Tuesday, January 31, 2006


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Working on your math homework? We now have two Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus calculators available for use in the library. They have been programmed by the math tutors in the ISS lab for maximum usability.

The calculators are on two hour reserve for in library use only. Ask the Circulation Desk for more information or to use a calculator.

Monday, January 30, 2006

New Books: January 30 - February 5

Author: Polkinghorne, J. C., 1930-
Title: Exploring reality : the intertwining of science and religion
Call Number: BL240.3 .P64 2005

Author: Harford, Tim, 1973-
Title: Undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!
Call Number: HC59.15 .H35 2006

Author: Powell, Richard J., 1953-
Title: Black art : a cultural history
Call Number: N6538.N5 P64 2002

Author: Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-
Title: Migration : new & selected poems
Call Number: PS3563.E75 M54 2005

Author: Tayman, John.
Title: Colony
Call Number: RA644.L3 T39 2006

Title: Handbook of human factors in Web design
Call Number: TK5105.888 .H3635 2005

Title: Things : a spectrum of photography, 1850-2001/ edited by Mark Haworth-Booth ; introduction by Marina Warner.
Call Number: TR57 .T55 2004

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

African-American Read-In

The Inkwell Decatur Campus Creative Writing Club and the Honors Club are sponsoring the Decatur Campus African-American Read-In on Monday, February 6. The Read-In will take place from 9:30-1:30 in the Decatur Campus Gym.

We will be joining people across the country in a national reading chain to promote literacy and the appreciation of the rich body of writing by African-American authors. Come and read from your favorite novel, short story, poem, play, speech or essay written by an African-American author. Each reader will be given 3-5 minutes to read. A list of suggested readings is available from the National Council of Teachers of English (PDF file).

Sign up to participate in the Decatur Campus ISS Lab in room SB-1110 or call 678-891-2575 for more information.

1/27/06 Update:
Jene Watson and Jerrie Brooks have created a supplemental reading list for the Read-In. It has lots of great recommendations from all genres and styles of writing. The list is in Word format.

Monday, January 23, 2006

New Books: January 23 - 29

The New GPC Titles report is now working properly so we're back to highlighting some of our new books. Take a look at the report for more new items from this week and last week.

Author: Morgan, Gwyn, 1937-
Title: 69 A.D. : the year of four emperors
Call Number: DG286 .M64 2006

Author: Shelby, Tommie, 1967-
Title: We who are dark : the philosophical foundations of Black solidarity
Call Number: E185.615 .S475 2005

Author: Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Title: American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman, and the shoot-out that stopped it
Call Number: E814 .H86 2005

Author: Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967.
Title: Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942
Call Number: F347.C7 W67 2005

Author: Krauss, Erich, 1971-
Title: Wave of destruction : the stories of four families and history's deadliest tsunami
Call Number: GC222.I45 K73 2006

Author: Bruegmann, Robert.
Title: Sprawl : a compact history
Call Number: HT371 .B74 2005

Author: Bravo, Dario.
Title: Internship advantage : get real-world experience to launch your career
Call Number: LC1072.I58 B73 2005

Author: Chung, Young Yang.
Title: Silken threads : a history of embroidery in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam
Call Number: NK9272 .C48 2005

Author: Watkins, Mel, 1940-
Title: Stepin Fetchit : the life and times of Lincoln Perry
Call Number: PN2287.F425 W38 2005

Author: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Title: Shakespeare : the biography
Call Number: PR2894 .A26 2005

Author: Berrigan, Ted.
Title: Collected poems of Ted Berrigan
Call Number: PS3552.E74 A17 2005

Author: Wilson, August.
Title: King Hedley II
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 K56 2005

Author: Lightman, Alan P., 1948-
Title: Discoveries : great breakthroughs in 20th century science
Call Number: Q180.55.D57 L54 2005

Author: Andreasen, Nancy C.
Title: Creating brain : the neuroscience of genius
Call Number: QP398 .A53 2005

Author: Springhouse Corporation
Title: Medical terminology made incredibly easy.
Call Number: R123 .M394 2005

Author: Simon, Harvey B. (Harvey Bruce), 1942-
Title: No sweat exercise plan : a simple way to loose weight and improve your health without spending hours in the gym
Call Number: RA781 .S5647 2006

Author: Edge, John T.
Title: Hamburgers & fries : an American story
Call Number: TX749.5.B43 E335 2005

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New Books: January 16-22

We received a large number of new books in the past week. Unfortunately, the upgrade of the library system caused an error in the New GPC Titles report so we don't have a full list to post here. Hopefully the report will be fixed this week so we can post a list of selected titles.

To tide you over, here are a couple of new popular books:

Author: Didion, Joan.
Title: The year of magical thinking
Call Number: PS3554.I33 Z63 2005

Author: Butler, Octavia E.
Title: Fledgling : a novel
Call Number: PS3552.U827 F47 2005

Author: Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
Title: The march : a novel / E.L. Doctorow.
Call Number: PS3554.O3 M37 2005

Popular books circulate for 14 days are located near the photocopiers.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

MLK Holiday Closing

The library will be closed on Monday, January 16th in celebration of the MLK holiday. We will be open regular hours Saturday, January 14 - Sunday, January 15.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make the MLK Holiday a day of service!

And don't forget the 10th Annual GPC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Sunday, January 15.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

New GALILEO Password

Now that the statewide upgrades to the library catalogs are complete, the GALILEO password has finally changed. You can get the new password by logging in to the My Account section of GIL. See GALILEO Password Information for detailed instructions.

Happy searching!

Monday, January 09, 2006

GIL Express and Intercampus Loan Update

As of today, both the GIL Express and Intercampus Loan systems are back up and running. You can once again request books from other GPC campus libraries through GIL@GPC or any of the University System schools through the GIL Universal Catalog.

In addition, online renewals of both GPC and GE items are again available. Visit the My Account section of GIL to renew items online.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Spring Semester! The Decatur Campus Library is here to help with all of your research needs.

Come visit us on the 3rd Floor of A-Building during our regular library hours or you can reach us by phone at 678-891-2592 for Reference assistance. You may also email or chat with a librarian through our Ask A Librarian service.

We also have 11 desktop and 6 laptop computers available for student use. The entire library is a wireless zone, so bring your own wireless laptop and work from anywhere.

We'll look forward to seeing you in the library this semester!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Books: January 2 - 8

Author: McCain, John, 1936-
Title: Character is destiny : inspiring stories every young person should know and every adult should remember
Call Number: BJ1521 .M33 2005

Author: Truss, Lynne.
Title: Talk to the hand : the utter bloody rudeness of the world today, or six good reasons to stay home and bolt the door
Call Number: BJ1853 .T78 2005

Author: Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
Title: Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln
Call Number: E457.45 .G66 2005

Author: Rutledge, Ian.
Title: Addicted to oil : America's relentless drive for energy security
Call Number: HD9566 .R85 2005

Author: Losyk, Bob.
Title: Get a grip! : overcoming stress and thriving in the workplace
Call Number: HF5548.85 .L67 2005

Author: Benecke, Mark.
Title: Murderous methods : using forensic science to solve lethal crimes
Call Number: HV8079.H6 B4613 2005

Author: Turner, Stansfield, 1923-
Title: Burn before reading : presidents, CIA directors, and secret intelligence
Call Number: JK468.I6 T868 2005

Author: Guralnick, Peter.
Title: Dream boogie : the triumph of Sam Cooke
Call Number: ML420.C665 G83 2005

Author: Knutson, Anne Classen.
Title: Andrew Wyeth : memory & magic
Call Number: ND237.W93 A4 2005

Author: Barker, Juliet R. V.
Title: Wordsworth : a life
Call Number: PR5881 .B27 2005

Title: Stem cells : scientific progress and future research directions
Call Number: QH588.S83 S7485 2005

Author: Scott, Ian, 1964-
Title: Statistics for health care professionals : an introduction
Call Number: RA409 .S323 2005

Author: Stevenson, Ian, 1957-
Title: Wireless hacks.
Call Number: TK5103.2 .F55 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.