Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Subscription Titles available in Ebrary

Ebrary added over 1000 more titles to our College Complete subscription near the end of April. Here are just a few of the wide variety of titles offered:

In The pleasures and sorrows of work [Vintage, 2009] Alain de Botton muses on whether someone with the job title ‘Brand Supervision Coordinator, Sweet Biscuits’ can find meaning in his work and visits with the founding member of the Pylon Appreciation Society as part of an idiosyncratic journey through the world of work. Includes lots of great black and white photos by Richard Baker.

Those looking for something more practical might appreciate
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 by Carole Boggs Matthews, an entry in the QuickSteps series of “recipe books for computer users” from McGraw-Hill.  Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by lots of illustrations and helpful tips. Word 2010 and Excel 2010 are covered in separate titles.

Reference titles include Bud Hannings' American Revolutionary War Leaders : A Biographical Dictionary [McFarland 2010], Webster's new world medical dictionary [Wiley, 2008], and the 5th edition of The dictionary of human geography [Blackwell, 2009].

Finally, Curtis J. Bonk’s The world is open : how Web technology is revolutionizing education; Ebooks, E-Learning, Open Source software, OpenCourseWare, Learning Object Repositories, and Electronic Collaboration are only a few of the topics covered in this wide ranging discussion of the ‘Open Learning World.’

You will need an internet connection and the quarterly library database password in order to read these.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New to Ebrary

April 2011 - 53 single-user titles:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April is National Poetry Month

Update (May 5, 2011): View "favorite lines of poetry" submitted by CBC Library users. 

The CBC Library is featuring a National Poetry Month display of books of poetry, about poetry and poets, and recordings of poets reading their work.  We've included books of poetry from Katrina Roberts who will be here tomorrow, April 7th at 7 PM (HUB Main Stage), along with works from LitFest poets who came in previous years.  We are also featuring ebooks of/about poetry in our catalog; you'll need the 'Library Research' password for the quarter to read them off campus.

We would also like to invite poetry fans to share one of their favorite lines of poetry with us, either here in the library or on our Facebook page.

National Poetry Month is a program of the Academy of American Poets, which offers 30 Ways to Celebrate, as well as many poems and information about poetry on their website.