Looking for information on an aspect of women’s history in the U.S., like who was involved in the beginning of the feminist movement, or info on the Equal Rights Amendment Movement, or more about Chicago’s Hull House, founded by Jane Addams?
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a new MVCC Library database containing primary sources, archival materials, and films that covers the history of women in social movements in the U.S. Take a look, and remember you can access all of the Library databases from off campus!
hoopla is a *new* digital media service offered by MVCC Library that allows you to borrow ebooks, comics, music, eaudiobooks, movies, and TV shows.
- You can access these resources by computer via your browser, as well as on other devices, like your tablet and/or smart phone, by downloading the hoopla app.
- Find hoopla items by going to https://hoopladigital.com You may also discover hoopla items that are in our library catalog.
- You will create your personal hoopla account through MVCC Library. It will be active as long as you remain a current student or staff member.
Note: You are allowed to borrow up to 3 items per month via Hoopla.
For more information on how to get started with hoopla, please take a look at our help guide and/or Ask a Librarian for assistance!
Barack and Michelle Obama the first family of the 44th United States Presidency, assisted in the unveiling of their official President and First Lady portraits for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Monday February 12th. With President and Mrs. Obama, being the first African Heritage American occupants of the White House within itself makes for quite the noteworthy Black History Month moment. Taking note that African Heritage American artists created the Obamas’ portraits, another first in American History, adds even more transformative cultural relevance to the moment. Michelle Obama’s portrait was rendered by Amy Sherald, while Barack Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley.
More Resources Regarding Portrait
ABC: The View. (2018). Obama Portraits Draw Mixed Reactions. You Tube.
CBS: CBS Moring News. (2018). Obama portraits make history and challenge norms. You Tube.
Chakraborty, B. (2018). Michelle Obama portrait faces brutal mockery, some praise after unveiling. Fox News.
CNN. (2018). Obama’s official portraitists on their daunting task. You Tube.
Cotter, H. (2018). Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction. The New York Times.
Deb, S. (2018). The Obama Portraits Drew a Strong Reaction. What Did They Mean to You? The New York Times.
Mazza, E. (2018). Sean Hannity Tweets, Then Deletes, Weirdly Specific Sexual Stuff About Obama Portrait. HuffPost.
Nayeri, F. (2017). Kehinde Wiley on Painting the Powerless. And a President. The New York Times.
Pogrebin, R. (2017). After a Late Start, an Artist’s Big Break: Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait. The New York Times.
Pogrebin, R. (2018). Obama Portrait Artists Merged the Everyday and the Extraordinary. The New York Times.
Smith, R. (2017). Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter. The New York Times.
Today’s New York Times details the history of Cabrini-Green through the eyes of one of its residents. “The Towers Came Down, and with them the Promise of Public Housing”.
Our database vendor, ProQuest, will be performing system maintenance on the following databases beginning 9pm, January 27th to 6am, January 28th.
- US Dailies
- New York Times
- New York Times Historical
- Chicago Tribune
- Chicago Tribune Historical
- Christian Science Monitor
- Wall Street Journal
- Washington Post
- History Study Center
- Criminal Justice Periodical Index
Okay! So this article from Atlantic magazine is a bit on the long side, but for you board game enthusiasts, it is truly informative. Gain some insight into the German fascination with this phenomenon or fad, if you like. Take a read here.
Do you know that the MVCC Library has board games on reserve at the Circulation Desk (first desk on your left as you enter the library)? I typed in “board games” in the catalog and scrolled down a bit for the list of what the library owns. Click here to get to the catalog.
Finally, check out the current board offerings on the web. Just get yourself to Google and type in “board games”. There are many board games for any budget. Some websites actually have an Amazon link to facilitate purchase of your favorite game.
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
Did you know that you can check out many of the textbooks used on campus from the Library? You can look textbooks up here by course number, course name, or you can try a keyword search. Then take your student ID to the Library Circulation Desk and tell the person at the desk what you need. Most textbooks check out for 3 hours at a time (some longer). Be sure to get the book back on time so other students can use it too.
If you need help looking up your textbooks, or if you have any other questions, please be sure to Ask a Librarian.
To our students, facutly, and staff who celebrate it, we want to say Merry Christmas!