Friday, December 18, 2009

Library Hours

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

American History in Video earns "a solid ten"

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Updated Thanksgiving Holiday hours

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

Our Eagle Friend...

This juvenile bald eagle spent hours outside of the Rockville library 3rd floor windows last Thursday trying to catch squirrels. The squirrels were victorious this day. Unfortunately, he, or she, hid behind the leaves before we could find a camera.
For more about bald eagles, go to this page from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Library Hours for the Thanksgiving holiday

The Montgomery College Libraries will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, November 25th and reopen on Monday, November 30th.
For a history of this holiday, follow this link to the History Channel:

Monday, November 09, 2009

Two group study rooms now available at the Germantown Campus Library

The Germantown Library is pleased to announce that we now have two Group Study rooms. The Group Study rooms are located on the first floor next to the photocopiers. The rooms are available to students on a first come, first serve basis. Walk-up reservations are accepted at the Circulation Desk but reservations can also be made up to a week in advance. No phone reservations are accepted at this time.

A current MC student ID is required to reserve the room along with a minimum of three people in the group. Reservations are made for a maximum of two hours, with an option to extend in increments of one hour if no other reservations are made. Along with the usual table and chairs, the Group Study rooms are equipped with outlets for laptops and a whiteboard. Markers for the whiteboard can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Don't get the for prevention

  • 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

Monday, October 12, 2009

Get tips needed with Tests in Print

Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

Take a look at the Mental Measurements Yearbook Database

Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Continue the second annual statewide reading initiative

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
Time: 1:00pm
Where: ST301 (Student Services Building)
Space is limited, so RSVP to:
(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
Time: 1:00pm
Where: HS007 (Humanities Building)
Space is limited, so RSVP to:
(Please provide your name, email and the number of people attending. Accommodations are available for special needs. Please indicate in email.)

Guest: James McBride
When: Monday, October 26, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Theatre Arts Building
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Business Research at your fingertips!

Looking for company or industry information? Check out Business Source Complete at MC Libraries!

Business Source Complete provides authoritative information in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics.
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.

It also covers full text from such non-journal sources as financial data, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analysis and much more. You will also find detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database.

To access Business Source Complete from MC Library’s home page, click on Databases by Subject and scroll down to Business and select Business Source Complete. You will need to log in with your M number if you are off campus or using a laptop.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Del Hornbuckle--- New Head Librarian at MC-Rockville

Please welcome Del Hornbuckle as the new Head Librarian at Rockville. In her previous role, she was the Associate Director of Information Services at the Harvard Business School's Baker Library for two years where she managed the day-to-day operations of the library reading room and access and Reference services. She represented Baker Library under the Knowledge and Library Services division of the Harvard Business school. Previously, Del was a part of the Metadata and Taxonomy Team at the IMF/World Bank Joint Library in Washington, DC. She earned her Master's Degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and is a native Texan. Del is very pleased to have joined Montgomery College to serve our diverse community of patrons, as well as, provide leadership to a committed library staff. Del can be contacted at X74244 or via e-mail at

Monday, September 21, 2009


Regional Business News contains the full text of more than 80 regional U.S. and Canadian business journals, newspapers and newswires from Alaska Business Monthly to the Wisconsin Law Journal.

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Latino American Experience

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, visit one of the Library's newer databases, the Latino American Experience.
The Latino American Experience (LAE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.

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

Is that half-remembered quote Driving You Crazy!

The sons of the Prophet are valiant and bold,
And quite unaccustomed to fear;
And the bravest of all was a man, so I'm told,
Called (something?something?) Emir.
There are heroes in plenty,
And well known to fame,
In the legions that fight for the Czar;
But none of such fame
As the man by the name
Of Ivan ( Petrofsky? Skavinsky?) Skovar?

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 (, 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

Extra! Extra! Read all about it at Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete, provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.

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.

To access CMMC from the MC Library home page, click on Databases by Subject. Scroll down the page to Communication and select Communication & Mass Media Complete. From off-campus or using a laptop, you will need to log in with your M number.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education

This is a reminder that the MC Library provides a collegewide subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education and has access to all content including premium content. All students, faculty and staff have access to this database both on and off campus. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to authenticate (login) with your MC ID number beginning with and including the M and all numbers.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Bob Bryce discovers another document related to the Cook/Peary Arctic controversy

Bob Bryce, Head Librarian of the Germantown campus library and author of the 1997 book, Cook & Peary: The Polar Controversy, Resolved, recently discovered another important unknown document on, of all places, Ebay. Read all about it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

PsycArticles- Just What the Doctor Ordered!

For research, case studies, clinical trials, and more relating to psychology, PsycArticles is the place to go. The American Psychological Association’s database of full-text, peer reviewed articles provides access to sixty journals published by the APA.

To access PsycArticles from the MC Library home page, click on Databases by Subject. Scroll down the page to Psychology and select PsycArticles. From off-campus or using a laptop, you will need to log in with your M number.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Databases & E-resources

Through consortial memberships and other cost-cutting measures, the Library has been able to add 11 new databases to support our faculty and student users. You'll see a variety of products from American History in Video to the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics to Oxford Islamic Studies Online to SocIndex with Fulltext and many, many more.
This brings the total number of databases that the Library provides for research to over 110 and to over 33,000 full text, electronic magazines, journals and newspapers.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know

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

Check Out AJN available from the Library databases!

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

Monday, August 03, 2009

Project Muse: online humanities and social sciences library

Seeking inspiration and peer reviewed resources? Seek no more. MC Libraries offers online access to Project MUSE, a 100% full-text and user-friendly source for prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. This Johns Hopkins managed online library offers over 400 journals. Titles are frequently added through the year. Articles include all charts, graphics and images and can be easily shared through WebCT and social bookmarking tools.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Criminal Justice Periodicals

Access MC Library’s electronic databases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
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.

Take a look, at

. . . . . 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

Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," Ethnic NewsWatch titles offer additional viewpoints from those found in the mainstream press.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Investing in Education: The American Graduation Initiative

"As part of his effort to build a stronger foundation that will allow us to lead in the global economy, the President announced today a historic initiative to strengthen our nation’s community colleges, and called for five million additional graduates by 2020." from White House blog

Monday, July 13, 2009

Check Out GenderWatch at the MC Library

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

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

Continue going back in time...this time with the Historical New York Times

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

Travel Back in Time...

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

Today Show: Libraries Lend a Hand in Tough Times

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: Get a free copy of the PDF by emailing Larra Clark at

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

Looking for Unparalleled Online Access to Current U.S. Newspapers?

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

Got Questions? Try SIRS Researcher

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

Need High-Tech Information? Computer Database can Help!

Are you looking for high-tech information? Check out the Computer Database, a fully searchable collection of over three million articles drawn from more than one thousand different periodicals. From the most seasoned techie to the general researcher, the Computer Database has loads of content to offer. Access the Computer Database by going to the MC Libraries’ A to Z List of databases link on the libraries home page.

Indexing for some periodicals goes back as early as 1980, and the database is updated daily. Full-text for more than 50 titles goes back to the 1980s, with a total of 435 titles available as full-text in the database—75 of which are peer-reviewed journals. About 90% of the titles covered are magazines or journals, nearly 200 of which are refereed or peer reviewed, with the remaining 10% of content coming from newsletters, newswires, and reports.

Just a sampling of topics covered in the Computer Database includes:

  • Business and industry applications
  • Computer graphics
  • Consumer information
  • Database management systems
  • Hardware and software design, development, and reviews
  • Peripherals
  • Home computers
  • New products
  • Performance evaluations
  • Programming languages
  • Operating systems
  • Phototypesetting
  • Word processing

The database also includes descriptive and financial information for companies covered in the industry literature.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not sure which database to choose to start your research? Start HERE!

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

History Resource Center, U.S. and World

Database of the Week:
The History Resource Center, U.S. and World

The History Resource Center provides students with a timeline of world history beginning at 3 million years B.C. and a timeline of U.S. history beginning in pre-colonial times. Students will find articles from 110 history journals by using subjects, keywords, personal names, or combined search terms within a date range. Results will also include entries from 30 reference titles and 4,000 historical primary documents, as well as images, maps and charts.

To use the History Resource Center, go to the library Web page at and select “Databases by Subject.”

Friday, April 10, 2009

National Library Week, April 12-18, 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

Literature Resource Center

The Literature Resource Center gives you access to biographical and critical essays on authors and works of literature. Find bibliographies and additional resources to help you understand more about a specific author. You can also use the Literary-Historical timeline to understand the larger context of a book’s setting.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Help students to analyze issues and formulate arguments

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

The 20th Anniversary of the Dr. Harry Harden, Jr. Academic Awards Program for Black and African American Students will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Germantown Campus, Globe Hall at 2:00pm in the afternoon. Come and enjoy student performances and our special guest speaker Mr. Willie Jolley, noted speaker, author, singer and media personality. Please join us as we celebrate our students’ academic success. For more information, call 240-567-4203 or 240-567-4006.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

John Hope Franklin, famous historian, dead at age 94.

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

Monday, March 23, 2009

Start your science research at ACCESS SCIENCE!

McGraw-Hill's AccessScience 2.0 features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition. The new generation of AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Images for Education & Scholarship

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

Monday, March 02, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education

“The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.”

“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.”
-The Chronicle

To find out more, go to MC Libraries’ Databases A-Z List.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gartner database now available through the Library

"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

Drop-In Workshops at TP/SS

The Writing, Reading, & Language Center and the Library is sponsoring DROP-IN Workshops! Just drop-in on the following dates to learn how to find full-text articles from the library databases and how to cite the information using the new MLA format.

February 23, 2009: Monday -12:00-1:30
February 24, 2009: Tuesday - 5:00-6:30
February 25, 2009: Wednesday - 10:00-11:30
For more information contact:
Kathy Swanson, Librarian, 240-567-1537

Monday, February 16, 2009

CQ Researcher Online Available at MC Libraries

CQ Researcher Online provides in-depth reports on health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports include an overview of the issue, an evaluation of the current situation, and bibliographies of key sources. Coverage is available from 1991 – present.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Just in time for Valentine's Day...

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

CQ Weekly

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

Take a look at the CREDO Reference Library!

Are you looking for a giant online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations and several subject specific titles? If yes, then check out the Credo Reference library. Credo Reference enables users to find authoritative answers to their reference questions really fast. It features content from hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects. Through Credo Reference you can gain access to approximately 3,189,327 entries, from 404 titles and 62 publishers. You can search or browse by subject in this database. These titles are also accessible through MC Libraries’ online catalog.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Global Issues in Context

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

Search for materials from your Palm or iPhone

Now you can find materials from Montgomery College and beyond, through your mobile phone. A new six month-long mobile pilot provides a convenient way to find library items and libraries on the go. Download the WorldCat mobile application, at

This pilot complements the recently released experimental WorldCat app for iPhone, available for download at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's here! The MC library catalog has a new look; check it out.

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

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online provides easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information for students, faculty and staff. Individuals have access to the complete encyclopedia, magazine and periodical articles, news headlines, an interactive world atlas, comprehensive statistics on every nation of the world via world data analyst online, a video collection of short clip and full length videos on topics such as history, science, the arts, and much more. Make sure to check this informative resource tool out!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Check out our Greenwood E-books!

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

These eBooks can be accessed anywhere, anytime 24/7.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Spotlight on Oxford Art Online

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.

From the Libraries and Library Staff of Montgomery College...

Welcome to the Montgomery College Libraries Newsblog! We hope you will find this blog useful for keeping current with our resources and services at the MC Libraries.