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.

Examining the relationship between pandemics, extremism, mistrust, and the rejection of authorities

Join history professors Merri Fefles-Dunkle, Josh Fulton, and Jim McIntrye as they explore the role of the state throughout history to help us understand the connection between pandemics and the rise in extremism, mistrust, and rejection of authorities. This event is organized by the MVCC Democracy Commitment.

Covid-19 Vaccines: The Science & the Psychology (Video)

Faculty members discuss the biology, public health aspects, and the psychological factors around the Covid-19 vaccines in the United States. This panel is organized by the MVCC Library. Panel members include: Judy Corcoran, Nursing Laura Lauzen-Collins, Psychology Peter Porter, Biology The discussion is moderated by librarians Hannah Carlton and Troy Swanson.
Don’t miss our 2020 panel “Racial Health Disparities: Equity in the Light of Covid-19

“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!

EBSCO Database Error *** RESOLVED**

The Ebsco database is”officially” resolved, as confirmation was received from vendor. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

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Patrons are currently experiencing off-campus access issues for our EBSCO Databases. The library is currently working with the vendor to solve this issue. This post will updated as new information comes available. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

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