What's New in the Grinnell College Libraries, Spring 2013

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 3:57 pm

New Faces

We welcome two new research tutors this spring: Irene Bruce '15 and Anthony Wenndt '15. Stop by Burling's research desk to meet Irene and Anthony (and our other four tutors) and for help with your research during their afternoon and evening shifts.

Databases

Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.

LearningExpress Library™ is an interactive online platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career and academic resources available to empower people for job preparation, career advancement, college readiness, academic success, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Additional features include the Job & Career Accelerator, software tutorials, and introductory training courses on topics such as taking advantage of social networking.

Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

Retirements

Kathleen Peterson retired on November 30, 2012 having worked for 20 years at the Grinnell College libraries as the Serials Cataloger. Nancy Cadmus retired on January 4, 2013 having worked for 25 years at the Grinnell College libraries doing Serials Acquisitions. Their colleagues at the libraries are missing them and their expertise and will do their best to prevent library users from noticing their absences. If you need to contact either Kathy or Nancy for a library related issue please send an e-mail to libserials[at]grinnell[dot]edu or contact your consulting librarian at http://www.grinnell.edu/library/services/facstaff/consultinglibs.