Friday, December 16, 2016

COM Library Awarded $10,000 Impact Grant for Library Innovation and Improvement year COM Library was lucky enough to receive a $10,000 Impact Grant for Library Innovation and Improvement. The project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

The purpose of the OverDrive Project @ COM Library is to provide eBooks to our students, faculty and staff that we can’t get from our current eBook providers, like great 20th and 21st century authors such as Cormac McCarthy, George Orwell and Chinua Achebe as well as eBooks that support student success, health, and more. The eBooks are available on or off campus, 24/7 with your COM ID. You can read on your favorite Android, iOS or Kindle Fire device.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

COM students get FREE access to EasyBib using the COM Library code!!!

EasyBib EDU helps you generate citations and create bibliographies all our top citation styles, including ACS, APA, GSA, MLA 7, MLA 8, and more! Learn the basics and how to get free access. Get the code from the Circulation or Lab desk in COM Library. Go to the guide.

Monday, August 15, 2016

HBO Documentary Films® Now Available in Films On Demand!

HBO® has always been at the forefront of documentary programming, producing and developing some of the most provocative, groundbreaking, and award-winning films. These films have won virtually every major programming award, including the Academy Award®, the Emmy® Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. Available now through COM Library's Films on Demand. Go to the Guide.

Featured Titles

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery
Situated in a quiet pocket of Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60 is a final resting place for young men and women who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. For families and friends, it is a place to grieve, to honor, to remember—and to find comfort and community with others who have shared the same profound loss.

The Fence
In 2006, the United States government decided to build a fence along its Mexican border. In The Fence, award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy investigates the impact of the $3 billion project, revealing how the fence’s stated goals—containing illegal immigration, cracking down on drug trafficking, and protecting America from terrorists—have given way to unforeseen, even absurd, consequences.

Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma

A timely exploration of one of today’s most divisive and pressing issues—the threat posed by homegrown Islamic extremism and the challenges of detecting and countering it.

Requiem for the Dead
This moving film shows that gun violence in America has become tragically commonplace, sparing no one in its pervasiveness.

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Nominated for a 2016 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short, this film is a scathing examination of the contradictions between modernism and tradition within Pakistani society.

Citizen U.S.A.: A 50-State Road Trip
This documentary intersperses stories of newly naturalized citizens with interviews from notable first-generation Americans, including Madeleine Albright, Arianna Huffington, Henry Kissinger, and Gene Simmons.

Habla Women
In this film, members of the Latina culture and community describe different characteristics of their personal life experiences and larger human issues.

See all HBO Titles (must be on campus or have a COM ID to access off campus).