Issue #29, February 25, 2009
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More Sunny Study Space

Laptops and books happily co-exist in the newly re-arranged space in Periodicals. As more of our journals and magazines are available electronically, we've downsized our print Periodicals collection, removed some shelving .... and voila! ... more room to study by the sunny south windows on the first floor.

Laptops, books in expanded study space
Aaron Jones, laptop

Aaron Jones takes advantage of a quiet corner by the south windows to work on his personal literary project, River.

Cover of "River" by Aaron Jones
Student browsing through old "Life" magazines

Though it might seem everything's available online, there are still some amazing items that can only be found in paper form, in the library's Periodicals collection on the first floor.

Take a trip in the Wayback Machine by browsing through colorful past issues of Life magazine ... starting in 1936.

Get Your Motors Runnin'
Mitchell's OnDemand logo

Need automotive diagnostic and repair info? Here's some good news!

The ALLDATA and Mitchell's OnDemand databases are now available anywhere on campus via the library's web site.

Special thanks to Bob Jones and Mike Godson, in Automotive Technology, for making this possible.

Click Online Resources in the upper right corner of the library web page for a list of all databases.

Global Warming Solutions
Display photo, Easy Ways to Help the Environment



Cannell Library contributed to the National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions with a display, Easy Ways to Help the Environment.

Created by Alyssa Hagen, you'll find it near the library's main entrance.

ScienceDirect - Database Alert
ScienceDirect logo Click Online Resources in the upper right corner of the library web page for a list of all databases.

Speaking of global warming, want to stay up-to-date on the scholarly research on this and other subjects?

ScienceDirect indexes over 2,500 journals in the health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and social sciences. Over 1,700 journals are full-text.

Q:  How can I tell if an article in ScienceDirect is full-text?

A:  Once you've completed a search, the green icon next to the title means all systems are go ...

Article citation from ScienceDirect

Diamond Jubilee Display
Display, Clark's Diamond Jubilee, 1970s Display sign, "1970s Mores voices, more programs"

Cannell Library is the home to a display case of historic Clark College items and memorabilia. Each month throughout the Diamond Jubilee year celebrating Clark's 75th Anniversary, the display case will focus on a different decade of the college's history.

During February, the focus is on the 1970s. Newspaper photos and articles make up the bulk of the display, including:

  • Photo of "Clark's first woman auto mechanics major, Dena Bragher."

  • "Twenty dollars for a textbook?" the freshman student exploded. "What a rip-off!" (October 1978 Columbian article)

The display schedule for the remainder of the year is: March (1980s), April (1990s) and May (2000s).

From the New Books Shelf ...
Book cover: Always On


Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World
Naomi S. Baron, (Oxford University Press, 2008)
P107 .B37 2008


American Lion: Andrew Jackson
in the White House

Jon Meacham, (Random House, 2008)
E382 .M43 2008

Book cover: American Lion

Book cover: Ascent of Money


The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Niall Ferguson, (Penguin Press, 2008)
HG171 .F47 2008


The Crime of Reason and the Closing of the Scientific Mind
Robert B. Laughlin, (Basic Books, 2008)
JC598 .L38 2008

Book cover: Crime of Reason

Book cover: Earth After Us


The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans
Leave in the Rocks?

Jan Zalasiewicz, (Oxford University Press, 2008)
QE28.3 .Z35 2008


Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet
Oliver Morton, (Harper, 2008)
QK882 .M84 2008

Book cover: Eating the Sun

Book cover: Forgotten Patriots


Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American
Prisoners During the Revolutionary War

Edwin G. Burrows, (Basic Books, 2008)
E281 .B87 2008


Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Michael Kimmel, (Harper, 2008)
HQ799.6 .K56 2008

Book cover: Guyland

Book cover: Hitler's Private Library


Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life
Timothy W. Ryback, (Knopf, 2008)
DD247.H5 R94 2008


Mrs. Lincoln: A Life
Catherine Clinton, (Harper, 2009)
E457.25.L55 C55 2009

Book cover: Mrs. Lincoln

Book cover: No Time to Think


No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the
24-hour News Cycle

Howard Rosenberg, Charles S. Feldman, (Continuum, 2008)
PN4867.2 .R67 2008


Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality
Charles Murray, (Crown Forum, 2008)
LB2806.22 .M87 2008

Book cover: Real Education

Book cover: Secret of the Giant Pyramids


The Secret of the Great Pyramid: How One Man's Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery
Bob Brier, Jean-Pierre Houdin, (HarperCollins, 2008)
DT63 .B654 2008


Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball
Lawrence D. Hogan, (Nat'l Geographic Society, 2006)
GV863.A1 H58 2006

Book cover: Shades of Glory

Book cover: Where the Wild Things Were


Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators
William Stolzenburg, (Bloomsbury, 2008)
QL758 .S746 2008

Who writes the Cannell Chimes? We all do! Everyone in the library contributes ideas and proofreads the drafts until we're all satisfied with the content. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Edited and photos by Roxanne Dimyan

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Revised February 26, 2009, 10:43 a.m.