Friday, January 28, 2011

Event: "Meaningful Books Series"

The Miller Information Commons’
“Meaningful Books" series highlights
Valerie Esposito, Program Director, Environmental Policy Add Image

Wednesday, February 2nd, Noon-1:30 pm
Miller Information Commons, Vista Room
Cancelled--to be rescheduled

Valerie thinks that books have a lot in common with wine. Fine ones are meant to be savored, slowly imbibing their richness, which remains with you for days, weeks, even years to come. Other books are more flowery, good for uncorking laughter and relaxation, while others are enduring, to be shared and pored over with friends, explored and appreciated for their complexity. She looks forward to a full-bodied discussion!

Monday, January 24, 2011

DISPLAY: The words of Martin Luther King, Jr

Read the powerful words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In support of tonight's reading of "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and featuring Edgar Davis (Monday January 24, 7:00 p.m., Alumni Auditorium), books of Dr. King's writings are on display at the main desk of Miller Information Commons. Learn the power of Dr. King's speeches, letters, and sermons, in his own words.

Friday, January 14, 2011

News: New Catalog Look!

Our catalog got a new look today. The new interface is cleaner and provides more information on the results list. We hope you find searching for books and ebooks even easier now. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the library. Check out the new interface here:

Friday, January 7, 2011

NEWS: New Databases!

The following databases are now available in the Champlain Collection, and can be accessed via the library website:

  • Biography in Context (InfoTrac)
--A "next-generation online portal" built on a foundation of 600,000+ biographies on more than 500,000 people. Includes the highly regarded Contemporary Authors database.
  • Career Transitions (InfoTrac)
--Designed for people in the midst of a career or job change, this product includes resources for discovering, planning and pursuing the next career step: career exploration, resume preparation, tips for finding employment, and more.
  • Educator's Reference Complete (InfoTrac)
--Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator - from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level.
  • LegalTrac (InfoTrac)
--Provides full-text coverage of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals offers law students, faculty and legal researchers the publications they need for their research and practicum.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (InfoTrac) 
--Provides video, audio streams and podcasts, an image gallery, daily news updates, and interactive maps to accompany the popular Opposing Viewpoints database.
  • Powerspeak Languages (InfoTrac)
--Self-paced language instruction in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German and English for Spanish Speakers. Additional languages will be available in 2011.

These databases, along with many other Gale/InfoTrac resources, are available to Champlain through collaboration with the State of Vermont Department of Libraries, and are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency,
through the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Vermont Department of Libraries.