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Have you checked out ScienceDirect?

Earlier this year the Library started offering access to ScienceDirect as part of our database collection. This database offers coverage of scholarly articles and book chapters in the physical sciences, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, engineering, and humanities. ScienceDirect's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, including high-impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available here.

Science Direct is available both on and off campus. Go to the Library website (http://library.laguardia.edu) and click on Find article & books online to get to the database selection page. Science Direct can be found in the alphabetical list of databases.



Join us for Short Takes on Literature, Thursday 10/28 at 2:30 pm

Short Takes on Literature program is back!

This fall one of the longest running, no-credit, no papers programs continues to offer informal discussion of short stories.This semester we will be reading the short stories by Women Writers of the Southern States. All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Library Conference Room

Thursday, October 28: Ann Beattie, "Wanda's" and Bobbie Ann Mason,"Shiloh"



Feminist Artists on Wikipedia?

The Brooklyn Museum as part of their Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958 - 1968 exhibit, is conducting a collaborative project with Wikipedia called WikiPop. At the start of the exhibit planning, they found out that not all of the women artists had entries on Wikipedia. How could this be? I think this is a perfect illustration that not everything in on Wikipedia, that the content on this public information source still has holes in its content. This is due to the biases that exist when the community that creates and runs it (which should be all of us, but is not) is still so limited both in numbers and in diversity of interests.

So the Brooklyn Museum started this great Wiki-Project to create or enhance Wikipedia entries for the 25 artists being exhibited and also put up their entries on iPads next to their work in the galleries. Take a look at this posting for more about the project and about the curator's organization of it.



Short Takes on Literature: Zora Neale Hurston

Short Takes on Literature program is back!

This fall one of the longest running, no-credit, no papers programs continues to offer informal discussion of short stories.This semester we will be reading the short stories by Women Writers of the Southern States. All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Library Conference Room

Thursday, October 21: Zora Neale Hurston, Drenched in Light and Sweat



Library Workshop on E-Books tomorrow: 10/13/10 @ 3:30pm + last chance for the E-Book contest

Come to our E-Book Workshop:

When: Wednesday, October 13, 3:30-4pm

Where: Library Lab E101-B

What: Come learn about and explore the Library's e-book collections-thousands of e-books available from any computer or hand-held device with Internet access.

Also enter the E-Book contest - The Library is sponsoring a contest to highlight our e-book collection, and everyone is invited to enter. Here's a chance to win some great prizes and learn about e-books in the Library. Faculty members can use it in the classroom to introduce students to the Library website and to CUNY+. Deadline extended to October 15. Good luck!

Find the answers to the questions on the entry form and become eligible to win one of our 3 PRIZES (Each winner will also receive a 1GB flash drive.):

  1. Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen by Opening Sessions speaker Anna Lappe and eco-chef Bryant Terry (signed copy).
  2. Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by cookbook author and New York Times columnist, Mark Bittman.
  3. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by award winning food and agriculture writer, Michael Pollan.

Entry forms are available in the Library and here.

Contest Rules:

  • Open to LAGCC students, faculty & staff. (Library faculty & staff are not eligible to win.)
  • Answer ALL of the questions correctly and you will be entered in the drawing to win one of the 3 prizes.
  • Write your name and email address CLEARLY at the top of the entry.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Drop your completed entry in the box at the Reference Desk in the Library by Friday, October 15. Winners will be notified by email.



Short Takes on Literature: Lee Smith

Short Takes on Literature program is back!

This fall one of the longest running, no-credit, no papers programs continues to offer informal discussion of short stories.This semester we will be reading the short stories by Women Writers of the Southern States. All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Library Conference Room

Thursday, October 14: Lee Smith, Big Girl and Heat Lightning



Short Takes on Literature: Alice Dunbar Nelson

Short Takes on Literature program is back!

This fall one of the longest running, no-credit, no papers programs continues to offer informal discussion of short stories.This semester we will be reading the short stories by Women Writers of the Southern States. All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Library Conference Room

Wednesday, October 6: Alice (Ruth Moore) Dunbar Nelson, Little Miss Sophie and Tony's Wife