News and Notes
The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries.
The College Library subscribes to Credo Reference, a database of reference sources. Credo Reference is interested in getting feedback from students on the new Credo search results page. Email by April 15, 2022.
In observation of Women’s History Month, the College Library recognizes, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts, Assistant Professor, English, author of Black Joy, stories of resistance, resilience, and restoration. New York : Gallery Books, c2022.
According to Kiese Laymon, “Black Joy meditates, and really levitates, the Black sensory and the Black sensual to stratospheric heights…”
Professor Lewis-Giggetts is the author of 15 books. Her writing has been widely published in various newspapers and magazines. Black Joy can be found in the leisure collections of the Main Campus and Northwest Regional Center Libraries.
March 6–12, 2022 is Read an ebook Week. Ebooks have become more popular, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We offer ebooks through many databases, including:
ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB)
Ebook Collection (EBSCO)
Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Project MUSE EBA
Use the time during Spring Break to explore our many offerings. Log into the Library through Student Quick Links in MyCCP.
The trial to IBISWorld has been extended to March 31, 2022.
IBISWorld is a database of in-depth industry market research reports, statistics, analysis, data, trends, and forecasts for the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, and beyond.
Reports include actionable data and forward-looking analysis that help you to craft pitches, create business plans, build presentations, and write proposals.
Access the trial database through the A-Z Database List from the Library's Database Tab (if off-campus, log into the Library through Student Quick Links in MyCCP).
More information about Trial Databases can be found here.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founded Black History Month. The association continues the work and mission of Dr. Woodson, who is known as the "Father of Black History."
The Association's theme for this year is Celebrating Black Health and Wellness.
The College Library subscribes to the African-American History database, from Infobase. (Access on-campus, or through MyCCP)
The College Library has a trial to IBISWorld, through February 11, 2022. Access the trial through MyCCP (Under Student Quick Links, click on Library. Under the Databases tab, click on A-Z Database List. The New/Trial Databases are listed on the right).
Used by over 490 US academic institutions and thousands of businesses (accounting, commercial banks, private equity, law firms, engineering firms, marketing, advertising, insurance, logistics, utilities, manufacturers, etc.) IBISWorld publishes a robust, yet easy to use online database of research, analysis, and risk information on over 1460 US industries at the level where companies operate – most with COVID-19 Impact Statements; from Water Supply & Irrigation Systems to Electronic Medical Record Systems to Food Trucks and just about everything in between.
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