New CQ Researcher reports

Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on autism, hunger, and transnational crime:

Understanding Autism
By Sarah Glazer
August 1, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 28
Is the condition becoming more common?

Global Hunger
By Tom Price
August 8, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 29
Can the planet feed itself in 2050?

Transnational Crime
By Peter Katel
August 29, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 30
Is cross-border criminality getting worse?

LexisNexis Academic webinars

LexisNexis Academic is an excellent resource for news, business, and legal research. Learn how to get the most out of this database with these free webinars:

LexisNexis Academic
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to the most news, business, and legal information available from one interface. Newly redesigned with a simplified, single-search box and improved search options, this research tool provides streamlined access to the credible information students and faculty need. Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it all.

LexisNexis Academic – Business
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on business resources and Company Dossier.

LexisNexis Academic – Legal Research
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on legal and criminal justice resources within LN Academic.

LexisNexis Academic – News
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on news resources within LN Academic.

LexisNexis Academic – Shepard’s®
Shepard’s® is an extremely important part of legal research. Once you have found a case that is relevant to your research, you must verify that it is still good law. The webinar will cover the features and benefits of using Shepard’s® on-line.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

We’re excited to announce our latest online subscription, The Chronicle of Higher Education. This unlocks all kinds of premium content available exclusively to online subscribers, including archives going back to 1989. From their web site:

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

In print, The Chronicle is published in two sections: Section A, which contains news and jobs, and The Chronicle Review, a magazine of arts and ideas. Subscribers also receive the annual Almanac of Higher Education and special reports on diversity, the academic workplace, online learning, and other topics. The Chronicle newspaper is available in print and digital formats.

By creating a free personal account, you can subscribe to Newsletters, participate in Forums, and download the free iPad app. For those of you who prefer paper, we also subscribe to The Chronicle in print; look for it in our Periodicals collection.

Salem Health: Addictions & Substance Abuse

We recently added Salem Health: Addictions & Substance Abuse to our collection, which comes with free access to the same content online. The printed set is over 700 pages in two volumes and includes 400 articles on topics such as:

You’ll find the printed copy in our Reference collection at RC564.65 .A33 2013 and you can access the online version through Salem Health.

Free books

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

New materials in Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion added 42 new materials this month. Here’s the latest update:

August Monthly Materials Update

New materials include handmade wallcoverings, printed NFCs for wireless data transfer, and uniquely dyed denim.

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last month. There are two new Animations on Functions of RNA and Regulating Development.


New Research Reviews include:

There are four new briefings:

Finally, take a look at the new video biography of Christopher T. Walsh, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry.

Great news about StarID!

Great news for DCTC students and employees! You can now use your StarID username and password to access all of the Library’s online resources while off campus. You can still use your barcode or Aleph Patron ID if you already have one, but first-time Library users no longer have to wait for us to manually activate their accounts. This has been on our wishlist for years.

Give it a try. See our list of Online Resources, click on one that sounds interesting, and log in with your StarID when you see the prompt. Please e-mail or call 651-423-8366 if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:


Credo Reference includes 657 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!

LexisNexis Academic enhancements

LexisNexis Academic has released several new enhancements, including new search forms for Tax Law and Accounting. You’ll also find:

  • Advanced Options:
    • Date year drop down expanded to 30 years
    • Additional options for restricting by date: date is today, previous week, previous year, etc.
    • Ability to select more than one source using the Source word wheel
    • Ability to add relevancy threshold to Index Terms search
  • All News form:
    • Addition of U.S. Newspapers and Business and Industry News checkboxes
    • Addition of search with Index Terms (all three news forms)
  • Redesigned Landmark Cases
  • New “All” option in searching state statutes and regulations – search across all statutory and regulatory content from a particular state

Details and screenshots are available in the LexisNexis Academic Knowledge Center.