MLC Board Election

Victor Liu, Dean of Learning Resources at WCC and the current chair of Michigan Library Consortium Board, has been re-elected by member libraries to the Board for another 3-year term through December 2010.

Headquartered in Lansing, Michigan Library Consortium is a statewide library cooperative consisting of over 500 multi-type libraries ranging in size from university research libraries to school libraries.

WCC Librarian’s ETOM Presentation

Sandy McCarthy, WCC Librarian, and Mike Ugorowski, Mott Community College Librarian, will be presenting “Research Help Now, A Virtual Combination, or Librarians, Libraries and Technology” at the ETOM 2007 Fall Conference, October 12, 2007 at Mott Community College in Flint.

The presentation will discuss the history of the Michigan Virtual Reference Service Collaborative as well as a live demonstration of the virtual reference software.

New Library Databases

The following new research databases are available on the library database page for on and off-campus access:

Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

This is a growing image collection of artworks from prominent museums around the world. The collection covers a wide range of expressive media from different historical periods. (Used for educational and research purposes only if images are properly credited. Images may not be modified, published or distributed.)

Chilton Library

This database provides diagnostics, repair procedures, wiring diagrams, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), and recalls for automobiles and light trucks.

Educator’s Reference Complete

A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports on all levels of education (preschool to college), as well as on issues in education administration, funding, and policy. This database provides full text for some journals indexed in ERIC.

Heritage Quest

This genealogy database contains: U.S. federal census records, family and local histories, tax lists, city directories, probate and military records, Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering more than 6,000 genealogy periodicals, and Freedman’s Bank Records, an important resource for African-American genealogical research.

History of Science, Technology & Medicine

An index of international journals, conference proceedings, books and dissertations on the history of science, technology and medicine.

Science Resource Center

This database contains 200 full-text science journals, science reference titles, thousands of multimedia records, science glossary, as well as national and state science standards.