More New Online Resources!


The following new research databases are recent additions to our online collection. These resources and more can be accessed via:

Give them a try and let us know what you think!


RAND State Statistics

RAND Corporation

Looking for information on the number of high school and college dropouts in North Carolina? Or perhaps you want to find out about specific crime and health statistics in a particular county. Give RAND a try! RAND State Statistics contains nearly 80 databases that cover a wide range of categories: business and economics, community, education, energy and environment, government finance, health and population.




NewsBank provides access to thousands of newspapers, both nationally and worldwide. In particular, it provides access to several local newspapers: The Charlotte Observer, The Charlotte Post and The Mecklenburg Times. NewsBank is a perfect source for conducting research on local or state issues.

April showers bring flowery words…and candy!

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month by checking out new titles like The 100 Best African American Poems, edited by Nikki Giovanni.  Grab a piece of candy and add words to make a new verse in our poem.  We’ll keep track of it daily and at the end of the month, we’ll put it all together and share our Cato poem.  After a few days, it’s already taking shape:

Her cloudlike dreams must be visions of silence, told while crimson leaves play under trees, never really silent as life spirals through the world without ground.  Where the soul is wise, a moment would be sad.  A fool always does smile with quiet sadness…

While you’re munching on jelly beans and creating epic poetry, please take a moment to celebrate National Library Week.  Share your favorite library moments or just tell us what we’re doing right (let’s save what we’re doing not-so-right for the other 51 weeks of the year).

Our collection is growing!

The birds and the bees, the flowers that make us sneeze…  Yep, it’s officially Spring, and Cato Campus libraries are budding with new materials.  Below is a selection of new titles available for check out:

The Facebook Effect
     by David Kirkpatrick
Stiff by Mary Roach 

A current CPCC ID will allow you to check out books for three weeks and most DVDs for seven days.  Browse our books, DVDs, ebooks, and more by visiting our online library catalog, or stop by the library and browse our shelves Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Don’t see what you need here at Cato?  You can have materials sent from any of the CPCC campus libraries for free.