Black History Month

base_media1.jpg The Black History month is approaching quickly and will be celebrated in February. The Encyclopedia Britannica created a guide for the observance of Black History Month. The Guide to Black History is rich in biographical information on promiment African-Americans and traces the experiences and achievements in the United States and elsewhere. Check out this most amazing guide and research the lives of African-American who have made special contributions to American life and society

Library eBook Collections

ebook.jpg NetLibrary provides access to JSRCC Library’s eContent collection. eContent is the digital version of books, journals and database content. You can access library’s eContent 24/7. To use NetLibrary collections off-campus you must first create an free account while on JSRCC campus. You may search for eBooks by using the NetLibrary link or the JSRCC Library Catalog.

Library provides online access to 96 nursing books and general study guides, as well as 7000+ public domain eBooks in literature and history. Full text of the books in this collection can be searched on-campus or off-campus. The benefits of NetLibrary eBook collections are tremendous for distance learning as well as our regular students having difficulty juggling their time to complete their studies and to maitain a job. We are not able to keep open our libraries round the clock and it is not always convenient for some students to visit library during regular hours. So the opportunities to study anywhere, anytime and retrieve the eContent of a book via NetLibrary are real plus. If our students need support to use NetLibrary collections, online help is available, just click here or call Reference Desk for assistance.

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The Library staff extends a warm welcome to our returning students and faculty. The Spring Semester of 2008 is upon us and library professionals are just waiting to be challenged whether you have an academic or a bizarre question for them. If the library resources are deficient in your academic field, please let us know. We will make sure that library has adequate resources for your academic success and provide training and support that will enable you to make best of all the information resources in the library. 

JSRCC has a diversified and multicultural faculty and student population.  Here is a list of how to wish Happy New Yearin different languages of the world: 

SIRS Database – ‘Mother of the American Valentine’

valentine’s day cardHappy Valentine Day

Check out the SIRS Renaissance that feature the two cards shown here display the three-dimensional effect produced by paper accordion springs typical of those manufactured by Howland’s all-female assembly line. The cards were passed along it before Howland’s final inspection. The embossed N.E.V. CO. reflects a company name change made in the 1870s when it became New England Valentine Company. The 10 indicates a price of 10 cents.

SIRS Database – “Top 10” Leading Issues

Ideas and Topics for an Argumentative Research Paper

sirs-pro-con.JPGCheck out SIRS Researcher Database that features thousands of full-text articles and analysis on today’s hottest and most controversial social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political and global issues.

Black History Month

Library DisplayDTC Library showcases a display of Notable African American personalities along with books from the library collection. The display is located on the second floor across from the elevators. We invite all library patrons to stop by the display and check out a book or two from the library.

Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, please check the e-book of the month in our NetLibrary collection or library online catalog for other excellent books in JSRCC Library.

eBook of the Month

A Companion to African-American Studies

Edited by Lewis R. Gordon (Temple University) and Jane Anna Gordon (Temple University)

Blackwell Publishing, 2006

In celebration of African-American History Month, NetLibrary has partnered with Blackwell Publishing to offer A Companion to African-American Studies as the February eBook of the Month. A groundbreaking re-appraisal of the history and future of African-American studies, the Companion includes original essays by expert scholars in the field and covers each topic with authority and clarity.

Edited by Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon, A Companion to African-American Studies is a definitive intervention at a critical time in the history of race relations and in the academic field of race and ethnic studies. Bringing together a dazzling array of established and emergent voices, the Companion opens with a series of reflections from those who waged pitched battles to establish African-American studies as a bona fide academic discipline and captures the dynamic interaction of African-American studies with other fields of inquiry. Students and scholars of the field will find this to be an exciting and comprehensive overview, and an ideal resource for study and further research.