Racial and Ethnic Diversity in America: A Reference Handbook: A thorough overview of the populations and social forces that have shaped the character of racial and ethnic diversity in the United States. This book is on the shelves in the Moraine Valley Library and will make a great resource as the staff and faculty of Moraine discuss diversity.
Browse the GPO:The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is pleased to announce a new browse feature on the GPO Access Congressional Documents Web pages. In our continuing effort to increase the accessibility of the resources available on GPO Access, users can now browse the catalog of House, Senate and Treaty
documents, by Congress, beginning with the 104th Congress (1995-1996).
A Beautiful Mind: The library has both the movie and the original book about John Nash. Here’s the review of the book, “Nasar has written a notable biography of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash (b. 1928), a founder of game theory, a RAND Cold War strategist and winner of a 1994 Nobel Prize in economics. She charts his plunge into paranoid schizophrenia beginning at age 30 and his spontaneous recovery in the early 1990s after decades of torment” (from Publishers Weekly).
The science.gov Web portal: The U.S. Government Printing Office has informed us that the current Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Federal Register (FR) are now available via science.gov, the interagency science Web portal, which provides a federated search across multiple databases from multiple agencies. This availability opens another channel to these two key Federal information resources, which also may be found on the GPO Access Web site. The CFR and FR are accessible via a Regulations section on the science.gov Web portal.
Academic Integrity is a new MVCC Library research guide designed by COL 101 faculty and librarians to stimulate thought, class discussions and ideas for research papers. The provided sources review the challenges and rewards of avoiding plagiarism and cheating. And that it is the responsibility not only of students, but also faculty, and administration, to create a “culture of academic integrity.”
The revised and expanded Literary Criticism Research Guide is now up on the MVCC Library’s Research Guides web page. The guide presents selected reference sources, books, journals, databases and websites on literary criticism as well as strategies on searching for additional sources. We have also added a page on how to track down hard to find text of poems and stories.
Encyclopedia of physical science and technology “Nine years has passed since the 1992 second edition of the encyclopedia was published. This completely revised third edition, which is a university and professional level compendium of chemistry, molecular biology, mathematics, and engineering, is refreshed with numerous articles about current research in these fields. For example, the new edition has an increased emphasis on information processing and biotechnology, reflecting the rapid growth of these areas. The continuing Editor-in-Chief, Robert Meyers, and the Board prepared a new topical outline of physical science and technology to define complete coverage. Section editors are either Nobel Laureates or editors of key journals in their fields. Additional Board members representing the global scientific community were also recruited.” (Publisher’s description)
Vice President of the United States (President of the Senate) : Information on the VP from the Senate Web site, “Constitutional origins of and structural changes in the office, its duties, and biographies of all vice presidents. A note in Gerald Ford’s entry explains “the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1967, allowing for the appointment and confirmation of a new vice president” if a vacancy should occur.” (from Librarians Index to the Internet)