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Films on Demand

Good News Capital Community!

The Films on Demand, streaming media database, is NOW fully functional on and off campus!  You can access Films on Demand by visiting the library homepage at: and selecting the Films on Demand logo (if you are off-campus, you will be prompted to authenticate through myCommnet).

This year’s subscription to FOD also includes collections on: career and job exploration; guidance and counseling; world languages; and developmental math and English skills.



The Hartford Collection @ the Library


The Hartford Collection is now located in the library stacks between the Reference Collection and the Circulating Books. For a full list of Hartford-based resources, check out the Hartford Heritage Research Guide at:

Featured Resources include:

Mad Yankees : The Hartford Retreat for the Insane and Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry – Lawrence B. Goodheart                    Call Number: RC439 .G66 2003

Andrew Carnegie featured on NPR.

Listen to NPR’s Morning Edition (August 01, 2013):

How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy

The New Coin-Operated Photocopier has Arrived!


The new coin-operated photocopier is here! Copies are still $0.15 for single-sided copies and $0.30 for double-sided copies. In addition to photocopying, students can also scan and save files to a flash-drive.

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?

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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