Classic Archive: This site offers free classic texts from literature, philosophy, government, and other areas.
HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) User’s State of the Cities Data Systemsprovides demographic, economic, crime & other information in very useful ways, including city by by, metro areas, or by selecting speicific cities. This data is based on the 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 censuses and other sources. (Thanks Highland Park Public Library!!)
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.”
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.
As the school year is ending, those of you who are entering the job market may want to checkout this new title. 101 Quick Tips for a Dynamite Resume is a great book that gives needed help the world of resume writing.
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 marked the 10 year anniversary of the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building. For more information see Mark S. Hamm’s book Apocalypse in Oklahoma, which is in the library’s collection.
“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.
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.
A printout of the newly released (March 31) report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States will be on reserve at the library circulation desk by Friday, April 15. The report may be borrowed for 7 days.