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Database Spotlight

Database Spotlight

Have you checked out ProQuest’s eLibrary yet? eLibrary delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support a range of users, including dual credit students, college students, and professional educators. eLibrary’s updated interface and features make research easy. Students and Faculty will find the answers they need from more than 2,090 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcript titles, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.

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eLibrary helps simplify the research process and empowers novice researchers to more easily and efficiently choose their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim. It delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content editorially selected to support novice researchers. Presented on the award-winning ProQuest platform, eLibrary offers two methods of access: a custom Guided Research application, and as part of the unified platform, assuring fit-for-purpose use. The responsively-designed user interface offers access on any device at any time. and, users can cross-search eLibrary with other ProQuest databases!

How can you use eLibrary?

  • Editors’ Picks and Trending Topics help you explore and get started with research
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Media-rich content
  • Cross-search other ProQuest resources
  • Easily export citations
  • Support all users with Lexile reading levels, text-to-speech, language translation

You can access eLibrary from this blog post or from our Databases page.

Contributed by Library Specialist William Heinrich.

Database Spotlight

Explore EBSCO’s LearningExpress Library

Database Spotlight

Database Spotlight

Need to prepare for an occupational board exam, including NCLEX or TExES? Check out the practice exams in the LearningExpress Library database. New Users must create an account for the site in order to save their work, store score reports, and revisit any practice tests, tutorials, or eBooks. Registration only requires a valid email address and a password. This resource offers many other practice tests — explore!

How can you use LearningExpress?

  • Easy to follow video tutorials
  • Practice tests are based on real exams
  • Responsive design for use on desktop computers and mobile devices
  • Take practice exams either at your own pace or timed
  • Unlimited downloads for eBook content
  • Exams are accessible to all users, regardless of disability status.
LearningExpress Homepage

You can access LearningExpress from this blog post or from our Databases page.
Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell.

Database Spotlight – Films on Demand

Have you checked out Films on Demand  yet? At Films On Demand, content matters. Their video library has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. We have access to a huge collection of films and documentaries, ranging from publishers like HBO, Arte France, CNBC, PBS, and The History Channel. You can browse the collection by subject, recently added, video type (i.e. Documentary, feature film, animation, newsreel), original language, and features of the month.

How can you use Films on Demand?

  • Find inspiration and material for research papers and presentations
  • Captioning and interactive, searchable transcripts on all titles
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material
  • Follow up on a clip used by a professor in class and watch the rest of the video
  • Get citations for all videos in MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and APA formats, with up-to-date citation creation and export
  • View videos anywhere, 24/7

You can access Films on Demandfrom his blog post or from our Databases page.

* Please note: to access databases off campus, you will need to enter your STC username and password.

Contributed by Library Specialist William Heinrich.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context from Gale

Controversial Issues

Need to write a paper on a Controversial topic? These controversial topic databases* will help.

 

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Check out our newest database*, Opposing View Points in Context. This database provides many types of sources including: academic journals, magazines, news, videos, images, and more.

 

 

 

The database*, eLibrary Curriculum, has both Controversial Issues and Environmental Issues that can be researched.

 

 

Find additional materials in:

 

* Please note: to access databases off campus, you will need to enter your username and password.

Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell

Link to Flipster

Flipster

Over 40 easy-to-use popular magazines in digital / electronic format. Use a computer or mobile app to read the magazine without worrying about someone already reading it – STC students, faculty and staff have unlimited access. The magazines are readable on a computer or downloaded with a mobile app. For more assistance, please view Flipster’s tutorial.

Don’t have your favorite magazine? Suggest a title here!

Journeys to an Education – A Book Display

Read one of these inspiring accounts of pursuing education against the odds.

Becoming Dr. Q : my journey from migrant farm worker to brain surgeon / Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo

Call Number: RD 592.9 .Q46 A3 2011

Becoming Dr. Q

Educated : A memoir / Westover, Tara

Call Number: CT 3262 .I2 W47 2018

Educated a memoir

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / Vance, J. D.

Call Number: HD 8073 .V37 A3 2016

Hillbilly Elegy

Into the magic shop : a neurosurgeon’s quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart / Doty, James

Call Number: RD 592.9 .D69 A3 2016

Into the magic shop

The color of water : a Black man’s tribute to his white mother / McBride, James

Call Number: F 128.9 .N4 M328 2006

The color of water

Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell

Earth Day 2018

Earth Day picture

 

Earth Day will be celebrated around the world on April 22. Explore this year’s theme, Ending Plastic Pollution, by visiting the Earth Day Network or viewing End Plastic Pollution. National Geographics and United Nations also have short videos on the topic.

Enjoy Earth Day festivities with the Biology Club on Thursday, April 19th at 11:00 am in the Pecan Campus Courtyard.

Join in the celebration by visiting the library and checking out one of our many books or videos on the topic. Here are a few titles to get started:

Saved by the sea : hope, heartbreak, and wonder in the blue world / Helvarg, David

Call Number:  QH 91.3 .H45 A3 2015

Saved by the sea

Plastic paradise : the great pacific garbage patch / Sun, Angela

Call Number: TD 427 .P62 P53 2014 DVD

Plastic paradise the great pacific garbage patch dvd

Junk raft: an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution / Eriksen, Marcus

Call Number:  GC 1471 .E75 2017

Junk raft: an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution

Plastic ocean : how a sea captain’s chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans / Moore, Charles

Call Number:  GC 1085 .M66 2012

Plastic ocean : how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a quest to save the oceans

A hole in the wind : a climate scientist’s bicycle journey across the United States / Goodrich, David M.

Call Number:  GV 1045 .G66 2017

A hole in the wind: a climate scientist's bicycle journey across the united states

Tapped / Soechtig, Stephanie

Call Number:  HD 9349 .M542 T36 2010 DVD

Tapped

Planet Earth: Seven Ways to Help Save the World  (database – Films on Demand)*

Planet Earth: Seven Ways to Help Save the World (Film on Demand database)

Environmental Issues  (database – eLibrary)*

* Please note: If you are off campus, you will need to enter your JagNet username and password to access library databases.

Earth Day image from: http://www.outlook.noaa.gov/earthday/index.html

Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell

 

 

Controversial Topics

Need to write a paper on a controversial topic? Check out the database, eLibrary Curriculum’s controversial issues or environmental issues resources. *

eLibrary Curriculum database

Find additional materials in CQResearcher, Issues & Controversies, Points of View, NewBank (below Suggested Topics, see Social Issues link), and the library’s book series Opposing viewpoints.

* Please note: to access databases off campus, you will need to enter your username and password.

Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell