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BookWise for February 11, 2008 February 11, 2008

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Reference E-Books Special
The Library provides access to many amazing reference e-books including those listed below:

Credo Reference – full text of over 250 reference books such as dictionaries and encyclopedias with image and sound files as well.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, academic edition – THE Encyclopedia, plus links to the New York Times and BBC, timelines, an atlas, and video clips.

Gale Virtual Reference – full text of 62 multivolume sets and these are huge works such as the Dictionary of America History, 10 vol., West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 13 vol., and The Encyclopedia of Religion, 15 vol.  Click “Show All” to see all titles.

Oxford Reference“> – full text of over 175 Oxford Univ. Press language and subject dictionaries including maps, illustrations and timelines.

More e-resources next time!

Faculty Reading Recommendations: Last spring we asked TWC faculty to list the books that each college student should read to prepare for life.   If you missed that list, here it is again on the BookWise Blog.  We have added call numbers for the books we have bought for the collection since spring 2007.  Start reading your favorite teachers’ books now!

Quotation of the Week: “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”  John F. Kennedy, 1962

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