Website Wednesday

If you’re not hitting the highways or the friendly skies (pat-down!) for the Thanksgiving break, you might find yourself with some down time to catch your breath and do some pleasure reading. If so, don’t forget that all HWC employees have at-home access to an absolute treasure trove of periodicals through our library’s online databases. Once or twice a month I find myself scrolling through the 4000+ titles of ProQuest’s Research Library database, and I inevitably find something worthwhile to peruse in journals like the The Canadian Journal of Film Studies or Community College Review or Comparative Civilizations Review (and that’s just three of the 437 “C” titles). It’s not just academic publications either. If you want to hunker down with People or Vogue or American Cheerleader, they’re on there. I just downloaded some recipes from Vegetarian Times. The majority of titles offer full-content access, with individual articles available for download in PDF. Once you access ProQuest, click on the “Publications” tab to see an alphabetized list of all their periodical titles. Keep in mind, too, that ProQuest is just one of our library’s online databases. Check out all of them here. Remember that you’ll need to log-in with your CCC username/password to access any of the databases. HWC’s library log-in page for faculty, staff, and administrators is here. Happy reading!

Additions to the Library Collection

Check it out. New books in the Harold Washington College library, from suggestions gathered from students by Todd Heldt:

Books Ordered in 2010:

Infidel
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Three Slovak Women
Lisa A. Alzo

Collected Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges

Traditional Slovak Folktales (Folklore and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe)
David Cooper

The Best of Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Jared M. Diamond

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
Mircea Eliade

Winds of Change
Ivan Franko

From Heart to Heart : Selected Prose Fiction
by Hrytsko Hryhorenko and Lesya Ukrainka (Women’s Voices in Ukrainian Literature Vol. IV)

To Live: A Novel
Yu Hua

Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge–And Why We Must
Kalle Lasn

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Stieg Larsson

Italian Tales: An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction (Italian Literature and Thought)
Mr. Massimo Riva

Mihai Eminescu – Eternal Longing, Impossible Love
Adrian G Sahlean

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Betty Smith

The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel
Kurt Vonnegut

Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity
Ytasha L. Womack