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- Volume 6 Issue 1-
January, 2008

Courtright Memorial Library Now Has a Page on Facebook

Different than just a Facebook group, Page Manager allows you to setup a page for your institution or company. Library hours, phone number and other library news can be found on the page for your convenience. Check it out today!

Just search for "Courtright" - you can become a fan of the page.

New materials added in the past month. More...

Social Justice: Then and Now

This year's theme for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week and Convocation is "Social Justice Then and Now." In conjunction with this theme, the library has mounted a display featuring Otterbein students at Jena Six Rally.

One of the photos of the AASU Jena Six Rally on the Otterbein campus is featured on the front cover of the magazine "Talking Stick." In addition, the Otterbein students who participated in the Jena Six Rally are mentioned in an article in the "Chronicle of Higher Education."

The pictures of the past winners for King Peace and Justice Award are also on display.
News About Research Databases

Historical Statistics of the United States

Historical Statistics of the United States is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. HSUS provides data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.

Britannica Makes it Easy to Compare Countries

The Britannica Compare Countries feature makes it easy to compare and contrast different countries. Compare the history, people, and land for any two countries in the world. Simply select two countries and click GO, and maps, flags, statistics, multimedia, and links to articles, videos, and web sites will appear side-by-side.

New E-Books Cover the American Revolution, Civil Wars, the Environment, Organized Crime and More

Need a quick fact, illustration or overview of a topic? Try a reference e-book. Twenty-four new electronic reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections and guides, have recently been added to the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center.These latest additions brings the total number of available titles in the Electronic Book Center to 8,800 (516 are reference e-books from ABC-CLIO, 1,302 are from Oxford University Press and 6,982 are scholarly books from Springer).

Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Chat with a reference librarian at http://olc6.ohiolink.edu/.
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984