Category Archives: Library Resources

Welcome to the Fall 2018 Semester!

Picture of a welcome sign
Welcome to the Fall 2018 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.

We have a new online catalog that allows you to search for both articles and books or DVDs available in the library (or in electronic format), all at once. Check it out here.

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 or online.

Unfortunately, online book renewals and placing online holds are not working right now. However, you may contact any CPCC Library location to place a hold or ask to have your books renewed.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quiet study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato, 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!

Advice for College Students: 6 Reasons to Get a (Free) Public Library Card

If the classroom is the first stop in the learning experience, the library is the next destination. You may already be familiar with the library at CPCC, but don’t miss out on another invaluable resource—the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system. All CPCC students, regardless of county of residence, are eligible for a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card. Here are six reasons to include a public library card on your list of school supplies. Learn more here.

New Online Resources

The library has several new online resources that we’d like you to be aware of:

Something About the Author Online – Something About the Author Online provides comprehensive access to all volumes ever printed in the Something About the Author print series. It examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators of children and young adult publications.

  • Primary Audience: Students needing information about children’s and young adult authors and illustrators. Early childhood education students may be particularly interested in this resource.

Find a Topic and NewsBank – NewsBank provides selected full-text newspaper articles and newswires from the United States and abroad. NewsBank is particularly strong in providing access to local, state, regional, and national news. Our subscription to NewsBank provides access to the Charlotte Observer from 1985 to present.

Find a Topic, provided as part of NewsBank,  helps students locate relevant news items related to a wide variety of topics, including business, technology, education, health, science and many others.

  • Primary Audience: Anyone needing to research contemporary issues as viewed through the news. Students who need to research local area issues will find this resource especially useful.

Cochrane Library – The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

  • Primary Audience: Ideal for students in the allied health fields who need to locate evidence-based research. Use of this resource is restricted to one user at a time.

All of these databases can be found at the following link http://researchguides.cpcc.edu/az.php under the New/Trial Databases section.

Introducing the EBSCO eBooks Mobile App

Do you need to access ebooks while on the go? With the release of the new EBSCO eBooks app, you can now enjoy an on-the-go research experience from any mobile device. Some of the features available from this app are:

  • Search and browse your entire EBSCO eBook collection
  • Download titles to the app and read even when they’re offline
  • Sync bookmarks and recent position in the same title across mobile devices
  • Customize the reading experience by adjusting font size, brightness, margins, and more
  • Easily return eBooks to your collection when they finish reading
The EBSCO eBooks app is available through the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
You will be required to create a separate EBSCO account in order to use this app.
If you have any questions about the app, please feel free to contact Doug Short at doug.short@cpcc.edu

 

Library Resources: IEEE Periodical Package

 

The library subscribes to the interdisciplinary, top-cited, highly regarded IEEE All Society Periodical Package listing over 170 journals on the subjects of:

  • Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics (Engineering Technology Division),
  • Graphic Design, Graphic Arts & Imaging, Visual Arts,
  • Simulation & Game Development,
  • Architecture,
  •  HVAC,
  • Sustainability Technologies ,
  • Fire Protection and
  •  Health & Information Technology.

These journals can be found on the library website here:  http://researchguides.cpcc.edu/az.php?a=i  or

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/accessinfo.jsp

Please contact Kimberley Balcos if you have any questions.

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Semester!

Welcome to the 2015 fall semester!  Hopefully, you had a chance to get settled into classes during the past week.  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.

To find out what books or DVDs are available in the library (or in electronic format), check out the online library catalog.

If you are looking for research articles or educational online videos, have a look at our Research Resources.

Need help using either one of these resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Online book renewals, which were not working during the spring and summer sessions this year, are now once again working!

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quite study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato 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!

Welcome to the 2015 Spring Semester!

Welcome to the 2015 spring semester!  Hopefully, you had a great winter break and are ready to get into the swing of things.  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.

To find out what books or DVDs are available in the library (or in electronic format), check out the online library catalog.

If you are looking for research articles or educational online videos, have a look at our Research Resources. Please note that this page was previously known as Research Databases. In addition to having a new name, it also has a new, cleaner look.

Need help using either one of these resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Study Space?  We Have That!

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

Welcome to Fall 2014!

Welcome to the 2014 fall semester!  Hopefully, you had a fantastic summer and are ready to get into the swing of things.  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.

To find out what books or DVDs are available in the library (or in electronic format), check out the online library catalog.

If you are looking for research articles or educational online videos, have a look at our Research Databases.

Need help using either one of these resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quite study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato and Levine campuses have study rooms available. (Two of the study rooms at Central recently got amazing facelifts…pictures to come in a future post!)

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!

New Resources: VAST Academic Video Online and Ambrose Video

Need a video clip to add to your class presentation? CPCC Libraries have recently acquired access to two new video resources that can help!

VAST: Academic Video Online is a large multidisciplinary database of searchable streaming video. Subject areas covered include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, language and literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, psychology, religion, science, theater, musical performance, women’s studies, and more. Documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage are among the video formats provided.

Ambrose Video has a collection of more than 1200 video clips and full programs, including 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays. Subject areas covered include economics, fine arts, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, political science, science and social studies.

Any questions or feedback about these resources? Please feel free to contact Doug Short at doug.short@cpcc.edu.

Talk Like a Pirate Day is Back!

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In order to celebrate the day in style, why not check out some of the pirate-related booty that the library has to offer?

The History of Pirates

The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina

Piracy: The Complete History

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

Blackbeard: The Real Pirate of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

And, of course, the classic of pirate tales:

Treasure Island

Ever wanted to learn to talk like a pirate?  You’re in luck!  Mango Languages offers a language course in Pirate!

Follow these five easy steps to get started speaking Pirate:

  • Go to Mango Languages (if you’re off-campus, you will need to log-in with your CPCC Login at this point)
  • Create an account or simply log-in, if you already have one. (This account is different from your CPCC Login.)
  • After logging in, select Courses from the menu.
  • Choose Pirate from the menu listing of languages.
  • Click Launch to begin learning Pirate!

(And remember, once International Talk Like a Pirate Day is over, you can still use Mango Languages to learn a new language, such as French or Spanish.)

Mango Pirate is also available to library patrons via the Mango Mobile Library Edition smartphone apps.