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Info to know: Learning Express Library

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 16:57 -- Kelly Bradish

Whether you are preparing for a test like the Praxis, looking to brush up on math or another subject, or hoping to learn more about programs like Excel, the Learning Express Library has free online tutorials, practice tests and more that you can use.

All you need to do to get started is create an account using a computer on campus. Once you've created an account, you can access the Learning Express Library from anywhere.

Here are just a few examples of some of the tutorials available:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
  • Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Test Preparation: ParaPro Assessment, PPST: Praxis I, Praxis II, EMT, Nursing, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT
  • Grammar, reading, writing, math, science
  • Computer & internet basics

Now is a great time to make sure you're on track with the skills you need this semester. Please Ask Us if you have any questions!

Learning Express Library

Important reminder: Student Government elections

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 22:03 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time for Student Government's fall elections!

Elections will take place Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

You can vote by logging into FELIX via MyCampus. Voting tables will also be set up from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Library Lobby and by Falcon Center Main Street.

More information about Student Government and the fall ballot is available online. You can also follow Student Government on Facebook.

Remembering September 11

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:15 -- Kelly Bradish

September 11, 2013 marks 12 years since the 9/11 attacks.

Info on Library resources and online tributes are included in this LibGuide.

News coverage of anniversary events around the country and the world are listed on this Google News page.

Try these trial databases!

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:14 -- Kelly Bradish

Have you tried our latest trial databases yet? These are of special interests to students in criminal justice, security or related areas of study.

Give them a try and please let us know what you think!

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text: Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text contains more than 300,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. This resource includes full text for more than 200 magazines and journals, as well as full-text books & monographs.

  • International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center: International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC) provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. ISCTRC combines deep background from scholarly writings with expert commentary from a variety of organizations, agencies and publishers and timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social and technical spectrum.Content includes hundreds of full-text items from a variety of sources, including reports from Stratfor Analysis, Stratfor Forecasts, and Stratfor Geopolitical Diary and over 10,500 pertinent images.

Library hours for Labor Day weekend

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:42 -- Kelly Bradish

This weekend, the Library will be open as usual on Saturday -- 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

The Library will close at midnight on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 and remain closed Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 for Labor Day.

We will reopen at 7 AM Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Have a safe, happy Labor Day!

Info to know: March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:40 -- Kelly Bradish

August 28, 2013 marks 50 years since the March on Washington and the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Take a look at our LibGuide of online and Library resources, including video, here.

Some facts about the March from PBS - click to enlarge:

Common Book: In Pursuit of Silence

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 13:55 -- Kelly Bradish

The 2013-14 Common Book is "In Pursuit of Silence" by George Prochnik.

Here's a little more about the book, from the publisher: "Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day.  'In Pursuit of Silence' gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe."

You'll find details about the book, research topic ideas, author interviews, video, and links to articles referenced by the author in this LibGuide. Links to the WVDELI eBook and audiobook are also included.

Additionally, "In Pursuit of Silence" is available in print in the reserve collection, located at the Library Circulation Desk.

Several campus events will take place in conjunction with the book. Stay tuned for announcements throughout the semester!


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