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

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

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