Medieval Times at the Media Center

Swords. Quests. Magic. Dragons. War. Plague. In honor of the new season of Game of Thrones, April is Medieval Month at the Media Center. Get into the spirit of fantasy, folklore, and knights in shining armor. Come down to the Media Center and check out our collection of medieval-inspired movies. Here are some of our recommendations:

Looking for a movie dealing with peasants, knights, and the rise to fame and glory—with a twist of 70s rock music as the soundtrack? We recommend A Knight’s Tale, starring Heath Ledger.

If you’re looking for a comical version of King Arthur and epic quests, then we recommend the very funny Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Feel like watching a classic, silent, religious film about a young woman who stands up for what she believes in? We recommend The Passion of Joan of Arc.


How about an epic historical drama dealing with the Crusades, starring Orlando Bloom? We recommend Kingdom of Heaven.

If a movie about a knight playing chess with Death in order to keep his life sounds interesting to you, watch The Seventh Seal.

Do you like hobbits, dwarves, Grey Wizards and orcs? If so, then we strongly recommend The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Stop by the Media Center and we’ll help you find a movie to fit your medieval cravings.

Thank you to Jessica Barth for these recommendations.

EBSCO Database Issues and Workaround

We are still experiencing firewall issues with our EBSCO databases (Academic Search Complete, Communication and Mass Media Complete, and others) and are working to correct the problem.

If you use more than one search term you may get a connection error and will not get your list of articles.  This seems to only happen on campus.

As a temporary workaround, you can change the Search Modes option on the Advanced Search Screen.  Under Search Modes, choose Boolean/Phrase.  Then type your multiple search terms in one search box above.  See the image below.

Thank you for your patience.  Databases from ProQuest and other vendors are working normally.


Easter Break Recommendations from the Library

We’re almost there—only hours left before an Easter break we hope is full of some well needed rest and relaxation. The library will be open until 2 pm tomorrow, Thursday, March 24, then on Saturday the 26 from 8 am to 8 pm. Stop by to check out a DVD from our media center (we’ll leave the popcorn to you), or peruse our popular fiction collection to find your new favorite read.

If you’re looking for something that fits with the holiday theme, we’ve got some recommendations for you.

For those of you spending time with young children, Easter Chimes: Stories for Easter and the Spring Season is a classic collection of stories perfect for this time of year.


In the mood for a mystery? The Cruelest Month, found in our Popular Literature collection, has all you need for the perfect page-turner: a small town, a haunted house, and a mysterious death.





Fashion Professor’s Book Wins Award

Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe, the 4-volume work edited by Jose Blanco, Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising, was recently awarded Best Print Reference Book by Library Journal in the clothing and dress category.  The book was called “engaging,”  “well-written,” and “well-researched,” and every library is encouraged to get a copy for its collection.

Dominican owns a copy already.  It’s available in the reference stacks on the lower level of the library for in-library use.  Call number is Ref GT605 .C555 2015.

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Complete your research more efficiently

Work smarter and faster right after Spring Break. Simply register for a March Library workshop at

Our schedule is online and features workshops and webinars on:

• Zotero: Save all your sources–books, articles, and web sites–in one place and automatically create bibliographies and in-text citations.

• Advanced Web Search and Google Scholar:  Get more from your Google searches and find reliable web sites quickly.

• Free website creation tools and tips on creating an ePortfolio: Create websites using Weebly plus tips on creating professional websites and ePortfolios

• Presentation tools, featuring Prezi: No more boring presentations! Learn to use Prezi and other free tools to create effective presentations.

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