The Encyclopedia of Chicago

New to the MVCC library and the internet is The Encyclopedia of Chicago. This reference is the culmination of a ten year project by the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society. You can find The Encyclopedia of Chicago in our library reference section or online, free, at www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org .

From the University of Chicago Press:
“The Encyclopedia of Chicago is one of the most significant historical projects undertaken in the last twenty years, and it has everything in it to engage the most curious historian as well as settle the most boisterous barroom dispute. If you think you know how Chicago got its name, if you have always wondered how the Chicago Fire actually started and how it spread, if you have ever marveled at the Sears Tower or the reversal of the Chicago River–if you have affection, admiration, and appreciation for this City of the Big Shoulders, this Wild Onion, this Urbs in Horto, then The Encyclopedia of Chicago is for you.”

America’s Game : the Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation

Come into the library to check out America’s Game : the Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation by Michael MacCambridge who is the author of The Franchise: A History of Sports Illustrated Magazine, and the editor of the bestselling ESPN SportsCentury. He worked for eight years as a columnist and critic at the Austin American-Statesman, writing about movies, music, and popular culture. He lives with his wife, Danica Frost, and their children, Miles and Ella, in University City, Missouri.

ProQuest Research Library Database Access Ending

As of the end of April, the library will no longer be subscribing to the ProQuest Research Library database. Classes using Blackboard with durable links to articles will find that access to articles in this database are no longer available once the company withdraws the connection. The library regrets any inconvenience that this may cause. Students are encouraged to ask for assistance at the Information Desk regarding alternative resources.

Today is Ray Bradbury Day in Chicago

“Mayor Richard M. Daley has proclaimed Monday, April 18, 2005 RAY BRADBURY DAY IN CHICAGO. Chicagoans are invited to celebrate the genius of literary legend Ray Bradbury and the release of his authorized biography, The Bradbury Chronicles by local journalist Sam Weller.” There will be special events tonight at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.

You can see the books that the MVCC library owns here. We invite you to come in and check them out.

140th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Death

Today marks the 140th year since Lincoln was assassinated. This is a listing of resources that may be useful when exploring Lincoln’s life.

Voice From the Past on Lincoln Anniversary: This NPR segment features 101 year old, Civil War veteran Julius Howell who relates the story of Lincoln’s death.

Abraham Lincoln: This a listing of the books that the MVCC Library owns. Find one, come in, and check it out.

Lincoln’s Assassination: These are sources that are specifically on Lincoln’s assassination.

Lincoln Presidential Library: This is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. It has good information on the president.

Newsbank subscription extras to try

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Some examples of information you will find include:
*open mic nights
*telepoems
*haiku
*Nobel prize winners
*festivals
*cowboy poetry
*Poets Laureate
*Ocatvio Paz
*Mayo Angelou
*William Butler Yeats
*and more

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*UK and Ireland
*Australia and Oceania
*Asia
*Middle East
*North America
*Africa
*Latin America
*Europe

Related maps and links to web sites are included. Suggested search terms to help locate additional information in your NewsBank products are listed to encourage further research.

All articles are easily accessed and can be printed or e-mailed from within the site.

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*Science and Health in the News
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*Iraq
*War on Terrorism
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