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ACTC Library News, Events and special notices.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pimp My Paper

As March gives way to April and the final weeks of class we know it's the time of year to really get to work on research papers. The Library has access to several excellent online databases for all your research needs. In addition to our physical book collection we have a virtually limitless collection of ebooks through NetLibrary:

For scholarly articles and journals look no further than the EBSCO (Electronic Journals Service) for thousands of articles.

We've also recently added the Oxford Reference Online to our collection of databases. The Oxford database provides access to thousands of articles from the world's most trusted sources. Articles are from Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other Oxford publications. One of the really great features is that the articles are already cited for you to simply copy and paste onto your Works Cited page!

In addition to the above databases we have quite a bit more, like the awesome CQResearcher, which is the place to go if you need a topic to write about.

All of these databases are 100% free for you to use either from here in the library in the lab or at home. If you do use the databses at home some will require a log-in. Drop by the library and ask for the bookmark that has the log-ins and passwords to all our online databases. Using the information on the bookmark you will have access to the databases on your home PC/Mac/Laptop whenever you need them.

By using the Mansbach Library and our online databases your Research Paper will have officially been pimped.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring Break Library Hours -- March 17-22

College Drive Campus Library
Saturday, March 15 -- 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 16 -- Closed
Monday-Thursday, March 17-20 -- 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 21 -- 8:00 a.m. to noon
Saturday & Sunday, March 22 & 23 -- Closed

Roberts Drive Campus Library will be closed during Spring Break
Resume regular hours on Monday, March 24


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

National Crochet Month

March is National Crochet Month. It's not just Granny Squares anymore! For more information visit Crochet Guild of America website. Visit the Lion Brand Yarn website for free instructions on how to crochet, free patterns, and information on crocheting for charity.

There are also two books on crochet available from NetLibrary:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting
Maran Illustrated Knitting and Crocheting

If you need help accessing NetLibrary, please contact the Library. Happy Crocheting!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Spring Break is Right Around the Corner!

Library Hours will be:

March 17-22
Monday-Friday 8-4:30PM
Saturday- CLOSED

The Roberts Drive Library will be closed during Spring Break.

We have gotten quite a few new books in over the past several weeks. If you are looking for something great to read over the break we encourage to stop by! Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!