Trial Database – Intelecom Video on Demand

The College Library has a trial to Academic and Career Video on Demand, through Intelecom Online Resource Network. These videos can be used to supplement classroom instruction and include the following subjects:



Career and Technical:

Nursing and Allied Health:

Advanced Placement:

The trial is available through November 17, 2014.

Please see the Campus Announcement section of MyCCP for login information.

The College Library evaluates databases often, so please visit the Trial Databases page, for additional resources.

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Judith Stark Creative Writing Contest

photoIt’s time for students to submit poetry, plays or short stories to the Judith Stark Creative Writing Contest! Read more about it at the Community College of Philadelphia Creative Writing Certificate program main page.
Submission deadline: Friday, November 14, @ 4:30 p.m.
Drop-off box in BR-21. Download entry forms with contest rules.

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Pictures of Nursing Exhibit

The National Library of Medicine is currently featuring a postcard exhibition titled the “Zwerdling Postcard Collection Pictures of Nursing“.

The exhibit includes 500 postcard images of nurses and nursing and spans the years of 1893 – 2011.

The postcards are international in scope, and come from the collection of Michael Zwerdling, RN.

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Newspapers in West Regional Center Learning Commons



Welcome to the 2014-15 school year at West Regional Center Learning Commons! Did you know we have newspapers in print for your reading pleasure? We are very excited to share that we’ve just added a subscription to Automotive News, in addition to the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Tribune. Stop by and check us out!


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Trial Database – EasyBib School Edition

The College Library has access to EasyBib School Edition, the bibliography and citation maker, which has more features than the free version. This version must be accessed on-campus.

EasyBib School Edition

EasyBib School Edition

Included features:

  • Website Evaluation Guide
  • Learn Cite Tool — Pops up to the right of an input box in a citation form. Provides targeted citation help and familiarizes them with its structure.
  • Analyze Feature — Examines the quality of a bibliography and helps students look at their citations in context.
  • Research Tab — Helps students explore and narrow down a research topic, discover resources, and look for keywords.
  • Digital Notebook — Students invest time in organizing, synthesizing, and associating research with sources.
  • Sharing Function — Collaborate with others (teachers and students) and leave comments to guide research.
  • Importing Citations From Databases
  • Source Guides — Click “help” on a citation form for source definitions, examples, and direct links to forms.
  • iPads, iPhone, and Android – We have apps that allow these devices to scan book barcodes and create citations in seconds.
  • Google App – For those who use Google Apps for Education, add us for free! Students can keep all parts of their research paper in one place.
  • Educator & Student Guides — Printable guides that complement your classes.

This can also be accessed through the Trial Databases page.

Access ends on June 30, 2015

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Mango Premiere™

Mango Premiere - Web Banner 1Say hello to the Community College of Philadelphia Library’s newest language-learning resource: Mango Premiere™. The newest addition to the popular Mango Languages database, Mango Premiere™ is the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film.

Turning the entertainment experience into a learning experience, Mango Premiere™ exposes students to four key areas of language learning – vocabulary, phrases, culture and grammar – all while enjoying the fun and excitement of a movie.

Users are able to customize their learning experience by choosing how they want to watch a film. In “Movie Mode”, you can watch the entire movie with your choice of subtitles (English subtitles, subtitles in the language you’re learning, or both). Or you can select “Engage Mode” to learn each scene’s dialogue, part-by-part.

Along the way, you’ll see all the same features that Mango users have come to know and love: semantic color mapping, phonetic pop-ups, quizzes, Grammar Notes, Culture Notes, and more.

To access, click on Databases and go to Language Learning Center (Mango Languages).

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New Literary Database Search and Collections

Gale Artemis Literary Sources The College Library is pleased to provide access to Gale Artemis Literary Sources Academic, a discovery tool which allows you to, with a single search, find literary sources by searching Literature Criticism Online and Literature Resource Center simultaneously.

Titles now available in Literature Criticism Online include (beginning with volume 1 to current):

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Children’s Literature Review 
  • Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism NEW
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism 1400-1800 NEW
  • Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism NEW
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism NEW
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Something About the Author (children’s authors and artists) NEW
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism


In addition, the following series are now available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library:

Scribner Writers SeriesScribner Writers Series – American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection. NEW

Twayne's Authors SeriesTwayne’s Authors Series – U.S. Authors Series Classic, English Writers Series Classic, World Authors Series Classic, Masterwork Studies, Studies in Short Fiction, plus updated editions of U.S., World and English Authors series. NEW


LitFinderLitFinder is international in scope, and covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary. NEW

You can access these new resources on campus, or through MyCCP.

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