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Latest Issue of Peacock: Real News From the Pfau Library!

Peacock: Real News From the Pfau Library, Spring 2017

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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

On April 4th the story begins… “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Opening sentence of the novel 1984, by George Orwell.) See for yourself if Winston Smith’s life in the world of

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We have invested in a very sophisticated, yet easy-to-operate, self-service ScannxBook ScanCenter which you may use for free. Specially designed to make scanning from books easy (think textbooks on Course Reserves!), it also may be used to scan documents, etc.  

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NEW! Kanopy Streaming Video

The Pfau Library is pleased to announce the introduction of a new online streaming video service, Kanopy! More than 1,500 U.S. universities subscribe to Kanopy, a collection of more than 26,000 films from many of the leading producers, including the

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Good bye, hoopla!

The streaming media service known as hoopla is no longer available through the Pfau Library. Access to hoopla was funded by a Vital Technologies Initiative grant and all those funds have been expended.  We submitted another grant proposal, but it

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There’s More Here Than Books!

Check it Out at the Pfau Library!  THERE’S MORE HERE THAN BOOKS!   With your current CSUSB ID, you can check out:   • Audiobooks • Charging rings • DVDs • Calculators (basic, financial, and graphing) • Earphones • Laptops

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Media Reviews: Blackfish

Blackfish     2013, 83 mins., directed and written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. This is the controversial documentary that tells the story of Tilikum, a killer whale, or orca (called “blackfish” in Native American lore). Held in captivity for years at amusement

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hoopla Hula Hoop Challenge Winners!

     THANK YOU TO ALL who participated in this past quarter’s hoopla Hula Hoop Challenge! Congratulations go to the winners of the opportunity drawing and here is a complete list of the winners: 1st Place: Liying Zheng  — Kindle HD

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Media Reviews: Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher     2012, 130 mins., directed & written by Christopher McQuarrie. Based upon Lee Child’s ninth Reacher novel, One Shot, this film stars a miscasted Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, an iconcoclastic drifter ex-Marine. Even though the script

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Media Reviews: Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go     2010, 97 mins., directed & written by Dan Rush. Based upon a Raymond Carver short story (“Why Don’t You Dance”), this intelligent and well casted film stars Will Ferrell in a rare dramatic role as

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