Monday, June 23, 2008

New Titles on Safari

Each month, new ebooks are added to the Safari collection. Safari is a collection of approximately 1,700 ebooks related to computer science, programming, networking, etc. One of the new titles is shown below:

ASP.NET AJAX in Action, Alessandro Gallo, David Barkol, Rama Krishna Vavilala

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Friday, June 20, 2008

New Collections added to ARTstor

ARTSTOR is continuously adding new images and new collections to its database. Some of the latest additions are:

  • Mark Rothko: Additional images More than 40 new images were added to the Mark Rothko collection. This release includes paintings scanned from 8x10" color transparencies that are not in public collections.

  • 300 more images of works by Roy Lichtenstein. This significantly increases the number of Lichtenstein images available in ARTstor, spanning a range of periods in the artist's life and including many of his most well–known works.

  • 2,848 additional images of major Italian and other European works from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now available to ARTstor users to more than 13,000.

  • More than 600 images from the Franklin Furnace Archives. These images depict events presented and produced by Franklin Furnace, and include works by Guillaume Bijl, Willie Cole, Karen Finley, Teh–Ching Hsieh, Liza Lou, Robbie McCauley, Ana Mendieta, and Shirin Neshat.

  • Added more than 14,000 images of Mayan excavations from the renowned photographic archives of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, which documents archaeological excavations throughout Central America.

To learn more about new releases and upcoming releases, go to ARTSTOR's news page.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

JSTOR Training

As you may already know, the Montgomery College Library was able recently to subscribe to the entire JSTOR collection. If you are unfamiliar with JSTOR or want to learn more about its features, you can attend one of these free webinars. Advance registration is required.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Humanities E-Book collection

The Humanities E-Book collection, formerly the History E-Book collection, is a digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS, the American Council of Learned Societies. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars and featuring unlimited multi-user access. HEB is available 24/7 on- and off-campus. You can access titles directly through the HEB interface or you can search for titles in our online catalog.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New e-References added to Credo Reference

Credo Reference, a database of general reference e-resources, provides full-text, aggregated content on every major subject from the world's major publishers of reference materials. Credo continuously adds content and some of the latest titles are: Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories; Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences; Handbook of Forensic Psychology: Resource for Mental Health and Legal Professionals; and Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary: Completing the Twentieth Century, to name a few.
Credo can be searched or browsed by subject and can be accessed both on and off campus.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly debuts in Project Muse

Since 1972 WSQ (formerly Women's Studies Quarterly) has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality. WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published in June and December. Each thematic issue is guest edited and combines contemporary developments in feminist theory and scholarship with essays, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and the visual arts. Project Muse can be accessed on or off campus from

Monday, June 09, 2008

OLDO adds Russian and Chinese dictionaries to its database

Russian and Chinese are both now available as a part of your Oxford Language Dictionaries Online subscription, meaning that you now have access to over 4 million words, translations and phrases. Oxford is also delighted to announce the launch of native speaker audio pronunciation, allowing users to hear how words actually sound with correct stress and intonation. Pronunciation is available for headwords in every language (available for French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, British English, American English and Mexican Spanish), including Chinese and Russian. To access the pronunciations simply click on the loudspeaker icon next to the appropriate word on the entry page.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Library Journal names 3 Gale encyclopedias as Best References of 2007

Library Journal named 3 Gale Encyclopedias as Best References for 2007 including the Encyclopaedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender and Encyclopedia of Diets, all of which are owned by the Montgomery College Library. These e-books can be accessed either through our MC Library Catalog or through GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library).

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