Holman Library News

Holman Library serves Green River Community College in Auburn, WA.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

New Books

We have recently added several new items to our collection. To find out what has been recently added, you can peruse the New Books shelf on the second floor near the Reference Desk, or you can search our library catalog. Within the catalog, you will see a tab labeled "New Books"; however, it also allows you to search for media.

Clicking on the "New Books" tab will open a screen that allows you to:

  • search by the permanent location of an item (Main, Basic Skills, Videos and DVDs, etc.)

  • look for items added in the last month, two months, etc.

  • sort by call number, author, or title.

Here is a sample of some of the new items recently added, and be sure to look for the "More About this Book" button to see tables of contents, reviews, etc, when available.

Power of nonverbal communication : how you act is more important than what you say / Henry H. Calero. 1st ed. Los Angeles, CA : Silver Lake Publishing, c2005.

Baby signs : how to talk with your baby before your baby can talk / Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn ; with Douglas Abrams. New ed. Chicago : Contemporary Books, c2002.

Death's door : modern dying and the ways we grieve / Sandra M. Gilbert. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2006.

Way we eat : why our food choices matter / Peter Singer, Jim Mason. [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2006.

Our culture, what's left of it : the mandarins and the masses / Theodore Dalrymple. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2005.

Sea / John Banville. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005

Never let me go / Kazuo Ishiguro. 1st Vintage International ed. New York : Vintage International, 2006.

Cook & Peary : the polar controversy, resolved / Robert M. Bryce. 1st ed. Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c1997

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

"More About This Book"

Holman Library recently added a new feature to our catalog which, if you see a "More About This Book" icon, can lead you to cover images, tables of contents, book summaries, book reviews, etc. There isn't added content for all books in our library, but if you see the icon above when you search our catalog, click on it and see what else you can find out about the book!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Armchair Travel via the Library of Congress Exhibitions

If you don't have the time or the money to travel this summer, consider experiencing some armchair travel via the Library of Congress Exhibitions. Located in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress is the world's largest library with more than 130 million items on 530 miles of bookshelves. The Library of Congress creates exhibits which are displayed in Washington, DC and which also travel. Online versions of these exhibits are created and can be viewed at the Library of Congress Exhibitions web page. Here is a sampling of the online exhibits: