Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book of the Month: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. .

Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America's collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.-Excerpt courtesy of amazon.com. See it in the Catalog.

You can see all our new books on the New Books page.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New Database & LibGuide: Science in Context


COM Library has a new database that is great for all your science courses! Science in Context covers astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, health & medicine, math, physics with academic journal articles, statistics, experiments, news, images, videos and more.

You can access it from COM Library's home page by choosing Science in Context from the Go Straight to the Good Stuff  box and hit Go (also available from the Science tab on Databases by Subject page).
 
You can learn more about the databases from our guide, including the basics, grab citations and more from our How to Use Science in Context LibGuide. Go to the Guide

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Database & LibGuide: Science Online


COM Library has a new database that is great for all your science courses.  Science Online covers physics, chemistry, biology, weather and climate, astronomy, computer science, mathematics, and environmental science with articles, animations, images, videos, definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

You can access it from COM Library's home page by choosing Science Online from the Go Straight to the Good Stuff  box and hit Go (also available from the Science tab on Databases by Subject page).
 
You can learn more about the databases from our guide, including the basics, grab citations and more from our How to Use Science Online LibGuide. Go to the Guide