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.

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