Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Need Help Accessing the Books and articles you Found?

 After researching the databases, you have found articles that you want for your research paper but none of the articles are full-text? We can help by finding the article at another library.

This library belongs to RiverShare, a network of libraries that allows members to borrow books, or get copies of articles, from other libraries. Most students will receive their items for free because RiverShare libraries do not charge for the service. If we must look outside our member libraries for your items, there may be a fee that the lending library charges that the student agrees to pay.

In addition to this service, you may use a library card from any of the member libraries at the other libraries. Follow this link to get a list of the RiverShare libraries. http://www.rivershare.org/about-us/member-libraries

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Libraries and Statistics

This post is for those of you who are curious about numbers related to public and academic libraries. On October 25, 2012, Wolfram/Alpha published an entry on their blog  about two major sources to help librarian and others compute statistics related to libraries. The first is the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Public Libraries in the United States Survey and data on academic libraries from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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November Database of the Month

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO.  

More than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews                       

Nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism 

More than 253,000 author biographies

More than 450 literary journals

More than 693,000 book reviews

Nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems

More than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories

More than 6,500 author interviews

At the end of each narrative you will find a list of hyperlinked Cross References that refers you to other sources.

When searching Literary Reference Center for information on a well-known work or author, your results will be more extensive if you choose to browse by work or author. Search for a specific author or work by name. 

On the right toolbar there is a Literary-Historical Timeline, Encyclopedia of Literature, Dictionary, Citation Help and Research Guides.

 

Kindle

If you are a Kindle fan visit http://onehundredfreebooks.com/. You will have access to 100 free or discounted Kindle eBooks combined with a book description and reviews from Amazon. Be sure to look at the deals section, which offers 10% to 90% off the regular price.

Library Events

Celebrating Creations

We are celebrating creative minds with a display of faculty and staff creative art works during the week of November 26th through the 30th.  At the end of the week the SCC Library will host a reception in honor of those who displayed their work.

 Coffee for Students

The library will be serving coffee for students during finals week December 11, 12, 13, 14, and 17th.

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