Monday, November 28, 2005

Finals Hours

Finals are almost here! Time to hit the books!

Library hours will be extended until 11pm from Monday, December 5th - Thursday, December 8th and again from Monday, December 12th - Thursday, December 15th to give you a little more time to finish your last minute assignments or study for finals.

See the library hours page for more detailed information.

We'll see you in the library!

New Book: November 28-December 4

Title: Last letters home : voices of Americans from the battlefields of Iraq
Call Number: DS79.76 .L38 2004

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Monday, November 21, 2005

New Books: November 21-28

Author: Berns, Gregory.
Title: Satisfaction : the science of finding true fulfillment
Call Number: BF515 .B47 2005

Author: Prunier, Gerard.
Title: Darfur : the ambiguous genocide
Call Number: DT159.6.D27 P78 2005

Author: Franklin, John Hope, 1915-
Title: Mirror to America : the autobiography of John Hope Franklin.
Number: E175.5.F73 A3 2005

Author: Abramson, Bruce.
Title: Digital phoenix : why the information economy collapsed and how it will rise again
Call Number: HC79.I55 A27 2005

Author: Bernstein, Nell.
Title: All alone in the world : children of the incarcerated
Call Number: HV8886.U5 B47 2005

Author: Karabel, Jerome.
Title: Chosen : the hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
Call Number: LB2351.3.A85 K37 2005

Author: Andersen, Jens, 1955-
Title: Hans Christian Andersen : a new life
Call Number: PT8119 .A715513 2005

Author: Aczel, Amir D.
Title: Descartes' secret notebook : a true tale of mathematics, mysticism, and the quest to understand the universe
Call Number: QA29.D55 A25 2005

Author: Kakalios, James, 1958-
Title: Physics of superheroes
Call Number: QC23.2 .K35 2005

Author: Cobb, Cathy.
Title: Joy of chemistry : the amazing science of familiar things
Number: QD35 .C56 2005

Author: Weidensaul, Scott.
Title: Return to wild America : a yearlong journey in search of the continent's natural soul
Call Number: QH102 .W45 2005

Author: Alexander, R. McNeill.
Title: Human bones : a scientific and pictorial investigation
Call Number: QM101 .A54 2005

Author: Berlinger, Norman T.
Title: Rescuing your teenager from depression
Call Number: RJ506.D4 B476 2005

Author: McWilliams, James E.
Title: Revolution in eating : how the quest for food shaped America
Call Number: TX633 .M3 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Thanksgiving Hours

The library will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be be closed from Thursday, November 24th through Sunday, November 27th.

Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 28.

Enjoy your holiday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Databases Available!

The previously noted problem with off campus access to many of our library databases has now been resolved. You can now access all of our library resources from home with the current semester GALILEO password.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, November 14, 2005

New Books: November 14-20

Author: Roach, Mary.
Title: Spook : science tackles the afterlife
Call Number: BL535 .R63 2005

Author: Reston, James, 1941-
Title: Dogs of God : Columbus, the Inquisition, and the defeat of the Moors
Call Number: BX1735 .R46 2005

Author: Brands, H. W.
Title: Andrew Jackson, his life and times
Call Number: E382 .B83 2005

Author: Williams, Donnie, 1953-
Title: Thunder of angels : the Montgomery bus boycott and the people who broke the back of Jim Crow
Call Number: F334.M79 N476 2006

Author: Ehrenreich, Barbara.
Title: Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream
Call Number: HD5708.55.U6 E47 2005

Author: Battelle, John, 1965-
Title: Search : how Google and its rivals rewrote the rules of business and transformed our culture
Call Number: HD9696.8.U64 G663 2005

Title: Women's letters : America from the Revolutionary War to the present
Call Number: HQ1410 .W6845 2005

Author: Carretta, Vincent.
Title: Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man
Call Number: HT869.E6 C37 2005

Author: Morris, Edmund.
Title: Beethoven : the universal composer
Call Number: ML410.B4 M695 2005

Author: Spurling, Hilary.
Title: Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse : the conquest of colour, 1909-1954
Call Number: N6853.M33 S678 2005

Author: Conant, Jennet.
Title: 109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos
Call Number: QC773.A1 C66 2005

Author: Norell, Mark.
Title: Unearthing the dragon : the great feathered dinosaur discovery
Call Number: QE861.9.C62 L53 2005

Author: Rothenberg, David, 1962-
Title: Why birds sing : a journey through the mystery of bird song
Call Number: QL698.5 .R68 2005

Author: Galdikas, Birute Marija Filomena.
Title: Great ape odyssey
Call Number: QL737.P96 G353 2005

Author: Critser, Greg.
Title: Generation Rx : how prescription drugs are altering American lives, minds, and bodies
Call Number: RM263 .C75 2005

Author: Kaminsky, Peter.
Title: Pig perfect : encounters with remarkable swine and some great ways to cook them
Call Number: TX840.B3 K345 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Larissa Szporluk Reading

The GPC Honors Program is presenting a reading by poet Larissa Szporluk on Friday, November 18th at 10:00am in the Library Gallery on the 3rd floor of A-Building.

Come out and hear this exciting writer reading from her work.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Database Problems!

Due to emergency server maintenance, the following databases will be unavailable both on and off campus until further notice. Service should be restored by the end of the week. Sorry for any inconvenience!

America: History and Life
CQ Electronic Library
Historical Atlanta Constitution (1868-1925)
Historical New York Times (1851-2001)
Literature Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Project Muse

11/9/05 Update:
On campus access to these databases is now available through the following link. Off campus access is still not available.

Monday, November 07, 2005

New Books: November 7 - 13

Author: Drummond, R. H., 1916-
Title: Islam for the Western mind : understanding Muhammad and the Koran
Call Number: BP161.3 .D78 2005

Author: Hunt, Courtney.
Title: History of Iraq
Call Number: DS77 .H86 2005

Author: Loewen, James W.
Title: Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism
Call Number: E185.615 .L577 2005

Author: Horn, James P. P.
Title: Land as God made it : Jamestown and the birth of America
Call Number: F234.J3 H66 2005

Author: Taylor, John, 1955-
Title: Rivalry : Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the golden age of basketball
Call Number: GV884.A1 T39 2005

Author: Murphy, Evelyn F.
Title: Getting even : why women don't get paid like men-- and what to do about it
Call Number: HD6060.5.U5 M87 2005

Author: Ernst, Max, 1891-1976.
Title: Max Ernst : a retrospective
Number: N6888.E7 A4 2005

Author: Roberts, Chris.
Title: Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme
Call Number: PR976 .R55 2005

Author: Sobel, Dava.
Title: Planets
Call Number: QB601 .S63 2005

Author: Mycio, Mary.
Title: Wormwood forest : a natural history of Chernobyl
Call Number: QH543.5 .M93 2005

Author: Cooley, Bob (Robert)

Title: Genius of flexibility : the smart way to stretch and strengthen your body
Call Number: RA781.63 .C66 2005

Author: Misri, Shaila.
Title: Pregnancy blues : what every women needs to know about depression during pregnancy
Call Number: RG852 .M57 2005

Author: Vinton, Sherri Brooks, 1968-
Title: Real food revival : aisle by aisle, morsel by morsel
Call Number: TX369 .V56 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Listen Up! #10

The tenth edition of Listen Up!, our monthly news and information program, is now available.

Listen Up! #10 (mp3)

The show is listenable directly from the blog by clicking on the above link or by subscribing to either the Decatur Campus Library or Listen Up! podcast feeds.

This edition is around 35 minutes long and includes information on upcoming events and an interview with author Tina McElroy Ansa.

See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

There's yet another new addition to the Digital Library of Georgia. This new resource is Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922. From the announcement:

The digital collection consists of 4,445 maps by the Sanborn Map Company depicting commercial, industrial, and residential areas for 133 municipalities. Originally designed for fire insurance assessment, the color-coded maps relate the location and use of buildings, as well as the materials employed in their construction. The maps indicate which city utilities--such as water and fire service--were available.

Fire insurance maps document the changing face of towns and cities, providing highly detailed information for each neighborhood and block. The Library of Congress web site refers to them as "probably the single most important record of urban growth and development in the United States during the past one hundred years."

The Sanborn Maps are a great tool for local research as well as a cool way to track the development of particluar addresses and locations. Do a search for your address!