 to 3 p.m.   


Across the river at the Morton Mandan Public Library, the fourth annual book/film discussion series, But the Book Was Better …, gets underway on Sunday, January 4, at 1:30 p.m.  The first discussion will focus on the book, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.  The final discussion on Sunday, January 25, will focus on the film version of the same title.  kite-runner

These discussions are free and open to all.

Winter Wreath Bidding Closes Today at 4 p.m.

Today (Monday, December 15) is your last chance to bid on the wreaths that are on display in the Library.  

You will find some interesting themes in the mix  — a Merry Olde England wreath, an Obama wreath, a Minnesota Vikings wreath, a Red Hat Society wreath (pictured) , and

Bidding closes at 4 p.m.

You can also cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” award.

Check it out!

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Based on feedback from our recent trial , the Library has upgraded its CINAHL subscription to CINAHL Plus with Full Text.  CINAHL Plus is a comprehensive nursing and allied health database.

You can find the link on our Databases (Articles & More) page in two places — alphabetically by CINAHL Plus and also under the EBSCOhost Research Databases header.  

Check it out!

Database Trial – Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

The BSC Library has set up a trial for Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, a Facts on File database. 

To access the database, go to our Databases (Articles & More) page and click on Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.  The login is bismarckstate and the password is careers.

We want your feedback!  Please use this database during the next month (our trial ends on January 7, 2009) and let us know what you think.

Library Adds Databases for Scientists & Poets

Check out the library’s Databases (Articles & More) page.  We’ve added two new databases.


 McGraw-Hill’s AccessScience: Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Online


The Book Report calls AccessScience, “The first place to go on the Internet to start your research…”  AccessScience features:


·         Continuously updated, fully-searchable, media-rich content from McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition

·         Research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology

·         RSS feeds, Flash®animations, image galleries, podcasts, videos, and more

·         The latest science and technology news from Science News® and ScienCentral®videos

·         Study Center with Q&A, study guides, essay topics, and bibliographies

·         Biographies of more than 2,000 well-known scientists

·         Definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms


The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry


The largest collection of full text poems on the Web, Columbia Granger’s:


·         Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update

·         Large and comprehensive subject browse, organized in a hierarchical structure of related themes and categories

·         Commentaries on individual poems

·         Biographies of leading poets