Winter Break

What are your plans for the winter break?  Now that finals are over and you have some free time, get outside and have some fun!  Be sure to check out the winter activities and safety display in Memorial Library if you’ll be in the area over break.  We have a map of local ski resorts, a list of local winter events, and books about bird-watching, ice skating, and more.  Of course, not everyone loves snow and ice like:Simon’s Cat in ‘Icecapade’

So far the grass is still green(!), but the farmer’s almanac says that we’re in for a nasty winter.  Whether it’s your first winter in New York or your twentieth, it’s never a bad idea to think about driving tips for winter road conditions.  We’ve also posted information about frostbite and creating an emergency car kit.

The Library wishes you a happy and safe holiday season!


SIRS and the Common Core

The database SIRSResearcher (Social Issues Resources Series) has a new feature that allows users to search for resources that fit the Common Core Standards.

When you open the SIRS database, look for the “Common Core Correlations” link along the top of the page. Click this link for drop-down menus that let you select specific states and subject areas. You can then look within each standard for a “see resources” link leading to possible topic ideas. Clicking on any of these topics automatically searches the database for relevant articles and multimedia resources in support of the chosen standard.


More New Databases in the Library!

Entrepreneurial Studies Source                                                This database provides the academic researcher as well as the student with the latest insight on topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small businesses.  Subjects covered in the database include:  Business Planning,  Communications, Innovations, Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Product Development, Raising Capital, Risk Taking and more.

LGBT Life with Full Text 
contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for more than 130 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 170 full-text monographs/books including Classics in Lesbian Studies, Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research, Handbook of Research with Gay,  Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Populations, Queer Theory & Social Change, etc.

You can find these databases on the Library Tab in myRedDragon!