Category Archives: Multimedia

Get Credit Literate: Play the “Bad Credit Hotel” Game

Is debt a problem? Thinking of buying a home? Need a loan? Confused about credit cards, credit scores, bankruptcy, and how they all work together? Don’t want to read volumes of financial help guides? We’ve got just the game for you! Bad Credit Hotel is an entertaining and educational online game created by the US Department of Treasury.

Check into the Bad Credit Hotel. Learn about credit and how it works while exploring the Bad Credit Hotel. The more you learn, the better your chances of reaching your goal and reserving the best room in the hotel.

Watch the “Come Walk in My Shoes” Civil Rights Event

Civil rights leader and current Georgia Congressman, John Lewis spoke at CPCC on February 18th to a packed Halton Theater. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we have videos from the event posted below.

Event Videos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

For more information about Representative John Lewis and his involvement with the Civil Rights Movement visit his article on Wikipedia and his official website.

May 2008, New Library Materials

Get out your preferred reading aid — bifocals, monocles, contact lenses, or just a good old pair of eyes. We’ve got a TON of new materials for you at CPCC Libraries. Our new titles run the gamut on a wide variety of subjects.  Some titles from the list: Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy through Jokes, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, and College Majors and Careers : a Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning.

Get the complete list of new materials acquired in May 2008 in handy PDF format HERE.

New Titles Available for Earth Day

Earth Day is Just Around the Corner Thinking about how you can go green this Earth Day? The CPCC Libraries have resources to help you out. Here are just some of the books and DVDs we offer on topics like the environment, energy efficiency, and climate change:


  • True Green: 100 Everyday Ways You Can Contribute to a Healthier Planet
  • Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth
  • Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
  • The World Without Us
  • Science 101: Ecology
  • Earth Then and Now


  • National Geographic’s Human Footprint
  • How Do I? Energy Efficiency
  • National Geographic’s Six Degrees Could Change the World
  • History Channel’s How the Earth was Made
  • NOVA/Frontline’s Global Warming: What’s Up with the Weather?
  • History Channel’s Life After People
  • History Channel’s A Global Warning?
  • A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

Search the library catalog for for information on the location and availability of any of the above titles.

EBSCO, one of the library’s databases vendors, is offering free access to an environmental database, GreenFILE, at GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.

New Library Materials!

Over the month of March we’ve added over 200 items to the Library’s collection. The list is too long to post here in its entirety, and is available in PDF format here. A small sample of our newest titles include —

  • Algebra for College Students
    • Available @ Cato Campus Library
  • Independent Feature Film Production : A Complete Guide
    • Available @ Central Campus Library
  • Welding: Binding Ancient Technology to Modern Life (DVD)
    • Available @ Harper Campus Library
  • Preschoolers Physical Development
    • Available@ Harris Campus Library
  • Why There’s Antifreeze in your Toothpaste : The Chemistry of Household Ingredients
    • Available @ Levine Campus Library
  • Policing Gangs in America
    • Available @ North Campus Library

Interested in any of the topics you see here? Try searching CLICK, the Library Catalog for more titles.

Watch PBS Programs from your Computer

CPCC Faculty, Staff and Students can now use any computer with a broadband internet connection to access nearly 250 PBS television programs… with more to come! Included are full-length documentaries on baseball and the Civil War from acclaimed director Ken Burns, episodes of Frontline, The American Experience, and much more!

Your computer must have Flash Player 9.0 or higher installed. Flash Player is free and is available for download here.

These videos are part of the NCLive Video Collection, which can be found on the CPCC Library website in the Find an Article section under Browse Article Database by Name.