Monday, January 20, 2014

New Database: Science Reference Center

Library Services, in partnership with The Alberta Library, has added EBSCO's Science Reference Center database to its collection of resources:

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. 

Science Reference Center

This database is accessible by staff and students from on and off campus.  You can access Science Reference Center directly by clicking here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Top Hat Teen Reads

The Medicine Hat College Library invites all students to participate in a reading initiative this school year.

The Vera Bracken Library along with the Medicine Hat Public Library and together with Eagle Butte High School, Medicine Hat High School & Crescent Heights High School are working together on this project. The idea is simple enough. We want students to read more. To that end we've chosen a selection of books that cover a wide variety of things. We’d like you to read them over the year and then vote on your favourite at the end of the school year.

For education students this is an opportunity to see what your future students are reading. For everyone else the books are a nice diversion from your regular intense readings. We know how busy college can be, but reading is a great change of pace to our hectic lives.

Some books you’ll be inclined to read. Some you won’t, but we’d like you to try something new. We’ve planned events and prizes for those who participate. Details, updates and everything you need to know can be found on our blog – or just drop by and visit us in the library.

Drop-In APA Workshop

Need help with APA style?

MHC Library Services will be offering a free drop-in workshop on APA Style and format. APA is typically required for assignments in Health Studies, Psychology, Business, and more.
Free library APA help sheets will be provided.
  • Where: Library Computer Lab (Room B130 in the Vera Bracken Library)
  • When: Friday January 17, 2014 at 12:05pm-12:50pm
  • Registration is not required. Free. All MHC students welcome. Bring your lunch.
  • There will also be a draw for bookstore gift certificates and printing credits.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Library Shelver

The Vera Bracken Library is currently seeking applicants for a Library Shelver position.  This job is ideal for students wanting to make a little more money over the school year.

Click here to read more about the position.  The deadline for applying is January 16, 2014.

For details on how to apply, click here.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Walter Garrison: User of the Month

Walter Garrison
Manager, Innovation & Scholarship

I am honoured to be recognized by the MHC Library staff as Library User of the Month.  The library is an excellent resource for current and archived information and provides a wide variety of informative materials.  I am very appreciative of the magazine selection as I enjoy the feeling of reading in a non-digital format.  The library staff has always been very accommodating.  This place is one of the great benefits of being at Medicine Hat College.