Monday, October 21, 2013

Starbucks Brewing Soon...

"Coffee is a language in itself" - Jackie Chan

Nothing is more critical during exam week than a cup of coffee. That's why it's great news that Starbucks will be opening soon inside of the Kimbel Library & Bryan Information Commons! Starbucks will offer patrons brewed coffee selections along with many other delectable treats. Due to construction, the library entrance facing Spadoni circle is closed, so please use the glass doors at the Bryan Commons to enter and exit the building. Once Starbucks opens, the rear entrance will be open again during Starbucks' operating hours.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Homeland Security Digital Library

Brought to you by the United States government and Kimbel Library, the CCU community now has access to the full version of the Homeland Security Digital Library, a free resource available to federal depository libraries only.

The Homeland Security Digital Library includes policy and strategy documents, key legislation, executive orders, theses and dissertations and critical release documents in homeland security. Critical release documents are generated twice a month and target documents of particular interest or potential importance.

To make searching easy (and fun!), the featured topics section groups documents by issues that are particularly relevant, such as: 

Sea piracy
School violence
Border security
Social media use in emergencies
Maritime domain
Climate change
Domestic terrorism (several collections)

The topical documents on hurricanes, for example, include reports on famous hurricanes, how risk perceptions influence evacuations and preparation, disaster recovery from Sandy, a storm mapping tutorial using GIS and lessons learned from Katrina.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Illustrated London News & Daily Mail

Full-text archive of the “world’s first pictorial weekly newspaper,” based in London, the coverage is international in scope. If it made the news, it was in ILN with illustrations. Get a first-hand look at the sinking of the Titanic, the siege at Mafeking, and the coronations of three British kings and a queen, among the thousands of stories covered. Articles and pictures can be downloaded or printed for use in reports and presentations.

"Aboard the Rescue-Ship: 'Titanic' Survivors on the 'Carpathia'." Illustrated London News [London, England] 4 May 1912: 667. Illustrated London News. Web. 6 Oct. 2013.]

The first newspaper to be written for the average man on the street, the Daily Mail was inexpensive and comprehensive. As a counterpart to the establishment’s Times of London, the Daily Mail provides a window in the world of contemporary controversies and a unique perspective on the development of journalism in the 20th century.

“The Whole Story”. Daily Mail (London, England), Saturday, April 20, 1912; pg. 5; Issue 5004.