Tuesday, July 24, 2007

July Library Display

Library Book Display
July 2007

Miami Dade College North Campus Library
Building 2, Room 2101

Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:45 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 7:45 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Spotlight Database: Testing & Education Reference Center

Our current database spotlight is on the Testing & Education Reference Center. This database can be an invaluable tool for prospective college students and job seekers. Features include a resume builder with cover letter samples and tips, as well as assistance in identifying scholarships, colleges, graduate schools, and specialty programs and careers. From the description:

Testing & Education Reference Center helps prepare students for specialized tests for college, graduate school, the military or trade school. It includes preparatory tests from the GED (General Educational Development) to the GRE (Graduate Record Examination General Test). Testing & Education Reference Center provides a variety of search options to help you find all the information you need on private high schools, distance education, two-year programs, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs. The database can also assist you in writing admission's applications essays or resumes, and has preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.

The North Campus Library offers over 100 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.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

ACCESS Your Library

MDC's North Campus Library has a computer with adaptive software installed for students with visual impairments. We routinely try to accomodate students with special needs. If you require special assistance due to a disability, please ask faculty or staff if accomodations can be made.

For assistance campus-wide, students with a documented disability may be eligible for support services through the North Campus ACCESS office. These support services include:

  • Adaptive equipment

  • Note takers/Readers

  • Sign language interpretation

  • ...and much more!

The North Campus ACCESS office is located in building 6, room 112. They can be reached at 305-237-1272 / TTY: 305-237-1413. Brochures are available at the North Campus Library reference desk.

July's Featured Reference Work

Maintain the spirit of independence all month long by having a look at this month's featured reference work, The Bill of Rights, edited by Thomas T. Lewis. From the summary:

This two-volume set provides an encyclopedic guide to the Bill of Rights portion of the U.S. Constitution, i.e. those amendments that are important because of having been framed to protect rights and liberties from government abuses. Intended for high school and college students and other nonspecialist readers, the essays comprise a survey of the history and significance of the Bill of Rights within the broader contexts of the principles of constitutional law and U.S. legal history; individual articles on each of the first ten amendments, arranged in numerical order; 81 discussions (ranging from one to about 5 pages) of specific related issues such as censorship, civil rights and liberties, due process, the freedom of religion, the right to counsel, Miranda rights, and others; and 281 brief articles on the individual court cases through which the rights have been defined and extended.

The books can be found at REF KF4750 .B55 2002.