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CINAHL Complete

Cinhal Complete

CINAHL® Complete is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHL Complete, users get fast and easy access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons.

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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus covers many important subjects, including agricultural research, biology, environmental science, genetics, horticulture, physiology, veterinary medicine, wildlife management and much more.

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Academic Search Complete

Academic search complete

Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of the most valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.

Content Includes:

  • Over 13,780 indexed and abstracted journals
  • 9,000 full-text journals
  • Full text for more than 7,850 peer-reviewed journals
  • PDF content dating back as far as 1887
  • Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,400 journals
  • Updated daily

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eBook Community College Collection (EBSCO)

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eBook Community College Collection (EBSCO)

This multidisciplinary collection contains more than 48,000 titles, covering topics across programs and fields of study in key subject areas such as the humanities and social sciences, business, science and technology, and literary criticism. eBooks are available to you online at any time from a computer with internet access and there are no late fees or overdue notices with eBooks!

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Oxford Art Online

art oxfordOxford Art Online is an outstanding reference source that combines four Oxford University Press titles – Grove Art Online (online version of the 34 volume encyclopedia),  Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (4 volumes), Oxford Companion to Western Art and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. It covers all aspects of art from pre-history to the present day, including the fine arts – painting, sculpture, and architecture, and the decorative arts – ceramics, textiles, jewelry, interior design, furniture, glass, and metalwork.  Oxford Art Online is a great place to begin research on artists or any art-related topic.

Take a quick tour.

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Oxford Music Online

oxford music imageOxford Music Online is a fantastic reference source containing the full text of several music reference works including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The majority of the content in Oxford Music Online comes from Grove Music Online, which incorporates the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians ( 29 volumes), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (3 volumes). Oxford Music Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource available, allowing you to quickly search over 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies written by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.

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Banned Books Week

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read
September 30 – October 6, 2012

Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year.  Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Book banning efforts were alive and well in 2011.  The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) received 326 reports regarding attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves. The list below includes the title of the book followed by the reasons given for challenging the book:

The Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011 »

The Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011
1)      ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
Offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

2)      The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
Nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

3)      The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
Anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence

4)      My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
Nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

5)      The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

6)      Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint

7)      Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit

8)      What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
Nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit

9)      Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit

10)  To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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Check out our new library catalog!

The BHC Library is one of 130 libraries in the PrairieCat library consortium. All of these libraries now have a new library catalog with some great new features including:

• Save items in a shopping cart and place holds on all the items in the cart at the same time.
• Maintain a personal reading history if you so choose.
• Smart catalog searches with “Did you mean?” responses to match misspelled titles or authors with possible matches.
• Narrow searches by things like format type or only items currently available for checkout.

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Need help finding a topic?

topicsTry Opposing Viewpoints or CQ Researcher. Both cover many current topics and have very good pro / con material.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center includes all the “Opposing Viewpoints” books as well as other sources that cover a large number of topics from a variety of viewpoints. The first page of the database lists all the major topic areas – one click and you can view all of the topics within each major topic area. You can also use either the basic or advanced search box to look for more specific topics.

CQ Researcher carries reports on a variety of contemporary issues and each report gives at least two sides to each issue. You can browse the reports by date or by topic.

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Five Steps to Better Research

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This brief tutorial from Colorado State University Libraries gives an excellent overview of how to get started thinking about your topic, including:

• How do I formulate a research question?
• How can I find other ways to search for my topic?
• How can I make the research process quicker and easier?

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