Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Database & LibGuide: America's News

Good news for COM student, faculty, staff and COM Library card holders! You can now access the Galveston County Daily News and Houston Chronicle online, 24/7 on or off campus from our latest database, America's News. Here's how:

  1. From COM Library's home page, choose America's News from the Go Straight to the Good Stuff  box and hit Go (also available from the News tab on Databases by Subject page).
  2. Once in America's News, look and under Search shortcuts and click on Galveston County Daily News, The or Houston Chronicle to browse or search the full text, which is updated daily.

There's more! America's News covers current issues, events, people, government, sports and more with a full text collection of news sources, including Texas and US newspapers, newswires, news blogs, web published newspapers, transcripts from network news, major news magazines and some video.

Highlighted sources include the Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, CNN, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Popular Science and video from the Associated Press, Center for Investigative Reporting and Mashable.

Get the basics, how to cite, how to link to articles and more from our How to Use America's News LibGuide. Go to the Guide

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hurricane season is here! Get the latest from our Hurricanes LibGuide

Access the latest hurricane news, find out what to do before and after a hurricane, learn about hurricanes and how they work, and see images or read accounts of Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Katrina, Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and Superstorm Sandy and get hurricane apps for android and iOS. Go to the Guide!


-Get live feed on current hurricanes from the National Hurricane Center, NASA and Google news on the home page.
-Get great advice for preparing before a hurricane and what do after on the Before & After a Hurricane page.
-Watch a video on how hurricanes work on the About Hurricanes page.
-Read the full text of The great Galveston disaster: containing a full and thrilling account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times embedded on the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 page--or download as PDF or EPUB.
-Students and faculty can leave a comment on any box on any page, review the entire guide or suggest more resources on the topic. Please don’t hesitate to provide feedback!
-Learn more about great storms of the past such as Katrina and Ike.

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    It all started in Galveston, Texas: Read About it in the Juneteenth LibGuide

    Access Web sites or COM Only Resources like related eBooks and print books in COM Library. Go to the Guide!

    "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer." --Major General Gordon Granger, Galveston, June 19th, 1865


    - Read a Google Books preview of Juneteenth Texas on the and see what books and eBooks we have in Juneteenth and emancipation on the Books & eBooks page.
    -Listen to Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Dean Kurt Schmoke and Professor Emeritus Roger Wilkins, discuss the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation or "Lift Every Voice" mp3 on the Media page.
    -Use an interactive Emancipation Timeline or watch a video of Bill Moyers on Juneteenth from the Internet page