Saturday, June 23, 2007

Recommended Web Site: Occupational Outlook Handbook

The North Campus Library has a Recommended Web Site list that students may find helpful. One featured site is the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This web site can be searched for hundreds of types of jobs and careers, providing information such as job outlook, earnings, required education and training, and more. Simply enter the job you are looking for in the search field or browse the index. The Occupational Outlook Handbook can provide valuable information to job seekers and researchers. Make sure you visit our Recommended Web Site page for the full list of resources; click on the Sites Menu on the right to explore the different categories.

It's Official... MDC is Tech Savvy!

Congratulations to Miami Dade College for being named one of the 2007 top ten technologically savvy community colleges in the country! According to the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), who conducted the survey, MDC ranked sixth out of almost 200 community colleges across the nation. The survey looked at how these colleges are using technology in the services they offer their students, faculty, and staff. The North Campus Library is proud to play a part in this by offering our online catalog, databases, online library instruction classes, wireless access, and integrating the Web resources into our library services. Come to the library to learn more!

Librarian's Pick

Learn how to manage those student loan payments, build your wealth, and gain financial security with this book recommended by librarian Merlene Nembhard. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke by Suze Orman can help get you on the right money track with sound financial advice. Check it out at our McNaugton section under "M."


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spotlight Database: The Smithsonian Global Sound Music Library

Did you know that the North Campus Library offers over 100 electronic databases for student use? These can be accessed from any Internet computer, even off-campus. They provide users with articles, biographies, literature criticism, and much more on many academic subjects. All you need is your student ID number; the PIN is the last four digits of that number. When in the library, ask the reference librarian how to use the databases, or call the reference desk at 305-237-1183 for assistance.

Our current featured electronic database is the Smithsonian Global Sound Music Library. This interactive database allows users to listen to a wide range of music from all over the globe. Browse by country, instrument, ensemble, and more; even create playlists! From the description:

Smithsonian Global Sound Music Library provides an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. It includes more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.

This database is sure to provide hours of interesting musical exploration and research!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superheroes @ Your Library!

The North Campus Library will display an exhibit on the history of comics and cartoons during the month of June. Stop by and see Asterix, Tintin, Superman, Spiderman, and much more. Included in the exhibit are graphic novels and anime as well. Come and see your favorite comic book characters, and meet some new ones!
Library hours are:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The library is located in building 2. For more information call 305-237-1183.

Read All About It! New Books Are Here!

Here are a few of the most recent arrivals to our library collection:
  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, by Daniel J. Levitin / ML 3830 .L38 2006
  • Careers In Focus: Agriculture, 2nd Edition / S 494.5 .A4 C27 2006
  • Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing in Social Sciences, by Margot Northey / H 62 .N735 2005
  • The Criminal Process, 3rd Edition, by Andrew Ashworth and Mike Redmayne / HV 9960 .G7 A74 2005
  • Conserving the Environment, edited by John Woodward and Jennifer Skancke / GE 300 .C633 2006
  • Artificial Happiness: The Dark Side of the New Happy Class, by Ronald W. Dworkin / RM 332 .D889 2006
  • Speaking About Science: A Manual for Creating Clear Presentation, by Scott Morgan and Barrett Whitener / Q 223 .M67 2006
  • Crime and Society, by Rob White and Daphne Habibis / HV 6030 .W46 2005

Come see these and many other new arrivals at the North Campus Library!

June's Featured Reference Work

After doing your own world exploration during your summer vacation, come back to the North Campus Library and have a look at this month's featured reference work, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration, edited by David Buisseret. From the back cover:

From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers more than 700 articles on topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, voyages to the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. Each article is signed by a leading scholar in the field. This landmark set provides students, scholars, and enthusiasts with a treasure trove of information on this dynamic field of study.

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration can be found in the library at REF G 80 .O95 2007.