“Reflecting the birth and early development of the University of Denver in its first fifty years of existence, from 1864 to 1914, this exhibit features a number of historical images from the University Archives housed in Penrose Library’s Special Collections.”
Archive for June, 2010
Penrose Library now provides access to Thomson Research, a database from Thomson Financial that provides a wide range of in-depth research reports, including those from investment analyst producers, for thousands of companies worldwide. Collection includes Investext®, Disclosure® and other industry-leading databases. To access the database take the following steps:
1. Go to the library home page at library.du.edu
2. Click on the “Databases by subject” link
3. Select “Finance and Investment” listed in the “Search by Category” box and click on the Submit button
4. Click on Thomson Research. Once in the database you are ready to start your research.
Contact Esther Gil at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
You may or may not have heard of the new service from Google Scholar that lets you create email alerts. The Google Scholar Blog recently explained a little bit more about how the service works, and some things you can do to make it work better for you.
Don’t forget, we also have a research guide concerning Google Scholar. You can set your scholar preferences so you can use ArticleLinker from off campus.
Penrose has two new book displays.
Celebrating soccer. Go Team USA!
The books pictured here are just two representative samples. There are lots more to choose from at the displays.
Each quarter the reference librarians at Penrose offer a number of free general workshops on a variety of resources. The workshops are open to current DU students, faculty, and staff. This summer quarter we are offering workshops on research and grant funding, Google tools, and RefWorks. Workshops take place in the Research Instruction Room on the main floor of Penrose Library, unless otherwise noted. Due to limited seating, please RSVP for any workshop(s) you would like to attend. To see the complete schedule and sign-up for a workshop, please go to our Library Research Workshops page.
If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Forbes, Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian, at (303) 871-3407 or email email@example.com.
Gardening and cooking are complementary pleasures. Whether you like to grow a few tomato plants or an extensive collection of herbs, vegetables, and fruit, chances are that the produce from your garden makes it into your kitchen, if not directly into your mouth (and what could be better than a warm, ripe cherry tomato, or a sweet, golden raspberry)!
The Denver Botanic Gardens Bonfils-Stanton 2010 lecture series, “The Feast in the Garden: Edible Landscapes and Regional Food Traditions,” features garden writers, designers, and chefs who discuss their passion for gardening and cooking. I’ve attended two lectures in the series so far, the first by British garden author, Anna Pavord, who presented the history and tradition of kitchen gardens and showed design ideas from her English kitchen garden. In the second, Austin, Texas garden and cookbook author, Lucinda Hutson, shared recipes and plant suggestions drawn from her flamboyant “Texican” garden.
Both authors have inspired me to rethink my garden space and try growing a few new herbs this year, such as Mexican mint marigold (Tagetes lucida) and winter and summer savory. Bay area author, Rosalind Creasy, another invited lecturer, is well-known for promoting edible landscaping. She has written a series of theme garden books, the perfect remedy if you are unable to travel this summer, such as the Edible Asian Garden, the Edible Mexican Garden, and the Edible French Garden.
Penrose Library has books by all three of these authors, including The New Kitchen Garden and The Herb Garden Cookbook: The Complete Gardening and Gourmet Guide (the herb garden punch with lemon balm, lemon verbena, and pineapple sage is delicious!). I would also recommend cookbooks by the Herbfarm chef, Jerry Traunfeld, The Herbfarm Cookbook and The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor. If you’d like to discover more edible landscaping and garden cookbooks, try exploring the following subject headings:
~Jenny Bowers, Social Sciences Librarian
Penrose Library was honored this May with two awards for our efforts on diversity and inclusive excellence (IE). The Center for Multicultural Excellence awarded Penrose Library the Departmental Excellence Award and the library’s Assistant Director, Theresa Hernandez, was given the Outstanding Staff Award. Theresa and Dean Nancy Allen accepted these awards at the Profiles of Excellence Graduation & Awards Ceremony on Wednesday May 26th.
IE efforts at the library are spearheaded by a Diversity Action Committee, which supports the incorporation of diversity in all areas of operations, including collections purchases and book displays. Diversity highlights include
- Inclusive excellence training for all library faculty and staff
- Creation of an interfaith prayer room
- Co-sponsorship of the Diversity Summit 2010
- Co-sponsorship of the LGBTIQA Fabulous Celebration Galas 2008/09 and 2009/10
- Hosting the annual Clothesline Project for awareness to the problem of violence against women
Congratulations Theresa and Penrose!