Monday, November 24, 2014

Library Learning Center hours for Thanksgiving weekend

We will be closing early this Wednesday and for the duration of Thanksgiving weekend. We hope everyone enjoys their Turkey Day!

InstaGrok - interactive concept map

instaGrok is a nifty web tool that could be very useful for doing research and finding resources online.

When you type in a topic or a combination of keywords, instaGrok will provide you with an interactive concept map.  If you click on one of the concepts or keywords, it will open another interactive box that provides links to various online resources, including websites, statistics, videos. The concept map itself might be especially helpful if you're having a hard time coming up with good keywords associated with your topic.
Just keep in mind that you are still dealing with open web resources here and although instaGrok does a pretty good job weeding out the less credible websites, you should still evaluate the site and the information on it for yourself to make sure it's definitely good resource to use.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Awesome box

We would like to introduce our Awesome Box! The idea is pretty simple.  It's kind of like a recommendation box.  Whenever you check out a book, audio book or DVD from the library that you feel is just absolutely awesome, then stick it in this box with a sticky note explaining why you think it's awesome.  That way you can help us share library awesomeness with more people! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Featured Database: Statista

In our last blog post we featured the new database called ImageQuest.

Well, we have one more for you! Statista is a database of statistics and survey results. You can find anything from market dossiers to opinion surveys to government statistics.

To access Statista, go to our database page and click on Business. On the list of Business databases, find the link for Statista down at the bottom.

Remember if you are trying to access our database from off campus or in the dorms, then you will need to log in using your JCC username and password.

Here's a short tutorial that shows some of the features of Statista and how to search for reports.