New E-Resources!

Check out the new electronic database offerings available to Moraine Valley faculty, staff and students!

Science Online (Infobase)

Expansive Reference Coverage of the Full Range of Scientific Disciplines

Today’s Science (Facts on File)

Bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries—giving in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology.

World Religions

Explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today’s religious practice.

World Geography and Culture Online

Resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography concepts.

All these new databases can also be found at the library’s database page.

New Databases!

Did you know that the library has three new databases? See below, they could be useful for your studies!

1. Historical Statistics of the United States

– “The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.”

2. Black Thought and Culture

– “Covers the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.”

3. Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000

– “Primary Documents, secondary sources, films, and other sources.”

If you have questions on how to use these databases or have other questions, don’t hesitate! Use Ask a Librarian

GIMP

Can’t afford Photoshop? No worries! GIMP is an alternative open-source solution. GIMP is free to download. You will not get a trial version, or partial version, but the entire program! Of GIMP’s features, it includes multiple brushes and advanced photo enhancement editing. In addition, GIMP can support all image file types including JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and PNG. Give it a try if you have the chance!

The download to GIMP is below:

https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Also here is a link to a MVCC Library E-Book about how to use GIMP:

http://encore.morainevalley.edu/iii/encore/record/C__Rb295890

ResearchGate.net

Researchgate.net is a social networking website for students, scientists, and professors. It is used primarily to share publications among researchers and fellow scientists. If you register on the website, you can view these publications. As an example, if you are looking up an article using the MV library databases and you find that the article is not full-text, you could use Research Gate to see if it is available. Traditional interlibrary loan can take longer (up to a week), but with ResearchGate there is possibility of instant access.

https://www.researchgate.net/