Monday, October 27, 2008

Reference Universe – The place to begin your research!

Unlike a library catalog, which contains information about reference works, Reference Universe searches deeply into the complete indexes of more than 16,000 electronic and print reference works. By searching this database, you will be able to find the best electronic or print resources to help you begin your research. Use Reference Universe to find just the right articles to gain an understanding of the scope of your research topic, build a bibliography and establish a solid research foundation. It covers all disciplines, and includes works from 1985 to the present.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Students, Faculty or Staff - Are you looking for the latest info about a computer application or programming language?

From the iPhone Pocket Guide to the best of, see Safari Tech Books Online . This collection currently consists of over 2,200 full text eBooks on a broad range of technical subjects in the computer applications and computer sciences field. Users can do a simple keyword search, an advanced search, or even search code fragments or can browse a range of topics listed ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Certification to Enterprise Computing to Internet/Online to Software Engineering and much, much more. Contains books from the current year plus two. Users can sign up for an RSS RSSfeed to get the latest title news sent to them. These titles are also accessible through the Library’s online catalog.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Academic Search Premier upgraded to Academic Search Complete

The very popular Academic Search Premier database vended by EBSCO has been upgraded to Academic Search Complete, which the vendor EBSCO touts as “the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.”

The database consists of full-text published magazine and journal articles drawn from more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals. Peer-review by authorities familiar with article content ensures that the information the articles contain is accurate. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,990 journals and a total of more than 10,400 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Indexing points to the original article’s source, and abstracting summarizes its content without giving the full text. The full text of the article can be pursued in other MC databases or by other means available in the library.

The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

The database is fully searchable by Keyword techniques that are explained in the comprehensive Help section on the search page.

The depth of this database makes it a good choice for pursuing almost any academic topic or for general informational needs, and its high percentage of peer-reviewed content increases the likelihood that the information it contains is accurate and reliable.

Try it today from your desk, your laptop, or in the library!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

One Last Chance… Share your thoughts at the Germantown Book Discussion!

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."

Event: One Maryland One Book Germantown Campus Book Discussion
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Sciences & Applied Studies Bldg. Room 176, Germantown Campus

Space is limited to 15 participants, so RSVP to:
(Please provide your name, email and the number of people attending. Accommodations are available for special needs. Please indicate in email.)

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)

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