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New Database - Statista

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Statista is the first statistics portal in the world to integrate over 60,000 diverse topics of data and facts from over 10,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into over 20 market sectors, Statista provides business customers, researchers, and the academic community with direct access to relevant quantitative facts on agriculture, finance, politics, and many more areas of interest.

Upgrade to Library Computers

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Over the Christmas break the IT department upgraded the library's computers to Windows 7 operating system.  With the new  image, they are running faster and have the bells & whistles of Windows 7: like snag it, Aero snap & shake. 

We also loaded the latest version of e-sword & Google Chrome.

To learn more about the creation of Google Chrome, here's The Chrome comic book, by Scott McCloud.

New Database

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 - 1750

A valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. This database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

1,000 Bookmarks on Delicious

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Well, we've done it.  One thousand websites have been added & tagged on the social bookmarking site Delicious.

I add websites to Delicious using student and faculty recommendations, reviews in journals, etc., & pure serendipity.

Some of my favorite sites are:

American Memory  -- from Library of Congress.

Making of America  -- a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction

Christian Classics Ethereal Library  -- A digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.

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Ebooks have been reloaded into the Library's catalog

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Matt Owen, our Systems Librarian, has completed the work on the library catalog and the e-book records.  He was not able, however, to resolve the broken icon for the e-books.  We have now over 87,000 e-book records in the catalog!

If you have any questions about locating e-books, please contact us at the library.

Ebooks are temporarily removed from the Library's catalog

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Our Systems Librarian is doing some needed maintenance on the ebook catalog records.  We are also trying to fix the icon problem.   So, you will not see them in the Library's catalog for a few days.  All ebooks are still available through their home databases:


  • ATLA Historical Monograph Collection Series 1
    Presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The collection covers a wide range of material and includes many volumes documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era.

  • ATLA Historical Monograph Collection Series 2
    Consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century.
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Currently offers 258 ebooks from trusted printed volumes published since the 1960's and adds immense value to nearly any aspect of historical research; includes extensive bibliographic reference linking and personal archives; CHO covers many subject areas including music, philosophy, religion, liberal studies, history, literature, science and economics; an average of 5 new titles will be added each year.

  • ebrary (e-book collection)
    A collection of over 30,000 full text electronic books, covering a wide range of subject areas including business, computers, technology, humanities, education, social sciences and fiction. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A collection of 114 reference eBooks combining the convenience of an online search engine with the publisher’s accuracy and authority. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.
  • netLibrary (e-book collection)
    An electronic book collection of over 9,500 titles representing many subjects areas including - American history, sociology, medical science, business, literature, education computer science, technology, psychology and religion. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • Oxford Reference Online
    Over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • PsycBOOKS
    A e-book database of more than 21,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,400 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It also includes 700 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from 1806, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. PsycBOOKS is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®. You can search the library’s entire e-book collection through the library catalog.

  • SAGE e-Reference Handbook Collection
    A full-text collection of 80 of Sage's highest rating handbooks covering a range of subjects across the social sciences.

National Library Week April 11-17, 2010 -- Events

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College Library Events

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Meet the Author

Come help the  College Library celebrate its local authors as they introduce their books and read a selection.  The featured authors include Dr. Jon DePriest (Send the light : Team and the evangelical mission, 1890-1975), Dr. Joe Sarnowski (The literary achievement of the American poet Robert Penn Warren : his life-long struggles with morality, myth, and modernity), and James Swezey (The curse of a warrior).  Light refreshments follow.


Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm – 1 am

Night at the Library

What happens in the library once it closes for the night?  Join us and find out.  Enjoy an evening of fun, food, and games as the library stays open ‘after hours.’


READ posters

Keep an eye out for your favorite professor as they encourage you to read books.

The 411 on the New Library Phone Number

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The College Library has been given a direct phone number.  You don't have to go through the switchboard to call our circulation/reference desk.  This is especially helpful after 5pm or on weekends when there isn't a receptionist and you would have had to use the dial-by-extension, or worse, the dial-by-name option.

Our new number is 619-201-8747.

All books are due on December 15th

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That's right.  No matter when you checked out a library item, they are all due back to the library by Monday, December 15th.  We want to make sure we have them back before you go on break.  That way, when you come back in January you won't start the new year with a library fine (11 days overdue x 20 cents/day = $2.20 per item).

Don't forget, you can put them in the book return (outside the library entrance) if we aren't open.

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