General Information

***NEW LIBRARY DATABASE*** New York Times Site Pass

The library has a new resource, the New York Times Site Pass. To access this resource, please use the URL below:

Access URL: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/morainevalley.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmyaccount.nytimes.com%2Fgrouppass

1.After you authenticate (if off-campus), you will be prompted to create an individual user login.

2. When creating an individual user account, use your Moraine Valley email address.

3. After you create an individual account, you can now use that login to access the New York Times website and the New York Times App (Google Play, Apple Store) with the individual account you created.

4. Enjoy reading!!

Also note initial account creation requires the Access URL above and that this resource is limited to our students, staff, and faculty.

This resource can also be found on the database page and the news page.   If you have questions or need assistance, please ask a librarian.

And the Oscar Goes to…

Last night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (also known as “The Academy”) gave the award for Best Picture of the Year to the movie Nomadland. We don’t own the movie yet, but the library does have copies of Nomadland, the book both in print and as an e-audio book. The book and movie tell the story of a woman who lives out of her van while traveling around the American west looking for work. A few of the actresses in the movie are actual van-dwelling nomads in real life. Hopefully we will have the movie soon, but in the meantime, you can check out some of the previous Best Picture winners from the library. Click on the image below to get to a list with descriptions and available options (including the books if we own them and they share the same name as the film).

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Finish National Poetry Month Strong!

National Poetry Month is coming to a close, but there is still time to explore and enjoy some of the poetry resources available at the Library. Explore the virtual book displays below for poetry recommendations from the Library! For each display, click “Read More” to view the virtual book display.

Have questions about accessing any of these resources? Ask a Librarian!

What makes a poet a “Chicago Poet?” A poet born in Chicago? Someone who wrote poetry in or about Chicago? An artist embraced by the City? However you define a Chicago Poet, these artists and books are a great way to end National Poetry Month! Click “Read More” to view the full display.

Chicago Poets

Looking back on our celebrations of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, “Distilled and Powerful,” display of poetry by African American women, brings our poetry celebration full circle! Click “Read More” to view the full display.

Distilled and Powerful

Keep National Poetry Month going all summer! Poetry is meant to be heard, so listen to these fantastic poetry e-audiobooks, many of which are read by the authors! Click “Read More” to view the full display.

Listen to Poetry

Smoke on the Prairie

MVCC Campus 4/12/21

The Moraine Valley campus is surrounded by Cook County Forest Preserves. Most of us drive by without much appreciation of the open land. The amount of work that goes into sustaining these green spaces is staggering, not only financially but also the amount of strategic planning to keep these spaces viable for future generations.

You may have recently noticed the smoke billowing out of the Preserves that surround the college. During the spring and fall, the Cook County Forest Preserve conducts a prescribed burn. This procedure “helps to stimulate the growth of native plants and hinder invasive vegetation. Simply put, native plants in this area evolve alongside periodic fires, while most invasive species introduced to this area later did not.” View this short video on A Day in the Life of a Cook County Burn Crew.

Check out the MVCC catalog or the science databases for more information on this topic

EDZTER ***NEW LIBRARY DATABASE**

The library now has access to EDZTER. EDZTER is a digital magazine database which holds over 5000+ digital magazines both foreign and domestic. Experience a digital reading library that offers students and faculty unlimited access to thousands of magazines, newspapers and journals across 40+ categories and 60+ languages. Patrons can enjoy access by desktop or through apps in the Google Play or Apple Store.

  1. Download the app on the Google Play or Apple Store.
  2. Once installed, click on “do you have an access code?”
  3. Provide your Moraine Valley email address and press submit
  4. You will be sent at 4-digit OTP code sent to your Moraine Valley email address. Enter that 4-digit code into the app and press submit
  5. You will then be presented a screen to “redeem your access code”. Enter the following access code:  MVCCLUSEDZTER and press submit
  6. Enjoy Reading!!!

EDZTER is accessible through this direct link and the database page.

Please contact the Library if you have questions or need support. 

ScienceDirect ***NEW LIBRARY DATABASE***

The library now has access to ScienceDirect, one of the largest, highly-regarded, full-text online and comprehensive science databases. ScienceDirect is split into three main sections: Health & Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. ScienceDirect hosts over 16 million articles and over 3500+ journals covering engineering, chemistry, earth & planetary, medicine, agriculture, and more!

ScienceDirect is accessible through this direct link, the library’s database page and the library catalog.

“Nothing in the Whole World Felt as Good as Being Able to Make Something From a Sudden Idea”

These words were uttered by beloved children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who passed away last week at 104 years old. Her love of reading started at an early age. Her own school librarian suggested she should write books when she grow up. She did just that, after first becoming a librarian herself, when a young patron asked her “Where are the books about kids like us?” From this came her first book, Henry Huggins, introducing us to the characters of Henry, his dog Ribsy, and sisters Beezus and Ramona. Hearing news of her passing makes me want to take a trip down memory lane and re-read some of the wonderful books that I grew up with. If you’d like to join me, check out what we have in our catalog!

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