Trial Database – Materials ConneXion

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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:

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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: http://tiny.cc/mangoCCP.

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

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Northeast Regional Center Learning Commons

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Northwest Regional Center Library

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West Philadelphia Regional Center Learning Commons

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Library Fines Amnesty Week

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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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Mango Languages Day

This week (April 12 through April 18) is National Library Week.The theme is “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®

Mango Languages Logo

The College Library will be celebrating Mango Languages Day on Wednesday, April 15. There will be giveaways, and 15-minute demonstrations (9am, 12noon, 4:15pm) on creating a profile and using Mango Languages will be provided. Mango Languages is a software platform which can be used to supplement instruction, with over 68 languages, and 17 ESL courses. Mango Languages can be accessed, on-campus, through the Library’s Databases page, or directly: http://tiny.cc/mangoCCP.

Students who create a profile (on-campus) on Wednesday, April 15, will be entered in a drawing to win a t-shirt, water bottle, ear buds, and pen. The drawing will be held in the Library on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 12 Noon.

Check the Library’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ccplibrary), for information.

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