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Dear Old Wabash
New digital resource! The National Horse Thief Detective Organization Collection contains Horse Thief Detective Association minute books, rolls, and artifacts that record the origins of this national organization in Montgomery County.
Read about the interesting events and people over the past 182 years that have made Wabash College what it is today!
Locked Up with Vonnegut
Wabash is partnering with the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis to celebrate the freedom to read during national “Banned Books Week” in September. Copies of banned books will be collected and used to construct a “prison cell” for the annual “Locked Up With Vonnegut” event at the library, and Wabash will compete with DePauw to collect the greater number of volumes for prison construction. [UPDATE: Wabash won!] All books donated* will be much appreciated, no matter the appearance or structural integrity of the volume. Just bring them to the Library and drop them in the box labeled “Vonnegut Library book donations” on the counter at the 1832 Lounge.
Questions? Please contact John Lamborn (ex 6081 or email@example.com)
* Please note that donated books will not be returned. The Vonnegut Library will incorporate some into its existing collection and retain the rest for construction of prison cells during future “Locked Up With Vonnegut” events.
New Additions to Our Collections
We’ve added a number of new books and DVDs to our collections since last May. Now you can take a look at what’s new via this web page. Just click on “Recently Added: Books Videos” links in the box on the upper left, beneath the search box of the online catalog.
When “Everything” Isn’t Really What You Want
Librarians and online catalog vendors have worked for years to offer library users a simple, single search option that would give them everything on a particular search topic. In essence, we wanted to give users a “Googlized” online catalog, and we succeeded. But what about those times when you don’t want “everything” even remotely related to a particular search topic? When what you really want is just a book on that topic, how do you keep the online catalog from overwhelming you with screen after screen of articles, films, reviews, etc.? Knowing how to "Refine Your Search" is the answer. This tutorial will show you how simple it is to do just that.
Streaming Movies from A to Z!
Wabash College has added access to 70 films from Swank Motion Pictures’ Digital Campus Collection. The list includes A Clockwork Orange, Brokeback Mountain, Dr. Strangelove, Raging Bull, The Big Lebowski, The Great Debaters, Pulp Fiction, Mystic River, Full Metal Jacket and A Serious Man, to name just a few.
Faculty, staff and students can access these streamed films here < http://dc.swankmp.com/wabash284421/SDC/content/browse.aspx > using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari, from anywhere on campus – or off-campus via the proxy server by following the link on the library’s home page. [Note: Google has removed support for browser plugins. The Swank entertainment portal requires a plugin that enforces Digital Rights Management for Hollywood content.] You must also have Silverlight software installed.
The library's video streaming service, Criterion-On-Demand, has recently added 366 new titles to their collection. Now with over 1,000 feature films from "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" to "Zoolander"! (Please note that films may only be viewed on PCs and Macs at this time. Support for iPad and Android devices is coming soon!)