Monday, December 9, 2019

EBSCO's Academic Search Ultimate trial is up!

Columbia College’s Stafford Library has begun a trial of EBSCO's Academic Search Ultimate. This database contains more full-text content than the current Academic Search Complete database. Academic Search Ultimate trial may be accessed from our A-Z Databases page.
Academic Search Ultimate offers access to resources cited in key subject indexes.  The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more. Full text is provided for over 10,000 peer-reviewed journals.  Academic Search Ultimate can be found here or on the library’s website.
Content includes:
  • 5,479 active, full-text, non-open access journals and magazines
  • 4,792 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access journals
  • 2,767 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access journals with no embargo
  • 3,108 active, full-text, non-open access journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus
Please take the opportunity to review the database, and share your thoughts about Academic Search Ultimate by completing this survey.  Your feedback will help us evaluate whether to add this database to Stafford Library’s collection of electronic resources.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Special Hours Thanksgiving Break

Stafford Library has special hours for the week 
of Thanksgiving Break

 (November 25 - December 1, 2019)



Monday, November 25 - 8:00 a.m. to Midnight

Tuesday, November 26 - Closed for staff development

Wednesday, November 27 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 28 - Closed

Friday, November 29 - Closed

Saturday, November 30 - Closed

Sunday, December 1 -   2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Normal hours resume December 2, 2019.

Friday, October 4, 2019

New databases added to Stafford Library

Three new resources from EBSCO that were recently added to Stafford Library.

Computer SkillsCenter -  Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. Skill level goes beyond basic to advanced.

Read it! - Read It! is designed for students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Resume and Cover Letter Builder - The Resume / Cover Letter Builder will take users step-by-step through the resume and cover letter creation process, providing expert tips and advice along the way. Examples of successful sample resumes / cover letters that patrons can use to create documents. Users can also save and customize resumes / cover letters to use and reuse as needed.

 You can find these databases on our A-to-Z list of databases: https://library.ccis.edu/az.php.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Stafford Library New Items 2019-2020

Come browse our new items added for July and August!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Check out our guide for this year's Schiffman Lecture!

Stafford Library has a new guide on this year's Schiffman Ethics in Society guest, Ron Stallworth. Check it out here!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Trial our new databases!

Stafford Library is evaluating 3 new databases that we may add. 

They are:

Credo Instruct:

Credo Instruct is an online resource to help students learn foundational information literacy skills. Credo provides a supplemental way for students to complete lessons on a wide range of topics from getting started with research to finding credible sources and recognizing bias to creating citations. Credo Instruct is available until December 16, 2018.


MLA International Bibliography with Full Text: 

Accessed through the MLA International Bibliography database, this is a comprehensive database to modern literature periodicals. It provides information on journals currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. The MLA International Bibliography is available until December 31, 2018.


Research Companion:

ProQuest Research Companion is an information literacy resource. It was created to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information. Proquest Research Companion is available until December 28, 2018

Check them out on our database page

Monday, October 15, 2018