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New Pre-K – 12 & Education Books

A sampling of new books in our Pre-K – 12 Collection: “My heart smiles” | NMU Pre-K to 12 Collection Non-Fiction | 2014. | 595.7 O62 Blind : a novel | NMU Pre-K -12 Collection Fiction | 2014. | D626 … Continue reading

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New Books

Here’s a brief sampling of books recently added to the Library’s collection: #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei | Books (3rd floor) | PR6052.R426 A63 2013 2013: The Best Women’s Stage Monologues | Books (3rd floor) | PN2080 .B46 2013 … Continue reading

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Criterion Collection DVDs Moving to Reserves

We have moved all Criterion Collection DVDs to the Reserves area behind the Circulation Desk because they’ve been disappearing–a quarter of them (14 out of 56) have walked away. We’re in the process of replacing them, and they’ll be on … Continue reading

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News from Detroit? Not so much (for a little while)….

We’ve just learned that our long-time supplier of the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press no longer delivers daily to Marquette (Sunday editions are still arriving). We’re working on solutions, the most likely of which will cost about three … Continue reading

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Having trouble accessing databases via Wi-fi? Try VPN

Some users are having difficulty getting in to some of our databases. It appears that some information companies’ remote database servers aren’t recognizing all of NMU’s computers. Until the problem is fixed, one workaround is to run the VPN (Virtual … Continue reading

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Human Rights, Genocide, and Holocaust Materials

One of Olson Library’s many hidden gems is its strong collection of materials on genocide, human rights, and the Holocaust.  While World War II is an obvious common subject, there are also titles on World War I, the inter-war period, … Continue reading

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Collection Review and E-books

Back in 2009, the library began a comprehensive review of its print-book collection, having learned from its checkout records that roughly 45% of the books in its circulating collection had never circulated or had never been recorded as used in-house. … Continue reading

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Electronic Books

Olson Library offers more than 46,000 electronic books on a wide variety of subjects, including mathematics, computer science and technology, accounting and finance, business management, history, literature, psychology, health sciences, and more. You can browse our collections online, or search … Continue reading

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