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Aug 14 2015

Dance in Video

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The Dance in Video database includes over five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries of dance styles ranging from ballet, tap and jazz to contemporary, experimental and improvisational.

Featured performers include Agnes de Mille, Mark Morris, Lestor Horton, Anna Sokolow, Anthony Tudor, Jose Limon, Paul Draper, and Chuck Green. Featured dance companies include the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

This database includes rare and hard-to-find archival material, including footage from the George Balanchine Interpreters Archive and Archive of Lost Choreography, and historical footage from Creative Arts Television, featuring dance performances from 1950s and 1960s CBS television productions.

Other features of the database include the ability to search and browse by performer, dance company, technique, genre and choreographer. Users can also queue video for in-class or assigned watching, with an unlimited number of simultaneous viewers.

Jun 04 2015

Get started with your summer reading – and listening and watching – at Belk Library!

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We’ve added 50 new titles to the Belk Library Kindles, bringing our total up to 176 books. That’s one of the great things about e-book readers – all those books, and it still only weighs about 10 ounces. Some highlights from this new collection include:

  • Twelve of the hardcover fiction and five of the hardcover nonfiction bestsellers from the New York Times bestsellers list.
  • A mix of genres: romances, mysteries, thrillers, humor, fantasy.
  • And some great beach books! Two new beach romances – Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer and Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews. And for nonfiction, we have David McCullough’s new biography of the Wright brothers, who made history right on our very own NC beach!
  • Why not get ready for Fall Convocation by reading Dr. Martin Luther King’s Why We Can’t Wait. And we have several of the previous common readings too, if you missed them.

For a complete list of all titles, check out our guide at For a list of titles by genre, select the “Kindle Titles” tab. And click the Belk Library Kindles link in the middle of the home screen to get in line for a Kindle today.

Check out our new audiobooks! Perfect for that summer road trip, or just commuting back and forth. We just added over 50 new titles, and we may have some older ones you missed. Click here to see a list and come browse our selection. The new ones are on the first floor in the new materials display (to the right as you come in) and the older ones are on the second floor by the DVDs.

Speaking of DVDs, we got in over 100 new ones last month! Check out this list  and come find them on the new materials display, to the right as you come in the door.Thanks, and happy reading! And listening! And watching!

The Belk Library Staff

P.S. – Please note – These titles are ONLY available on the Belk Library Kindles.
We do not have the capability to download books to personal Kindles.
However, this service is available at the Alamance, Greensboro, Chapel Hill,
and other area public libraries.

Jan 07 2015

Films on Demand

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Belk Library now has access to the Films on Demand database through NCLive.

Films on Demand provides online access to high-quality academic video and multimedia. Collections contain over 21,000 videos, organized into 248,000 video segments, which cover subjects ranging from anthropology to world languages.

Set up a free user account to create and share video playlists, create custom clips from videos, embed video clips, and save a list of favorite videos.

To use Films on Demand

  1. On- and off-campus, go directly to
  2. You may also access Films on Demand on our Databases by Title page under F

Apr 30 2014

Early English Books Online

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Belk Library now provides access to the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database.

EEBO contains more than 125,000 titles published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America from 1473 to 1700. Subject areas include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. The collection comprehensively documents the English Renaissance – an era that witnessed the rebirth of classical humanism, the broadening of the known world, and the rapid spread of printing and education.

To use EEBO

  1. On- and off-campus, go directly to
  2. You may also access Early English Books Online on our Databases by Title page under E

Dec 02 2013

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Elon University now has access to the BuildingGreen Suite — the leading, authoritative online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.

The mission of BuildingGreen is to

“facilitate transformation of the North American building industry into a force for local, regional and global environmental protection; for preservation and restoration of the natural environment; and for creation of healthy indoor environments—while promoting the well-being of the company and its employees, owners, and associates.”

BuildingGreen contains articles, webcasts, and special reports on a variety of topics, including green building policy, design and construction processes, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Users can also find resources on

* LEED credits
* Green products, including a searchable database of green building products
* Case studies, searchable by project name/owner/location, by building type and size, and more


To get started

  1. On-campus, go directly to
  2. Off-campus, login to Elon’s Off-campus access service (, then go to
  3. You can also access BuildingGreen on our Databases by Title page under B


Apr 02 2013

New videos sponsored by SGA

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Thanks to the generosity of Elon’s Student Government Association, we now have many new videos at Belk Library. Visit the library soon to check out these new movies and television shows:

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Feb 21 2013

Introducing Mintel Oxygen

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Introducing Mintel Oxygen, Belk’s latest resource for consumer market reports.

Mintel Oxygen provides consumer market reports for markets in the U.S., the UK, Europe and internationally.  While you will find market reports for major product areas like food, beverages, apparel and travel, you’ll also find information on green living and online shopping.


Market data includes market size and forecast, market drivers, segment performance, brand share, and retail channel data.

Mintel Oxygen does a great job supplying information on small niche markets like coffeehouses, nail care and products, air treatment appliances, cooking enthusiasts and volunteer holidays.

Some recent reports concentrate on attitudes toward sodium, back to school shopping, consumer cloud computing, beverage packaging trends, hybrid and electric cars, dieting trends, and online investing.

You’ll need to create your own login and password and you can access Mintel from your off-campus location just like all Belk Library databases.

Contact Betty Garrison for more information on Mintel Oxygen.

Sep 03 2012

Learn a language at Belk

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Going on a trip abroad? Don’t have time to take a formal language class? Interested in a language that Elon doesn’t offer? Belk Library has resources to help you learn languages on your own, at your own pace. 60 languages from Arabic to Yiddish – even Pirate!

Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Access Mango Languages on our Databases by Title list
  2. Create a profile by entering your email address and a password
  3. Click the link to Mango Languages on the Databases by Title list and login with your email address and password – this works whether you’re on campus or off campus

Here are a few FAQs:

How do I start using Mango Languages?
Please make sure that you access Mango Languages through the link on Belk Library’s website. You’ll need to log in this way each time you use Mango to verify that you are authorized. Go to our Databases by Title page at and select the “M & N” tab. Click on the Mango Languages link. You’ll have the option to start learning right away as an anonymous user or to create a profile, which will let you track your progress and time spent learning each language. If you create a profile, you’ll receive an email with a link to activate your account. Every subsequent log in should be through the link on our website. After you complete these simple steps, you should be all set to start language learning with Mango!

Is there a Mobile Application for iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.?
Yes! There is both an iPhone and Android app.

Do I have to be in the library to track my progress?
No. In order to access Mango Languages, you must click the Mango Languages link from our website each time. But, this doesn’t require you to be in the library. You can access Mango remotely from anywhere either on or off campus. Just access the Mango link on our website and log in using the account you created with your email and password and you’re able to track your progress and continue right where you left off each and every time!

More Mango FAQs are at

Available languages

May 21 2012

Summer reading on the Belk Kindles

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Get started with your summer reading even before summer officially starts!  We’ve added 33 new titles to the Belk Library Kindles, bringing our total up to 126 books.  That’s one of the great things about e-book readers – all those books, and it still only weighs about 10 ounces.  Some highlights from this new collection include:

–Eight of the hardcover fiction and seven of the hardcover nonfiction bestsellers from the New York Times list And four books from our last round are still on the bestseller list, in case you missed them.

–A mix of genres: romances, mysteries, thrillers, humor, fantasy.  And what’s summer without a good baseball novel?  We’ve got Calico Joe by John Grisham.

–Why not get ready for Fall Convocation by reading or re-reading  Maya Angelou’s classic I know why the caged bird sings.  And we have next year’s Common Reading, Zeitoun by Dave Eggars.

–If you like Scandinavian mysteries, I recommend Misterioso, a great new Swedish police procedural.

–Did you see the movie?  Why not read Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One, Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, or the orginal Sherlock Holmes stories?  And yes, we have all three volumes of the Hunger Games.

–We’ve added some more classics, all those books you think you read (or should have read) in school.  To name a few: Les Miserables, the complete works of Mark Twain, and one of the first detective novels ever written, Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White.

For a complete list of all titles, check out our guide at For a list of titles by genre, select the “Kindle Titles” tab.  And click the link in the middle of the home screen to get in line for a Kindle today!

Dec 07 2011

New books available on Belk Kindles

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Belk Library has added 40 new books to its Kindles!  Fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, classics – there should be something for everyone.

New mysteries and thrillers: including the new John Grisham, Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson.  If you like Stieg Larsson, I particularly recommend “The Keeper of Lost Causes”, a new Danish mystery.

New fiction: The Art of Fielding, The Marriage Plot, and 11/22/63, Stephen King’s new novel about the Kennedy assassination.

New nonfiction: The Steve Jobs biography, Joan Didion’s memoir, and novelist Karl Marlantes’ deeply personal look at his time in Vietnam in “What it’s like to go to War”.

Hunger Games trilogy: You told us having just the first book was a “tease”, so we added the two sequels.  They’re a fast read, so you can get through all three in two weeks.  Just in time for the movie!

Classics: You told us you wanted more classics, so we added titles by Austen, Dickens, Kipling, and others.

Elon events: We have the Common Reading titles from 2010 and 2011 if you need to catch up, and the new choice for 2012 if you want to get ahead.  Also books by visiting speakers, including Dave Barry and David Eagleton (Voices of Discovery speaker this spring).

For a complete list of titles and to reserve a Kindle, check out our guide:

Happy reading!

The Belk Library staff