New NC LIVE Database: Legal Information Reference Center

The Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. The database also offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.

The Legal Information Reference Center is available through WCC Single Search using the search category History and Government.

If you have any questions or comments about the new Legal Information Reference Center, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New NC LIVE Database: Environment Complete

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. The database contains more than 2.6 million records from more than 2,300 domestic and international titles dating back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles). Environment Complete is available through WCC Single Search using the search category Business and Technology.

If you have any questions or comments about the new Environment Complete, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New NC LIVE Database: Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Entrepreneurial Studies Source offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

Subjects covered in the database include:

  • Business Planning
  • Communications
  • Innovations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Product Development
  • Raising Capital
  • Risk Taking

Entrepreneurial Studies Source is available through WCC Single Search under the category Business and Technology.

If you have any questions or comments about the new Entrepreneurial Studies Source, please contact WCC Library staff at 919-739-6891 (ext. 6891 on-campus), or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New NC LIVE Database: Biography Reference Center

The Biography Reference Center is another new database provided by NC LIVE and EBSCOhost. This database offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.  The Biography Reference Center also offers more than 30 genre categories including actors, authors, composers, etc.

The Biography Reference Center is available through the WCC Single Search using the search category Quick Search.

If you have any questions or comments about the new Biography Reference Center, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New NC LIVE Database: Art & Architecture Complete

Art & Architecture Complete is a new database provided by NC LIVE and EBSCOhost. This database provides coverage of more than 300 periodicals and 200 books as well as more than 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others. Art & Architecture Complete covers a wide variety of pertinent subjects, including antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more. Art & Architecture Complete is available through WCC Single Search using the search category Literature and Art.

If you have any questions or comments about the new Art & Architecture Complete, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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Updates to Exisiting NC LIVE Databases

At the beginning of the year, NC LIVE updated some of the existing databases that we have access to through WCC Single Search. The main change is that there is more content and more of the content is full-text. The updated databases include:

Academic Search Premier (now called Academic Search Complete)

Business Source Premier (now called Business Source Complete)

Literary Reference Center (now called Literary Reference Center Plus)

MAS Ultra (now called MAS Complete)

MasterFILE Premier (now called MasterFILE Complete)

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January 2012 Exhibit – From Books to Movies

January is also a great month to celebrate books that have been made into movies. The Erwin Library’s bulletin board exhibit area features some of the past, present and future movies that were books first.

To learn more about books you may have read that have been recently turned into movies, visit the goodreads website.

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January 2012 Exhibit – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to the year 2012!  This year starts a brand new year of books exhibits at the Erwin Library.  To begin the year, we will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. on the newspaper exhibit area. Included on the display are children’s books about MLK Jr. and the causes he supported plus a few books that Martin Luther King, Jr. authored.

To find out more about Martin Luther King, Jr., visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute.

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New Library Name: Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, Jr. Library

On Thursday, December 1, 2011, the Wayne Community College Library was officially dedicated as the Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, Jr. Library. Dr. Erwin was the president of Wayne Community College from 1966-1986. There are two new signs that are hanging over the two main entrances to the library. A plaque will also be put at the Atrium entrance to commemorate the change.  

To learn more about Dr. Erwin you may view the  exhibit of archival materials relating to his tenure as the college’s president, now on display in one of the library’e two museum cases.

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December 2011 Exhibit – Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa

Each year December is the focus of our transition from one year to the next. It also marks a holiday season for people all over the world, beginning with Hanukkah, observed from December 20 through December 28, followed by Christmas on December 25.  This joyous time is wrapped up neatly by Kwanzaa, which begins on December 26 and ends on January 1, bringing us into the new year.

The Erwin Library’s exhibit areas highlight all these holidays.  In the bulletin board area are Christmas books for children, as well as a few fiction titles for older readers, and, in th newspaper area books about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, as well as more books about Christmas, Winter and that thing that most of either love or hate … snow.

On Christmas Eve, you may wish to visit the NORAD site to track Santa’s whereabouts.  At the Jewish Outreach Institute webiste you can learn more about Hanukkah and its traditions. Lastly, you may want to consult the CNN website to learn about Kwanzaa.

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