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Dr. Durwood Dunn on Kindle August 2, 2012

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Dr. Durwood Dunn, chair of the TWC History Department, has a Kindle book! His 1988 book, Cades Cove: the Life and Death of an Appalachian Community, 1818-1937, is the University of Tennessee’s best-selling book. So popular, in fact, that they decided to put it on Kindle. So congratulate Dr. Dunn on going digital and start reading his e-book today. Or if you prefer to do your reading from paper and ink, the TWC Library has several copies on the shelf.

Cades Cove: Life Death Southern Appalachian Community

The Amazon.com url is: http://www.amazon.com/Cades-Cove-Appalachian-Community-ebook/dp/B007VPHEVU/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1

Book Review: The Ballad of Tom Dooley: a Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb March 26, 2012

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Library Director Sandra Clariday has published a book review in the latest issue of Tennessee Libraries.  In her words, “The plot comes from events in rural Wilkes County, North Carolina, surrounding the murder of a young woman, Laura Foster, and subsequent hanging of Tom Dula, former Confederate soldier recently returned from the war. This is not a “whodunit” but a sordid story of betrayal and deceit set in an atmosphere of poverty, starvation, and racism.” You’ll find the book in our library at PS3563.C3527 B357 2011 Read the review below:

http://tnla.org/associations/5700/files/TLv62n1BookReviews.cfm#mccrumb

Britannica Online March 16, 2012

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Encyclopaedia Britannica announced this week that it will cease publication of its print edition. Don’t forget, we have Britannica Online Academic in our database lineup. The editors at Britannica see this not as a sad ending but as a positive continuation of the digital services they have been offering for years, as they explain in this post. 

As they say, “…the encyclopedia will live on- in bigger, more numerous, and more vibrant digital forms.” Our online edition has not only encyclopedia entries but maps, video, timelines, ebooks, and magazines.

Mango Languages February 29, 2012

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Exciting news: learn the language of your choice with our new Mango Languages learning center. You’ll find 38 languages to choose from including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Urdu, Irish, Thai, and even Pirate. There’s also English for speakers of other languages. Set up a free username and password to use Mango. We are appreciative of the Appalachian College Association for providing Mango to ACA schools for 2 years.

EasyBib February 21, 2012

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Try out EasyBib during our trial through March 31. This bibliography creating tool makes your references and notes for you in APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian styles. Then let us know, how do you like this resource?

New JSTOR collections added January 12, 2012

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TWC’s library has purchased additional JSTOR content including Arts and Science VIII, Business II and III. You’ll notice more full text available as you search JSTOR. Enjoy!

Congratulations, Dr. McDonald August 26, 2011

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Dr . William McDonald’s new 3 volume set, Christian Catechetical Texts, is published by Mellen Press and is a collection of historical catechisms from many centuries.  And we helped!  Rev used Interlibrary Loan to get many of his research materials.

Catch up with us on Facebook August 25, 2011

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Be sure to “like” the TWC Library Facebook page for more updates on cool library stuff.  See you there!

New log ins at the library August 15, 2011

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We now have our own student/faculty log ins.  Ask a library staff member for the new library log in which is different from the one used on the rest of the campus. And, when you use our patron PCs at the library this semester, you will need to log on and off like you do in the labs, rather than leaving the computer logged on.

Guests who are not TWC students or faculty have a different log in; library staff will log them on for 30 minutes at one of our upstairs computers.

The campus wireless network is available to everyone from their laptops with no log in.

 

 

 

EBSCO eBooks information August 2, 2011

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As you use the TWC library catalog, you will notice that the ebooks now look different.  That’s because they are no longer Netlibrary ebooks, they are EBSCO ebooks.  The same ebooks are there that you used before and should be just as easy to use as before.

One difference is the appearance of the “Download This eBook (Offline)” link.  You now have the option of downloading the ebook for 7 days to read offline on the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) ebook reader.  Read more about that here.  It involves setting up free accounts with both EBSCO and Adobe then downloading the ADE software to your computer.

Of course you can always read the ebook online as you have always done by clicking on the “eBook Full Text” link.   Contact the library if you have questions about any of this.