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.

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