Thursday, January 30, 2014

Enjoy A Classic

“Books--oh! no. I am sure we never read the same, or not with the same feelings."

"I am sorry you think so; but if that be the case, there can at least be no want of subject. We may compare our different opinions.”                                        Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

In 1813, Jane Austen published her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice, which has arguably become her her most famous book.

Take this opportunity to read and discuss the classic that still inspires 200 years later as it is quoted, reproduced, and retold repeatedly in print and film.

Copies of the book are available in the library, and electronic books and audios can be downloaded for free from a number of online sources (book: and audio:

Meet the lunchtime discussion group at noon in room 122 on Thursday, February 27, to discuss this timeless work. Bring your lunch!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Academic Skills Workshops @ the Library

Not sure what the difference is between MLA and APA?  Think you really know Google?

Join WMCC Library Director Meagan Carr for a series of drop-in workshops in the library:

  • February 4:  Formatting and Citing using APA
  • February 11:  Advanced Google - find credible, authoritative information using the world's largest search engine.
  • February 18:  Library Databases - learn how to effectively search the resources available to you thorough the Fortier Library.

All workshops start at noon (feel free to bring your lunch).  Drop in for an answer to a specific question, or stay for the whole time, it's up to you!   

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New View

If you've looked for a book recently in the CCSNH Libraries' catalog, you'll notice that it looks a bit different.  We've recently upgraded our system to make it easier, friendlier, and more visually appealing. 

When you click on the Library Catalog link on the Library's homepage, you can type a keyword, title, or author's name in the search bar.  Advanced searching is available if you're looking for a specific item, year, or edition.

Searching for "college" gives you 396 hits.  You can narrow down your search by clicking on any of the Format options on the left.  This page will indicate if items are available, or if they're checked out. 

Clicking on the first title "The College Board Book of Majors 2009" gives you information about the book, including its location in the library.

 Feel free to ask for assistance from library staff to use the new catalog, to locate, or, check out an item.