Monthly Archives: August 2013

Young Adult/Graphic Novel Collection

Young Adult/Graphic Novel Collection

Here’s a picture of our relatively new Young Adult/Graphic Novel Collection. Come check out books by Neil Gaiman, Libba Bray, Chris Crutcher, Alex Ross, and Los Bros Hernandez.


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August 30, 2013 · 7:00 pm

New databases!

Over the summer, the library subscribed to a few new databases. These might prove to be really useful to you in your research:

  • EBSCO Points of View: Similar to Opposing Viewpoints. Each issue is presented with a point (pro) and counterpoint (con), as well as a topic overview. Links to magazine and newspaper articles, as well as radio transcripts and primary sources and academic journal articles.
  • EBSCO ebooks Academic : Almost 120,000 e-books. You can view individual sections or chapters of books, as well as print or email them. Citation assistance is available.
  • EBSCO ebooks Community College: This is a collection of over 48,000 e-books geared specifically to community colleges. This database will also help you with citations.
  • Credo Reference: This database provides online access to over 500 general as well as specialized full-text reference books, searchable by subject. There are also topic pages with more in-depth information.
  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center: Provides information on careers and industries, job-hunting information, college planning tools, career interest assessments, and links to job listings.

You can access all of these databases from our Databases A-Z page. If you’re off campus, you’ll be prompted for your user name and password by the portal.

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Lending Library is Back!

Hello! Hope you’ve had a wonderful summer!

By now, you’ve probably realized that school starts soon, on the 19th. You may be worried about textbooks and where to get them and how to afford them. Fortunately, the Library has a Textbook Lending Library. Here, you can check out up to three textbooks for the entire semester.

The system is a little different this year. On Monday the 13th from 8am-3pm,  and Tuesday the 14th from 8-9am, lottery tickets will be issued, telling you what number you will be in line. The order of ticket numbers has already been determined, and is up on the Textbook Lending Library website. This will determine the order you will stand in line. The library will be opened Tuesday, August 14th starting at 9:30, and numbers will come in groups to get their books.

On August 15th, the library will be open from 2pm-6pm, and Textbook Lending Library books will be available first come, first served. On this day, the Santa Paula site will also be open from 1pm-5pm with their Lending Library, on a first come, first served basis (with no lottery).

If you have any questions about the Textbook Lending Library, there is a FAQ available. Also check out the website carefully. And make sure to print out your schedule and booklist in advance. If you aren’t sure what books the library has available, you can always check the library’s online catalog in advance.

And remember, the Lending Library is always available to you throughout the semester; if you don’t find a book this week, you can always return through the semester. It is always wise to check to see if people have dropped classes or gotten their financial aid and have returned the books.

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