New, wonderful e-tools to play with!

September 30, 2008

Our library continues to subscribe to an increasing number of new databases!  Here is a list of the most recent additions:

Article databases:

GreenFile – search here for articles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment!

PsycINFO – this is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health dating back from 1887 to present!

Electronic encyclopedias (you can tell their content coverage from their names…):
Encyclopedia of Global Health
Berkshire Encyclopedia of world history
Berkshire Encyclopedia of extreme sports
Business plan handbooks
Gale Encyclopedia of science
Gale Encyclopedia of mental health
New Encyclopedia of Africa

To get to these new subscrptions, go to the COCC Barber web page.  Under Articles & More: Databases, select “All databases” and then locate the titles alphabetically.  Note that the encyclopedias are listed separately – just scroll down a bit to see them listed under the heading Encyclopedias and Addl Reference Sources.




September 22, 2008

Welcome back, dear students!   Our blog is starting off for this academic year with the announcement of our new art exhibit, the Artful Beauty of Science, which has drawn a collection of unique and stunning displays of art from 30 artists from Oregon, Washington and Califirnia.  An free opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled this Thursday, Sept 25, 4pm-6pm, in the Rotunda Gallery at the COCC Barber Library.  Please join us for this exciting and fun celebration!

According to one of the jurors for the art selection, Marlene Moore Alexander, “the selections made will give a colorful and bright exhibit that will draw the viewer into the art and science of ART.  The artists’ written word will be as exciting as the piece of art itself.  I feel that when one walks into the Rotunda Gallery to view this exhibition they will be overwhelmed with the vibrancy this exhibit reveals.”

Please note that the Artful Beauty of Science art exhibition is also organized to honor the COCC Science and Allied Health programs.  For more information contact Cheri Lee Helfenstein, 541-383-7515, or