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Learning @ the Library

Learning @ the Library are classes that offer instruction on computers, email, and internet basics, as well as instruction on how to use your eReader or tablet with the Logan Library's resources. We're even offering an introduction to Facebook class.

You can either bring your own device or use one of the library's. A schedule of classes is available here.

To sign up for any of these classes, use our online sign up page, stop by the Information Desk or call 716-9120.

Record Your Family's Voice: Oral History Training

Have you wanted to capture grandpa or grandma's voice? Randy Williams, Fife Folklore Archives Curator at USU, will be presenting a three hour workshop on conducting oral history interviews.

When: Monday, March 23, 2015: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Logan Library Lake Bonneville Room

Here's a great chance for family history enthusiasts to learn some professional tips about gathering oral histories.

This program is sponsored by the Logan Library in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Council.

Trenton Free Public Library adds Outposts to its 21st Century Library Service Model.

21st Century Library Blog - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:05pm
Over 4 years ago, having faced two and a half years of budget reductions totaling almost 50%, my Library was forced to close four of our five locations. It was devastating to the Library and our Community.  While the Main Library is well … Continue reading →

Save the Date For Our Community Fair

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Community Fair at the Logan Library. This year we will also be holding our Kick Off celebration for the Logan Library's 100th Birthday Celebration from 10:15-10:45 and celebrating Earth Day on the plaza.

When: April 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Logan Library

For more information or if your group would like a table/booth space in the library for this event, please contact Karen Clark.

Join us for a fun day!

Thoughts on the American Fork Public Library, in Utah

Utah Libraries - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:47am
By Colleen B. Eggett, American Fork Public Library Director Sperling’s Best Places describes American Fork, Utah as a wonderful, happening place. The growth rate is rapid and it’s a marvelous place to raise a family.  There is room to grow. There are two major universities nearby, outstanding natural resources, and it’s close to absolutely everything while remaining … Continue reading Thoughts on the American Fork Public Library, in Utah

Spring Reading Program for Adults

Our spring reading program for adults reminds you that the library is filled with Bloomin' Books!

You can pick up everything you need to get started at the Information Desk. The program run through May 30th.

Check out our Bloomin' Books reading suggestions in fiction and nonfiction.

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Media Center Production Studio Open House

Harold B. Lee Library News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:29pm

If you have been looking for a space where you can produce the ultimate student video, the library is ready to help.

We are in the final stages of preparing the new Media Center Production Studio on level 4 of the library. You are invited to the kick off open house on March 19th between noon and 2:00 pm. Start your tour in the Media Center.

Lights, cameras, green screens & other backgrounds are all available. When you are ready to wrap your shoot you can edit everything using the Macs in the Multi Media Lab.

Need better audio? We have a sound booth. Ready for outdoor action? Check out a GoPro. All this and much more is available through the Multi Media Lab (HBLL 4826).

Staff Reading Pick

Book: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

Recommended by: Lois

An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—--where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive. Clever and intelligent--couldn't put it down! 

Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grants

Library Grants - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:33am
DEADLINE EXTENDED!: March 31, 2015

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in our diverse culture, celebrates the 27th year of its Minigrant Program with a call for proposals. Approximately 60 grants of $500 each will be awarded to qualifying teachers and librarians at public schools and libraries across the United States. Decisions will be emailed to all applicants by May 1.

Programs relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats (writer and illustrator) are welcome, but not required. Creative programs funded in the past have included:
  • Ongoing pen-pal projects bringing disparate communities together,
  • Multi-cultural portrait projects,
  • Art projects culminating in art shows, murals, or quilts,
  • Bookmaking,
  • Creation and performance of puppet shows or plays,
  • Inter-generational journals.
EJK Mini-Grants now fund programs that support the Common Core Standards within the curriculum as well as the kinds of special projects we have always encouraged. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

BYU’s Night at the Museums Returns This Friday

Harold B. Lee Library News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:52am

BYU’s Museums have organized a free and fun progressive evening featuring the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, the Museum of Paleontology, Education in Zion, Museum of Art, and the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum.

We suggest starting out at the Education in Zion Gallery in the JFSB (look for the searchlight) where they will provide free pizza. Shuttles will be available to take patrons from museum to museum and from snack to snack for a great evening.

Between bites you can enjoy exhibits on the history of education, animals, art, cultures, and of course dinosaurs.

You can register in advance by clicking here.

eBooks and eAudiobooks: What the Vendors Didn’t Tell Us

Utah Libraries - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:33am
By Colleen B. Eggett What should librarians teach their customers about the eBooks and eAudiobooks that they provide through various vendors such as OverDrive, OneClick Digital, 3M Cloud Library, Axis 360, and others? I recommend that you teach That you have the eBooks The details of your library’s program: How many items can be checked … Continue reading eBooks and eAudiobooks: What the Vendors Didn’t Tell Us

Love To Learn

Harold B. Lee Library News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:26am

We can’t argue with the friendly message stuck to the Library’s north atrium windows this morning.


It gets even better when you look up close.




Library rules dictate that we must share information on library resources related to this event.

You can find databases, journals, and research tools on almost all of the topics listed on the sticky notes by visiting the Library’s Research Guides at http://lib.byu.edu/guides/.




Pronunciator: Learn a Language. One of Dozens of New Digital Additions to the Library.

Harold B. Lee Library News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 3:17pm

The Library has added dozens of new databases and tools to our collections this year.


Pronunciator is a good example of something you might not expect. This tool can help you learn 80 different languages.

Visit the Research Guide for Electronic Resources to browse all the options: http://lib.byu.edu/feeds/electronic-resources/

Here is the latest list:

  • Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
  • Poetry and Short Story Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. The most comprehensive collection of full-text poetry, short stories, and supplemental content available, offering users a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques. This multifaceted database incorporates information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as proprietary content from EBSCO Publishing, and includes hundreds of thousands of full-text poems and tens of thousands of short stories ranging in period from antiquity to the present. The most studied poems are supplemented with indexing covering subject, poetic forms, poetic themes, techniques, and literary periods, schools, and movements.
  • Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. More than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
  • Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. Contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate and rights and disputes.
  • Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. Full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities: Arts and Crafts, Collecting, Home and Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids’ Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts and Textiles, Outdoor Recreation, Performing Arts, Science and Technology, Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts.
  • History Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. Full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers and more than 150 leading history periodicals. Further, the database contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.
  • Science Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
  • Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews.
  • Newswires (EBSCO)Added 27 Jan 2015. EBSCO’s Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics
  • Cambridge Structural Database (CSD)Added 23 Jan 2015. Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world repository of small molecule crystal structures, which also comprises software for database access, structure visualization and data analysis, and structural knowledge bases derived from the CSD.
  • Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia (Gale)Added 15 Jan 2015. Part of Archives Unbound, this collection consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. In addition, there are accounts on the development of farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore. These accounts provide a view of the of the vast region between Lexington, Kentucky and Winchester, Virginia, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Birmingham, Alabama, and provides information on the social, political, economic, scientific, religious and agricultural characteristics of the region.
  • Rastafari Collection (Gale)Added 15 Jan 2015. Part of Archives Unbound, the Written Rastafari Archives Project (WRAP) involves an exclusive collection of the most well-known Rastafari ephemerals – newsletters, magazines, newspapers, booklets, statements, letters, articles and assorted literature—written and published by a number of Rastafari Mansions, organizations, groups and individuals over the past four decades.
  • Current Medical Diagnosis and TreatmentAdded 6 Jan 2015. A key reference for health and medicine. Emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in specialties of interest to primary care practitioners.
  • ICE Virtual LibraryAdded 19 Dec 2014. The ICE Virtual Library hosts all the content from ICE Publishing, the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
  • PBS Video Collection (ASP)Added 18 Dec 2014. This collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.
  • Chinese Ancient Texts (CHANT) DatabaseAdded 8 Dec 2014. Click the For IP User Only button to access. Full-text access to authoritative editions of all traditional texts from the pre-Han (before AD 220) period up to the Six Dynasties (AD 581).
  • Punch Magazine Archive (Gale)Added 25 Nov 2014. From 1841 to 1992 Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire – imitated, parodied and pirated from America to India and Japan. The Punch Historical Archive will allow users to navigate and search all issues, seasonal numbers and almanacks of this iconic publication, providing a unique insight into the politics, culture and society of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)Added 19 Nov 2014. SBRC provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. Includes small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, lessons learned features, lectures and how to videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.
  • P. Morgan Research (ProQuest)Added 18 Nov 2014. JP Morgan Research features thousands of analyst reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Coverage is 2011 to current with a one week embargo. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.
  • ProQuest EntrepreneurshipAdded 18 Nov 2014. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats – from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.
  • ProQuest Asian Business and ReferenceAdded 18 Nov 2014. This database focuses on business and financial news from the eastern hemisphere. It covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications.
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest)Added 18 Nov 2014. IBSS includes over 3 million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year.
  • Banking Information Source (ProQuest)Added 18 Nov 2014. This database enables you to search essential banking industry publications for information about the financial services industry, banking and industry trends.
  • Accounting and Tax (ProQuest)Added 18 Nov 2014. ProQuest Accounting and Tax provides centralized access to top journals, reference reports, proceedings, dissertations and more, including over 2,300 publications with hundreds in full-text.
  • ProQuest Business CollectionAdded 18 Nov 2014. The most comprehensive business offering, comprising all content from ABI/INFORM Complete, Accounting and Tax, Asian Business and Reference, Banking Information Source, Entrepreneurship, J.P. Morgan Research, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. Featuring thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, and working papers as well as trade publications, analyst reports, industry reports, and key periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist.
  • Art and Architecture Archive (ProQuest)Added 18 Nov 2014. A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography.
  • Periodicals Archive Online (ProQuest)Added 18 Nov 2014. Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World HistoryAdded 17 Nov 2014. This resource from Adam Matthew brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Students and researchers will find sources covering a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war. A wide variety of forms of travel writing are included, ranging from unique manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to drawings, guidebooks and photographs. The resource includes a slideshow with hundreds of items of visual material, including postcards, sketches and photographs.
  • Incidence and Prevalence Database (IPD)Added 17 Nov 2014. The IPD covers over 4,500 diseases, procedures, symptoms and other health issues for incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, comorbidity, treated or diagnosed rates, cost and much more.
  • Jewish Life in AmericaAdded 17 Nov 2014. From the American Jewish Historical Society in New York and Adam Matthew, this collection is an indispensable resource for all those interested in understanding and exploring the history of Jewish communities in America from their first arrival in New York in 1654 up through 1954.
  • First World War: Visual Perspectives and NarrativesAdded 17 Nov 2014. This collection from Adam Matthew showcases an array of primary source material sourced from the Imperial War Museum in London. Main themes include the role of women during the war, the Home Front and international perspectives conveyed through a rich selection of visual and documentary material.
  • American History from the Gilder Lehrman CollectionAdded 17 Nov 2014. This unique collection from Adam Matthew documents American History from the earliest settlers in 1493 to the mid-twentieth century 1945. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History.
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975Added 17 Nov 2014. Music, Politics, Fashion, Youth Culture – the period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society. From the austerity of the 1950s to the excess of the 1970s, discover the period through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips. From Adam Matthew.
  • Foreign Office Files for ChinaAdded 17 Nov 2014. From Adam Matthew Publications and Archives Direct, the complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan from 1919-1980. These files are particularly important because Britain was one of the first countries to recognize Communist China.
  • American Consumer CultureAdded 14 Nov 2014. Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 from Adam Matthew provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer. The collection is a treasure trove of information on some of America’s best known brands, containing thousands of reports commissioned by companies.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Art HistoryAdded 12 Nov 2014. Authoritative guide to scholarship on the best works available in all areas related to art history including books, articles, websites, blogs, etc. Browseable by subject area or keyword, it is regularly updated. Entries include a brief introductory essay with biographical or historical overviews and citations to the most important materials on the topic.
  • Loeb Classical LibraryAdded 3 Nov 2014. The authors in the Loeb Classical Library span eighteen centuries and every genre. Their continued popularity into the twenty–first century marks the fact that more people are reading the classics in translation than ever before. The digital Loeb Classical Library continues the historic mission of making all that is important in Greek and Latin literature available to readers anywhere in the world—with accurate, literate, English translations.
  • Women’s SuffrageAdded 3 Nov 2014. This collection from Accessible Archives brings together major sources for primary documentation about the women’s suffrage movement from its beginnings through the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which enfranchised women in the U.S. in 1920.
  • Colonial Newspapers from Accessible ArchivesAdded 3 Nov 2014. This collection contains a wealth of information on colonial and early American History and genealogy, and provides an accurate glimpse of life in America, with additional coverage of events in Europe, during the early days of this country. Contains the Pennsylvania Gazette, the South Carolina Gazette, and the Virginia Gazette.
  • Frank Leslie’s WeeklyAdded 3 Nov 2014. Founded in 1855 and continued until 1922, Frank Leslie’s Weekly was an American illustrated literary and news publication which combined elements of war, politics, art, science, travel and exploration, literature and the fine arts in each issue. From Accessible Archives.
  • World Religion Database (Brill)Added 20 Oct 2014. The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050.
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (Brill)Added 20 Oct 2014. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.
  • Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (Brill)Added 20 Oct 2014. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
  • OECD StatisticsAdded 16 Oct 2014. OECD.Stat enables users to extract OECD data and statistics on agriculture, development, economics, education, energy, environment, finance, globalization, health, migration, and social welfare.
  • Scopus (Elsevier)Added 7 Oct 2014. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
  • NK NewsAdded 7 Aug 2014. NK News is an independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. NK News has no affiliation to any political organization or country. The site aims to be a one-stop-shop on North Korea, bringing together news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data, and subject specialists in one convenient place.
  • Artemis Literary Sources (Gale)Added 7 Jul 2014. Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to be able to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell.
  • Encyclopedia of Applied LinguisticsAdded 7 Jul 2014. This Wiley reference work brings together historic and emerging areas of research within applied linguistics. It includes over 1,100 entries written by an international team of scholars from over 40 countries.
  • Financial Times (Gale)Added 26 Jun 2014. The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888-2010, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page.
  • Economist (Gale)Added 26 Jun 2014. The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2010.
  • Utah NewsearchAdded 25 Jun 2014. Search 59 Utah newspapers with a single query. Access full-text of articles from 2005 up through 2 weeks ago.
  • Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform (Gale)Added 23 Jun 2014. Exploring the interaction of religion with society, spirituality, and reform in the nineteenth century. Part of NCCO.
  • Mapping the World (Gale)Added 23 Jun 2014. The Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature archive includes a myriad of maps representing the long nineteenth century. Selections have been culled from the vast map repositories of the British Library and the National Archives at Kew. In addition to these large map collections, maps representing the Americas, and in particular America’s westward expansion, have been provided by the American Antiquarian Society. Maps depicting Canada and the polar regions have been generously provided by the University of Alberta. Part of NCCO.
  • Children’s Literature and Childhood (Gale)Added 23 Jun 2014. Children’s Literature and Childhood provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century. Included in the archive are books and periodicals for children, primers and other material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents and photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and much more. Part of NCCO.
  • Science Videos (ASP)Added 27 May 2014. Content includes a wide-ranging survey of engineering, environmental studies, natural history, and the physical and biological sciences, and focuses on their practical, ground-level applications. Thousands of documentaries, instructional materials, how-to guides, and lectures provide an engaging, hands-on framework from which to explore the inner workings of the cell, the outer workings of the solar system, and everything in between. Science and Engineering also examines larger issues around scientific exploration, such as patent law and ethics, fostering interdisciplinary conversations on key themes in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Engineering Videos (ASP)Added 27 May 2014. Content includes a wide-ranging survey of engineering, environmental studies, natural history, and the physical and biological sciences, and focuses on their practical, ground-level applications. Thousands of documentaries, instructional materials, how-to guides, and lectures provide an engaging, hands-on framework from which to explore the inner workings of the cell, the outer workings of the solar system, and everything in between. Science and Engineering also examines larger issues around scientific exploration, such as patent law and ethics, fostering interdisciplinary conversations on key themes in the humanities and social sciences.
  • SAH ArchipediaAdded 9 May 2014. Online version of The Society of Architectural Historians’ Buildings of the United States series, one of the most valuable resources for a comprehensive view of each state’s notable buildings. Richly illustrated, peer-reviewed digital source containing detailed histories, images (many in color), and interactive satellite maps of each state’s notable buildings. Search by period, style, material, building type, and architectural firm. Over 10,000 entries and 8,000 illustrations.
  • Partridge Slang OnlineAdded 9 May 2014. The first authoritative slang dictionary online. Partridge’s Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of slang in the world. Contains over 60,000 entries, dating back to the 1600’s.
  • comAdded 29 Apr 2014. Over 3100 newspapers from across the US. Dates range from 1700s-2000s.
  • PronunciatorAdded 26 Mar 2014. Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. Register for free and start learning at your own pace! Pronunciator features speech recognition, a virtual coach, downloadable audio lessons, virtual conversations, and free apps!
  • Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925 (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. This archive of documents covers one of the most vibrant and creative periods in scientific research and discovery, the long nineteenth century. The modern researcher can exploit the more than 3.5 million pages of journals, books, reports, and personal documents to explore the rapid acceleration of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge, tracing the changes from the Newtonian world to that of Einstein, from the horse to the automobile, from medical treatments based on humors and bloodletting to antiseptics and epidemiology. This archive covers every aspect of nineteenth-century science: electricity and electromagnetism, mathematics and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, color theory and the theory of natural selection, geology and mineralogy, chemistry and medicine. This period was also considered the last great age of discovery, as explorers charted the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The documents collected represent the most theoretical pursuits as well as practical applications and popular science. In Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Nineteenth Century Women (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. Issues of gender and class ignited nineteenth-century debate in the context of suffrage movements, culture, immigration, health and many other concerns. Using a wide array of primary source documents—serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals—Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions. In Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Nineteenth Century Photography (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. Photography: The World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically-illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe. Some images are well-known while many have rarely been viewed. The 19th century was about family and society, invention and scientific discovery, exploration and colonization, urban versus rural life, work, leisure and travel – all this is captured in photographs. In Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Corvey Collection of European Literature (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere – including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more – with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.
  • Europe and Africa (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest in Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) delivers monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics, and international strategy.
  • British Theatre, Music, and Literature (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture in Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history. Covering more than a century, British Theatre, Music, and Literature is without equal as a resource for 19th century scholars. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history. This unparalleled collection provides a detailed look at the state of the British art world with, for example, not only manuscripts and compositions, but also documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records, offering scholars an unmatched glimpse into the inner workings of the arts world and life in Victorian Britain.
  • British Politics and Society (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): British Politics and Society includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the “long” nineteenth century. Invaluable for historical scholarship, the archive includes a range of rare works that offer new avenues for research.
  • Asia and the West (Gale)Added 6 Mar 2014. Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. These invaluable documents include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: ManagementAdded 24 Feb 2014. Combines the features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia to guide today’s researchers to the best scholarship in management.
  • Business Expert Press ebooksAdded 20 Feb 2014.

Library Closed for President's Day

The Logan Library will be closed on Monday, February 16 in recognition of President's day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, February 17.

Enjoy your holiday!

Library Will Be Open Late For The Gallery Walk

The library will remain open later than normal Friday night to host Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk.

We will be featuring the art of Andy Worrall, Fine Art Teacher and Department Head at Fast Forward Charter High School here in Logan.

Worrall collects garbage - everyday trash from modern society. At his studio he analyzes it, noting its use, meaning and why it was thrown out. "The gutters of our lives are full of interesting things," says Worrall, "discarded, dirty, grimy and forgotten. I take these items and assemble surfaces, gluing, screwing, and attaching things together. Next, I paint over the whole lot with images and words that take a funny look at modern life. The 'norm' of modern living is my main target victim. The result is a humorous textured brightly colored eye catching contraption/painting."

When: Friday, February 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Logan Library

More information about the Gallery Walk.
More information about Andy Worrall.

The 21st Century Library Director is a CEO

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Love Your Library Week 2015 Features Miniature Golf & More

Harold B. Lee Library News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:55am

Love Your Library Week returns with two traditions and two new items. Each year over a thousand people fill out library hearts that are posted along the stairs in the atrium. The hearts will be available Tuesday through Thursday on level 3 across from the circulation desk. Hours are 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Also returning is Blind Date with a Book. Initiated through a student request Blind Date with a Book has been increasingly popular. We will also provide Blind Date with a Movie for those who aren’t ready to commit to a novel experience.

New this year are literary Tinder-style profiles on the library’s page on Facebook.



And the week wraps up with miniature golf in the atrium on Friday. That’s right, free library golf from noon until 8:00 pm. Look for the course on level 1.


Logan Library Friends Group to Meet

Do you use the Logan Library? Do you believe library service is important to our community? Do you want to see new programming? Do you want to offer some time to help make the library even better? If so, consider becoming a friend of the library.

The Friends of the Logan Library meet every second Wednesday and will meet:

When: Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM
Where: Jim Bridger Room of the Logan Library

Please come and share ideas for helping our library be the best it can be.

New Titles: January

Each month the Logan Library publishes a list of books, DVDs, games and CDs that were added to our collection in the previous month. You can browse these lists by age level and type of item, and you can place a hold on anything you would like to read or watch.

View items added to our collection in January or in other months.

OITP developing digital literacy portfolio, engaging with NTIA on Digital Literacy Portal

ALA Direct Dispatch - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 3:29pm

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is in the process of developing a digital literacy portfolio.  During Midwinter, OITP staff began meeting with a range of ALA member groups to learn more about current efforts and to help inform the portfolio development.  One outcome of the Midwinter meetings is that OITP’s Advisory Committee is supporting an OITP task force that would delve into digital literacy issues and include representatives from interested ALA units.  A formal proposal to the Advisory Committee is forthcoming, after which time OITP will connect with other ALA units to establish task force membership.

OITP also is in communication with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), one of the government agencies working on digital literacy issues as an outgrowth of recommendations made in the National Broadband Plan.  The Digital Literacy Portal is one of the initiatives underway at NTIA.  NTIA has issued a request for organizations – including libraries – that are engaged in digital literacy projects to submit content to be considered for inclusion in NTIA’s Digital Literacy Portal.  A description of the Portal may be found here (pdf) and the content and comment policy is described here (pdf).

OITP will be coordinating with NTIA staff in the collection of library content for the Digital Literacy Portal.  As we are confirming the details of this collaboration, we encourage members to copy us on any submission to the portal and send any comments or other questions you may have to oitp@alawash.org.

The Digital Literacy Portal is a complex undertaking, and staff at NTIA are working diligently to make sure that content on the portal is collected from a wide range of community-based organizations – including libraries.

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