Friday, July 25, 2014

Newbery winners--we have them

Here are some recently acquired Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor Book winning titles:
  • Bud, Not Buddy (call # Fic C87b 1999)
  • Carry On, Mister Bowditch (call # Fic W35 1955)
  • Criss Cross (call # Fic P47 2005)
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (call # Fic K66 2002)
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village (call # Fic S35g 2007)
  • The Graveyard Book (call # Fic G35 2008)
  • The Hero and the Crown (call # Fic M35h 1985)
  • The Higher Power of Lucky (call # Fic P38h 2006)
  • Jacob Have I Loved (call # Fic P38j 1980)
  • Kira-Kira (call # Fic K33 2004)
  • M.C. Higgins the Great (call # Fic H36 1999)
  • Miracles on Maple Hill (call # Fic S67 2003)
  • Moon over Manifest (call # Fic V36m 2010)
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (call # Fic O27 1971)
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (call # Fic T39 2001)
  • Shadow of a Bull (call # Fic W65s 1964)
  • Sounder (call # Fic A76s 1969)
  • Strawberry Girl (call # Fic L46s 1973)
  • The Westing Game (call # Fic R37 2003)
  • The Wheel on the School (call # Fic D45 1954)
  • When You Reach Me (call # Fic S74w 2009)
  • The Whipping Boy (call # Fic F54w 1986)
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond (call # Fic S64 1958)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (call # Fic L46 1962)
Stories tell of children growing up in the segregated South, a brother and sister who run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a boy raised by ghosts, siblings who traverse space through a tesseract, super-intelligent rats who work to save a family, and more.

The Newbery is given each year to an outstanding work of American literature for children. We have a near-complete collection of Newbery winners now. You'll find them in the Curriculum Lab on the Library's first floor.

Be aware: the check out period for Curriculum lab titles is only three days.

For more information about the Newbery awards, see the American Library Association's Newbery homepage.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our Value Line subscription

Our subscription to Value Line includes the current issue of the Investment Survey (plus the thirteen weeks prior), the Summary and Index, Selections and Opinions, the SMC Summary and IndexSupplemental Reports, and portions of the Analyzer.

Find them all in the Quick Links box on the Value Line Dashboard.

You will be able to see other Value Line products listed on our page, but if you try to access a non-subscribed page, you'll receive a message that the section is not available.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Value Line - New interface

Value Line has a new digital interface that allows you to adjust the display for your specific interests. Changes are not permanent but are only maintained for the duration of your session.

Whether you want stock quotes, news, or charts about publicly traded companies, Value Line is a standard and respected source of information

For more information about the digital interface, read Value Line's letter announcing the change.

For help in learning how to use the new interface, see Value Line's training videos.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Encyclopedia of Insects

Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Insects (2009) is part of our collection of online encyclopedias from Credo Reference.

Covering anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease in insects--as well as conservation and management--, the Encyclopedia of Insects includes sections on major insect forms: ants, aphids, crickets, diptera, mites, odonata, ticks, wasps, and more.

Images and a glossary are included.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Girls to the Front

Punk rock, feminism, counter culture, coming of age--Sara Marcus' Girls to the Front : the True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Harper Perennial, 2010) tells the story of the 90's feminist movement, Riot Grrrl.

You'll find it on the New Book Shelf on the Library's Main Floor: the call number is 781.64 M3.

The related website contains information about the book, reviews from several sources, and links to the websites of related projects.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

August Webinars - LexisNexis

In August, LexisNexis Academic will be offering several free webinars on how to use their resources.

Legal Research (see also Shepard's®) 
Friday, August 8, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT) - Register Now (VOIP ONLY)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT) - Register Now (VOIP ONLY)

LexisNexis Academic - News 
Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)- Register Now (VOIP ONLY)

LexisNexis Academic - Shepard's® 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT) - Register Now (VOIP ONLY)
Monday, August 25, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT) - Register Now (TELEPHONE ONLY)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Union War

New to our collection is The Union War, by Gary W. Gallagher (Harvard: 2011). You'll find it on the New Book Shelf on the Main Floor of the Library, under call number 973.7 G35.

More information about the book and its author can be had from these episodes on CSPAN:

Remembering the Civil War
In Depth with Gary Gallagher
Emancipation During the Civil War

New books can be checked out for two weeks.