Welcome to the Fall 2019 Semester!

Students reading in the old library building. Photo courtesy of the CPCC Archives.

Welcome to the Fall 2019 semester!   With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.

Books and More!

As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs.  To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.

You can search for both articles, books (print or electronic) and DVDs available in the library by using our online catalog.

You might also be interested in checking out some of our online resources available on our Research Databases page.

Need help using any of our resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone, through online chat or even by text!

Need to renew something you have checked out or pay late fees? You can do both of those things online by accessing the My Account page. To login, simply provide your full name and your CPCC login username.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quiet study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato, Harper, Harris and Levine campuses have study rooms available. You can book these study rooms yourself online. Book early though, as they tend to fill up quickly!

Faculty Resources

We also offer a number of resources just for faculty.  Be sure to check out our Faculty Resources page to see what we can offer you.

We hope everyone has a great semester!

Spotlight Video – Remembering the Slaves of Mt. Vernon

This weeks Spotlight Video remembers the slaves of George Washington’s plantation home, Mt. Vernon.

If you are accessing the video from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your CPCC Login.

This video and thousands of others are available through Films on Demand, which can be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Spotlight Video – Chef Career Q&A

This weeks Spotlight Video celebrates National Culinary Arts Month with a Career Q&A with Chef Carrie Whitcraft.

If you are accessing the video from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your CPCC Login.

This video and thousands of others are available through Films on Demand, which can be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

 

Spotlight Video – The Words That Built America

This weeks Spotlight Video celebrates the three founding documents of the United States – The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights.

If you are accessing the video from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your CPCC Login.

This video and thousands of others are available through Films on Demand, which can be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month: Mango Languages

The Central Piedmont Library’s featured resource of the month for July is Mango Languages.  Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication.

Mango contains learning modules for over 60 different languages. It covers well known languages, such as French, Spanish, and German, as well as lesser known languages, such as Dzongkha (the national language of Bhutan), Telugo (one of the many languages spoken in India), and Dari (a variation of Farsi spoken in Afghanistan). You can even learn to speak Pirate or Shakespearean English!

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! Mango Languages may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

EVENT: Tom Hanchett Speaks About Charlotte’s History

Author Tom Hanchett

How did Charlotte become a city of neighborhoods? Tom Hanchett wrote about that in his book Sorting Out the New South City (UNC Press 1998). He’ll delve into that history — newly relevant today as we grapple with issues of gentrification and affordable housing — in a talk on May 21 at 12:30 in Zeiss Building 1106 on Central Campus.

Dr. Tom Hanchett has worked as a community historian since his retirement from Levine Museum of the New South. He earned degrees from Cornell, University of Chicago and UNC Chapel Hill. Charlotte Magazine calls him Charlotte Dr. History and named him a 2015 Charlottean of the Year. Find his writings at www.HistorySouth.org

New Library Resource for Faculty: Swank Digital Campus

CPCC Library now has access to Swank Digital Campus. Swank Digital Campus provides streaming access to feature films. Films may be shown in class or assigned to enrolled students to view outside of class. These films do not have public performance rights.

For more information about Swank, including a current list of available films, please check out our Swank Digital Campus reference guide, available here:

https://researchguides.cpcc.edu/c.php?g=919527

Other questions? Contact Doug Short, Online Services Librarian

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Us!

Come celebrate Women’s History Month at Central Piedmont Library! Central Piedmont Library is proud to present a book display and an exhibition entitled: “The Women of Central Piedmont” throughout the month of March. The display highlights the achievements of various figures (faculty, staff, and students) throughout Central Piedmont’s history and features archival photographs and artifacts documenting efforts for the advancement of women’s roles within workforce development. The exhibit is located on the second and third floors the Central Campus Library (old-ATC Building) from March 4th-March 29th. For questions about this exhibit, please contact our college archivist, Erin Allsop at erin.allsop@cpcc.edu.

Service. Place. Resource.

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