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Black History Month 2021

This month’s post celebrates the extraordinary contributions African Americans have made to the literature and culture of the United States. Below you’ll find a list of physical books requestable through MSJ Library’s FOCUS catalog for Safe Pickup, as well as electronic books available via EBSCO eBook Collection and the Internet Archive.  

MSJ FOCUS Library Catalog

Irish American Women Writers

This month’s “Leisure Reads” post celebrates both Irish American Heritage Month and Women’s History Month by focusing on the contributions of Irish American women to American arts and letters. The works requestable for Safe Pickup through the FOCUS MSJ Library Catalog are mainly available in print, while the works from the EBSCO eBook Collection database—on Ireland and the Irish in America—are all available in electronic format.

FOCUS MSJ Library Catalog