Friday, June 15, 2012

New - Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Online)

The Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Edited by B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell Prinstein. Elsevier, 2011.
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This encyclopedia, 3 volumes in print form, is available online to unlimited numbers of authorized CBC users on or off-campus.  Essays are cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed and substantial. The volumes have scholarly titles that are not entirely suggestive of the articles within. Volume 1, Normative processes in development, does include articles on brain development and executive function but also adolescent driving, music listening, sleep, nutrition, self-esteem and sexual orientation. Volume 2, Interpersonal and sociocultural factors, has articles on family relationships and social support but also bullying, discrimination, homelessness, media influence, sports, vocational training and youth gangs. Volume 3, Psychopathology and non-normative processes, includes addiction, gambling, learning disabilities, mental and physical diseases, risk-taking, stress, tobacco use, and much more.
Note - while the 'further reading' section in each article includes links you will need to search our catalog or Journal Finder to determine whether or not we have access to the suggested sources - or contact a librarian for help.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New - Encyclopedia of War (Online)

The Encyclopedia of War
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Edited by Gordon Martel. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
This encyclopedia, 5 volumes in print form, is available online to unlimited numbers of authorized CBC users on or off-campus.  It is "the most recent and comprehensive published source on all topics related to armed conflict [and] displays a worldwide scope from ancient times to the onset of the 21st century." (CHOICE, June 2012)  Articles are varied, substantial and scholarly, such as Women and war, which runs 17 pages in pdf including a page and a half of references and suggestions for further reading.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Library Catalog Upgrade Monday 6/11/2012

The catalog system will be upgraded starting at 7:30 PM Monday the 11th. While this will also mean our circulation system is down, we'll be closed so it shouldn't impact those services. Our online library catalog will be entirely down for no longer than 1 hour. This will be followed by an extended period where the catalog may be slow or produce inaccurate search results. This should be resolved before 7:30 AM on Tuesday the 12th. This is necessary to provide enhanced functionality and to improve search results afterwards. If you have any questions please contact us | 509-542-4890.