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National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013, with Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy. Communities matter @ your library Every day across the country, libraries open their doors to everyone: students, parents, seniors, teachers, writers, artists, job seekers, entrepreneurs, readers, gamers, movie lovers and travel buffs. Head to your library during National Library Week to see what’s newContinue reading “National Library Week”

ebrary new titles

ebrary currently hosts 630,401 documents with 13, 634 added in the past 30 days.  This month, ebrary added more than 5,500 e-books from Encyclopedia Britannica, Peter Lang Publishing, University of California Press, World Scientific College Press and other leading publishers to their growing catalog of over 399,700 titles for purchase.  ebrary has already added 13,5800Continue reading “ebrary new titles”

Happy birthday Leonardo da Vinci

born on April 15, 1452 Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.  He epitomized the Italian Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement that began in Italy during the 14th century and lasted until the 16th century, marking the transition between MedievalContinue reading “Happy birthday Leonardo da Vinci”

The MECCA Exhibit

check out the Engineering Library’s MECCA exhibit an Engineering celebration very popular from the 1920-1970 celebrated with parades, long beard contests, finding and kissing the Blarney stone by upper classman.  The Blarney stone imported from Ireland was lost for 27 years. Some pictures from parades and events from political statements having to do with theContinue reading “The MECCA Exhibit”

Beaty’s Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers

announcing that the 16th Edition of Beaty’s Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers is now available on the site.  The new edition of this definitive Handbook includes coverage of green technologies, modern computer applications, and power grid control infrastructures. To complement the new edition: •    21 problem-solving videos using content in the Handbook, which demonstrate:Continue reading “Beaty’s Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers”

Bicycles: Machines that changed the course of history

The word bicycle is from the Latin, bis, twice and the Greek, Kyclos, circle.  This fashionable mode of transport was denounced by a Baltimore preacher in 1896 as a “diabolical device of the demon of darkness”.  His reason for condemnation was not on the perfectly justifiable grounds that the word is an ugly Latin-Greek hybridContinue reading “Bicycles: Machines that changed the course of history”

MECCA Celebration

Did you know? There is a MECCA exhibit at the Engineering Library celebrating the different colleges within the engineering department. MECCA was very popular around 1910-1970. It featured activities like the long beard competition, parade, and hunt for a green stone called the Blarney Stone. Stop by the library to learn more!