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‘Bound Fragments’ exhibit closes February 28

If you want to see the current Bell Library exhibit, you had better hurry. The exhibit, "Bound Fragments: 60 Years of Collecting at the James Ford Bell Library," closes on February 28. The exhibit is part of the Bell Library's 60th Anniversary celebration.
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Libraries launches MNCAT Discovery and new website

University Libraries has launched a new default search tool called MNCAT Discovery, which is delivered via a new mobile-friendly website. MNCAT Discovery allows users to search and access the overwhelming majority of articles and other materials made available by the Libraries, as well as books and other Libraries holdings.
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Best children’s books for 2013

In a series of "Read This Book!" episodes, Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite children's books for 2013. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Read This Book! Graphic format

In this episode of "Read This Book!" Lisa Von Drasek discusses some of her favorite graphic format children's books, including "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen" and "March Book One."
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60 years of support for research, education, outreach

This year the James Ford Bell Library celebrates its 60th anniversary of preserving and documenting the history of trade around the world. Originally focused on what was known as the Age of Exploration, roughly 1400 to 1800, the Bell has expanded its collecting focus to encompass all pre-modern materials that preserve and document the history of trade and its impact.
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Campus History application is just plain fun

The Campus History web application was designed to enhance research and education for the University of Minnesota community and the public. It just happens to be fun.
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Klinger talks Holmes, ‘New Sherlockians,’ and more

Les Klinger loves the BBC’s “Sherlock” and CBS’s “Elementary” and believes that some traditional Sherlock Holmes scholars have mistreated the “new Sherlockians,” who have come to appreciate Holmes through modern film and television.
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American history at your fingertips

Launch of Digital Public Library of America brings greater access to local treasures The Nicollet County Historical Society in south central Minnesota sits on the...
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Exhibit gives behind-the-scenes look at Twin Cities performing arts

And celebrates 50 years of the Guthrie Theater If you're a lover of dance, orchestra, and theatre, you know the magic of our Twin Cities...
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Exhibit features scenic sketches from early theatre, vaudeville era

Theatres and vaudeville stages were the entertainment outlets that Americans sought before the days of movies, television, and the Internet. The University of Minnesota...
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Exhibit looks at the quirkiness of historical sexual health campaigns

"Booby Trap," "Good Time Girls," and "Smash the Prostitution Racket!" These were a few of the terms used during early- to mid-20th century public...
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‘For the Common Good’ exhibit examines 1862 Morrill Act’s impact on U of M

The Land Grant Agricultural College Act — known as the Morrill Act and signed by President Lincoln in 1862 — set aside public lands,...