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Archive for the month “July, 2013”

Fall 2013: Hartford Stage One Play!

Planning to incorporate One Play at Hartford Stage into your Fall 2013 courses? Here are just a few of our resources on Shakespeare’s Macbeth!


  • Shakespeare from the Greenroom: Actors’ Criticisms of Four Major Tragedies
  • Understanding Shakespeare: Macbeth

The library owns multiple versions on Macbeth on DVD, including the 1948 version starring Orson Welles;  the 1971 version starring Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw and Terence Bayler; and the 2011 edition starring Patrick Stewart.  The library also has Scotland, PA (2005) a modern retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy.

Macbeth, the graphic novel, is also available in original text, plain English, and abbreviated text.


For a complete list of CCC library resources (including criticism, articles, websites, and more) on Macbeth, please visit:


The Children’s Literature Section is on the move…

Are you an Early Childhood Education Student or Faculty Member? The Library’s Children Literature Section has moved to a new location! Come Visit.

The Children's Collection is now divided into three categories: Picture Books, Early Reader Books, and Foreign Language Books.

The Children’s Collection is now divided into three categories: Picture Books, Early Reader Books, and Foreign Language Books.

Look for these Award-Winning Titles!

Newbery Medal Books

  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  • Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  • When Reach Me by Stead
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Caldecott Medal Books

  • This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
  • The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner
  • The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
  • Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

–For a full list of award-winning children’s literature titles, visit the Association for Library   Service to Children at the American Library Association website ( . —

Looking for Curriculum & Activity Planning Books?  
They are located in the Education Section of the library! 

  • Creative Activities for Young Children

    Call Number: LB1139.35.A37 M365 2002

  • Early Childhood Curriculum : Developmental Bases for Learning and   Teaching

    Call Number: LB1139.4 .W67 2006

  • Planning Activities for Child Care : A Curriculum Guide for Early Childhood Education

    Call Number: LB1139.25.R67 1993

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

    Call Number: LB1139.25.D48 1997

  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

    Call Number: LB1140.4 .D62 2002

  • Growing Artists : Teaching Art to Young Children

    Call Number: LB1139.5.A78 K67 2001

  • Tell It Again! : Easy-to-Tell Stories with Activities for Young Children

    Call Number: LB1042 .R25 1999

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5 Now Available!

The American Psychiatric Association has released the fifth edition of its handbook of diagnoses, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). 

DSM-5 Off Campus Access – Click Here! (You will be prompted to log in to myCommnet. Access is provided through the Psychiatry Online Research Database.)

Call Number: Reference RC455.2.C4 D536 2013 (2 copies available for in-library use only)


NYTimes Sunday Review Opinion Column: Why the Fuss Over the D.S.M.-5?

Teaching a Learning Community?

Check out:

Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two-Year Colleges: Collaborate Models to Improve Teaching and Learning
Call Number: LB1738 .D47 2013

Course Reserves

Attention Faculty Members:

To maximize usability, the library course reserve system has been updated.  If you would like to place (physical)  items on 2-hour reserve, including: media, articles,  and/ or books (other than the bookstore-identified textbook(s) ),  please complete the following electronic form: .  To search for library items, please visit the library catalog or research databases.  If you wish to place photocopies on reserve, please supply 2 copies for each course section. The library does not make photocopies.  If you would like a demonstration on uploading articles from the library’s research databases to BlackBoard, please email me to schedule an appointment.

iConn Update!

As you may be aware, a handful of Capital’s research databases are funded through a statewide licensing agreement managed by the CT State Library – otherwise known as iCONN. As of July 1st, iCONN no longer subscribes to any Cengage Gale products (ex. History/ Biography/ Science in Context; Health and Wellness Resource Center; LegalTrac;  etc). These resources have been replaced with comparable (subject-specific) databases maintained by EBSCOhost. Please be mindful of this transition as your prepare your research assignments! If you have questions about a particular database, please feel free to contact me at! A full list of available research databases are available here.



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