Tuesday, September 30, 2008
by Herb Boyd
PS 3552 .A45 Z7597 2008
by Suzanne Levine
E 840.8 .A2 L485 2007
by Ignacio Ramonet
by Elinor Burkett
by Jann Wenner
by Julie Kavanaugh
by Kay Mills
Friday, September 26, 2008
If you’re in the mood for poetry, you’ll want to celebrate the 1888 birth of poet T.S. Eliot today. Eliot, best known for his poems “The Waste Land” and “The Hollow Men,” won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Listen to his poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” on YouTube, then enjoy these Library resources:
Works by Eliot
The annotated “Waste land” with Eliot's contemporary prose
PS 3509 .L43 W3 2005 Stacks
Collected poems, 1909-1962
PS 3509 .L43 A17 1991 Stacks
The complete plays
PS 3509 .L43 A19 1967 Stacks
The sacred wood: Essays on poetry and criticism
PN 511 .E44 1950 Stacks
Cats: The complete original Broadway cast recording (Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber)
M 1503 .W42 C3 1983 CD Media Tower
T.S. Eliot: An imperfect life, by Lyndall Gordon
PS 3509 .L43 Z6794 1999 Stacks
A collection of critical essays on "The Waste land", by Jay Martin
PS 3509 .L43 W369 Stacks
A reader's guide to T. S. Eliot: A poem-by-poem analysis, by George Williamson
PS 3509 .L43 Z898 1974 Stacks
T.S. Eliot: Comprehensive research and study guide, by Harold Bloom
(“Bloom’s Major Poets” series)
PS 3509 .L43 Z87243 1999 Stacks
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today we commemorate the birth of another famous American author, William Faulkner, who was born in 1897. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1949), Faulkner is considered one of the masters of the Southern gothic genre. A testament to Faulkner’s lasting influence on American literature was the selection in 2005 of three of his novels for Oprah’s Book Club.
Don’t miss these Library resources by or about this classic American writer.
Works by Faulkner
PS 3511 .A86 A65 1964 Stacks
As I lay dying: The corrected text
PS 3511 .A86 A85 1990 Stacks & Monroe
Go down, Moses
PS 3511 .A86 G6 1973 Stacks
Light in August: The corrected text
PS 3511 .A86 L5 1990 Stacks & Monroe
The sound and the fury: The corrected text
PS 3511 .A86 S8 1990 Stacks & Monroe
Intruder in the dust (Film starring David Brian and Will Geer)
PS 3511 .A86 I5 1993
Light in August (Audiobook)
PS 3511 .A86 L53 1994
A rose for Emily (Film starring Angelica Huston and John Carradine)
PS 3511 .A86 R6 1982
Faulkner: A biography, by Joseph Blotner
PS 3511 .A86 Z63 1984
A companion to Faulkner studies, by Charles A. Peek
PS 3511 .A86 Z758 2004 Stacks
Faulkner the storyteller, by Blair Labatt
PS 3511 .A86 Z8735 2005 Stacks
A reader's guide to William Faulkner: The short stories, by Edmond Volpe
PS 3511 .A86 Z9835 2004 Stacks
William Faulkner's legacy: "What shadow, what stain, what mark", by Margaret Bauer
PS 3511 .A86 Z624 2005 Stacks & Monroe
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
If you’re very careful about dotting your I’s, crossing your T’s and always using commas in the proper place, then today is your day: National Punctuation Day!
Which punctuation symbol is your personal favorite? Mine is the interrobang: half exclamation point, half question mark. It is best used when communicating disbelief, as in: “He said what?!”
Picture source: Wikimedia Commons. "Image:Interrobang big.png." 26 May 2006. Accessed 22 Sept. 2008.
Works by Fitzgerald
PS 3511 .I9 C7 1993 Stacks
Dear Scott, dearest Zelda: The love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
PS 3511 .I9 Z494 2002 Stacks
The Great Gatsby
PS 3511 .I9 G7 1991 Stacks
Tender is the night: A romance
PS 3511 .I9 T4 1934 Stacks
This side of paradise
PS 3511 .I9 T49 Stacks
The Great Gatsby (Film starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow)
PS 3511 .I9 G73 2003
Coming soon to the Library: The Great Gatsby on audiobook and in graphic novel format
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A literary life, by Andrew Hook (e-book)
Critical essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby”, by Scott Donaldson
PS 3511 .I9 G832 1984 Stacks
F. Scott Fitzgerald, by Harold Bloom
(“Bloom’s Major Novelists” series)
PS 3511 .I9 Z61374 2000 Stacks
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A study of the short fiction, by John Kuehl
PS 3511 .I9 Z6735 1991 Stacks
New essays on “The Great Gatsby”, by Matthew J. Bruccoli
PS 3511 .I9 G866 1985 Stacks
PS 3511 .I9 Z8 1998 Stacks & Monroe
PS 3511 .I9 G88 1998 Stacks & Monroe
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Fall 2008 Book Discussion Group
at Northampton Community College
Open to Everyone!
Do you like to read?
Do you want to join a fun, stimulating discussion group?
Join us for the NCC Fall Book Discussion Groups!
Join us on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Northampton Community College, Mack Library,
College Center, 4th Floor
To Register Call: Olga Conneen, 610-861-5358
Monday, September 22, 2008
Living history by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Stacks: E887 .C55 A3 2003
The art of ill will : the story of American political cartoons
by Donald Dewey
New Books section: NC1420 .D49 2007
The disputed presidential election of 2000 : a history and reference guide
by E.D. Dover
Stacks: JK526 2000 .D676 2003
Barack Obama, the new face of American politics
by Martin Dupuis
Stacks: E901.1 .O23 D87 2008
The United States election system
by Paul McCaffrey
Stacks: JK1976 .U217 2004
Faith of my fathers
by John McCain
Stacks: E840.8 .M467 A3 1999
The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream
by Barack Obama
Stacks: E901.1 .O23 A3 2006
Audiobook in Media Tower: E185.97 .O23 A3 2005
Dreams from my father
by Barack Obama
Audiobook in Media Tower: E185.97 .O23 A3 2005
Don't forget to visit Barack Obama's and John McCain's official websites.
Although the Declaration of Independence proclaimed in 1776 that “all men are created equal,” a large segment of the American population – including many men and all women – was denied the right to vote until fairly recently in our history. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the right to vote was reserved almost exclusively for white male landowners over 21 years of age. The passage of these three amendments to the U.S. Constitution marked gradual changes in our voting rights:
- The 15th Amendment, passed in 1870, guarantees all Americans the right to vote, regardless of race;
- The 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, grants women the right to vote;
- The 26th Amendment, passed in 1971, sets the nationwide voting age at 18.
But simply revising the law isn’t always enough to change people’s behavior. During the Jim Crow era, many people of color were prevented from voting through social, economic and even physical intimidation, including the use of literacy tests, poll taxes, property ownership requirements and the restriction of primary elections to white voters. These methods of disenfranchisement were outlawed with the adoption of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
"The Franchise." Encyclopedia of the American Judicial System. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987.
The generations who preceded us fought valiantly for the right to participate fully in our democracy. They protested, marched, picketed and spoke out; they wrote letters to Congress and to the editor; they braved the backlash of family and neighbors, ranging from ridicule and social isolation to imprisonment and physical violence. To learn more about how these courageous Americans made it possible for all of us to vote, visit the Library for these and many other resources:
- February one (documentary about the lunch counter sit-ins begun in
) Greensboro, North Carolina
F 264 .G8 F43 2004
DVD Media Tower
- Freedom on my mind (documentary about the Mississippi Voter Registration Project)
E 185.93 .M6 F727 1994
DVD Media Tower
- Iron jawed angels (fictionalized account of the suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns)
JK 1899 .P38 I7 2004 DVD Monroe
- Not for ourselves alone: The story of
Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, a documentary by Ken Burns Elizabeth
HQ 1412 .W36 2003
HQ 1412 .W36 1999 (accompanying book) Stacks DVD Media Tower
- Judgment days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed
, by Nick Kotz America
E 847.2 .K67 2005 Stacks
- My soul looks back in wonder: Voices of the civil rights experience, by Juan Williams
E 184 .A1 W455 2004 Stacks
- Sisters: The lives of
’s suffragists, by Jean Baker America
JK 1896 .B35 2005 Stacks
- The Voting Rights Act: Securing the ballot, by Richard Valelly
JK 1924 .V68 2006 Stacks
- Winning the vote: The triumph of the American woman suffrage movement, by Robert Cooney
JK 1896 .C65 2005 Stacks & Monroe
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The NCC Libraries subscribe to the print version, and also offer electronic access to past and current issues through the ProQuest and Opposing Viewpoints databases. Students, faculty and staff also have electronic access to the NYT Book Review and NTY Magazine--including the Sunday crossword puzzle!
"New York Times, The." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Northampton Community College Library, Bethlehem, PA. 16 Sept. 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Other topics at the Marathon include time management skills, learning styles, stress management, and so on. Many offices and departments of the College will be there so that you can learn a bit about their services. There will also be free food!
Don’t forget about the Light the Night Walk that takes place at Main Campus on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 4:30 PM. This event also raises funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Join NCC in celebrating today's event by stopping by Room CC220 from 10 AM-2 PM. At noon, the film "Key Constitutional Concepts: A Conversation" will be shown, followed by a discussion. At 1 PM, an open forum will occur around the topic "Is the U.S. Constitution in Crisis?" Other information regarding the upcoming election will be available at this event.
Visit the National Archives to view an image of the actual Constitution, or to read a transcript of the document. For some videos related to this topic, check out the Annenberg Classroom's Sunnylands' Constitution Project. These videos contain many interviews with U.S. Supreme Court justices, with their take on constitutional law. Many of these videos are also part of the Library collection, so stop by if you'd prefer to check out the DVDs.
Here are some related Library books:
Privacy at Risk: the New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
by Christopher Slobogin
KF4558 .S56 2007 (New Books)
The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country--And Why It Can Again
by Eric Lane
KF4541 .L35 2007 (New Books)
Freeing the Presses: the First Amendment in Action
Ed. by Timothy E. Cook
KF4774 .F745 2005
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Yes, the Library has one photocopier. The charge is ten cents per page, and the machine accepts both coins and bills. It will give you change if needed. The photocopier also takes your student ID card if there is money on your flex account, but cannot accept credit or debit cards.
The photocopier is capable of making double-sided copies, which cost ten cents per side; ask a librarian for assistance. The machine cannot make color copies.
Please remember that photocopying some material may be prohibited by copyright law, or allowed only for personal or academic use. If you are unsure about the rules, please ask a librarian. And don't forget to take your original documents with you when finished making copies!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(part of the Mack Library's book display on Banned Books)
James and the Giant Peach
(part of the Mack Library's book display on Banned Books)
The Magic Finger
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Of a more literary bent, today is the birthday anniversary (1862) of author O. Henry, best remembered for his holiday story "The Gift of the Magi."
To find some information about O. Henry, use the Library's Literature Resource Center database (found in the Literature & History section of our database list). Please contact the librarians for information about off-campus access. If you'd like to check out some books that are both by and about O. Henry, visit the area PS2649 .P5 in the Library's stacks.
There are a few things you should know about the Computer Classroom:
- The librarians teach classes in this room on a regular basis. When a class is scheduled, we use folding room dividers to block off the computers we need. If you see the dividers set up, chances are a class is going to be taught soon. For advance notice of when classes are scheduled, look at the room dividers: a bright pink sign lists classes for the current week.
- Professors, if you're interested in arranging a library instruction session for your students, check the Computer Classroom schedule to see if your preferred date is available. Then, fill out our online class request form for each class section you wish to bring to the Library.
- All of the Library's computers are open to anyone, but please remember that the primary purpose of our computers is to assist students with their academic work. If the Library is crowded and you are surfing the Internet, you may be asked to give up your seat to someone who needs to write a paper.
- Headphones are required to listen to audio on our computers. The Library no longer lends out headphones for sanitary reasons. You may either bring your own from home or purchase earbuds at the Circulation Desk for $2.00.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Only two of the Main Campus Library's 112 computers have floppy disk drives; they are both located in the Periodicals Tower. These computers contain Microsoft Office software and may be used to print documents.
The NCC Libraries highly recommend that you purchase a USB drive (also known as a flash drive or thumb drive) to save your work. Every Library computer has an opening to plug in a USB drive. It is quite easy to save multiple files on these drives, and their large storage capacity will allow you to save papers all semester. After using your USB drive at the Library, always double-check that you have removed it from the computer before leaving. We urge students to keep anything of value with them at all times, including USB drives.
USB drives cost anywhere from $10 to $50--the higher the cost, the more storage space you will have. Most drives priced between $10-$20 will be sufficient for your time here at the College. The NCC Bookstore is a great place to shop for a USB drive.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Yes, the Library has one color printer. There is a charge of $0.50 for each page printed in color. Please see a reference librarian if you wish to print in color, as there is only one computer from which you can do so. The Library can accept only cash for this service.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Stop by the Main Campus in Laub Lounge on Wed. Sept 10 from 10 AM-2 PM for Election Extravaganza. Register to vote and learn about the candidates.
If you can't make it to the Election Extravaganza,visit the Pennsylvania Department of State's web site to register to vote, find your polling place, or apply for an absentee ballot.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The NCC Libraries do not typically hold course textbooks in our collections. What we can offer are primary and secondary resources, including books, periodicals (magazines, journals and newspapers), audiovisual materials, online academic databases and some select software programs. These resources are here to assist you with research projects and other academic needs.
To purchase textbooks, you will need to visit one of the campus bookstores. On the Main Campus, the Bookstore is located on the first floor of College Center. On the Monroe Campus, the Bookstore is in Room 86. At the Fowler Center (Southside), it is in Room 112.
You can also search the online Bookstore to see what books are needed for your classes, and place an online order for those books. Visit the Bookstore Web site and click on "View/Order Course Books online."