McQuade Launches New Guides

McQuade Libguide logoOn Monday , August 24, McQuade Library launched our Course, Subject & other library Guides on a new platform that will be more responsive to mobile devices!  Take a look at our new landing sites for popular pages such as:

Note that guides will continue to evolve as we take advantage of the new features available.

 

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Guides Downtime Mon., 8/24 morning

On Monday morning, August 24, McQuade Library is moving our Course, Subject & other library Guides to a new platform that will be more responsive to mobile devices!  Consequently our guides and parts of our web site may be unavailable for a short time in the morning. However, the following will remain available:

See sample screen shots below, but note that look may continue to evolve as we take advantage of all the new platform offers!

New Guides home page  New database listing

sample guide

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New Reference E-Books

McQuade has new reference books available online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Search a single title, a topic group, or all.

HUMANITIES

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Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics – Ruth Chadwick (Editor-In-Chief); Dan Callahan (Editor); Peter Singer (Editor)

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste – Carl A. Zimring (Editor); William L. Rathje (Editor)

 

Click the title above and search all 10 volumes and more or browse. Each volume has a different focus.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

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American Buyers: Demographics of Shopping – New Strategist Press

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African Americans and Criminal Justice – Delores Jones-Brown (Editor); Beverly D. Frazier (Editor); Marvie Brooks (Editor)

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport – David Levinson (Editor); Gertrud Pfister (Editor)

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Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance – Dominic J. Brewer (Editor); Lawrence O. Picus (Editor)

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Gale Encyclopedia of U. S. Economic History, 2d ed. – Gale (Editor)

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Gender and Sexual Identity – Julie L. Nagoshi; Craig T. Nagoshi; Stephan/ie Brzuzy

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Political Campaigning in the Information Age – Ashu M. G. Solo (Editor)

SCIENCES & ENGINEERING

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Biotechnology in Context – Galè

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Sports Medicine Conditions – Mark D. Miller; A. Bobby Chhabra; Jeff Konin; Dilaawar J. Mistry

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Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests – Gale Editors (Editor)

 

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ERC – Not just for students and teachers!

Children’s books for summer reading! DVDs for viewing! How about a parachute to play with?  Bingo, Lotto, bean bags and magnifying glasses! These items and much more are some of the many resources available to all of the Merrimack Community to check out. So parents, grandparents and guardians make a trip or go online to the Education Resources Collection at the McQuade Library. Happy Summer!

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Mechanical Engineers’ Handbook by Myer Kutz added to Online Collection

Click on the image below to check out this new multi-volume set:

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Volume One of the Mechanical Engineer’s Handbook, Materials and Engineering Mechanics, gives you accessible and in-depth access to the most common topics you’ll encounter in the discipline: carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminum alloys, copper and copper alloys, titanium alloys for design, nickel and its alloys, magnesium and its alloys, superalloys for design, composite materials, smart materials, electronic materials, viscosity measurement, and much more.

Volume Two: Design, Instrumentation and Controls covers electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation and control, giving you accessible and in-depth access to the topics you’ll encounter in the discipline: computer-aided design, product design for manufacturing and assembly, design optimization, total quality management in mechanical system design, reliability in the mechanical design process for sustainability, life-cycle design, design for remanufacturing processes, signal processing, data acquisition and display systems, and much more.

Volume Three: Manufacturing and Management covers environmentally benign manufacturing, production planning, production processes and equipment, manufacturing systems evaluation, coatings and surface engineering, physical vapor deposition, mechanical fasteners, seal technology, statistical quality control, nondestructive inspection, intelligent control of material handling systems, and much more.

Volume Four: Energy and Power covers the essentials of fluids, thermodynamics, entropy, and heat, with chapters dedicated to individual applications such as air heating, cryogenic engineering, indoor environmental control, and more. Readers will find detailed guidance toward fuel sources and their technologies, as well as a general overview of the mechanics of combustion. -from Wiley

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Summer Reads in Higher Education

 These electronic books can be read on your computer or mobile device.  Make sure you set up your library password to access these items.
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A Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Systems – Michael Kariwo (Editor); Tatiana Gounko (Editor); Musembi Nungu (Editor)

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Success on the Tenure Track – Cathy Ann Trower

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian Awarded Scholarship

Congratulations to Instruction/Liaison Librarian CJ Wong for being awarded ACRL/NEC’s Christine Drew Scholarship.

The $ 2,000 scholarship includes registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL Immersion program (which CJ attended last summer in Burlington, Vermont) and complimentary registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference, where McQuade Instruction/Liaison librarians presented a poster.

Well done, CJ!

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Films on Demand for ALL disciplines!

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Linked in MACKsearch, linked in the catalog and viewed online – over 10,000 videos on all topics are now available to Merrimack users.   Films on Demand videos come from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Broadway Digital Archive, California Newsreel, PBS, BBC, ABC, historical newsreels, and more.

View off-campus or on, on your phone or tablet.  Link titles, segments or custom clips in your syllabus for out-of-class viewing on campus or off.

Below is a sampling showing the variety of videos available:

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Congratulations to the Graduating Civil Engineering Majors!

The staff at the McQuade Library is extremely proud to feature this year’s Senior Design project,  Proposed STEM Academic Building, Middlesex Community College, in Merrimack ScholarWorks!  Under the guidance of department chair, Marc Veletzos, seventeen students prepared a proposal for the a new STEM building to be constructed on the Middlesex Community College campus. This capstone project will be featured as the Merrimack ScholarWorks paper of the day.

Faculty members- if any of your students created exemplary work this semester, we would love to show it off! Contact Michaela Keating for more information about including student work in Merrimack ScholarWorks.

Senior Design: Proposed STEM Academic Building, Middlesex Community College

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Farm Share Outs Begin

CJ and Kath at McQuade farm share table.

McQuade Library Director, Kathryn Geoffrion Scannell and Instruction/ Liaison Librarian (Science and Engineering), C.J. Wong at Week 1 of share out.

McQuade Library is excited to serve as a share out location for Farmer Dave’s CSA.  Fruit and vegetable shares are available and it is still possible to sign up.

Full share box with cookbooks.Cooking tatsoi

C.J.’s favorite vegetable is tatsoi so she was thrilled it was included the first week.  She usually just chops it up and stir fries it with an onion and some garlic.  There were a lot of greens the first week so she also made Mark Bittman’s Ribollita to use up some of those greens and the rosemary.  She had frozen stewed tomatoes from last fall, which really adds to the flavor of this recipe, and she modifies it by just cooking on the stove and not adding the bread and cheese.

Rosemary added to the stew potstew

 

On Thursday mornings after share out, the leftover food (from shares not collected) is taken to Beverly Bootstraps or the Senior Center in North Reading.

boxed leftoversCJ delivering leftovers.

 

 

 

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