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Happy Thanksgiving

We will be closing early this Wednesday and will remain closed until Sunday, Dec 1st.  We will see all of you Flyers, then!

Here are a few recipes presented to you from students and library staff for your Thanksgiving meals with your families…Enjoy!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Egg-rolls

1 rotisserie chicken

1-2 packs cream cheese

1 pack egg-roll wrapper

Deep fryer or oil and a deep pan

Hot sauce!

  1. Shred the chicken into small pieces
  2. Mix with cream cheese block and hot sauce
  3. Scoop into egg-roll wrappers
  4. Roll egg-rolls
  5. Fry until fully golden (not burnt!)

Sweet Potato Pie

  • Sweet potatoes
  • wash them
  • peel them
  • chop them
  • put cinnamon and nutmeg
  • brown sugar
  • add butter
  • mash the potatoes
  • fill pie pan with potatoes
  • put in oven at 400 degrees
  • toothpick the pie to check if it’s smooth clean
  • after about 20 min
  • set outside to cool
  • cut and serve

Green Bean Casserole

serves 6     Preheat oven to 350

4 cans of green beans (I like to combine cut and french or long)

2 cans of cream of mushroom soup

4 Tablespoons milk or cream

1 block of cheddar cheese

1 can of french fried onions

salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine the green beans and soup with the milk or cream and stir together.
  2. Shred all of the cheese and put 3/4 of it into the green bean mixture.
  3. Incorporate half of the french fried onions into the mixture.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spread mixture into a large casserole dish and put down a layer or cheese, then the rest of the onions, followed by another sprinkling of cheese.
  6. Put into the oven for 30minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly, and serve.

ProQuest Central

Welcome to the new ProQuest Central, Flyers!

ProQuest Central provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, STEM fields, and religion. It includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, trade and professional titles, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, case studies, and market reports.

We now have more resources beyond IEEE for science and technologies that includes unmatched discipline-specific coverage spanning thousands of publications.

We hope you checkout the new ProQuest Central and find it as handy as we do, Flyers!

Meet the New Library Staff


The Library’s newest staff member is Technical Services Assistant Sarah Krause. Sarah’s duties include cataloging and processing new library resources and scanning materials for our digital collections. You can reach her by email at, or just stop by the Library and say hi!

Welcome to Lewis University Library, Sarah!  What aspects of your new position as Technical Services Assistant are you most excited about?

 As a Technical Services Assistant, I am excited to work with library materials and to have the opportunity to work as a team.

 What made you decide to become a librarian? What is your favorite part of the job? 

I decided to become a librarian initially because of my love of libraries. While I love libraries for providing access to books, they offer more than just books. All libraries share the goal of engaging with their communities and servicing them with resources and services.

My favorite part of my job as a Technical Services Assistant is processing library materials and cataloging them so library patrons can have access to them.

Libraries are constantly evolving. What are some things that you would like to see happen at the Lewis library?

 I would like to see the Lewis University Library offer interesting and fun programs to engage its community. It would also be incredible to see the Lewis University Library participate in University events.

What are you passionate about?

 In addition to libraries, I am passionate about animals, nature, reading, travel, and exercise.

If you had a year off with pay (hypothetically, of course!), what would you do?

If I had a year off work with pay I would travel the world. For example, I have always wanted to go to Italy, Greece, France, and Japan etc.

What are you reading (or what was the last book you read)?

I am currently reading two National Geographic books about the Medieval era as well as a variety of different manga.

Database of the Week

ERIC is the Education Resource Information
Center . This database provides access to education literature and resources
and contains more than 1.3 million records. It provides access to information
from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and
Resources in Education Index.

In the Advanced Search, you can choose many different filters to make your
search results more compatible with what you are trying to find. You can
choose whether you would like an article or a document, the education level
you are targeting, publication type, publication date, intended audience,
language, etc. This database provides so many resources for education
majors and graduate students, so please take a minute and explore it if you
haven’t gotten the chance to yet!
If you need additional help using this database or any others, we are
available to help via chat (under Contact Us) and appointment !!

Don’t Wait! Consultate!

Admittedly, consultate isn’t a word, but CONSULTATION is and by definition
that means a formal meeting with an expert to discuss a topic. A research
consultation is a meeting between you and a librarian that is geared towards
helping you complete research assignments. We can help you discover a
topic or help to just narrow down broad ideas into a topic that can be used in
a research assignment. If you are having trouble finding specific articles to
cite that match your topic, we can help you with navigating our online
databases. If you’ve hit a dead end in your research assignment and would
like some one-on-one support to ease your frustrations, then sign up for an
appointment online, call, or stop by the research desk in the library. A
librarian or a peer research assistant are also available to chat with you
online and answer questions through email during normal library hours, so
don’t hesitate to utilize any of these resources available to you!

A Reminder: Requesting Articles Through Summon

If you are searching for an article using Summon , and the full text isn’t
available for you, you can request the article through interlibrary loan. Most
articles that are from sources we have access to will say “Full Text Online”
and send you to the journal where you can easily find a link to the pdf
version. However, if under the article title and details it says “Citation
Online”, you can click the TITLE of the article, click REQUEST, and on the
right hand side click REQUEST VIA INTERLIBRARY LOAN. See the figure
below for a visual map of a search result.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact the Library Research department if you
need additional research help via chat (under Contact Us) or make an
appointment for some one-on-one help.


Did you know that the library is active on THREE different social media platforms:  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can frequently find fun bits of information on any special events going on or posts highlighting different aspects of the library. We will also remind you about special promotions that the library is doing as well as TIPPI TUESDAYS! So please visit and interact as much as possible! We love to hear feedback and suggestions to help make the library the best it can be. So please find us @lewisulibrary.

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