Electronic versions of 260 history books published by Cambridge University Press are now available. They can be searched as a set or browsed by individual title – readable chapter by chapter in PDF format. Cambridge Histories Online is available from the Library Databases A-Z list and Databases by Subject list in the History section.
Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category
The children’s author biographical series Something About the Author is available online from the first volume to the most recent, equivalent to over 200 volumes. 12,000 entries provide biographical information about children’s authors and illustrators, including portraits, works, awards and more.
Children’s Literature Review is also available online, starting with volume 143 (mid 2009). CLR provides information on children’s authors, with reviews and commentary.
Something About the Author is available on the Library Databases A-Z page
Children’s Literature Review is available through the Kent Library Catalog by a title search on Children’s Literature Review Online
EBSCOhost has optimized its databases for mobile phone access. You can now access databases such as Academic Search Premier, Health Source Nursing and Professional and over a dozen others with your mobile phone at http://library.semo.edu/mobile
*UPDATE* You’ve read the blog entry, now see the movie: http://library.semo.edu/vid
In 3 steps, Google Scholar can be set up to recognize which articles found are available for free in full text online or available as a paper copy in Kent Library. Setup instructions
Kent Library is sponsoring a campus-wide mittens-gloves-hats-scarves-socks drive for children in need of warmth during the coming winter season. A Christmas tree has been placed on the main level of Kent Library for donations. These items will be distributed through the Salvation Army, Jefferson School, Head Start, and Birthright. The drive will run through Wednesday, December 16. For additional information, please contact Twylla James at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Submit your photos and be entered in a weekly drawing to win a pair of headphones. All entries will also be entered in a drawing for the grand prize of an ipod shuffle. Creativity and silliness is encouraged!
Contest information at http://library.semo.edu/info/infolitphotos.shtml
View contest photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentlibrary/sets/72157622768641768/
People all over the world see themselves as members of subgroups- sometimes as small as a tribe or family, other times as large as a continental “race”. The U.S. Census Bureau counts individuals as members of one of four races (or “other”). Yet many geneticists argue that humans cannot be divided into such categories based on their DNA. On the other hand, some techniques have been devised recently to use DNA testing to discern the geographic origin of people’s ancestors. On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place Dr. Gathman will discuss recent research on human genetic variation and whether the idea of “race” has any scientific meaning. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml .
“Taste the World” Event in Kent Library
You are invited to a free tasting of international dishes (“Taste the World”) prepared by our international students on Thursday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Kent Library. Come sample various cuisines and meet with some of the international students in a relaxed setting.
On Wednesday, November 11th, 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place, Kent Library is pleased to showcase the talents of student musicians from Southeast Missouri State University’s Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Music. This recital has become a highly anticipated part of each Athenaeum series, and Kent Library is proud to introduce this season’s extraordinary musicians. This is an exciting opportunity to support developing musicians and enjoy some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces. Special thanks to Dr. Jeff Noonan of the Department of Music for assisting with the organization of this presentation. This performance is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For mor information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml