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Your 24/7 Reference Shelf: Gale Virtual Reference Library

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When you're working on a research project, wouldn't it be great if you had a whole collection of reference books you could use any time of day or night? Well, if you have a library card and access to the Internet, you do! Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online reference collection that students can access from home, with over 3,500 electronic reference books—including encyclopedias, almanacs, biographies, guides to current events and controversies, and much more.

Plaza Voices: Mental Health

"Melancholy," courtesy of Creative Commons

Lulu, a Plaza staff member & regular contributor writes:

Cover Stories Exhibit Part 7: Omni, May 1984 And Out, November 1998

We have been showcasing some of our favorite magazine titles with an exhibit titled Cover Stories, a celebration of magazine cover art. This week, we take a look at two splashy titles of the eighties and nineties.

Omni
May 1984
Artwork: TechnoMadonna
Artist: Stanislaw Fernandes

Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Father and Son at the Denver Art Museum

"Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio," currently exhibiting at the Denver Art Museum, features the famed father and son dyad, and contains over 100 works created in watercolor, pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, oil, tempera and mixed media.

Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City

The Essential Bruce Springsteen album cover

According to the New York Times, this week marks the 43rd anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J." I might have to blast some Springsteen on my way home tonight to honor the anniversary. I'll roll down the window and let the wind blow back my hair, obviously. ("Thunder Road." Born to Run. 1975.)

Cover Stories: 150 Years of Magazine Cover Artistry

Graphic with all 16 magazine covers included in the exhibit

As 2016 begins, we're continuing our series on our Cover Stories exhibit of magazine covers, featuring famous cover art from magazines in our collection. The exhibit is on the third floor, just outside the Reference Room at the Central Library. This time we're featuring two of the best-known magazines ever—Life and National Geographic.

From Broken Crockery to Polar Bear Swims: The 5 Most Shocking New Year's Traditions from around the World

While still reeling from the results of my research into odd Christmas traditions around the world, such the Japanese eating Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a special culinary treat in Greenland called kiviak (tiny, whole birds sealed in a seal and buried for several months for fermentation), I came across some New Year's traditions

Tapestries at the Denver Art Museum and Some Books About Them at the Denver Public Library

The fantastic Wyeth exhibit is getting all the attention these days (and rightfully so). But, there is always much more to see at the Denver Art Museum.

Old world decorative arts such as colorful hand-woven rugs captivate me when I think about the tedious work and long hours to complete. The exhibit at the museum called Creative Crossroads is not large but it’s the quality that counts, right?

Cover Stories - 150 Years of Magazine Cover Artistry

Graphic with all 16 magazine covers included in the exhibit

Here are two more of the wonderful magazine covers featured in the Cover Stories exhibit on the walls outside the Reference Room on Level 3 at the Central Library:

Time, September 22, 1947
Artwork: Jackie Robinson, Illustrator: Ernest Hamlin Baker (1889-1975)

Cover Stories Exhibit Part 4: Mentor, May 1928 and Fortune, February 1939

Cover Stories Exhibit

This week's Cover Stories features two fine old magazines with very different fates.

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