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New American History Database

There is a new database in the UI&U Library: America: History and Life with Full Text.  Database content provides support for researchers of United States and Canadian history, with some journal coverage dating back to the 19th century.   This subscription upgrades the library’s previous subscription to America: History and Life without full text.  The upgrade provides expanded access to 290 journals and 80 books, which previously were only available in abstract-form.   The database content can be accessed through OneSearch or the Databases link on the homepage.

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Library Quotes & Jokes

Love books and libraries?  We do too!  Here are some library quotes and bumper sticker quotes for your enjoyment.  If you have a funny quote or joke to add to the list, please let us know.

  • Librarians are Good for Circulation -Anonymous
  • Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind. -Richard Powers
  • Keep Calm and Call a Librarian -Anonymous
  • Be nice to the archivist or she will erase you from history.  -Anonymous
  • [Librarians] are subversive. You think they’re just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They’re like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn’t mess with them. -Michael Moore
  • A Library is a Hospital for the Mind-Anonymous
  • Beauty is only a light switch away. -Graffiti in the Perkins Library of Duke University
  • Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The? -Keith Waterhouse
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Welcome New & Returning Students

Welcome to a new term at Union Institute & University! As you enter your online courses, remember that the library is here to support your academic adventures throughout the term

We wish you the best this term!

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New "OneSearch" Research Tool

Dear UI&U Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I’m writing to announce an exciting new UI&U Library research tool that will be available soon.  We…

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Thesis Turned Cookbook Helping Thousands

What do eggs, dried beans, rice, oatmeal, yoghurt, and frozen or seasonal vegetables all have in common?  They are food stapes in Good and Cheep, a cookbook designed to help people live on $4/day.  For her master’s thesis at New York University, Leanne Brown challenged herself to create affordable, healthy, and tasty meals for students, seniors, people on food stamps, and anyone else on a tight budget.

Cover of Good and Cheap Cookbook

In her own words, “I wanted to make something that not only summed up the work I had done during my studies, but also had a useful life outside of academia…it bothered me that so many ideas for fixing the food system leave out the poor: it seemed like they didn’t have a voice in the food movement. I wanted to create a resource that would promote the joy of cooking and show just how delicious and inspiring a cheap meal can be if you cook it yourself.”

Her thesis turned kickstarter campaign, resulted in 97,000 free or discounted cookbooks.

Mouthwatering recipes include:

  • Broiled Grapefruit
  • Cold (and Spicy?) Asian Noodles
  • Cornmeal Crusted Veggies
  • Brussels Sprout Hash and Eggs
  • Potato Leek Pizza
  • Black-Eyed Peas and Collards
  • Half-Veggie Burgers
  • Coconut Chocolate Cookies

Inspired to try out some of these recipes?  You can download a free copy of Good & Cheap or purchase a print copy (and a second copy will be donated)

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