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“Because it’s all about ‘U,’” the Chesnutt Library Blog is designed to promptly and efficiently provide timely news, inform of library events, books, databases and more for our students, staff and faculty. In our effort to enhance communication, the Chesnutt Library Blog will bring academic resources together in one place, with one click, with one purpose in mind - Educational Excellence - designed to enhance learning, guarantee access and promote scholarship.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Reference Books @ Chesnutt Library

The following book is located on the first floor in the Reference Department:

From Books in Print:

"The Book Report Coauthored by a medical writer and the associate chief of medical oncology at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, this updated A-to-Z resource provides more than 2,500 accessible definitions and terms for cancer patients and their families guiding them through much of the confusion that surrounds the latest claims of this enigmatic disease. This updated volume covers everything you need to know about this disease, including details about individual cancers, their causes, incidence levels, stages, and treatement. In addition, information about diagnostic tests; symptoms; surgeries; radiation therapies, their side effects, and risk factors; carcinogens; and prevention are also presented in this essential volume to highlight all the important aspects of this timely topic."

Friday, February 08, 2008

Business Source Complete

Chesnutt Library is now offering access to Business Source Complete:

"Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database."

Also, last month EBSCO added 7,500 Life Science Analytics company profiles to Business Source Complete. According to EBSCO, every LSA company profile contains "detailed and accurate company information drawn from the MedTRACK database, including product details, management information and company news."

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Skip the Tuition: 100 Free Podcasts from the Best Colleges in the World

The OEDb (Online Education Database) is offering 100 free podcasts from several of the best universities in the country. So if you ever wanted to learn about world geography you can now listen to a podcast lecture from Stanford University rather than sitting in a classroom. Some others include:

Quantum Mechanics - Stanford University

Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice - UC Berkeley

Introduction to Copyright Law - MIT

Nintendo: A History of Innovation - Duke

50 Years in Media: Changes in Journalism - Harvard

Money & Banking - UCLA

So start your extracurricular learning now! For a list of the 100 clicke here.

Source: ilibrarian

Saturday, February 02, 2008

New Reference Books @ Chesnutt Library

The following titles are located on the 1st floor in the Reference Department:

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business [REF HF 3824 .P53 2007]

from Books in Print:

"The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business is an examination of the origins and characteristics of Japan's business culture. This handy reference book includes most of the important words or company names that foreign business people visiting Japan might encounter and provides an overview of Japanese corporate culture both from an historical standpoint and with reference to its most distinctive features as they affect organization and management."

Feminists who Changed America 1963-1975 [REF HQ 1412 .F46 2006]

from Books in Print:

"It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women's movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws. The biographical entries on these pioneering feminists represent their many factions, all parts of the country, all races and ethnic groups, and all political ideologies.

The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement [REF HV 8133 .N49 2007]

from Books in Print:

"A handy guide to the history of American law enforcement and crime-fighting. Written in a clear and engaging style, The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement gives the official lowdown on the exciting world of law enforcement, providing an A-to-Z history of the police and law enforcement authorities in the United States--from the 17th century to the present. With more than 600 entries, this book goes behind the scenes and takes a closer look at this intriguing topic. Biographical information on figures such as U.S. attorney generals and FBI directors, various police chiefs and commissioners, sheriffs, criminologists, detectives, and victims is also included."

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema [REF PN 1995.9 .N4 B433 2007]

from Books in Print:

"On top of the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can also be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history."