Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Gale Virtual Reference Books!

Encyclopedia of Gender in Media. This "does a remarkable job of providing an orientation to two vast topics--media (film, television, radio, music, reading material, and new media, represented by online sources), and gender (female, male, lesbian, gay, transsexual)--in slightly over 170 entries." [CHOICE, Nov. 2012] While this includes many of the topics one might expect - advertising, the Beauty Myth, television, stereotypes - it also includes blogs, MMORPGs, Reality TV Makeover shows, Facebook, Video Games, and YouTube.

Encyclopedia of Modern China. Ed. by David Pong. Gale, 2009. Over 900 articles, 2000 pages, nearly 500 authors, hundreds of illustrations including many full-color photographs and 53 primary source documents cover China "... from 1800 to the present; topics range from the daily life of common folks to the ever-changing structure of the banking system that is part of the engine of China’s recent transformation." Rated 'outstanding' by the RUSA and CHOICE and honorable mention for the 2010 Dartmouth prize (the winner was the Encyclopedia of Human Rights, also available from CBC Library).

Friday, November 9, 2012

Double Sided Brochure

This how-to is designed for Word 2007 but all of the instructions work for Word 2010:

Once you have created your brochure you may print it in color in the library.  Double-sided or duplex printing in color is not available from NetPrint - you must use the printer behind the Circulation desk:

File > Print
1) Select printer G835
2) Choose to Print on Both Sides Flip pages on short edge

Friday, November 2, 2012

EBSCOhost Mobile

Automatic Mobile Access (for any mobile device)

EBSCOhost Mobile’s new smart technology auto-detects when an user is visiting from a mobile device and auto-directs the user to the same database in a clean, frameless search environment that is much easier to work with on the small screen. (Off campus, you will need to log in with your MyCBC ID and PIN. )

EBSCOhost App (for iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android Phones)

If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch or an Android Phone - there's an EBSCOhost app for that. The advantage of using the app as opposed to using the mobile site is that you can get an authentication key and don't need to log in (when off campus) every time with the CBC Library Database password for 9 month. The tradeoff is that you will have to spend the time to download the app first and get the authentication key following the steps below: 

Step 1: Log in to the CBC EbscoHost website using either the mobile site with your mobile device or regular EBSCOhost with a desktop computer

Step 2:  Click on the link at the bottom of the screen that says 'EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Application'

Step 3: Enter your email address (this must be accessible from your iPhone/Android Phone) to send yourself an email with a link to the app store and an authentication key.

Step 4: From your device, access the email account used in the previous step.

Step 5:  Download the app (If you haven’t already).

Step 6:  Tap the “authentication key” link in your email, which will authorize your device for use with CBC’s EbscoHost databases for 9 months before you'll need to acquire a new key.

They have a help page if you have any difficulties.