Proquest & ASP Database Downtime

The following Proquest and Alexander Street Press databases will be down from Saturday, January 19th from 9 P.M. CST until 5 A.M. CST Sunday, January 20th for scheduled maintenance.


  • Criminal Justice
  • History Study Center
  • Historical Newspapers—Chicago Tribune
  • Historical Newspapers—New York Times
  • SIRS Researcher
  • US Major Dailies—Chicago Tribune
  • US Major Dailies—New York Times
  • US Major Dailies—Wall Street Journal
  • US Major Dailies—Washington Post

Alexander Street Press 

  • American History in Video
  • Anthropology
  • Art and Architecture in Video
  • Black Thought & Culture
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
  • Education in Video
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
  • World History in Video

If you have any questions, call the reference desk at (708) 974-5234 or ask a librarian.

Hoopla- The Netflix of the Moraine Valley Library Databases – but better!

Instantly borrow movies, music, audio books, eBooks, audio books, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your Roku, Kindle Fire Stick, computer, tablet, or phone! Best of all, there are no fees!

To login in, create a Hoopla account with your moraine valley e-mail address here.

Click here for help getting started with Hoopla.

Courtesy of the Moraine Valley Community College Library.

Fine and Performing Arts Center 25th Anniversary

January 9, 1994, the dedication ceremony for the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) occurred.

“Since that date, we have presented hundreds of performances representing dozens of different genres, exhibited nearly 100 professional artists in the art gallery, and seen over a half-million patrons come through our doors to explore the power of the arts.” – Tommy Hensel, Managing Director of the FPAC

To learn more about what the FPAC is offering for this season visit the Center’s website:

View the physical exhibit in the Library’s lounge or to view the online exhibit visit the College Archive’s exhibit page:

The Books that Created Dracula

Some excellent detective work on the origins of Dracula!

“The London Library today unveiled a fascinating discovery that sheds new light on how Dracula was researched and written. We’ve found 26 books that are almost certainly the original copies that Bram Stoker used to help research his enduring classic.

Philip Spedding, the Library’s Development Director who made the discovery, commented: “Bram Stoker was a member of The London Library but until now we have had no indication whether or how he used our collection. Today’s discovery changes that and we can establish beyond reasonable doubt that numerous books still on our shelves are the very copies that he was using to help write and research his masterpiece.” (See London Library’s “The Books that Created Dracula“)

Philip Spedding looks at the books discovered in The London Library that were used by Bram Stoker to research Dracula

The Books that Created Dracula

The Books That Created Dracula from The London Library on Vimeo.

The Bottomless Pinocchio, Misinformation, and the Fight for Truth

Since yesterday’s post about the War on Truth, a few more items have come our way.

First, the Washington Post’s fact-checkers have introduced a new category called “the Bottomless Pinocchio” for constantly repeated false claims. Take a look a the video below or visit this article,
“Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again”.

Second, the first episode of the (Mis)Informed Podcast has been released. This focuses on fact-checking political sources. You can listen at the player below or read more here, “(Mis)informed podcast: Who is fact-checking actually for?”

The Botomless Pinocchio:

(Mis)Informed Podcast: