Thursday, December 18, 2008

Resource Center Funds

The Resource Center at CBC has funds available for tuition and book loans, and for childcare and travel for Winter Quarter. Please refer students to our office in the HUB to complete an application. They can also call us at 542-5525 for more information.

Peggy Buchmiller
Director, Resource Center
Columbia Basin College

Note regarding textbooks: The library only has the textbooks if the instructor or department places them on reserve with us. If instructors have (or can get) an extra copy of their textbook they may bring them to Circulation, or send them via campus mail along with the class reserve form to Library Circulation, MS-L3.

Some textbooks are available for students to use in the Tutor Center.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Virtual Ready Reference Shelf

For a complete list of our subscription databases, please visit our main resources page.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - includes World Atlas and international statistics.

Europa World - country information; statistics, recent history, directory information, facts.

Oxford Reference Online - dictionaries covering many subjects, bilingual business and concise dictionaries for French, Spanish, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, & Welsh. Books of quotations.

World Almanac - statistics, chronologies, weather, facts trivial and profound, persons, associations.


Internet Public Library - Ready Reference section with atlases, dictionaries, books of quotations, writing guides.

Visit our Web Resources guide for more sites.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Learning Needs Assessments

The Resource Center provides “Learning Needs Assessments” to students who are struggling academically. These assessments will look at the reasons behind the students academic difficulties and refer them to appropriate on and off campus resources. Please refer students to the Resource Center in the HUB to schedule an appointment for this assessment. They can schedule this appointment by calling the Resource Center at 542-4412.

Peggy Buchmiller
Director, Resource Center
Columbia Basin College