Friday, December 18, 2009
The Libraries will be open 8:30am to 5pm Monday, December 21 through 23, 2009.
The College and the Libraries will be closed entirely as of December 24, 2009 and re-open on Monday, January 4, 2010.
Winter & Intersession Hours for January, 2010.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The August 15 issue of Library Journal reviewed American History in Video, a growing online collection of newsreels and documentaries from PBS, A&E Network, The History Channel®, Bullfrog Films, California Newsreel, and more.
"Based on content, design, and price, this product is a solid ten. It tops any other similarly themed resource in its field and is an amazing deal. . . . This is a product I wish every library in the United States could make accessible to its researchers, from elementary-school children to history scholars, and everybody in between. Resoundingly recommended."-Library Journal
Your library provides access to this database; do your own review at http://houdini.mc.cc.md.us:2048/login?url=http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The College and the Libraries will close at 3pm Wednesday, November 25th, and reopen at 8am Monday, November 30th. In addition, the Art Library at Cafritz will be closed all day Wednesday, November 25th.
Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving break!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. You'll notice that these dispensers are available in various locations at the College.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home if you are sick until at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol®).
Montgomery County’s flu hotline, 240-777-4200, is open Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Montgomery College Television Channel 10 has also produced a video on H1N1; you can view the program on thier YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpvlXH7WFIY.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Montgomery College invites all to join in on One Maryland One Book's second annual reading initiative. We will be reading and discussing the book, Song Yet Sung. and James McBride, award winning author of the book will be our featured guest!
Set in the swamps of Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the 1850s, “Song Yet Sung” weaves the voices of escaped slaves, free blacks and slave catchers. The narrative provides a compelling venue to discuss issues such as race, power, identity and Maryland history.
We look forward to seeing you!
Event: One Maryland One Book Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Book Discussion
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Where: ST301 (Student Services Building)
Space is limited, so RSVP to: email@example.com
(Please provide your name, email and the number of people attending. Accommodations are available for special needs. Please indicate in email.)
Event: One Maryland One Book Germantown Campus Book Discussion
When: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Where: HS007 (Humanities Building)
Space is limited, so RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please provide your name, email and the number of people attending. Accommodations are available for special needs. Please indicate in email.)
FEATURED GUEST & BOOK SIGNING
Guest: James McBride
When: Monday, October 26, 2009
Where: Theatre Arts Building
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Refreshments will be provided.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The database offers more than 8,000 full text articles from scholarly business and trade magazines most dating back to 1886! Harvard Business Review going back to 1922 is also included here.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
The search page is the same as Academic Search Complete and some of the other databases, so may look and feel familiar.
You can create your own account to save your notes, send yourself e-mail alerts, or create RSS feeds from your own searches. For more information on this and other databases, visit the Library Web page at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/library/fulltextremote.htm.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wide-ranging and easy to use, LAE is the first-ever full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Its content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas, through the Spanish and Mexican settlement of much of what is now the United States, to the triumphs and challenges facing present-day U.S. Latinos.
Friday, September 11, 2009
There are heroes in plenty,
The Montgomery College Library can help with Columbia Granger's Poetry Database. Produced by Columbia University Press, this database contains works of poetry found in anthologies and volumes of collected works and selected works for individual poets. This database currently has nearly 70,000 poems in full text and more than 500,000 poem citations. To access Granger’s from the MC Library home page (http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/library/), click on Databases by Subject. Scroll down the page to Literature and select Columbia Granger's Poetry Database (From off-campus or using a laptop, you will need to log in with your M number), type in a phrase or title or author’s name and find relief from that nagging question!
We no longer have our old subject guides. The old subject guides are now replaced with Research Subject Guides. The Library adopted the latest software allowing us to do so much more! Your Librarians took your knowledge of your curriculum and worked with selective faculty for input. The new Research Subject Guides can include one or all of the following:
1. RSS feed to current journal articles and current news.
2. Listing of current books available on the subject that can link
to the catalog record providing call number and status information.
3. Links to databases, websites, handouts and much more!
The Research Subject Guides provide all these resources and more in one guide that enable students to complete their class assignment. You can find these guides on the Library home page under Research Help. The beauty is that they are easy to update and change. You are the experts in your subject areas and we would love to hear from you!
Monday, September 07, 2009
CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 460 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 660 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for more than 380 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present, dating as far back as 1915.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Created by librarians at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, this guide is a compilation of Web pages with their links that provide real information on the plan along with useful background information. Separate the fact from fiction with this useful guide.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The American Journal of Nursing is the oldest and largest circulating, broad-based nursing journal in the world. Peer reviewed and evidence-based, it is considered the profession’s premier journal.
AJN is available from the Library Web page at www.montgomerycollege.edu/library
Monday, August 03, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Criminal Justice Periodicals database indexes (and offers some full text access to) current periodicals on issues such as Crime prevention; Law enforcement and administration; Criminology; Forensics and investigation; Police procedure; Police liability & immunity; Profiling & selective enforcement; Search & seizure; Corrections policy; Rehabilitation; Probation & parole; Alternative sentencing; Gangs & organized crime; Jails & Prisons; Substance abuse & illegal drugs; Youth & juvenile delinquency; Victim support; etc.
. . . . . And don’t forget Westlaw Campus Research database, also available from MC Library, containing full-text appellate opinions from all state and federal courts.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Gender Watch is a "full text database of...publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas"...[and offers] an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles."
Available from the Library Web page at www.montgomerycollege.edu/library
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Did you know that Montgomery College Libraries provide 24/7 online access to an Education Journals database?
ProQuest Education Journals database gives users access to over 785 important educational publications, including more than 615 of the titles in full text. Offering complete information on hundreds of educational topics, this database provides complete text and images from journals such as Childhood Education, College Teaching, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Athletic Training, and Educational Theory.
Image articles include all the charts, tables, diagrams, and other graphical elements often used to enhance the editorial value of articles that focus on education topics.
ProQuest Education Journals database covers not only the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education but also special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.
Friday, June 26, 2009
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™-including the New York Times and Washington Post-offers full-text and full-image articles for articles dating back to the 1800's. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ program, every issue of each title includes the complete paper-cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.
The Historical New York Times, provides content from 1851 to 2005 and includes over 20 million digitized pages.
Monday, June 22, 2009
The Proquest Historical Washington Post database provides access to digitized, full text articles for the Washington Post and the Times Herald from the years 1877 to 1990. Library users interested in history, genealogy, the arts and media, sociology, international politics, ethnic studies, business, culture, science, and technology will find this database a valuable and information rich resource to search. Users can target searches to specific article types, dates, and authors allowing them to retrieve the most useful content to meet their information needs. To explore this database go to Historical Washington Post
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This morning the Today Show ran a segment on the important role libraries play during the recession, using data and resources provided by the ALA and public libraries:
Libraries lend a hand in tough times
The ALA Public Information Office worked with the Today Show on this segment and has followed up to encourage NBC affiliates to take up the story locally.
Job-Seeking in U.S. Public Libraries
Using data from the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, the issues brief discusses the range of library resources available to job seekers and the challenges to maintaining these services. Additional briefing reports are at: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/plftas/Issues_Briefs.cfm. Get a free copy of the PDF by emailing Larra Clark at email@example.com.
Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit
Get tips, tools and messages that work.
Also, we have set up a new section at the RV campus library for Career & Job Seeking Materials, located to the rear of the Reference Desk near the Current Topics section.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
From coast to coast and from big-city headlines to local happenings, ProQuest National Newspapers captures it all. This collection provides full-text online access to many of the most respected and widely read national and regional newspapers in the U.S., such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Researcher is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.
Articles and images are individually selected from more than 1,600 domestic and international magazines, journals, newspapers, and websites.
Special features include links to leading issues, dynamically updated news from national and international news services, and a map collection.
Click on the link to explore this database: SIRS Researcher
Monday, May 18, 2009
- Business and industry applications
- Computer graphics
- Consumer information
- Database management systems
- Hardware and software design, development, and reviews
- Home computers
- New products
- Performance evaluations
- Programming languages
- Operating systems
- Word processing
The database also includes descriptive and financial information for companies covered in the industry literature.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Academic OneFile is a multidisciplinary database that provides access to thousands of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from a broad scope of authoritative journals, newspapers, and reference sources. It also includes the rich collection of Expanded Academic ASAP. Updated every day, this database is an excellent starting point for most research assignments because it is current, global in scope, and comprehensive. It also offers access to information in different formats, such as images and podcasts.
Along with its exceptional content, Academic OneFile‘s simple layout makes it easy to navigate. Results are organized into tabs that delineate the original format of the resource. Researchers can narrow their results by clicking on numerous options on the left of the results list, or limit their search to peer-reviewed articles, images, or full-text. It’s even possible to translate articles into multiple languages!
Explore this fantastic database at Montgomery College Libraries!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Database of the Week:
The History Resource Center, U.S. and World
Friday, April 10, 2009
National Library Week, celebrated each year for one week in April, "is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country...It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support."
April 14th is National Library Workers Day; say thanks to a librarian who has helped you!
Worlds Connect @ Your Library...MP3
Monday, April 06, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Help students to analyze issues and formulate arguments.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue:
· pro and con viewpoint articles,
· reference articles that provide context,
· full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents,
· government and organizational statistics,
· multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more!
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center helps to develop critical thinking and information literacy skills by assisting students with researching, analyzing, and organizing various types of data for research assignments, persuasive essays, and debates and InfoMark functionality allows for copying, bookmarking and e-mailing the URLs of search screens, search results and individual documents, making it easy to create, share and update reading lists, bibliographies, course packs and more.
Friday, March 27, 2009
20th Anniversary of the Dr. Harry Harden, Jr. Academic Awards Program for Black and African American Students
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The noted and ground-breaking historian John Hope Franklin has died. The Library holds many of his works like the seminal From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans. For this title and many more, visit our online catalog at http://www.mclibrary.org.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
ARTSTOR is a digital library of over one million high quality images, with descriptive information, in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities and social sciences. This nonprofit initiative of the Mellon Foundation is continually expanding its image collections across cultures and time periods to create the premier comprehensive, organized, reliable digital resource.
To explore it yourself or to see a descriptive list of all of our databases, go to MC Libraries' Databases A-Z Web page at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/library/descriptions_dbs.htm.
Monday, March 02, 2009
“The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.”
To find out more, go to MC Libraries’ Databases A-Z List.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company." Gartner is the global leader in providing accurate and current research for the IT industry. Gartner employs 1,200 research analysts and consultants who advise executives in 80 countries every day. They publish tens of thousands of pages of original research annually.
Our subscription provides access to TOPICS reports under the TOPICS column and to Industry reports for the Education, Government and Healthcare Providers under the INDUSTRIES column.
Our subscription does not provide access to the reports under the MARKETS column and some other features may not be available as well.
Gartner requires login/authentication through our proxy server for on or off campus access. Please use your MC ID number beginning with and including the M and all numbers.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Screech, the Washington National's mascot, visited one of our librarians, Kathy Swanson, from the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus to bring her a valentine, candy, and tickets to a National's game. Thanks, Screech!
Monday, February 09, 2009
Taking you deep inside the policy-making process, CQ Weekly provides non-partisan news and analysis on how legislation is shaped, who is shaping it and how it could affect your interests.
It includes information such as in-depth coverage of public policy developments across the governmental spectrum from Congress to the White House to the Supreme Court, the week’s legislative news, including “Box Scores” and detailed information on bills, amendments and votes, and a comprehensive review of all bills up for vote in the Senate and the House during the previous week.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Global Issues in Context is a new electronic resource that offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Now you can find materials from Montgomery College and beyond, through your mobile phone. A new six month-long WorldCat.org mobile pilot provides a convenient way to find library items and libraries on the go. Download the WorldCat mobile application, at worldcat.org/m.
This pilot complements the recently released experimental WorldCat app for iPhone, available for download at www.apple.com/webapps/searchtools/worldcat.html.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Beginning January 26, 2009, the MC Library Catalog will have a new look!
New or improved features include:
- My Searches and My List: Save searches or individual items to your account for easy access later.
- Narrow your Search: Select a location or item type from the Results screen.
- Make a Request: Request an item from another campus library more easily than before!
- Link to a Page: Copy & paste a link to an electronic book (or another Catalog record) for immediate access.
Questions or comments? Contact a Library Reference Desk:
Germantown: 240-567-7853 Rockville: 240-567-7130 TP/SS: 240-567-1536
Art Library/Cafritz: 240-567-5813
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
The Greenwood Digital Collection offers hundreds of eBook titles covering a variety of subject areas from anthropology to education to history to psychology and much, much more.
You can browse this collection in the Greenwood interface by title, author, or subject or you can search the collection using the same fields.
Each individual title can also be discovered by using the library's online catalog, MC Library Catalog, at http://www.mclibrary.org.
These eBooks can be accessed anywhere, anytime 24/7.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online) is the major scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of visual art. This full text, easily searchable database includes:
Grove Art Online: The Dictionary of Art (34 volumes), the landmark reference work with over 45,000 articles; the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms explains art terms, critical periods and styles in art; Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, authoritative historical accounts and critical discussions; The Oxford Companion to Western Art; reliable, update coverage of artists and their works; searchable image collection; tools and resources section provides timelines, lesson plans and thematic guides to support teaching.