Featured Resources

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

Do you have a looming research paper that requires the use of primary sources?  Are you interested in an approach that would reflect women’s personal thoughts on larger events and issues, or simply their daily lives, families, and circles of friends?  In the past, it could be difficult to track down women’s personal writings, such... more

Prepare for Your Semester Abroad with Pronunciator and Global Road Warrior!

The countdown has begun. Your destination is set, your passport is up-to-date, your bags are packed (well, almost) – you are ready for your study abroad experience! Let ZSR help prepare you for your semester abroad before you even leave campus with Pronunciator and Global Road Warrior! One of the best pieces of advice for... more

Resource Review: Browzine Web

Browzine Web brings web browser access to the popular Browzine App available on iOS and Android devices. For the past two years, Browzine has allowed smartphone and tablet users to browse recent issues of scholarly journal, much like browsing a print journal. Now, Browzine Web is available on your computer! Access BrowZine Web from your... more

Resource Review: Smithsonian Global Sound

Resource Review highlights ZSR Library resources and offers insider tips and best practices for their use. This month’s featured resource is Smithsonian Global Sound, presented by Leslie McCall, our Cataloging Librarian and music specialist. Smithsonian Global Sound is an online database of audio resources from the collections of the Smithsonian and other archives around the world.  The core collection... more

ZSR and the 2015 Oscars!

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will be telecast on Sunday, February 22, and several of the nominated films are in ZSR’s Media Collection! Here’s a list of those films that are currently available as well as the categories in which they received a nomination. Boyhood – DVD 13162 Best Picture- Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland Best... more

Books that go bump in the night: Recommended horrors, thrillers & ghost stories

Halloween is close upon us, and this season of ghosts and ghouls offers the perfect opportunity to curl up with a scary story. The following horrors, thrillers & ghost stories are recommended from ZSR Librarians and staff members, and are guaranteed to send chills up your spine: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson... more

Summer Reading 2014

As you look for reading materials for your summer adventures, here are 10 fiction and 10 non-fiction books that have been showing up on summer reading lists! Fiction The Snow Queen: A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks... more

Summer viewing recommendations from ZSR!

ZSR has received a wide variety of films recently that can be seen on our New Films page. I would like to suggest a number of these fascinating titles for your possible viewing pleasure; ones with which you might not be familiar. Documentary Features A Great Day in Harlem (1994). DVD 12376. The story of... more

Ten Lists of the Best Books of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s customary to see “Best of _____” lists for every category to appear. We wanted to share ten lists of the “Best Books of 2013” with you, and maybe you’ll find a few that will spark interest with your own favorite authors, genres and styles. The New York Times... more

“Check Out” These Holiday DVD Recommendations

In preparation for the holiday season, don’t forget to check out some of the wonderful selection of holiday DVDs that ZSR has to offer! Mary has pulled many of the holiday titles and displayed them on the small bookshelf by the door of the DVD room. We thought we’d highlight some popular and not so... more