New! Research Made Easy with One Step “Articles” Search

Check it out!  The library’s new EBSCO Discovery Service will automatically search four research databases, limit the results to full-text, and note the database source for each article.  The four databases are:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • PsycINFO
  • Science Direct

We think it’s a great new resource!  To give it a try, go to the “Articles” tab on the library’s home page, and enter a topic in the search box under the words “Start Your Research:”

https://www.waubonsee.edu/student-experience/library

For the full A-Z list of research databases, click “Articles-Databases” under “Find” on the library’s home page, or use the direct link here:

http://guides.library.waubonsee.edu/az.php

Library Joins New Instructional Division, Welcomes New Dean

Today the Waubonsee Community College Libraries officially join our new division, led by Dr. Jonathan Paver, Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Developmental Education, and welcome our new Dean, Anita Moore, who starts today!

We would also like to take a moment to bid a fond farewell and best wishes to our old division, Online Learning and Instructional Support, led by Assistant Vice President, Dr. Renee Tonioni.

A Brief History of Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day, the third Monday in February, as we know it today, was first celebrated in 1971, after the 1968 passage of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved the observance of several federal holidays to Mondays.

Before then, Washington’s Birthday was celebrated on his actual birthday, February 22, and in Illinois, Lincoln’s Birthday was celebrated on his birthday, February 12.

For more information, check out this link to History.com: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/presidents-day

A look at the news and events happening in the Libraries at Waubonsee Community College