Wednesday, November 21, 2007

myCommNet works!!

The time has arrived! You can now access library databases from off campus (or wireless) by going to myCommNet and visiting the library tab. No more two passwords and two user names! If you have any problems, please contact the library to let us know, either by posting a comment here, emailing us, or calling the reference desk at 575-8244. Don't forget, though, that if you don't know the answer to your security question, you need to go to the records office to have that reset. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Remote (at home) access to the library down this week

As the college gets myCommNet up and running, students will not be able to access the library databases from home. The good news is, once myCommNet is up, you will be able to access databases through the library tab, and it will look just like it does when you come here, to the library. You will not have to enter your Banner ID and pin to get in, just your user name ( and your 8-or-more character password (thats the one with uppercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers or symbols). It's going to be easier. We swear. You can come complain to me, Jaime Hammond, if you're getting stressed out about it. The library is here to help!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Notorious L.I.B.!

Exciting reference books- is that an oxymoron?
Not in our library! We have just added some reference books that will make your Library Quest assignment much more interesting. The "Notorious Lives" series is a brand new encyclopedia of gangsters, mobsters, and various unsavory characters.

If you're looking for a slightly more tame subject, we've also added "Manga: the complete guide" to the reference shelves. We're adding manga and anime books to the circulating collection as well, so come check them out (literally)!

Friday, November 2, 2007

New Humanities e-Book collection at the library

The library has acquired a new humanities e-book that is available for use. This electronic resource includes over 1700 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching.

Areas include: African, American, Asian, Latin American, European (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern), Middle Eastern, World/Comparative, Byzantine/Mediterranean and Australasian/Oceanian history, plus history of the Native Peoples of the Americas and of Science and Technology.

Lists of titles can be found online at:, or browsed at

Thanks to Alison Wang, Head of Tech Services, for bringing this great resource to the Naugatuck Valley Community College library!