Thursday, November 6, 2008

Who's Who - Subscription Ended

The CBC Library's subscription to Who's Who ended 11/06/08; we cancelled it due to low usage.

Biographical information is available in numerous print and online reference sources as well as free online resources. The Richland Public Library has a subscription to Gale's Biography Resource Center.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ProQuest loses Seattle Times coverage

"Effective January 1, 2009, ProQuest will no longer distribute full-text ASCII content from The Seattle Times in its current newspaper products. However, abstracts and indexing for The Seattle Times will remain. This means that full-text Seattle Times content (both current and backfile) will be removed from the ProQuest Washington Newsstand database on that date." WALIBSDL November 05, 2008 12:36 PM

COMPASS Interpretation Guide

Go to the CBC Assessment/Testing web page at
and click on “View Placement Interpretation”

or go directly to

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Save Word 2007 file as PDF file

Microsoft has a plug-in for Office 2007 that allows you to save your files as PDF. Saving them as PDF will ensure that the formatting will not change and that they are printed just as you saved them.

Once the plug-in is installed, all you have to do is:

1. Click on the Office button (What and where is the Microsoft Office Button?)
2. Go to the Save As menu
3. Click on PDF or XPS
4. Choose a location to save it in, then click the Publish button
5. Review your file

Note: If you have Adobe Professional installed, you can also save the files as PDF using that. Just click on Adobe PDF instead of PDF or XPS.

You can download and install the plug-in from Microsoft at

Call the Help Desk at ext. 2353 if you need assistance installing the plug-in.

Eduardo Rodríguez
Columbia Basin College