Category Archives: Online Resources

New Resource: SAGE Journals

SAGE Journals is CPCC Library’s newest research resource for students. This extensive database contains more than 1000 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine. The high quality resources that SAGE provides access to can really make a difference in your research papers!

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! SAGE Journals may be accessed here or from the Research Resources 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: Associates Programs Source Plus

Need to further investigate a welding process? Interested in finding out more about the latest hairstyle trends? Want to read about the latest opportunities in the paralegal field? Our Resource of the Month can help you with all of that and more! The CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for November is  Associates Programs Source Plus.  Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students, Associates Programs Source Plus covers subjects as wide-ranging as: computer & data processing, CAD, cosmetology, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal studies, welding and dozens more equally varied areas of study.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! VAST Academic Video Online 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.

Resource of the Month: VAST Academic Video Online

The CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for October is  VAST Academic Video Online.  This extensive resource contains over 22,000 videos covering a wide variety of subjects, including health sciences, social sciences, literature, language, history and art.  It includes newsreels, award-winning documentaries, field recordings, interviews, lectures, training videos, and exclusive primary footage. Students can include these videos from VAST in PowerPoint presentations for class and instructors can embed them in their online courses.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! VAST Academic Video Online 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.

U.S. Government Websites Impacted By the Federal Government Shutdown

As of October 1, 2013, the federal government is experiencing a partial shutdown. Due to this shutdown, a number of useful government websites will be unavailable entirely until the shutdown ends.

The following sites are no longer available, as of this writing. This list may not be complete:

A large number of government sites are still up and running, but are displaying the following message:

“Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.”

The following sites are not currently being regularly updated. If the government shutdown continues for a prolonged amount of time, the following websites (among others) could eventually contain outdated information. This list is not complete.

Keep in mind that the government shutdown only affects FEDERAL (United States) government websites. All state websites, including North Carolina sites, are not directly impacted by the shutdown.

For updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations check out http://www.usa.gov.

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.