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Library App gets makeover

You may have heard about the new College App where students can register for classes, check schedules, grades and more. With the introduction of this app the library has renamed and rebranded our app simply Bucks Library.

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Along with this new name and image comes some enhanced functionality. The EBSCOhost integration is now a true mobile app format—not simply a mobile version of the web site. Students can easily search for articles and more. Also, the app now includes our room reservation functionality. Students can select from a variety of rooms at the Newtown Campus library and reserve them for study groups, practice sessions, and more.

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This new version of the app is available on Apple iOS, Android, Windows phone, and Amazon Kindle platforms. The iOS platform includes both an iPhone as well as an iPad version—this is a huge improvement for the tablet platform. No matter what your device, the app will display appropriately for it.

As always, this app is free for all.

Check it out today!

Download now:

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Orphan Train Book Discussion

Please join us for a book discussion on Orphan Train by Christina Baker-Kline.

Two opportunities:

Newtown Campus Library– Wednesday, 2/18/15 , 12:15pm-1:15pm

Lower Bucks Campus Library– Tuesday, 2/24/15, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Sponsored by the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library

Copies of the book are available to borrow through the library.

 

 


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New EBSCOhost Databases

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A major upgrade to the Library’s EBSCOhost database subscriptions recently went into effect.  We are moving from the Elite versions of Academic Search and Business Source to the Premier versions, which will provide many more full-text articles.  We have also acquired some new EBSCOhost databases:

  • Health Source—Consumer Edition
  • MEDLINE
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • Vocational and Career Collection

To find them, click on the main EBSCOhost link on the Databases page of the Library website, and then select individual databases from the “Choose Databases” page.

EBSCOhost landingThe individual new databases will appear on our website soon.  Academic Search Elite and Business Source Elite will remain available until January 15, at which time we’ll switch over completely to Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier.


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Paper Prayers– October 22th-December 12th

The Printmaking Club will be exhibiting and selling “Paper Prayers” in the Newtown Campus Library. The artwork will be sold for a minimum donation of $5 each and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Family Service Association of Bucks County. FSABC provides prevention education, housing assistance, support groups, and other help to people infected by the HIV/AIDS virus.

Paper Prayers is an AIDS awareness exhibition that is held in conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1. The tradition is derived from the Japanese practice of offering colorfully decorated strips of paper as a prayer for good health and well-being. In this project, 4-inch x 12-inch strips, featuring a variety of handcrafted media are hung vertically around the walls of an exhibition space.

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