Friday, December 16, 2011

Small Business Resource Center e-resource

The Small Business Resource Center is available through the Montgomery College Libraries.

The Small Business Resource Center online provides information on any industry, such as business plans, marketing examples, industry associations, analysis of market trends, and industry consultants. Would-be entrepreneurs can search 275 books and 170 journals, including the Business Plans Handbook.

Find the Small Business Resource Center, along with other business research tools, on the library's Business guide at

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

MC Libraries Offer Musical Databases with Songs from American History

The libraries have three historical musical databases that provide streaming music files of songs and other music from American history: African-American Song, American Song, and Smithsonian Global Sound. More...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Week

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Week

Monday, Nov. 21, 8am - 9pm
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8am - 9pm
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8am - 5pm
CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 24 though Sunday, Nov. 27.

We will resume regular hours on Monday, Nov. 28.

Monday, November 07, 2011

2011 Global Education Conference, Nov. 14 - 18. It's Online and Free

The 2011 Global Education Conference is next week: November 14 - 18. Sign up--it's free! In it's second year, this amazing five-day, 24-hour-a-day event helps educators and students connect with each other and with global education programs all over the world. The session schedule is up in all 36 time zones!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Research Tuesdays & a Librarian in the TP/SS WRL Center

Do you struggle with finding good sources and putting them into your research papers? If so, fear not! You can come to the TP/SS Writing, Reading, & Language Center in November to get individual help with both skills at one time.

Research Tuesdays are a series of workshops and open labs where you can learn about writing and research skills, and get help with both. They will be from 12:30-2:00 in RC 106: 

  • November 1: Posing a Research Question, Successful Library Research, and Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance 
  • November 8:  Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance 
  • November 15: Evaluating Research Material, Using MS Word for MLA Citations, and Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance 
  • November 29: Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance

Librarian in the WRL Center: A librarian will also set up shop in the Computer Tutorial Language Center RC 105J from 10:00-11:00 on November 2, November 9, November 16, and November 30. Ask research questions while you write your paper!

No need to register first, just drop in! If you have questions, email the WRL Center at or stop by and ask in the Library.

Monday, October 03, 2011

October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month

National Information Literacy Month 2011 BadgeOctober is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In 2009, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation acknowledging the critical importance of information literacy to the social and economic welfare of the American people.

Knowing how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively from a variety of media and information resources is one of the five General Education competencies at Montgomery College.

What can information literacy do for our students now and for their continued lives in school and after? It can:
• enhance academic performance in schools, colleges, and universities
• improve productivity by working smarter for America in the global economy;
• foster a greater awareness of personal responsibility in alleviating healthcare costs;
• reduce considerably the growing achievement gap;
• support families in coping better with seemingly endless social and economic challenges;
• encourage wiser decision making within public and private sectors; and
• strengthen our national security efforts

Contact your campus User Instruction librarian and schedule a workshop or assign one of the Library’s online tutorials to help your students develop their information literacy skills!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week. Have you read or are you reading a banned book now? You may be and not even know it. For instance, are you participating in the One Maryland One Book project and reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie? If you are, you are reading a banned book. Banned books are books that others have challenged or tried to censor because of their content. Since 1982, more than 11,000 books have been challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by reading a banned book!

To learn more about the One Maryland One Book project at Montgomery College, visit our research subject guide at

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Libraries acquire Anatomy.TV

As part of a grant from Holy Cross Hospital, the libraries were able to acquire Anatomy.TV.

ANATOMY.TV is a suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy. Intuitive controls allow the user to zoom, rotate and peel away layers to educate and communicate with an ease and directness that was never possible with print. A wealth of supporting media, MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations are also included to supplement's high resolution, computer-generated models.

Please go to to access the database. Our subscription includes five simultaneous users.

To see other streaming video collections available from the libraries, please go to

For other resources on anatomy and physiology, please see

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Libraries closed August 22nd and 26th

The Libraries will be closed all day August 22nd for the Fall Opening Meeting and other departmental meetings.

We will also be closed all day August 26th for a Library Retreat.

We look forward to seeing you on the 29th!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Primary Sources databases ceased publication

Primary Sources in African American History and Primary Sources in American Women's History have ceased publication and are no longer available to the College community.

Some primary sources can be found in US History in Context and in the historical New York Times and in the historical Washington Post.

For additional resources on history, please see our History Research Subject Guide.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pat Mehok Retires

After 40 years at Montgomery College, our director, Pat Mehok, has retired. We wish her a happy retirement.
During the immediate interim period, Diane Cockrell and Vani Murthy will serve as co-directors. Diane is responsible for assuring the effective and efficient operations of our campus libraries and overall public services. Vani is responsible for managing the centralized functions of the libraries, including technical services.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Need help? Send us a txt at 240-654-1728.

There are multiple ways that you can contact the Libraries for help. You can come in, you can call us, you can send a question through our LibFAQ service and, now, you can also send us a text to 240-567-1728.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Your Opinion Matters!!

The Montgomery College Libraries are conducting a survey regarding the resources and services which are currently available for you and your students. The Libraries value your feedback and want to strengthen their partnership with faculty to support student success and goal completion.We encourage you to complete the survey by Friday, May 6, 2011, so that the libraries can better serve you.

Thank you for taking a few moments to complete the survey during this particularly busy time in the semester and academic year.

Take the Collegewide Library Survey

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another take on the Royal Wedding...

From the journal Cell, this is another take on the Royal Wedding from a biological perspective:

"On Friday the 29th of April, 2011, England's Prince William will marry the graceful and poised Miss Catherine Middleton in London's hallowed Westminster Abbey. As the world tunes in to watch the “wedding of the century,” Cell Culture explores the more biological aspects of this historic union, including the neurocircuits that strengthen a marriage, the epigenetic changes that transform a “commoner” into a queen, and the search process for finding a high-affinity partner in a sea of weak interactions."

Click on the linked title above to access the full text of the article.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Friend Us On Facebook - Win Prizes!

Win iTunes, Five Guys, Borders, Arch cards and more! Think you know the ins and outs of the Montgomery College Libraries? Here’s your chance to prove it. In honor of National Library Week (April 11-15th) the Montgomery College Libraries are having a trivia contest. Each day a question will be posted on the Montgomery College Libraries Facebook page and winners will be randomly selected from all correct comments.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Have an iPad, iPod, iPhone or Android SmartPhone?

If you have any of these devices, you can access the Libraries Gale databases 24/7 on your mobile. Go to for information on an easy, one time setup to access these resources through your mobile device. It requires a QR Reader and a Montgomery College e-mail address.

As always, anyone can access any of the Libraries e-resources 24/7 through the Internet at From off campus, you will be prompted to login with your MC ID number beginning with and including the M and all numbers.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

America's Black Warriors

From Films on Demand comes a new streaming video on America's Black Warriors, a history of African American soldiers.

"From the Revolutionary War to the Spanish-American War, black soldiers had fought under the Stars and Stripes. During the early decades of the 20th century, however, racism in the military saw them relegated to noncombat roles as their commanders grew to believe that black soldiers were unfit to fight. It was not until the demands of World War II necessitated the deployment of black soldiers on the battlefield that the ignorance and shortsightedness of those who had conspired to keep them out of the firing line became apparent. In this A&E Special, black World War II veterans speak with brutal honesty about the prejudice they encountered and the battles they fought. The program also illustrates how the advances made in the Second World War paved the way for the armed forces to become a model of successful integration for the rest of America."

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