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New Community College-Focused Journal Subscriptions

December 10, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

In response to requests, the library has obtained online subscriptions to two journals that focus on community colleges.  These are accessible to all Leeward CC faculty, staff and students.  Click on the links or cover images to access the journals.  Please note that if you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH username and password first.

Journal of Applied Research in the Community College

Journal of Applied Research in the Community College [New Window]

Access available from 2004 to present.

 

Description from the publisher:  Since 1993, the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College (JARCC) has served the institutional research and planning professionals in community colleges. JARCC is a semi-annual peer-reviewed journal that features articles relating to the integration of research and theory to practice in community colleges. The journal provides an intellectual space to communicate innovative practices in applied research that supports educational and administrative decision-making at the institutional, state, and national levels.
Community College Review

Community College Review [New Window]

Access available from 1999 to present.

Note: print copy also available from Volume 46, Number 4 (October 2018).

Description from the publisher:  Community College Review (CCR) has led the nation for 40 years in the publication of scholarly, peer-reviewed research and commentary on community colleges. CCR publishes articles on all aspects of community college administration, education, and policy, both within the American higher education system as well as within the higher education systems of other countries that have similar tertiary institutions.

To browse or search our entire list of online periodicals, please visit: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com/uhleewcc/journalsearch [New Window].

Frightful Fiction on OverDrive

October 30, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Tree at Night

 

F a l l   F i c t i o n   F e v e r !

Mystery  •  Suspense  •  Thriller  •  Horror

Consider reading an electronic book title from our OverDrive collection [New Window].

Sharp Objects book cover  Dark Places book cover  The Grownup book cover  The Girl on the Train book cover  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book cover  The Girl Who Played with Fire book cover  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest book cover  Shutter Island book cover  World War Z book cover  The All Souls Trilogy book cover  The World of All Souls book cover  Real World book cover  Piercing ebook cover  The Case for Satan ebook cover

If you are interested in any of these titles above, click on the book cover image to access the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

 

New OverDrive Reads – October 2018

October 22, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these new titles below, click on the book cover image to access the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy book cover

 

You’ve seen the movie, now enjoy Kevin Kwan’s lavish and hilarious novel. This is an additional OverDrive copy of Crazy Rich Asians that includes the full trilogy.

 

New in FICTION

An American Marriage book cover The End We Start From book cover

New in NONFICTION

Heart Berries book cover White Fragility book cover The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook book cover
2018/2019 ASVAB for Dummies book cover Virtual and Augmented Reality for Dummies book cover Public Speaking Skills for Dummies book cover
Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace book cover

Kanopy: New Login System

October 4, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Kanopy [New Window], one of our resources for streaming videos, has a new login system.  Starting October 4, 2018, all users must create a personal account to view content.  This is a very quick process, and there is no charge.

When attempting to play a video, you will be prompted to log in or sign up.

Screenshot of Kanopy login screen

If you already have an account, log in with your email and password.  If you do not have an account, click on the Sign Up button.  You will be prompted to enter your name, email address, and a password.

Screenshot of Kanopy account signup

After you submit your information, you will be emailed a verification link. Click on the link in your email, and you’re all set!

Screenshot of Kanopy account confirmation

Please note that if you are off campus, you may also need to enter your UH login credentials, if prompted, when accessing Kanopy.

If you have questions about Kanopy or any of our other library resources, please contact us at (808) 455-0379 or lccref@hawaii.edu.

Banned Books Week Continues on OverDrive

October 1, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Last week was the national Banned Books Week [New Window]. There’s still time to FREE a banned book from our library displays of books featuring titles that have been challenged for withdrawal in libraries across the country. Or, for your convenience, below are challenged titles available as e-books through the OverDrive database [New Window].

Book cover of 1984 Book cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book cover of Annie on My Mind Cover of The Color Purple Book cover of The Handmaid's Tale Book cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book cover of The Lord of the Rings Book cover of The Namesake Book cover of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Book cover of An Abundance of Katherines Book cover of Paper Towns

Please note: Clicking on an image above will take you to the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Resources for Banned Books Week

September 25, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Cartoon of Mark Twain complaining about censorship of Huck Finn

Source: “Editing the Classics: Censoring ‘Huck Finn’.” Issues & Controversies, Infobase Learning, http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2048/login?url=http://icof.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?ID=10992. Accessed 25 Sept. 2018.

Happy Banned Books Week!  If you’re looking for resources related to book banning/censorship, the library’s current events databases are a great place to start.  Here’s a sampling of what you can find!

Editing the Classics: Should classic works of literature be edited to make them less offensive? [New Window]

Screenshot of Issues & Controversies topic page

Book Banning topic page [New Window]

Screenshot of Opposing Viewpoints in Context topic page

Banning Books: An Overview [New Window]

Screenshot of Points of View Reference Center topic

Can’t get enough?  See our list of databases related to current events [New Window].  If you need assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at lccref@hawaii.edu or (808) 455-0379.  We are always happy to help!

Database Trial: Mometrix eLibrary

September 17, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Thinking of applying for grad school, but dreading the GRE?  Studying for the NCLEX or Praxis?  Whether you need to resurrect long-forgotten math skills or prepare for a professional certification exam, the library’s newest trial may be of interest to you.

Mometrix eLibrary offers study guides and practice questions for many standardized exams, including Praxis, GRE, TOEFL, ACCUPLACER, NCLEX, CLEP, MCAT, GMAT, and more.

Study Guides menu:

Mometrix study guides screenshot

Sample study guide: TOEFL Secrets.

Mometrix TOEFL study guide screenshot

Practice Tests menu:

Mometrix practice tests screenshot

Sample practice test: GRE Verbal Reasoning.

Mometrix GRE practice test screenshot

Access the trial at:

https://portal.mometrixelibrary.com/login?demo=Wa_1534965990_LCC [New Window]
Password: LCC0525799

Trial runs through approximately 10/29/2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions, so we appreciate your honest assessment.  After reviewing Mometrix eLibrary, please submit your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/ker1COYs7crB0vat2 [New Window].

New Resource: Credo View

September 7, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

The library is pleased to introduce Credo View [New Window], a wonderful new resource to support information literacy.

Credo View provides streaming video content on a variety of information literacy topics.  The 60 brief videos are organized into 9 broad subject areas.  Most of the videos are around 2-3 minutes long, with closed captions and transcripts available.

Screenshot of Credo View menu

Primary and Secondary Research video screenshot

You can find Credo View in our A-Z Databases list [New Window].  If you need direct links to individual videos, or have any questions about Credo View, please contact Cheryl Urasaki (urasakic@hawaii.edu).

New OverDrive Course Reserve Titles – August 2018

August 20, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Dawn ebook cover The Case for Satan ebook cover Piercing ebook cover Like Water for Chocolate ebook cover The Romance of Tristan and Iseult ebook cover Love and Responsibility ebook cover Dismembering Lahui ebook cover

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