September is the national awareness month for several types of cancer. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.
Check out these sites for more information:
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
- CDC – Ovarian Cancer
- ipl2 – The Link: Ovarian Cancer
- MedlinePlus – Ovarian Cancer
- National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
- American Childhood Cancer Organization
- CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
- MedlinePlus – Cancer in Children
National Blood Cancer Awareness Month
“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” —Article 3, Library Bill of Rights
Banned Books Week doesn’t officially start until September 21st but we feel so strongly about the freedom to read, we’re going to celebrate all month. Did you know there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries and classrooms every year? Take a look at the American Library Association’s lists of Frequently Challenged Books and check one out from our collection:
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X
- The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
- 1984, by George Orwell
- The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
- Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
- The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
- The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
- Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
- Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
- The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
- And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Check one out and celebrate your First Amendment rights!
Credo Reference has added or updated the following 17 titles since August:
- Dictionary of Untranslatables
- The Reader’s Companion to American History
- Environmental History and Global Change: A Dictionary of Environmental History
- Anthropology of Alternative Medicine
- Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
- The Wisden Archive of Cricketers’ Lives 2014
- Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present
- The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy
- SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care
- SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities
- Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Genres – North America
- The American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary
- The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
- The Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Debates
- Webster’s New World Medical Dictionary
- SAGE Key Concepts Series: Key Concepts in Health Studies
- Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine: America, Britain and Australia Compared
Our Credo Reference collection now includes 661 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
Films On Demand added 258 new videos in August, bringing our streaming video collection up to 15,948 titles. Ask a librarian or register for a free webinar if you’d like to learn more about Films On Demand.
Films On Demand: An Overview and Introduction for Academic Institutions
A half-hour demonstration covering basic content and function of Films On Demand’s 24/7 streaming educational video service–offering 24/7 access, individual playlist distribution, playback options from personal device to large-screen class showings, and an unsurpassed range of top-quality content.
Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on autism, hunger, and transnational crime:
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:
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.
- Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 11 AM – 12 PM: Register here
- Thursday, September 25, 2014, 1 PM – 2 PM: Register here
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.
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12 PM – 1 PM: Register here
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.
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10 AM – 11 AM: Register here
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.
- Friday, September 19, 2014, 11 AM – 12 PM: Register here
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.
- Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11 AM – 11:30 AM: Register here
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.
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:
- Addictive personality
- Advertising for tobacco products
- Caffeine addiction
- Gambling addiction
- Medical marijuana
- Minnesota model
- Social media addiction
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.