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September 1999 Web News

Two New Issues of Steel Shavings Published

Professor James Lane has published two new issues of Steel Shavings magazine dealing with the Calumet Region of Northwest Indiana during the 1970's. Volume 29, entitled " Tie-Dyes & Color Lines" explores popular culture, politics, fads and fashion, as well as relationships between the sexes and races. It features the work of over a hundred former students in Dr. Lane's history classes at IU Northwest, as well as several memoirs by area residents, an irreverent time line, and an oral history of the Richard G. Hatcher administration.

Volume 30, entitled " Steelworkers Fight Back: The Sadlowski/Balanoff Campaigns," was coedited with former union leader Mike Olszanski, an IU Northwest student, and deals with the Rank-and-File Insurgency Movement at Inland Steel;s Local Union 1010 and other United Steelworker locals in the area. Copies of both volumes are on sale at the IU Northwest Bookstore, and contributors should contact Dr. Lane for a free copy. A list and description of the other available Steel Shavings issues and an order form can be found on the Calumet Regional Archives' web site.

On October 23, there will be a book signing during a special Saturday evening "Seventies Night at Lake Street Gallery" located at 615 Lake Street in Gary's Miller Beach area between the hours of seven and ten.

CQ Weekly Offers Comprehensive Full-Text Coverage of the U.S. Political Scene

The IU Northwest Library recently added CQ Weekly, the online full-text version of Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report to its electronic database menu. Produced weekly by Congressional Quarterly, this web resource contains the following information on government:

  • Legislation and floor action
  • Major news events
  • Committee and subcommittee activities
  • Roll call votes
  • Capital Hill's prominent politicians
  • Presidential speeches
  • Supreme Court decisions
  • Election coverage
This database is available from IU Northwest campus computers only. To use CQ Weekly:
  1. Go to the On-Campus Electronic Information Page and choose CQ Library.
  2. At the next menu screen, Congressional Quarterly features a link to CQ Weekly's most current 1999 index that can be viewed in the browser as well as the 1999 mid-year and complete 1998 index which can be downloaded using Adobe Acrobat® Reader, available for free from the Adobe web site.
  3. To reach the main database menu, click Enter. At the next screen, select the CQ Weekly link.
  4. The CQ Weekly database screen includes the full text of this week's current issue as well as sections on breaking news, a preview of the upcoming issue called Early Edition and floor votes dating back to 1995.
  5. CQ Weekly also provides a Search section where can users can look for information from issue articles published since 1983. Topics can be searched by keyword, subject, date published, bill number, committee name, page number and byline. Users can click the Help button on the left side of the screen for detailed search strategy techniques. This section also provides a Citing CQ button to show how to cite articles from this electronic database using the APA or MLA style format.
For questions or further information about CQ Weekly, contact , Library News Web Editor.

American Medical Association Honors Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links Web Page

The American Medical Association recognized Ellen Bosman's Transcultural Multicultural Health Links web page for "its contributions to enhancing the cultural competence of physicians." The site was included in the Association's Cultural Competence Compendium published in June 1999.

Free People Read Freely: IU Northwest Library Commemorates Banned Books Week September 25 - October 2

Banned Books Week is a national event sponsored annually by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Book Publishers, and the National Association of College Stores. It is also endorsed by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book.

From September 25 through October 2, the IU Northwest library will observe Banned Books Week with special exhibits and a lecture series. The exhibits will focus on censorship in Northern Indiana, a display of books that have been censored and/or burned throughout history as well as information why specific books were banned and general readings about censorship.

Here is the schedule for the Banned Books Week lecture series:

  • Monday, September 27: Dr. Ron Cohen will present "Censorship: a History" from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Conference Center Room 110
  • Thursday, September 30: "Internet Filtering" presented by IU Northwest Library Director Robert Moran from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Conference Center, Room 110.

For further information on this event, check the IU Northwest Campus Events Calendar, or visit the American Library Association's Banned Books Week web site.

, Library News Web Editor