Today is also International Children’s Book Day. Did you know we have nearly 1,200 children’s books (plus kits and games) in our Juvenile Collection? Check one out and read to a child today!
Today is World Autism Awareness Day and April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to the CDC, 1 out of 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Learn more about autism and Asperger’s syndrome with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.
Check out these sites for more information:
Our Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) collection has just grown by 21 titles:
- Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 10 volumes
- American Eras: Primary Sources; Vol. 1
- American Eras: Primary Sources; Vol. 2
- American Eras: Primary Sources; Vol. 3
- St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 5 volumes
- Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 4 volumes
- Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, 6 volumes
- Environmental Encyclopedia, 2 volumes
- Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, 2 volumes
- Career Information Center, 16 volumes
- Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, 14 volumes
- Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, 2 volumes
- Shakespeare for Students: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare’s Plays and Poetry, 2 volumes
- Bioethics, 6 volumes
- Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction, 2 volumes
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2 volumes
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2 volumes
- Human Diseases and Conditions, 4 volumes
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, 4 volumes
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health: Infancy through Adolescence, 4 volumes
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, 6 volumes
Articles from GVRL can be downloaded to your eReader as PDFs or saved as MP3s and listened to. You’ll also find APA and MLA citations for each article and a built-in dictionary. Here are a few of the new titles:
For more information about GVRL, ask a librarian or attend one of these free webinars:
- Educational Research
- ELM Databases for Grades K-5
- ELM Databases for Grades 9-12
- Health & Wellness
- Historical Research: How do I find the good stuff?
- Information Literacy – Do students know what they are Looking for?
- Learning New Software with Computer Skills Center
- LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
- LearningExpress Library for K12 Skill Improvement
- LearningExpress Library K12 Resources
- Points of View Reference Center
- Science Resources in ELM
- Student Resources In Context
- Town & Gown
March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and their contributions to culture and society. Learn about women’s history with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and check out these sites for more information:
AccessScience has added lots of new content this month. New research reviews include:
- The next generation of television
- Application of software-defined radio
- Offshore wind energy conversion
- Incorporating exposure science into life-cycle assessment
- Polymers for drug delivery
New briefings include:
- Amphibians face extinction crisis
- Artificial sweeteners
- Diauxic growth (diauxie)
- Heroin: an addictive drug
- Organic food
There are new videos and animations on the following topics:
- Chemistry Life Hacks for Winter Survival
- How Does Moisturizer Work?
- How Much Water Can Kill You?
- The Science Behind Calories and Nutrition Facts Labels
- What’s In Your iPhone?
- Why Do Onions Make You Cry?
For instructors, there’s a new curriculum map on Introductory Geology. And finally, take a look at the new video biographies of Ruzena Bajcsy, winner of the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science and Ali Nayfeh, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.