Check out the latest CQ Researcher report on human rights issues. What do you think? Are they a low priority under President Obama?
Health and Medical Resources in ELM
A thorough overview of the Consumer Health Complete medical resource including key features such as accessing Evidence-Based Reports, reference book content, medical images, animations and video as well as searching a variety of health topics. An overview of additional medical databases Alt HealthWatch, Health Source: Consumer Edition, and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition will also be covered.
- Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Register
- Monday, December 07, 2009, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Register
Points of View Reference Center
A detailed overview of an online tool (Points of View Reference Center) to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of a wide range of controversial subjects and evaluate the issues of yesterday, today and tomorrow. This session will include reviewing key essays (Overview, Point, Counterpoint and Guide to Critical Analysis) on a variety of topics. Advanced searching techniques using lexiles, limiters and source types will also be covered.
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Register
- Thursday, December 10, 2009, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Register
Science Resources in ELM
This session will take a look Gale’s General Science Collection and EBSCO’s Science Reference Center. Specifically at the broad spectrum of reference information from the areas of life sciences, physical sciences and earth & space sciences, including scientist and mathematician biographies, science videos and science experiments contained in Science Reference Center.
- Monday, November 23, 2009, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Register
- Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Register
To learn more about these and other resources, register for a training session or just ask a librarian!
- Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Locations, from Continuum
- A Dictionary of Literary Symbols, from Cambridge University Press
- Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World, from M.E. Sharpe
- Encyclopedia of World Trade From Ancient Times to the Present, from M.E. Sharpe
- First Ladies of the United States, from Lynne Rienner Publishers
- Great Irish Lives: An Era in Obituaries, from Collins
- Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries, from Collins
- Great Military Lives: Leadership and Courage – From Waterloo to the Falklands in Obituaries, from Collins
- Great Thinkers A-Z, from Continuum
- Great Victorian Lives: An Era in Obituaries, from Collins
- Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language, from Edinburgh University Press
- Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language, from Edinburgh University Press
- Philosophy of Science A-Z, from Edinburgh University Press
- The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations, from M.E. Sharpe
Check out the latest CQ Researcher report on conspiracy theories. What do you think? Do they threaten democracy?
The DCTC Library has registered for access to MURALS “How It Works” library user guides. MURALS provides video tutorials for several of our subscription databases, such as CQ Researcher, EBSCOhost, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Gale InfoTrac, ProQuest, and Science Online. There are also tutorials for many free online resources, including CIA World Factbook, Librarians’ Internet Index, PubMed, and Wikipedia, just to name a few. Check it out!
I just saw this in an e-mail from Credo Reference. Check it out!
Have you tried Credo Reference’s gadgets? Our gadgets provide easy, simple ways to search specific content on Credo. Look up a biography with our person gadget or solve that puzzle with the crosswords gadget. Our two newest gadgets — Images and Pronunciations — allow you to search only for images or learn how to pronounce a word.
To access Gadgets, click on the link in the top navigation bar.
Use our pronunciation gadget to search the audio files on Credo. Your search results will only include entries with sound files.
I just received this update from Facts On File regarding our Science Online subscription. Check it out!
The latest update to Science Online adds more than 130 new or newly colored illustrations, more than 200 new entries on all aspects of life science, plus a new feature that makes it easy to view the most popular records in the database. Continue reading for more details about this update.
New “Most Popular Records” Feature
Users now have a new entry point into the wealth of content in Science Online–the new box on the home page containing the most popular records in the database. Tabs at the top of the box allow users to view the most viewed, emailed, and saved records. To broaden the list, users can click on the “All Most Viewed” link, or the “Most Viewed” link in the footer, to see a list of the most popular records by record type. Or, using the “Views” drop-down box, select to see the total most popular records or the most popular records of the year or month.
New Essays on Life Science
More than 200 new essays and biographies have been added to Science Online, covering all aspects of life science. New coverage includes hot topics such as stem cells and epigenetics, as well as core concepts in cell biology, genetics, microbiology, zoology, botany, ecology, and anatomy and physiology. Guide students taking high school and introductory college biology courses to this invaluable new curriculum-based material.
Examples of the new essays include:
New Color Illustrations
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the more than 130 new or newly colored illustrations added with this update will help clarify important science concepts and processes in ways that words alone might not. Visual learners will appreciate being able to consult the clear illustrations, with helpful labels and captions, to understand the details of the prokaryotic cell and much more.
Examples of the new illustrations include:
Check out the latest CQ Researcher report on human spaceflight. What do you think? Are missions to the Moon and Mars feasible?
Check out the latest CQ Researcher report on medication abuse. What do you think? Is tighter regulation of prescription drugs needed?