Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Databases from NC LIVE

Hunter Library is pleased to announce access to five new databases via the statewide NC Live system:

  • Literary Reference Center (from EBSCO) - includes full text of literary criticism (includes books such as the Understanding Literature series); author profiles, plot summaries from Master Plots, a glossary of literary terms, and a literature encyclopedia.
  • Newspaper Source Plus (from EBSCO) - Selected full text for national and international newspapers. Also includes full-text television and radio news transcripts. Note: replaces Newsbank America's Newspapers and Proquest Newspapers.
  • Auto Repair Reference Center (from EBSCO) - Repair information for most major manufacturers and makes starting back to 1945. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.
  • Career Library (from EBSCO) – offers a comprehensive information resource for career and college research. Five user-friendly components help users match their interests to occupations, education prospects, and more.
  • SimplyMap - A web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data.

The new resources can be accessed through Hunter Library’s database list: http://www.wcu.edu/1602.asp.

Due to changes in the statewide system, access will no longer be available to NetLibrary E-Audiobooks , Newsbank America’s Newspapers, and Proquest Newspapers.

For more information please contact Hunter Library 828-227-7465, or online: http://www.wcu.edu/1615.asp.

Friday, January 09, 2009

No More “Date Due” Stamps

Hunter Library has stopped stamping due dates on materials that we check out. You must log on to your library account via the library website to check the due dates of your borrowed items. Our website is www.wcu.edu/404.asp. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the link, “Your Library Account.” Follow the prompts to access your account. You will see what items you have checked out, and when they are due. Please ask for additional help at the circulation desk!

New Pilot Program for Graduate Student Checkout

Hunter Library will begin a pilot program this spring semester 2009. Semester-long check out on books from the general circulating collection (on the ground floor only) will be available for graduate students. If you are a graduate student, you can check out a book from this collection any time during the semester and keep it for the duration of that semester without having to renew it.

The exception to this new policy is if another patron needs the book. If so, the library will request you return the book within four days, or overdue charges will incur after that. For more information, see the Hunter Library Circulation Desk or call 828-227-7485. We ask for your patience and your input during this pilot program.

Faculty Scholarship Celebration Week

Have you published a book or an article? Created an artwork or audiovisual piece? Produced a scholarly work in collaboration with your students? Lend us examples of your work to display during the Faculty Scholarship Celebration Week February 16-20 at Hunter Library. Please send or bring your items to Alessia Zanin-Yost in the library by January 15. If you have questions, contact Zanin-Yost at x3398 or azaniny@wcu.edu.
This event is sponsored by Hunter Library, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Honors College and the Graduate School and Research.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Library System Unavailable Thursday, January 8

On Thursday, January 8, the Library Catalog and any off-campus access to the library databases and electronic journals will be unavailable. If you need assistance, contact a librarian , (828) 227-7465 or Toll-free: (866) 928-5424 between 8:00-5:00 on January 8.

To see if Hunter Library owns a particular item, use WorldCat, http://www.worldcat.org. For database access, contact the Library Reference Desk , 1-866-928-5424 , for information about accessing our databases available through NC LIVE , http://www.nclive.org.

New Books and DVDs from December 2008

New Books and DVDs from December 2008

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that have arrived at Hunter Library in November 2008.
Please browse the full list.

Bobbi FisherFor reading out loud: planning and practice
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, c2003
WCU CMC PRO LB1573.5 .F57 2003

Muriel Barbery
The elegance of the hedgehog
New York: Europa Editions, 2008
WCU GENERAL PQ2662.A6523 E4413 2008

William W. Forgey
Basic illustrated wilderness first aid
Illustrations by Lon Levin
Guilford, Conn: Falcon Guides, c2008
WCU New Books RC88.9.O95 F675 2008

Heartbreak hotel [videorecording]
Originally released as an motion picture in 1988
Burbank, CA: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002

The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford [videorecording]
Scott Free/Plan B; a co-production with Alberta Film Entertainment
Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Ridley Scott, Jules Daly, David Valdes; Witten for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik
Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2008