• New titles in February

    Please see this spreadsheet for a list of books and videos we added to our collection in the first half of February. You’ll find these and other great titles in our catalog, MnPALS Plus.

    February 25, 2009 • Uncategorized • Views: 107

  • Training sessions in March

    DCTC students and employees can access dozens of databases through the DCTC Library web site. State tax dollars pay for many of these databases, which are collectively known as ELM, the Electronic Library for Minnesota. ELM is one of several MINITEX Library Information Network programs.

    MINITEX offers free web-based training on ELM databases from time to time. Here are some of the upcoming training sessions, as described on the MINITEX web site:

    EBSCO Academic Search Premier Basics
    This one-hour webinar will look at the world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,600 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals.
    Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
    Register

    ELM Overview
    Electronic Library for Minnesota provides quality online information resources to all Minnesota residents via their local libraries and the ELM Portal and MnLINK Gateway. ELM offers magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, reference sources, and electronic books appropriate for a variety of users. Currently, ELM has resources from EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, OCLC, and NetLibrary. A reference librarian from MINITEX will provide an overview of ELM, including content, features, and access points.
    Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Register
    View an archived version of ELM Overview

    ProQuest Newsstand Complete
    Citation, abstract, and full-text coverage of approximately 250 local, state, regional, national, and international newspapers is available through Newsstand Complete! This includes 27 major newspapers: The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, and USA Today are just some of them. The Star Tribune is also available full-text back to 1986! Learn more about the newspaper collection and join MINITEX Reference Services staff as they take you through content, searching, and working with results in Newsstand Complete.
    Date: Monday, March 16, 2009
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
    Register
    View an archived version of ProQuest Newsstand Complete

    EBSCO Academic Search Premier Advanced
    This one-hour webinar will build upon the Academic Search Premier Basic Overview webinar by taking a look at the more advanced features of the database. Time will be spent exploring the Advanced Search & Limiter options, Cited References, Search History Management, Search & Journal Alerts, and Folder Features (e.g., Results Management, Page Composer).
    Date: Monday, March 23, 2009
    Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Register

    EBSCO Business Source Premier Basics
    In this 60 minute webinar, MINITEX Reference Services staff will take you through content of Business Source Premier, one of the world’s largest business databases. This comprehensive database offers full-text for more than 1,150 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Business Source Premier contains periodicals ranging from Business Week, Forbes, Fortune and American Banker to journals such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, and many more. More than 250 of these full text publications are available exclusively from EBSCO. The full-text, peer-reviewed content in Business Source Premier is unmatched and full-text coverage begins in 1990 for many journals. Business Source Premier includes PDF images and embedded images for many of these journals. In addition, the database provides detailed information on the 10,000 largest international and national companies in the public and private sector based on sales. Do you need gender or religious breakdowns by country, global or international business/travel information, SWOT analyses for a company you’re interviewing with? Business Source Premier will give you the answers to these and many more business-related questions.
    Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Register

    To learn more about these and other resources, register for a training session or just ask a librarian!

    February 23, 2009 • Uncategorized • Views: 186

  • More new titles for January 2009

    Here are some of the books and videos we added to our collection in the last half of January. You’ll find these and other great titles in our catalog, MnPALS Plus.

    The order of things : hierarchies, structures, and pecking orders / Barbara Kipfer
    REF AG106 .K55 2008

    Top 10 of everything 2009 / Russell Ash
    REF AG243 .A69 2008

    Britannica concise encyclopedia
    REF AG5 .B78 2006

    Hawaii
    MAIN DU622 .H325 2007

    State rankings 2008: a statistical view of America
    REF HA203 .S734 2008

    The Pocket list of railroad officials
    REF HE2723 .P7

    Country trade sourcebook : country profiles, foreign trade zones, best exporting opportunities
    MAIN HF1379 .C68 2006

    U.S. export regulations : schedule B, foreign trade statistics regulations, export admininstration
    MAIN HF1379 .E97 2006

    Trade services directory & guide
    REF HF1416.5 .O351 2006

    Practical Office XP / June J. Parsons
    MAIN HF5548.4. M525P377 2002

    Payroll accounting / Bernard J. Bieg
    MAIN HF5681.W3 B53 2009

    Thorndike encyclopedia of banking and financial tables : 2007 yearbook : retirement cash flow / David Thorndike
    REF HG1626 .T49 2007

    Growing Old
    AV HQ1064.U5 G76 2007

    Through deaf eyes
    AV HV 2530 .T57 2007

    Limited liability companies for dummies / Jennifer Reuting
    MAIN KF1380 .R48 2007

    Business and legal forms for authors and self-publishers / Tad Crawford
    REF KF3084.A65 C73 2004

    Business and legal forms for illustrators / Tad Crawford
    REF KF390.A7 C7 2004

    Encyclopedia of furnishing textiles, floorcoverings and home furnishing practices, 1200-1950 / Clive Edwards
    REF NK1710 .E48 2007

    Dorland’s illustrated medical dictionary
    REF R121 .D73 2007

    International classification of diseases, 9th revision, clinical modification : hospital ICD-9-CM
    REF RB115 .I4914

    PDR nurse’s drug handbook
    REF RM125 .P37 2009

    Railways
    MAIN TF149 .L69 1963

    Green building A to Z : understanding the language of green building / Jerry Yudelson
    REF TH880 .Y633 2007

    Power and speed diesel locomotives
    AV TJ619 .P69 2002

    American electricians’ handbook
    REF TK151 .C8 2009

    NFPA 70B : recommended practice for electrical equipment maintenance / National Fire Protection Association
    REF TK2189 .N38 2006

    Hollander interchange number history: interchange number changes and removals from the 54th edition
    REF TL152 .H654

    North American standard out-of-service criteria
    MAIN TL230 .N67 2007

    Cargo securement handbook for drivers
    MAIN TL230.3 .C36 2005

    The glossary of digital photography / John G. Blair
    REF TR267 .B55 2008

    Reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries
    REF Z1035.1 .A47 2008

    February 9, 2009 • Uncategorized • Views: 127

  • Green jobs board and the White House blog: a couple of good Web sites

    Two new recommended Web sites from the weekly bulletin of one of our favorite tools, the Librarians’ Internet Index, who also provided the annotations. Enjoy!

    Green Job Boards

    List of job boards “that focus on social or environmental responsibility.” The listings cover general green jobs and jobs in specific industries such as solar energy and green building. From the Green Collar Blog, which provides news and resources on employment in environmental fields.

    White House Blog

    This is the official White House blog, launched in January 2009 at the start of the Barack Obama administration. Includes video and text of the “Weekly Address,” and announces events, proclamations, executive orders, and other White House activities.

    February 3, 2009 • Uncategorized • Views: 199

  • New titles for January 2009

    Here are some of the books and videos we added to our collection in the first half of January. You’ll find these and other great titles in our catalog, MnPALS Plus.

    The United States Constitution : what it says, what it means
    UNDER KF4527 .U548 2005

    Elementary algebra / Charles P. McKeague
    MAIN QA152.3 .M4514 2008

    Applied calculus for the managerial, life, and social sciences / Soo Tang Tan
    MAIN QA303.2 .T34 2007

    Finite mathematics and applied calculus / Stefan Waner
    MAIN QA37.3 .W37 2007

    Mathematics : a practical odyssey / David Johnson
    MAIN QA39.3 .J64 2007

    Mega disasters
    AV QC981.8.C5 M44 2007

    PDR brand/generic reference pocket guide
    UNDER RM301.12 .P37 2007

    A Handbook of hazard tree evalutaion for utility arborists / James R. Clark
    UNDER SB435.76 .H3 1993

    Ugly’s electrical references / George V. Hart
    UNDER TK151 .H28 2008

    High risk helicopter linemen
    AV TK4255 .H54 2005

    January 28, 2009 • Uncategorized • Views: 137

  • Barack Obama’s favorite reads

    Our new president loves to read, and his eloquence as a speaker reflects his love of words. Obama wrote this about an important realization he had in college: “With the right words everything could change -— South Africa, the lives of ghetto kids just a few miles away, my own tenuous place in the world.”

    Here are some of President Obama’s favorite books, as compiled by Hennepin County Library from various sources.

    http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/booklistaction.cfm?list_num=968

    January 22, 2009 • Uncategorized • Views: 169

  • Upcoming Training Sessions

    DCTC students and employees can access dozens of databases through the DCTC Library web site. State tax dollars pay for many of these databases, which are collectively known as ELM, the Electronic Library for Minnesota. ELM is one of several MINITEX Library Information Network programs.

    MINITEX offers free web-based training on ELM databases from time to time. Here are some of the upcoming training sessions, as described on the MINITEX web site:

    Keeping Current with ProQuest Newsstand Complete: Using the Smart Search Feature
    ProQuest Newsstand Complete offers access to over 350 newspapers (250 with full-text) which includes local, regional, state, national, and international new sources. This webinar will take a closer look at one of its searching features, Topics – powered by Smart Search. Join MINITEX Reference Services staff to discover how the Smart Search feature compares search terms to index terms and suggests topics, suggests options for narrowing search, and creates a “bread crumb trail.”
    Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
    Register

    EBSCO MasterFILE Premier – Basics
    This webinar will take you through basic searching options, including the advanced, publication, and image searches, as well as a few features available in the “My EBSCOhost” folder. Join MINITEX Reference Services staff for a look at this ELM database, MasterFILE Premier, which offers access to approximately 2,000 full-text periodicals, 84,000 biographies, 88,000 primary documents, 107,000 images, and more.
    Date: Monday, February 02, 2009
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
    Register

    ProQuest Newsstand Complete – Advanced
    While researching in ProQuest Newsstand Complete, would you like to know how to track editorials on a specific topic, follow a particular columnist, and find book reviews? Would you like to know how to download and e-mail your search summary as a web page / HTML file? This webinar will take a closer look at its advanced searching options as well as features available in the “My Research” folder. Join MINITEX Reference Services staff for an in-depth look at an ELM database, ProQuest Newsstand Complete, which offers over 350 newspapers (250 with full-text) including local, regional, state, national, and international new sources.
    Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
    Register

    EBSCO Academic Search Premier – Advanced
    This one-hour webinar will build upon the Academic Search Premier Basic Overview webinar by taking a look at the more advanced features of the database. Time will be spent exploring the Advanced Search & Limiter options, Cited References, Search History Management, Search & Journal Alerts, and Folder Features (e.g., Results Management, Page Composer).
    Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009
    Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
    Register

    To learn more about these and other resources, register for a training session or just ask a librarian!

    January 21, 2009 • Uncategorized • Views: 155

  • New titles for December 2008

    Here are some of the books we added to our collection in the last half of November. You’ll find these and other great titles in our catalog, MnPALS Plus.

    The New York times 2009 almanac
    MAIN AY67 .N5 N48 2009

    On apology / Aaron Lazare
    MAIN BF575 .A75 L39 2004

    Body language 101 : the ultimate guide to knowing when people are lying, how they are feeling, what they are thinking, and more / David Lambert
    MAIN BF637 .N66 L37 2008

    The Chinese / Jasper Becker
    MAIN DS706 .B393 2002

    Teaching spirits : understanding Native American religious traditions / Joseph E. Brown
    MAIN E98 .R3 B753 2001

    The voyageur’s highway : Minnesota’s border lake land / Grace Lee Nute
    MAIN F606 .N97 2002

    The Bohemian Flats
    MAIN F614 .M56 B64 1986

    Chinese in Minnesota / Sherri Fuller
    MAIN F615 .C5 F85 2004

    Germans in Minnesota / Kathleen Neils Conzen
    MAIN F615 .G3 C66 2003

    Poles in Minnesota / John Radzilowski
    MAIN F615 .P7 R33 2005

    The real estate math handbook : simplified solutions for the real estate investor / Jamaine Burrell
    MAIN HD1382.5 .B86 2007

    Small business for dummies / Eric Tyson
    MAIN HD62.7 .T97 2008

    The cigarette century : the rise, fall, and deadly persistence of the product that defined America / Allan M. Brandt
    MAIN HD9130.8 .U5 B72 2007

    AdWords for dummies / Howie Jacobson
    MAIN HF5415.1265 .J33 2007

    The new rules of marketing and PR : how to use news releases, blogs, podcasting, viral marketing, & online media to reach buyers directly / David Meerman Scott
    MAIN HF5415.1265 .S393 2007

    The marketing power of emotion / John O’Shaughnessy
    MAIN HF5415.32 .O743 2003

    Virtual assistant– the series : become a highly succeeful, sought after VA / Diana Ennen
    MAIN HF5547.25 .E56 2004

    Professional office procedures / Susan H. Cooperman
    MAIN HF5547.5 .C66 2009

    Calculator applications for business / Sandra Yelverton
    MAIN HF5548.2 .Y439 2006

    Accounting for dummies / John A. Tracy
    MAIN HF5635 .T678 2008

    Accounting for managers / John J. Glynn
    MAIN HF5657.4 .A27 2008

    QuickBooks 2008 : the missing manual / Bonnie Biafore
    MAIN HF5679 .B5323 2008

    QuickBooks 2008 solutions guide : for business owners and accountants / Laura Madeira
    MAIN HF5679 .M27 2008

    Quickbooks 2008 for dummies / Stephen Nelson
    MAIN HF5679 .N44957 2008

    Using Peachtree complete accounting 2008 / Glenn Owen
    MAIN HF5679 .O42 2009

    Reading financial reports for dummies / Lita Epstein
    MAIN HF5681 .B2 E67 2005

    How to read a financial report : wringing vital signs out of the numbers / John A. Tracy
    MAIN HF5681 .B2 T733 2004

    Business math for dummies / Mary Sterling
    MAIN HF5691 .S674 2008

    Gaines and Coleman real estate math : what you need to know / Linda Crawford
    MAIN HF5695.5 .R3 G35 2005

    Hedge funds for dummies / Ann C. Logue
    MAIN HG4530 .L598 2007

    All about derivatives : the easy way to get started / Michael Durbin
    MAIN HG6024 .A3 D87 2006

    Handbook of girls’ and women’s psychological health
    MAIN HQ1206 .H2383 2006

    Signing illustrated : the complete learning guide / Mickey Flodin
    MAIN HV2474 .F56 2004

    Violence in the home : multidisciplinary perspectives / Karel Kurst-Swanger
    MAIN HV6626 .K83 2003

    Prying eyes : privacy in the twenty-first century / Betsy Kuhn
    MAIN JC596 .K84 2008

    Nolo’s patents for beginners / David Pressman
    MAIN KF3114.6 .P737 2006

    Trademark : legal care for your business & product name / Stephen Elias
    MAIN KF3180 .Z9 E43 2007

    Consultant & independent contractor agreements / Stephen Fishman
    MAIN KF898 .F567 2008

    Psychology applied to teaching / Jack Snowman
    MAIN LB1051 .B452117 2009

    Learning and instruction : theory into practice / Margaret E. Gredler
    MAIN LB1060 .G73 2001

    Guiding young children / Patricia F. Hearron
    MAIN LB1140.2 .H52 2009

    Guiding young children : a problem-solving approach / Eleanor Reynolds
    MAIN LB1140.2 .R495 2008

    The compassionate classroom : relationship-based teaching and learning / Sura Hart
    MAIN LB3013 .H357 2004

    Historic homes of Minnesota / Roger Kennedy
    MAIN NA7235 .M6 K46 2006

    Late 19th century furniture by Berkey & Gay / Brian L. Witherell
    MAIN NK2439 .B47 A4 1998

    Action meets word : how children learn verbs
    MAIN P118 .A174 2006

    The creative process / Carol Burke
    MAIN PE1408 .B883837 1993

    The Oxford book of children’s verse in America
    MAIN PS586.3 .O94 1985

    Supporting users and troubleshooting desktop applications on a Microsoft Windows XP operating system / Joli Ballew
    MAIN QA76.3

    The practical PC / June J. Parsons
    MAIN QA76.5 .P37 2008

    Dire predictions : understanding global warming / Michael E. Mann
    MAIN QC981.8 .G56 M365 2008

    Using the electronic health record in the health care provider practice / Shirley Eichenwald
    MAIN R864 .E38 2008

    Cultural diversity in health and illness / Rachel Spector
    MAIN RA418.5 .T73 S64 2009

    The blue zone : lessons for living longer from the people who’ve lived the longest / Dan Buettner
    MAIN RA776.75 .B84 2008

    Bipolar disorder : a guide for patients and families / Francis Mark Mondimore
    MAIN RC516 .M64 2006

    16 myths of a diabetic diet / Karen Chalmers
    MAIN RC662 .C45 2007

    Child development / Fergus Hughes
    MAIN RJ131 .H84 1996

    Radiographic imaging for the dental team
    MAIN RK309 .M384 2009

    NCLEX-PN review made incredibly easy! /
    MAIN RT62 .N3366 2009

    Real world Adobe Photoshop CS3 : industrial-strength production techniques / David Blatner
    MAIN T385 .B57647 2008

    Adobe illustrator CS3 how-tos : 100 essential techniques / David Karlins
    MAIN T385 .K35243 2008

    Mastering Photoshop Cs3 for Print Design and Production / Ted LoCascio
    MAIN T385 .L617 2007

    Adobe CS3 web workflows : building web sites with Adobe Creative Suite 3 / Joseph Lowery
    MAIN T385 .L694 2008

    The Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! book : tips, tricks, and techniques from 100 top Illustrator artists / Sharon Steuer
    MAIN T385 .S75833 2008

    Minnesota logging railroads / Frank Alexander King
    MAIN TF24 .M6 K56 2003

    The architecture of light : architectural lighting design concepts and techniques / Sage Russell
    MAIN TH7703 .R87 2008

    Geothermal power
    MAIN TJ280.7 .G446 2007

    Solar power
    MAIN TJ810 .S715 2007

    Wind
    MAIN TJ820

    Water
    MAIN TK1081 .W287 2006

    Search engine optimization for dummies / Peter Kent
    MAIN TK5105.884 .K46 2008

    Letting go of the words : writing Web content that works / Janice Redish
    MAIN TK5105.888 .R427 2007

    Content rich : writing your way to wealth on the Web / Jon Wuebben
    MAIN TK5105.888 .W84 2008

    Dreamweaver CS3 / David Sawyer McFarland
    MAIN TK5105.8885 .D74 M3922 2007

    The cell phone handbook : everything you wanted to know about wireless telephony (but didn’t know who or what to ask) / Penelope Stetz
    MAIN TK6570 .M6 S74 2001

    Nuclear power
    MAIN TK9148 .N83 2007

    Coal
    MAIN TP325 .C5135 2007

    Biomass : energy from plants and animals
    MAIN TP339 .B5646 2007

    Natural gas
    MAIN TP350 .N35 2007

    Oil
    MAIN TP355 .O38 2007

    Hydrogen
    MAIN TP359 .H8 H93 2006

    Alternative digital photography / John G. Blair
    MAIN TR267 .B5855 2008

    The book of alternative photographic processes / Christopher James
    MAIN TR350 .J35 2009

    Hungry planet : what the world eats / Peter Menzel
    MAIN TX353 .M43 2007

    The best of brochure design 07
    MAIN Z246 .B482 2003

    The best of brochure design 9 / Jason Godfrey
    MAIN Z246 .G63 2006

    Design matters, brochures : an essential primer for today’s competitive market / Michelle Taute
    MAIN Z246 .T38 2008

    Art direction + editorial design / Yolanda Zappaterra
    MAIN Z246 .Z37 2007

    Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 step by step / Joyce Cox
    MAIN Z253.532 .M53 C677 2008

    The calligrapher’s bible : 100 complete alphabets and how to draw them / David Harris
    MAIN Z43 .H27 2003

    Blogs, Wikipedia, Second life, and Beyond : from production to produsage / Axel Bruns
    MAIN ZA4482 .B78 2008

    December 19, 2008 • Uncategorized • Views: 222

  • More free books for December 2008

    We missed a few titles in the previous list. Please see this spreadsheet of additional Library discards and contact us if you’d like any of them. Thanks!

    December 12, 2008 • Uncategorized • Views: 106

  • Free books for December 2008

    Please see our spreadsheet of December 2008 Library discards and contact us if you’d like any of them. Yes, they’re really free!

    December 9, 2008 • Uncategorized • Views: 120