Wednesday, March 29, 2006

GALILEO Quick Search

If you've logged in to GALILEO in the past day or so you may have noticed a big change! Instead of seeing the Academic Search Premier database on the front page, you are now looking at GALILEO Quick Search. The Quick Search allows you to search multiple databases by subject areas and see selected results from all of them in the same list. You can also choose to view all of the results in each database.

Take a look at the About GALILEO Quick Search page to find out more information. Or ask at the reference desk!

Of course you can still search GALILEO databases one at a time and if you miss Academic Search Premier, it is in most of the Quick Search subject options and is also accessible to serarch in most subject folders.

Monday, March 27, 2006

New Books: March 27 - April 2

Author: Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
Title: Mindset : the new psychology of success
Call Number: BF773 .D85 2006

Author: Zook, Kristal Brent.
Title: Black women's lives : stories of power and pain
Call Number: E185.86 .Z66 2006

Author: Jenkins, Philip, 1952-
Title: Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America
Call Number: E839 .J46 2006

Author: Anderson, Eugene N. (Eugene Newton), 1941-
Title: Everyone eats : understanding food and culture
Call Number: GT2850 .A6644 2005

Author: Kamenetz, Anya, 1980-
Title: Generation debt : why now is a terrible time to be young
Call Number: HQ799.7 .K36 2006

Title: Uniforms in public schools : a decade of research and debate
Call Number: LB3024 .U55 2006

Title: Cambridge companion to American modernism
Call Number: PS228.M63 C34 2005

Author: Hammersley, Ben.
Title: Developing feeds with RSS and Atom
Call Number: QA76.625 .H355 2005

Title: Rethinking substance abuse : what the science shows, and what we should do about it Call Number: RC564 .M545 2006

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Beginning in April, GPC will begin the process of replacing social security numbers as the college's primary means of identification. Every GPC student, faculty and staff member will be issued a new 9 digit ID number. This change will protect your privacy and help reduce the risk of identity theft. You can look up your new ID number through the college website in the near future.

Starting April 29, all GPC faculty, staff and students will also need to obtain a new CampusAccess Card including the new GPC-ID number.

Visit the Campus Access Card website for more information on ID conversion and getting your new AccessCard.

Decatur Campus Symposium

The 2006 Decatur Campus Symposium - The Game, The Guts, The Glory: A Historical Perspective on Collegiate Athletics - will be held from March 16 - March 23 at various locations on campus.

The featured events will be The Jan Kemp Case: Athletics and Education at UGA with appearances by Dr. Leroy Irvin of the UGA Developmental Studies Department and J. Hue Henry, attorney for Jan Kemp. Dr. Irvin will be speaking at 11am on March 21 and Mr. Henry at 11am on March 22, both in Room SB-1190.

Also on March 22 Nevil Shed of the 1966 Texas Western College basketball team featured in the film "Glory Road" will speak at 1pm in Room SB-1190.

Don't miss these exciting speakers!

Visit the Symposium website for more information, including a full schedule of events.

Monday, March 13, 2006

New Books: March 13 - 19

Author: Burleigh, Michael, 1955-
Title: Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War
Call Number: BR475 .B87 2005

Author: Neiberg, Michael S.
Title: Fighting the Great War : a global history
Call Number: D521 .N44 2005

Author: Phillips, Tim, 1967-
Title: Knockoff : the deadly trade in counterfeit goods
Call Number: HF1040.7 .P55 2005

Author: Garbarino, James.
Title: See Jane hit : why girls are growing more violent and what can be done about it
Call Number: HQ777 .G37 2006

Author: Mindich, David T. Z., 1963-
Title: Tuned out : why Americans under 40 don't follow the news
Call Number: PN4731 .M49 2005

Author: Ross, Michael H.
Title: Histology : a text and atlas : with correlated cell and molecular biology
Call Number: QM551 .R67 2006

Author: Rowan, Edward L.
Title: Understanding child sexual abuse
Call Number: RC560.C56 R69 2006

Author: Schneller, Robert John, 1957-
Title: Breaking the color barrier : the U.S. Naval Academy's first black midshipmen and the struggle for racial equality
Call Number: V415.L1 S36 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Gordon Parks (1912-2006)

The great photographer, writer and filmmaker Gordon Parks passed away this week. Take a look at these resources in the Decatur Campus library to learn more about this important American artist.

Main Author: Parks, Gordon
Title: A hungry heart : a memoir
Call Number: TR140.P35 A3 2005b

Main Author: Parks, Gordon
Title: Half past autumn : a retrospective
Call Number: TR140.P35 P35 1997

Main Author: Parks, Gordon
Title: Voices in the mirror : an autobiography
Call Number: TR140.P35 A3 1990

Main Author: Parks, Gordon
Title:To smile in autumn : a memoir
Call Number: TR140.P35 A34 1979

Additional resource are available through Intercampus Loan or Gil Express.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

March 8th Hours

The library will open at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 8th due to a staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, March 06, 2006

New Books: March 6 - 12

Author: Rooks, Noliwe M., 1963-
Title: White money/Black power : the surprising history of African American studies and the crisis of race in higher education
Call Number: E184.7 .R66 2006

Author: Dyson, Michael Eric.
Title: Come Hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster
Call Number: F379.N5 D97 2006

Author: Joiner, Thomas E.
Title: Why people die by suicide
Call Number: HV6545 .J65 2005

Author: Lipson, Helen D., 1949-
Title: Talking affirmative action : race, opportunity, and everyday ideology
Call Number: LC213.52 .L55 2006

Title: Women writing Africa : West Africa and The Sahel
Call Number: PL8013.E5 W66 2003 v.2

Author: Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L.
Title: Handy math answer book
Call Number: QA99 .B37 2006

Author: Ford, Gary George.
Title: Ethical reasoning for mental health professionals
Call Number: RC455.2.E8 F67 2006

Title: On the stigma of mental illness : practical strategies for research and social change
Call Number: RC455.2.P85 O5 2005

Author: Larimore, Walter L.
Title: Super-sized kids : how to rescue your child from the obesity threat
Call Number: RJ399.C6 L27 2005

Author: Hewitt, Hugh, 1956-
Title: Blog : understanding the information reformation that's changing your world
Call Number: TK5105.8884 .H48 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Listen Up! #14

The March 2006 edition of Listen Up!, our monthly news and information podcast program, is now available.

Listen Up! #14 (mp3 - 58:49)

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

3/7/06 Update!: The download times have improved. It may still be somewhat slow due to the length of the program but should work fine with a little patience. Saving to your desktop still seems to be somewhat faster than streaming.

This edition features library and Symposium essay contest news along with readings from the Spring 2006 GPC Writers Institute Faculty Development Day Open Mic.

See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break is here! Spring Break is here!

The library will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12:

Regular hours resume on Monday, March 13.

Have a great break.