Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just Announced: NLM “Bookshelf” Web Site Adds National Academies Reports

More than 70 reports by the National Academies are available online at the National Library of Medicine’s Bookshelf. The Academies collection will continue to grow, both as new reports are published and as NLM processes older reports dating back to 1995.
The reports include workshop summaries, as well as formal reports, that were funded by NIH and produced by the four organizations that comprise the National Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

The reports are produced under a contract between NIH and the National Academies that allows National Institutes of Health to issue task orders to fund Academy activities to support the NIH mission. The contract enables NIH and the Academies to address pressing policy concerns, emerging health issues, and scientific opportunities, and to post resulting reports on the Bookshelf.

In order to provide the reports quickly, NLM initially makes the reports available in PDF format. As soon as possible, NLM makes available a final online HTML version of each report, with active links for references, glossary words, and other resources.
Source: NLM press release 2/2/2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

National Catholic Colleges Week

February 21st through 27th is National Catholic Colleges Week this year.  To celebrate this week, we here in the library are hosting cake and punch Wednesday the 17th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Everyone is invited and the treats are sure to be delicious.

Also here in the library we have a display of notable Catholic books in the lobby of the main library.  Titles include Sacrament of Unity, Introduction to Christology, and Resurrecting Jesus.  The display can be found directly underneath the TV to the right of the main doors.

 More information about National Catholic Colleges Week and how other churches and schools are participating in the event can be found at the event website.
February’s E-Book of the month is also a Catholic pick.  Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith by Jerome P. Baggett is an act of listening that allows ordinary Catholics to speak for themselves about how they understand their faith and how they draw upon it to find purpose in their lives.  For this book Baggett conducted 300 intensive interviews with members of six parishes to explore all aspects of the question: are American Catholics really so nonchalant about how they integrate the ancient devotional practices of Catholicism with the everyday struggles of the modern world?

Our NetLibrary* E-Book collection is available at through the Library homepage by selecting “Electronic Book Collection.”

* To access the NetLibrary book collection:
1. If you are on campus you do not have to log in. Go to the College Library homepage and click on "Electronic Books." From here you can search our eBook collection (through NetLibrary).

2. To access from off-campus, you will need to create a free account. This account must be created from on campus. To create the account:
• Click on "Electronic Books" from the College Library homepage.
• Click on "Create a Free Account" in the upper right hand corner.
• Once you have done this, you can access from off campus.

3. If you have any questions, call the library and ask for help!
• Phone: 225-768-1730
• Email: