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)
Illinois Career Resource Network: This is from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Lists information about careers within Illinois (not a job listing).
Snow Crystal Collection: Thousands of images of “high-quality collection of stunning, un-retouched images of Wilson A. Bentley?s original glass slide photographs of snow crystals, and includes dynamic resources to further an appreciation and understanding of Bentley and his work.”Browse Images Here.
Ronald Reagan Dead at 93: Provides an overview of the events in the life of former President Ronald Reagan, covering both his acting and political careers. Features several audio clips of Reagan’s speeches, including his denial of the arms-for-hostages deal with Iran and his acknowledgement of his “‘mistake’ in the Iran-Contra affair.” Includes a timeline, photos, and related links. Also includes an overview of funeral plans. From National Public Radio (NPR). (citation from Lii.org)
Reagan on PBS.com:Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience “four-and-a-half hour documentary [that] examines [Ronald] Reagan’s life through the testimony of family, friends, historians, biographers, and other witnesses to Reagan’s privatelife and public career.” Features interviews, text of some of
Reagan’s speeches, video clips, book excerpts, photos, a timeline, a teacher’s guide, and more. (citation from Lii.org)
Reagan on CNN.com: News and information about the life of former President Ronald Reagan, who died in June 2004. The site features a biography of this “lifeguard, athlete, movie star, governor, [and] president”; a speech archive; photos; audio clips; and links to related information. From CNN. Note: Viewing video clips requires a fee. (citation from Lii.org)
MVCC Library Books on Reagan: These are books that can be checked out from the MVCC library.