New Resource: TumbleBook Cloud

TumbleBook Cloud is an online collection of eBooks, audio books, and National Geographic videos. You can make your own notes in any eBook and read along to the narration paired with line by line highlighting in any enhanced novel. Enjoy the classics, popular graphic novels, short stories, drama, poetry, or non fiction content covering a variety of history, civics, and science topics.  Teachers and parents will find common core aligned educator resources also included.

TumbleBook Cloud homepage arranged by tabs with book jacket images.

Learn more about our eBook collections from our eBooks @ Clayton State guide http://clayton.libguides.com/ebooks

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New eBook Collection – ebrary Academic Complete

ebrary Academic Complete offers a strong collection of academic titles from leading scholarly publishers. Find eBooks on diverse subjects, including business, education, history, literature, law, life sciences, medicine, psychology, religion, social sciences, and technology. Users can copy, cut, paste, print and download content. Highlighting, note taking and hyperlinking are available features. Downloads to personal, mobile devices are available for 14 days for offline reading.

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Use the ebrary LibGuide by ProQuest or watch any of the videos in the ebrary YouTube Channel to learn more about how to search and use this collection.

August Featured LibGuide: Information Sources

Information can come from any number of sources. We’re here to help you decide which one is right for your information need. Use the books, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, scholarly journals, statistics and multimedia tabs to learn about the characteristics, purpose and disadvantages of these different types of information sources and when to choose one over another.

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June Featured Resource: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture

The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture series offers collections of essays which are intended to serve as reference works for an inter-disciplinary audience. Addressing topics and figures ranging from Plato through Kant to Habermas, and philosophical movements such as the Scottish Enlightenment and German Idealism, this online eBook collection contains over 1300 downloadable essays. Each volume includes a substantial bibliography, glossary and timeline.

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May Featured Resource: Supreme Court Yearbook

The Supreme Court Yearbook provides valuable in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation’s highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Users will find:

  • Year-end overviews of Supreme Court terms
  • Case summaries of every opinion written during each term
  • Essays on the most significant cases from each year and the trends in each term
  • Useful tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law
  • Biographies of justices
  • Reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

Browse/Search by Topic:
Business Law
Courts & Judicial Procedure
Criminal Law & Procedure
Election Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Federal Government
First Amendment
Immigration Law
Individual Rights
International Law
Labor Law
Property Law
State & Local Governments
Term Overviews
Tort Law

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EBSCOhost Enhancements Released

Electronic resources, including databases, eBooks on EBSCOhost and GALILEO @ Clayton State, have a new look plus some new features to improve your search experience.

In the Search Box area the “add row” has been replaced with +/-. Add as many rows as you need to build your complex search strategy.

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Updated styling for your search results will make them easier to read and evaluate. Selecting a limiter, such as Full Text or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed), will immediately update your results. The mouseover preview icon has moved closer to the right column and sits next to the folder icon. Use the folder icon to save content in your My EBSCOhost account.

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March Featured Resource: Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online provides full text access to the Cambridge Histories series published since 1960, formally only available in print. Each volume included in the series contains narrative accounts by specialists covering a range of time periods, topics and regions and conclude with bibliographies for further reading. Search the entire collection by keyword or browse by subject or title.

Users may create a My Histories profile to retrieve saved searches, bookmarks and notes. Cambridge Histories Online citation tools use MLA citation style.

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Cambridge Histories Online covers 15 subject areas:
American History
British History
Economic History
General History
History of Science
History of the Book
Language and Linguistics
Literary Studies
Music
Philosophy
Political and Social Theory
Regional History
Religious Studies
Theatre Studies and Performing Arts
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January Featured LibGuide: Library Research

Need help getting started on your first paper or project? Need a scholarly article and don’t know where to get one? Tired of weeding through Google results? We have a solution for you! Check out the Library Research libguide for help on how to search smarter, to find relevant books & articles for your topic and to evaluate & cite your sources.

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New Resource: Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference is a full-text collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries, as well as a critical selection of partner publishers scholarly works. These major reference titles cover the Arts, History & Culture, Literature & Language, Law, Media Studies, Medicine & Health, Philosophy & Religion, Science & Technology and Social Sciences.

The content of the collection is available in a variety of reference types:

Overview Pages: provide free navigational guides to a topic and contain a heading, a short definition and links to a selection of other entries on that topic and to related topics

Subject Reference: encyclopedia entries from the general reference content

Timelines: timelines of events, arranged according to world history, areas, and themes

Quotations: entries from dictionaries of quotations, which tell you who said what, about what, and when

English Dictionaries: entries from dictionaries which give English language definitions of terms

Bilingual Dictionaries: entries from bilingual dictionaries which offer translations of terms in various languages

padlock Users need to limit results to “provided by library” to discover content provided by Clayton State and can request locked content using Interlibrary Loan.

Customize your search experience by creating a My Work account. Select Sign up in the top right corner of the window (just above the search box), and follow the instructions given. Users can save book entries and searches for future sessions. Your work is organized into 4 folders: most recent, my content, my searches and my account.

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