Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Summer Hours

The Times They Are a-Changin (Bob Dylan)

And so are the hours at the Fortier Library.

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular hours resume September 2nd.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Check out the new EBSCOhost 2.0

Your instructor gives you an assignment ... you need to do research ... where do you start?

EBSCOhost 2.0

There have been some changes to the database's appearance, but it's still an amazing resource for finding articles. When you click on EBSCOhost, from the Databases link on our Library's webpage, you'll find a new "Googlized" appearance. Don't worry, it only looks different. It's easier than ever to narrow down your search from 50,000 hits to 50. You'll find it easier to find images now too. And, in case you were wondering, the login and password are still the same, so you can still do your research at 1 a.m. from home.

Ask a member of the library staff for more information, and please, let us know what you think of EBSCOhost 2.0!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Welcome SIRS!

This summer, the library is happy to offer SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series) Researcher to our students, faculty and staff. SIRS is an online database that offers resources of differing points of view with reference and statistical information on current topics and controversies such as abortion, cloning, gun control and other social issues.

The SIRS Researcher database can be accessed from the library’s homepage, under Databases. Ask the library staff for the username and password for off-campus use.

For those of you who are already familiar with out databases, SIRS Researcher is replacing Opposing Viewpoints.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Paint, Marble, and Words: Fiction and Art

Beginning in September, the Berlin Public Library and the White Mountains Community College Fortier Library, with funding provided by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, will host a book discussion/lecture series entitled “Paint, Marble, and Words: Fiction and Art” at the Fortier Library at White Mountains Community College.

All four discussions and the lecture will be on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m.

* September 17th, Ingrid Graff: Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth.

* October 15th, Frumie Selchen: The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
* October 29th, David Smith: “The Art and Life in
* November 12th, Ingrid Graff: Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

* January 14th, Ingrid Graff: The Other Side of You by Salley Vicker

Books will be available in August. Contact the Library for more information.

(Photos: Upper: Cover of the book Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth ; left: The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry; right: Woman Holding a Balance by Vermeer.)