Get your freaky read @ Briggs Library…

October 29, 2007

Mid-terms are here!  It’s the time of the semester when students, faculty and staff are feeling harried and could use a nice, relaxing read.  Have we got a deal for you!   Did you know in addition to our plentiful research resources, we also have fiction books for more leisure reading AND a variety of Government Documents?  We’ve pulled a selection of our best creepy, scary, haunting and just plain freaky books and Government Documents for you to peruse the next time you visit the library.  Check out the displays in the lobby on the main level, and in Government Documents on the lower level, and take a good read home tonight as a temporary distraction from the craziness of mid-terms.  Oh, and Happy Halloween! Halloween Display   

Explore The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database Today!

October 11, 2007

Rated 5 out of 5 stars for content and search-ability by The Charleston Advisor, CLCD is an ever growing online database of reviews, MARC records and related information on children’s literature.  With a subscription to the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) you have access to:

  • A Children’s Catalog (H.W. Wilson) recommended electronic resource

  • More than 300,000 reviews from 36 quality review sources like KIRKUS, VOYA, The ALAN Review, and Booklist.

  • Reading Measurement Programs (Lexile, AR, Scholastic Reading Counts)

  • More than 145,000 links to web pages featuring individual authors and illustrators

  • Over 47,000 book jacket images

  • Teaching Tools–which includes lesson plans, teaching guides and the like

  • Links to view the first chapters and other parts of books that the publishers are providing

  • A variety of search options by age, grade, genre, author, language and much more

To access this exciting resource please click on the following link: and enter the user name: Briggs and password: library.  This trial will expire on 11/11/07.

Danielle Becker, Reference/Digital Services Librarian

Explore the Four New Databases on Trial

October 3, 2007

The four databases currently on trial are:  The Nation Digital Archive, The National Review Archive, The New Republic Archive, and Scientific American.  To access these resources visit the “Featured and Trial Databases” page, which is linked on the Briggs Library home page.

These resources are offered through Ebsco and feature material from journals, books and periodicals.  The topics covered include (but are not limited to) political, economic, cultural issues and trends.  It also includes a variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, foreign policy, culture current events, the arts as well as science, math, health, medicine, cosmology, astronomy and archaeology.   

Take a moment to go exploring and tell us what you think by using our newly-designed chat feature.  To access the “Ask Us!” page (which is also linked off of the home page) click here

~Danielle Becker, Reference/Digital Services Librarian