Trial Database – ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB)

ACLS Humanities E-BookThe College Library has a trial to ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB). This electronic resource includes 4,315 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Lists of titles can be found online at:

The project includes both in-print and out-of-print books and many prize-winning works. It is an ongoing collaboration of the American Council of Learned Societies, various constituent member learned societies of the ACLS, and over 100 publishers. 300-500 titles are added every year.

–> Select Browse from top toolbar.

–> Click on any title. This will bring you to a screen with information about the book. To view the full text of a chapter, click on the chapter title in the table of contents.

You can select Search from the top toolbar to look for specific titles. To browse through HEB’s special series, select The Collection from the top toolbar and click on the links for series such as the College Art Association Monographs and the Cambridge University Press series, the Society of Biblical Literature series, and the Records of Civilization series.

A series of XML-encoded interactive titles are also available.

A spreadsheet of HEB Titles Online includes 4,315 titles in all, representing the total number of books on the HEB site as of December 2014. This list is formatted as a downloadable Excel spreadsheet and includes author, title, publication information, ISBN, LC catalog number, subject area, direct URL, and date live on HEB.

Fields currently covered include Area and Historical Studies in the following: African, American, Asian, Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, Environmental, European, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, Native Peoples of the Americas, Science/Technology, Women’s Studies. HEB also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

Please enjoy the collection during the trial, which must be accessed on-campus. Trial ends July 27, 2015.

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Trial Database – Materials ConneXion


The College Library has a trial to the Materials ConneXion database.

Material Connexion owns the world’s largest database of innovative materials and processes covering the fields of architecture, industrial design, interior design, fashion design, textiles and more. It includes over 7500 materials representing eight categories: carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, ceramics, glass, metals, natural materials and derivatives, polymers and processes. This database provides comprehensive product information, technical specifications, application information, manufacturer and distributor contact information, and images for each material in the collection.

Visit our Trial Databases page for more information.

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Older Americans Month

olderADid you know that May is Older Americans Month?

Older Americans Month has been observed since 1963. It was established by President John F. Kennedy, who had an interest in the needs of older Americans.

Originally observed as Senior Citizens Month, Older Americans Month celebrates the contributions of senior citizens to our country, especially those who have served in the military.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, created to meet the needs of the country’s growing aging population.

The 2015 theme is “Get into the Act”, which promotes health, and other issues that affect senior citizens. To learn more about Older Americans Month, go to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living website.

The College will host two programs in observance of Older Americans Month. Join us on May 20th for a workshop on Geriatric Mental Health, and on May 21st for a workshop entitled “Keeping Your Mind and Body Healthy as You Age”.  For more information go the Events page.


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Stressed by Finals?

WERC maker space


Come to the West Regional Center Learning Commons this week to do some studying and then take a moment to catch your breath and be inspired. We have an origami station set up with pretty paper and simple directions for you. Make and take a paper crane or cute frog. You’ve worked hard and you earned a break!

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EasyBib Usage Survey

Did you write a research paper this semester, and cite your source(s)? Which tool(s) did you use? Please complete this brief survey from the makers of EasyBib:


Note: If you received a special survey link from your instructor, there’s no need to complete this survey again.

Thanks for helping the College Library! The trial to EasyBib expires on June 30, 2015.

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Mango Languages Day (April 15, 2015)

The College Library celebrated National Library Week this week (April 12 through April 18).The theme: “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®

As part of National Library Week, Mango Languages Day was held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. We had giveaways and 15-minute demonstrations. Mango Languages can be used to supplement instruction, with over 65 languages, and 17 ESL courses. Mango Languages can be accessed through the Library’s Databases page, or directly:

Everyone who created a profile on Wednesday, April 15, was entered in a drawing to win a t-shirt, water bottle, ear buds, and pen. The drawing was held in the main campus Library on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 12 Noon. Three winners were notified by email.

Pictures from Mango Languages Day:

Main Campus Library


Northeast Regional Center Learning Commons



Northwest Regional Center Library


West Philadelphia Regional Center Learning Commons


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Library Fines Amnesty Week


Got Library Fines?

Get Amnesty!

In observance of National Library Week, the College Libraries are forgiving Library fines.

To qualify for fines Amnesty you must return your books to the Library (Main Campus, or a Regional Center).

Amnesty Does Not Apply To:

  • Lost Books
  • Existing Fines on Returned Books
  • Reserve Materials (books, headphones, study rooms, etc.)
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