Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Join the Book Discussion at Takoma Park!

The Maryland Humanities Council presents the Montgomery County kickoff of the new statewide reading initiative, One Maryland/One Book!

Join the conversation about the five year chronicle of Cedric Jennings’ life as retold by author Ron Suskind in the biography, A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League.

The Takoma Park Book Discussion will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2008 from 10:30am – 12:00pm in room 103 (lower level) of the Resource Center.

Refreshments will be provided.

25 seats available, so don't miss out, please RSVP

(Provide your name, email & number attending. Accommodations available for special needs. Indicate in email.) We look forward to seeing you there!

Pick up a copy of the book at any of the following locations:
Montgomery College Libraries (Limited copies available)
MC Books & More (Price: $11.99 plus tax)
Montgomery County Public Libraries (Numerous copies available)

Friday, August 15, 2008

The 26th annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

And the winner is...
"Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like
the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick
streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped
'Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J."'

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Credo Reference Launches Its New, Enhanced Platform

CREDO Reference is a giant online reference library that provides...access to a selection of reference books...[including] encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, ...[and] a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law." You can search or browse by subject in this database. These titles are also accessible through our online catalog. The new interface provides:
  • Improved searching -- FILTER and NARROW your results using our new faceted browsing. Limit results by subject, type of entry, person, publication date or only those entries that have images, audio or video.

  • LINK directly from Credo into your other online resources!

  • MULTILINGUAL interface -- change the interface language to Chinese, French, Polish, Spanish or Urdu.

  • New, vastly improved CONCEPT MAP -- invaluable for visual learners and mind mappers.

  • SAVED RESULTS & CITATION MANAGEMENT -- export to your tool of choice -- such as RefWorks and others.

  • BOOKMARK in your favorite site -, Facebook and many more.

  • Thoroughly EXPLORE each title by quickly locating people and places cited, images, and contributors. Hover mouse over index for article preview.

  • BROWSE for books not only by subject, title or type but now by Dewey or Library of Congress classifications.

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