AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last two months. There are 42 new Research Reviews, including:

There are eight new briefings, including:

In other news, Shuji Nakamura, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, is the 39th Nobel laureate to contribute to AccessScience. And finally, take a look at the new video biography of Joachim Frank, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science.

Eyes on the Prize

Films On Demand has added the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985.


Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985

Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.

Through contemporary interviews and historic footage, the 14-part Eyes on the Prize series traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act, and from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Julian Bond, political leader and civil rights activist, narrates.

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Cooking for the holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here, ushering in the beginning of the holiday season. Preparing meals and dining with family and friends is an essential part of our holiday traditions. If you’re interested in trying something new, you’ll find almost 200 books (and many more ebooks) on cooking in our collection. Check one out and expand your culinary horizons!

RC588 Allergy-free and Easy Cooking TX719 Simply French TX739 Holidays

TX716 CelebraciĆ³n TX723.3 Classic Russian Cuisine TX837 Inspired Vegetarian

TX716 Mexico's Feasts of Life TX 723.2 Splendid Table TX724 World of Jewish Cooking

TX724.5 Indian Cooking Unfolded TX771 Gingerbread

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them.

Mango Languages update

Learn Russian slang, how to text in Spanish, and how to order cheese and wine in French! Mango Languages has added 17 new specialty courses with short, easy lessons that celebrate the cultures of the world through language. Explore new languages while you learn about:

  • Arab etiquette
  • Arab superstitions
  • Hospitality and tourism in Brazilian Portuguese
  • Soccer in Castilian Spanish
  • Wine and cheese in French
  • The Venice Carnival in Italian
  • The Siena Horse Race in Italian
  • English Loanwords in Japanese
  • Mimetic words in Japanese
  • The Chinese zodiac in Mandarin
  • Feng Shui in Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian slang
  • Russian superstitions
  • Flamenco in Spanish
  • Legal Spanish
  • Spanish texting
  • English texting for Spanish speakers

These specialty courses join full courses in 63 foreign languages and English courses for speakers of 18 native languages. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:

 

Credo Reference includes 674 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!

American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You can learn how to control or lower your chance of developing diabetes with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

AccessScience and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

We’ve just added the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 11th edition to our reference collection; look for it at Q121 .M3 2012. Not on campus? No problem. Our AccessScience database contains all 8,500 articles from this encyclopedia, plus:

  • Research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology
  • More than 115,000 definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  • More than 17,000 images, videos, and animations
  • 3,000 biographies of well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography
  • Content contributed by more than 9,000 researchers, including 39 Nobel Prize winners

Coverage includes:

  • Agriculture, Forestry & Soils
  • Anthropology & Archaeology
  • Astronomy & Space Science
  • Biology & Biomedicine
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering & Materials
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Military Science
  • Navigation
  • Paleontology
  • Physics
  • Psychiatry & Psychology
  • Science Theory & Philosophy
  • Zoology

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has just added the following nine titles:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 674 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
BF723 Cognitive Development HF5382.5 Occupational Outlook Handbook RC454 Abnormal Psychology

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them.