No 2 Snowflakes Are Alike

It’s not winter yet, but you can test that statement with the 100+ photographs of snowflakes, frost and dew in the Library’s newest digital collection: The Wilson A. Bentley Snowflakes.  See the collection here.

“Snowflake Man” Bentley attached a microscope to his camera to capture the images, over 4000 in his lifetime (1865-1931.)  He published articles and gave lectures on his work, and his images can be valuable research tools for scientists and photographers alike.  The glass plates of the images came to Dominican via the University of Wisconsin, and are now housed in the Library’s Special Collections.  Accompanying the plates are several books on Bentley and his photography.

Thank you to Marshall Caal, Enrique Jimenez and Steven Szegedi.


Special Hours for the Caritas Veritas Symposium

In order that our faculty, staff, students, and community may participate in the Caritas Veritas Symposium, Rebecca Crown Library will have limited hours and staffing during the day on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

8:00 am- 10:00 am: CLOSED

10:00 am- 4:30 pm: No reference or media center services; limited circulation services.

4:30 pm: Full services will resume.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be a lively and meaningful Symposium.

Changes to Wilson databases

The databases that you currently access through WilsonWeb (Biography Reference Bank, Fiction Core Collection, OmniFile Full Text Mega, Business Full Text, General Science Full Text,  Readers’ Guide Full Text, Children’s Core Collection, Humanities Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Education Full Text) will begin transitioning to EBSCOhost in October. The transition will be complete and WilsonWeb retired December 31, 2011.

The content of the databases will not change, only the interface by which you access it.


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We encourage you to consider now what effect this change may have on your assignments or other plans. We will continue to communicate relevant information as we receive it, and please let us know if we can assist you in any way during the transition.