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"10 Most Challenged Books of 2007"

The American Library Association (ALA) has released their list for the
10 Most Challenged Books of 2007.

“Free access to information is a core American value that should be protected,” said Judith F. Krug, director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Not every book is right for each reader, but an individual’s interpretation of a book should not take away my right to select reading materials for my family or myself."

NEW RESOURCE: IEEE Xplore® digital/electronic library

We now have expanded access to our IEEE content through the IEEE Xplore® digital library.

We have electronic full text access to journals, magazines, transactions, letters and conference papers published by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

"(IEEE) delivers full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics."

You can find it on the

DATABASE UPDATE: Social Work Abs.

From EBSCO:
"We are pleased to announce that your Social Work Abstracts database subscription has been enhanced, as we have digitized the citations included in the print journal Social Work Abstracts, back to the first volume and issue. To accomplish this, we worked with the publisher, the National Association of Social Workers, to deepen the coverage back to March 1966.

Scheduled Maintenance Work in Green Library

Electricity in the Green Library will be turned off on Saturday May 3 around 5:00pm to allow FLP to repair a persistent problem in our electrical system. They expect to restore power by Sunday morning (May 4).

During this period, our servers will be without power so our website, the library catalog, and all electronic databases and journals will not be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

TRIAL: Pro & Con Online

We now have a 30-day trial to Pro & Con online from Congressional Digest Corp.

"Pro & Con Online inspires critical thinking about issues before Congress, the Supreme Court and other international forums with the online versions of Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates. Provides access to more than 800 documents available online via the Web. Includes teaching resources. Excellent online resource for teachers and students in secondary schools and colleges... "

TRIAL: ReferenceUSA

We now have a trial to ReferenceUSA.

Trial is set up via Username and Password--
email ballm@fiu.edu to obtain the login information.

www.referenceUSA.com
"ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, 855,000 U.S. health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households. Other modules include Corp Tech and International Businesses."

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