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Clark College Libraries are making good progress toward the transition to our new library system which goes live between June 24 and July 1, 2014. We are moving with our Summit partner libraries from 37 stand-alone library systems to one shared system. This will improve the research experience for our students and faculty and allow us […]

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What database usage increased by 1087.5% during Spring quarter 2013? New York Times Historical! The library marketing committee featured three databases during spring quarter. The experiment was successful! New York Times Historical was featured in April on the homepage of the library website and showed a huge increase in page views compared to April 2012. […]

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  The end of the academic year is just around the corner. What will you do with all that free time now that you don’t have to study? I suggest checking out the website Longform.org. Longform collects and recommends narrative journalism, both old and new, from around the web. Articles cover an immense range of […]

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It’s that time again … finals! 2013 or 1931 … it’s still the same, as this June 13, 1931 Saturday Evening Post cover shows.     What else was happening on June 13, 1931? Paparazzi, 1930s style! … “It is the photographer’s job to catch them unawares on the street.” [“A Venture in Tabloidia.” Saturday […]

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Well, it’s that time of year again, when we adjust our clocks. Do you know why? Does the name William Willett mean anything to you? If it doesn’t, then maybe you’ll want to check out the entry in Gale Virtual Reference Library about Daylight Saving Time, in the Dictionary of American History. What’s that you […]

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It’s International Open Access Week! Not sure if you should be celebrating or not? Have you ever been frustrated when a database article is not just a click away? Currently, scholars do research, write up articles, and give those articles to publishers. The publishers print the articles and provide online access in article databases. Publishers […]

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Are you trying to find full text documents from the Educational Resource Information Center, (ERIC) either from eric.gov or EBSCOhost? If you have tried, you’ve discovered not all full text articles are available. Here is the message ERIC has put on their website: A limited number of ERIC full-text documents are available at this time […]

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Proquest article databases (Proquest Research Library, Historical New York Times 1851 -2008 and ABI Inform Trade & Industry)  have a new interface with new search features including the following: Search subject areas Preview of images in search results Narrow results search panel Instructors, please note that the new Proquest interface has new URL links and […]

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(With sincerest apologies to Bob Dylan.) Do you use ProQuest to find articles from newspapers, magazines and journals? Do you use Gale Virtual Reference to find reports on the current topics to help complete your assignments? Do you use Opposing Viewpoints to help you write your persuasive papers? If you do, please be aware there […]

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  Learning Express is a wonderful, often overlooked tool available to Clark students. This database includes hundreds of interactive practice tests and tutorials for academic or licensing exams. Get an private password.   Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of results. Improve math skills, reading comprehension or get ready for a GED test.  […]

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