Friday, January 30, 2009

Vera Bracken Library Open House Draw Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Toews, the winner of the Vera Bracken Library's prize draw for the Medicine Hat College's Open House event on January 29th. He was the recipient of a college backpack crammed with MHC themed swag.

Thank you to everyone else that stopped by our information booth and partook in the snow cones that library staff were dispensing. We had a great time and hope that everyone else did too. We look forward to participating in this annual event next year.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Two New Databases Added

Medicine Hat College Library Services has added two new databases to its ever growing collection. The new databases include:

CANADIAN POINTS OF VIEW (from EBSCO)
This database provides a wide variety of essays on controversial subject matter that affects all aspects of Canadian society. The essays present both the pro and con aspects of the debate and are designed to provoke further discussion, thought, and study of the subject matter.

eHRAF ARCHAEOLOGY (from Yale University)
This database "is a cross-cultural database containing information on the world's prehistory. This annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions. The full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level."

All resources can be accessed from on campus or at home. For a complete list of all of our database resources, click here.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Interlibrary Loans Free for Students!

Library Services is pleased to announce that, as of January 1st, 2009, all interlibrary loans (ILL) for students are now free!

Library Services has offered free ILLs for books for years, but maintained a $.10 per page charge for periodical articles. Now we have eliminated that cost and thereby eliminated any potential barriers between students and the information that they need. It does not matter where the information comes from in North America (or beyond), if the material is loaned by a participating institution, it is free.

For more information on the ILL service, please click here.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Library User of the Month - January 2009

Library Services is pleased to announce that Ashlynne Van Buuren is our Library User of the Month for January 2009.

You can read a statement by her by clicking here.