Archive for February, 2011

NEW Urban Fiction Titles

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Check out the  Selected African American and Urban Fiction Research Guide

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Scan to Flash Drive Available

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Did you know that the color photocopier in the downtown campus Library also will scan and save documents–both black & white and color–to your flash drive?  AND, there’s no charge for scanning!  If you need assistance, ask any Library staff person.

Physics Simulations Learning Objects Available

Monday, February 7th, 2011
The PhET Interactive Simulations resource series has been added to to the NC Learning Objects Repository (NCLOR). This resource series is a free and open collection made available by the PhET Interactive Simulations Project ( ) at the University of Colorado. The subject area of Physics is the main focus of this series but other subjects included are Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Math.  The PhET is a National Science Foundation sponsored project and all of the simulations have been extensively researched and evaluated. They are written in Java and Flash, and can be run using a standard web browser as long as Flash and Java are installed. Each simulation in the series has a link to corresponding teacher contributed activities.
To access this resource series:
1. log into the NCLOR  < > ( ) with an account (named or guest)
2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
3. click on the PhET Interactive Simulations series

Springer eBooks (FREE Trial)

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Springer eBooks — (FREE Trial)located on the Articles & eResources webpage under by Type/Subject

Access to more than 24,000 eBook titles. Please note that titles are divided into twelve subject collections ranging from Behavioral Science to Professional and Applied Computing.The trial includes access to all English/International language content from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as book series dating back to 1997.

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