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BookWise- November 2, 2006 November 3, 2006

Posted by mplibrary in weekly BookWise.

Art and Music Resources
The Library has several outstanding art and music databases:
Artstor – over 500,000 images of paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, photographs, architecture from all countries and periods of history.  Useful for not just art:  history, literature, social sciences, more…
Grove’s Dictionary of Art– more of an encyclopedia with thousands of articles about art and artists
Grove’s Dictionary of Music – also an encyclopedia with thousands of articles about music and musicians, even links to recordings
Naxos Music Library– contains over 170,000 classical, jazz, world, folk, and Chinese music tracks.  While listening, you can read information about the works, artists, and composers.

Free Trials in November
Through the month of November, we have free access to several Readex databases that are quite valuable.  http://infoweb.newsbank.com  You can try Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) (This is the successor to the Evans collection,1639 – 1800, which we do already have);  Early American Newspapers 1690 – 1922;  American Broadsides (1820-1900) & Ephemera (1760-1900); U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980); American State Papers (1789-1838).  Let us know if they are useful to you.

What Are You Reading?
On my nightstand:  The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, The Once and Future King by T.H. White, Girl from the South by Joanna Trollope, Open Water Swimming by Penny Dean. -from Julie Adams, Librarian
TWC students, faculty, and staff, tell us what you are reading!  You’ll win a cool library button, and all contributors will be entered in a grand prize drawing at the end of the semester.  Send your current reading list to library@twcnet.edu or put it in the suggestion box in the cafe.

Quotation of the Week:
“Research means that you don’t know, but are willing to find out.” – Charles F. Kettering



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