“Asger Jorn and CoBrA” – April 26, 4pm

Please join us on Wednesday, April 26th on M Level of the Eisenhower Library for a the opening of a student-curated exhibition, organized in conjunction with Professor Molly Warnock’s course, “The ‘Long Sixties’ in Europe.” Throughout his prolific career, Danish painter, sculptor, and author Asger Jorn, 1914-1973, consistently upheld the revolutionary potential of the image. […]


Fake News: Through the Ages

We’ve heard so much about “fake news” lately, we thought it might be interesting to focus on the topic in a series of blog posts. Although it seems to be a new concept, “fake news” has been around – in one form or another – for centuries. Let’s not freak out: humans seem to have always […]


We’ve missed you!

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful, fun-filled, wonderful break! Or, if you took an intersession class, we hope you got an A! Ready or not, the Spring 2017 semester begins this week. Remember, you’re not in this alone – MSEL is here for you. Here’s some stuff you should know as you venture forth: Come on in! […]


Time for a Timeline

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER‘s Innovative Instructor. After the discussion at our April 1st Lunch and Learn: Faculty Conversations on Teaching on the topic Alternatives to the Research Paper, I was asked about applications for creating timelines. Fortunately there are some good options freely available. TimelineJS, developed at Northwestern University’s Knight Lab, uses a Google spreadsheet […]


Who Knew? Library Guides you might not expect!

When you think of libraries, what springs to mind? Books, research databases, datasets, videos, incredibly helpful librarians like me (smile)… right? Well, you might be surprised to know that the guides below are very popular among the MSEL’s biggest fans. Check them out! All the cool kids are… Career Information Need a job? Look here for lots of tips, […]


The Enthusiastic Voter!

OK, a big day is fast approaching: Election Day! Arguably, one of the most important elections in recent history. Are you psyched? As you’re preparing to cast your well-informed vote, you might be interested in perusing some of these sources. Knowledge is power! Pro/Con: 2016 Presidential Election Gallup Polls: Election 2016 Rock the Vote! CQ Researcher: […]


Movies & Books to Sink your Teeth into!

From the friendly Count on Sesame Street to Murnau’s ghoulish Nosferatu, we seem to love our vampires! Need a fix of good-spirited horror? There are plenty of options right at the Eisenhower Library. We have a lot of good reads! How about a juicy novel by Anne Rice? Or, a collection of other horror tales and ghost stories? We […]


Clueless about Chemistry? Me, too…

Doing research in Chemistry and have no idea where to begin? Please, come to the library’s Information Desk and ask to speak with the librarian on duty! But, here’s a secret: you can get a head-start by trying the sources on the Chemistry Research Guide. Just between you and me, it’s what I (a humanities librarian) use to answer […]


How Do We Learn?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER‘s Innovative Instructor. One of the online educational news sources that CER staff follow is Tomorrow’s Professor, edited by Rick Reis, a professor in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.  Tomorrow’s Professor is a newsletter with twice weekly postings. covering a range of topics having to do with faculty development, including academic careers, […]


Have an Epic Summer!

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Fang, Class of 2019 A little bored this summer? Maybe you should read some epics to liven things up! Homer’s Odyssey shows that epic heroes can have epic flaws that get them in trouble. Then there’s Virgil’s Aeneid, which seems to be a love story but has a surprising ending! Ovid’s Metamorphoses explains the origins […]