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Spring 2022 Hours & Services

January 10, 2022 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Spring 2022 Library Hours

Library Hours: Effective January 10th 

The library will be open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. Hours subject to change.

Only the main level of the Learning Commons will open, the upper level will be closed due to collection maintenance in preparation for new shelving.

 


 

GET STARTED THIS SEMESTER WITH LEEWARD TUTORING!

Spring 2022 tutoring begins January 18th.

 

WRITING CENTER HOURS

Tutoring will be offered in-person, online, and by phone.

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm
  • Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Zoom drop-in available via Penjiapp.
  • *In-person tutoring: by appointment. To make an appointment, email writers@hawaii.edu or visit Penjiapp.

For for more information, go to the Writing Center website: go.hawaii.edu/Gp8

FOCUSED WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM

  • Zoom into the Writing Center to attend free online workshops focused on writing and success skills.
  • Review our focused workshops. Email writers@hawaii.edu to schedule an online focused workshop.

Writing Center - Spring 2022 Flyer

 

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
In-person and online tutoring in the following content areas: Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, and Japanese.
*See Penjiapp for subject-specific hours and tutors

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm
  • Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Zoom drop-in available via Penjiapp.
  • *In-person tutoring by appointment. Email lrctutor@hawaii.edu or go to Penjiapp to schedule an appointment.

LRC - Spring 2022 Flyer

For more information about the LRC, go to our website: https://www2.leeward.hawaii.edu/lrc/

 


 

Semester Laptop Loans

Spring 2022 Laptop Loans

The library has a limited supply of semester loan laptops. If you know of a student in need, please have them contact the circulation desk (x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu).

 


 

Feature Films for Education

Feature Films for Education

Our subscription to Feature Films for Education is live!
Direct link to resource: https://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu/login?url=https://ffusa.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=100432

This streaming video collection includes 600+ full-length feature films that are generally not duplicated in our other resources. Sample films:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Crucible
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Fight Club
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Martian
  • The Descendants
  • The Revenant
  • The Shape of Water
  • Soul Food
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Thank You for Smoking

More information:
https://www.infobase.com/products/feature-films-for-education/

November 12, 2021
by Wayde Oshiro
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Ethnic Diversity Source database trial until December 9

The EBSCO research database, Ethnic Diversity Source, is now available to trial until December 9th. This new database covers cultures, traditions, and social treatments of ethnic groups in the US. It includes full-text academic journals, magazines, ebooks, and primary source documents.

Feedback requested

Provide your feedback using this online form. Your feedback will help us decide whether to acquire this resource.

Questions?

Submit questions about this trial to Wayde Oshiro at waydeo@hawaii.edu. Suggestions for other online resources to trial and/or purchase are also welcome!

November 8, 2021
by Wayde Oshiro
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Reminder: Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial ends November 14

Leeward faculty and staff have trial access to several online resources from Oxford University Press until November 14. The resources are:

Grove Art Online 
https://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Guided tour of Grove Art Online (11:08)

Grove Music Online
https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/

Online tour of Grove Music Online (brief videos)

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
https://www.oxfordre.com/

Online tour of Oxford Research Encyclopedias (10:01)

New Oxford Shakespeare
https://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/nos

About New Oxford Shakespeare

World Shakespeare Bibliography
https://www.worldshakesbib.org/

About World Shakespeare Bibliography

How to access this trial

Leeward faculty and staff: Please check your inbox for an email from waydeo@hawaii.edu with the login credentials.

Subject: Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial until November 14th

Feedback requested

Provide your feedback using this online form. We will take your input into consideration when we consider the acquisition of resources after the trial period.

Submit questions about this trial to Wayde Oshiro at waydeo@hawaii.edu. Suggestions for other online resources to trial are also encouraged!

October 18, 2021
by Wayde Oshiro
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Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial until November 12

Until November 12, 2021, Leeward faculty and staff have trial access to several online resources from Oxford University Press.

Grove Art Online 
https://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Guided tour of Grove Art Online (11:08)

Grove Music Online
https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/

Online tour of Grove Music Online (brief videos)

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
https://www.oxfordre.com/

Online tour of Oxford Research Encyclopedias (10:01)

New Oxford Shakespeare
https://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/nos

About New Oxford Shakespeare

World Shakespeare Bibliography
https://www.worldshakesbib.org/

About World Shakespeare Bibliography

How to access this trial

Leeward faculty and staff: Please check your inbox for an email from waydeo@hawaii.edu with the login credentials.

Subject: Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial until November 12th

Feedback requested

Provide your feedback using this online form. We will take your input into consideration when we consider the acquisition of resources after the trial period.

Submit questions about this trial to Wayde Oshiro at waydeo@hawaii.edu. Suggestions for other online resources to trial are also encouraged!

OverDrive Classics Collection

October 8, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

You’re probably familiar with OverDrive, Leeward’s digital resource for popular fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, and magazines. Now, old things have become new again with the addition of the Classics collection! These are public domain titles selected from Project Gutenberg’s vast library. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users for these titles.

Sample titles in the OverDrive Classics collection.

To view the collection, access OverDrive Digital Collection from our A-Z Databases page, click on the Collections drop-down menu, and select Classics.

Click on the Collections drop down menu and select Classics

It’s easy to borrow books in OverDrive. Simply click on the Borrow button and log in with your UH credentials when prompted. You may read your chosen title right in your browser.

Click on the Borrow button to check out a book.

Change the text size, background, and font to suit your taste.

Text size, background, and font are customizable.

The book will be returned automatically in 14 days, although you may renew it or return it early if you wish.

At any time, you may view your loans by clicking on the My account dropdown and selecting Loans. You may have up to 10 books checked out. Magazines do not count toward checkout limits.

To see your loans, click on the My account dropdown menu and select Loans.

If you can’t find the classic title you want, please feel free to submit a suggestion and we will see if we can find it.

OverDrive Magazines

May 11, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

You already know (and hopefully love) our OverDrive Digital Collection for its great selection of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks.  Now, it’s even better with the addition of more than 3,000 magazines!  This multi-subject collection includes popular titles such as The New Yorker, The Economist, and National Geographic.  
Screenshot of OverDrive Magazines home page

Many non-English language titles are also available, with a significant number in French, Spanish, Chinese, German, and Japanese.

Screenshot of OverDrive magazines in French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese

Ready to read?  Access the magazines from our A-Z Databases page via the OverDrive Magazines link, or through the main OverDrive Digital Collection link.  Several popular subjects are displayed on the front page, but you may view all of them by selecting the Subjects tab:

Screenshot showing OverDrive Subjects tab highlighted

To search for magazines in a particular language, use the Language filter in the left sidebar:

Screenshot showing the Language filter applied

To read a magazine, click on the cover image.  Then you may borrow it, or select a different issue.  Up to 3 years of back issues may be available, depending on the title.  You may be prompted to log in with your UH username and password.

Screenshot of OverDrive magazine borrowing process

Now you may enjoy reading your magazine in your computer browser!  It will be checked out to you for 14 days, then automatically returned.  We are allowed unlimited simultaneous users, so go ahead and borrow as many as you like!  And while you’re in OverDrive, be sure to check out our newest ebooks and audiobooks!  Happy reading!

Cameron’s Collection for Student Mental Health

April 13, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

The library is pleased to provide access to Cameron’s Collection for Student Mental Health, a set of 30 ebooks curated by Gale eBooks.  The collection provides easy-to-read information on mental health topics relevant to college students, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, positive psychology, wellness, and more.  While not a substitute for professional care, the collection may be useful for students who wish to explore these topics privately for personal use or research.

Leeward students, faculty and staff may access the collection via our A-Z Databases page.  Off-campus users may be prompted to enter UH login credentials.

A-Z Databases screenshot

Click on any title to view the ebook, or do a search across all titles in the collection:

Screenshot showing Cameron's Collection main page and search feature

Screenshot showing search results

Gale eBooks’ document tools allow you to change the font size, listen to the text being read aloud, translate it into many different languages, download/print the pdf file, and more.

Screenshot showing Gale eBooks document tools

If you have any questions about this collection or any of our other library resources, please contact us via email (lccref@hawaii.edu), phone (455-0379), or live chat.

September 6, 2020
by Wayde Oshiro
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Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law Database

The Library has added Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law to our list of databases. This extraordinary collection of legal materials on the subject of slavery in the US and the wider English-speaking world. The database includes statutes, judicial cases, periodicals, scholarly articles, and 60 titles from the UNC Press.

You can learn more about the resources in Slavery in America and find tips on navigating and searching the database at https://libguides.heinonline.org/slavery-in-america-and-the-world/overview.  You can also view a video for a brief introduction to this database.

You can find this database by navigating to the Library’s A-Z Databases directory.

Click the Research Databases button. Then click the A-Z Databases button.

The A-Z Databases directory lists all the Library’s databases and online collections by title, subject, or database type.

Please contact a librarian with your questions and for further assistance.

 

September 6, 2020
by Wayde Oshiro
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New EBSCOhost Databases for Fall 2020

We are happy to announce new EBSCOhost databases this academic year. These databases are additions to our existing EBSCOhost suite of databases and ebook collections:

For more details about these databases or to start searching, please go to the Library’s home page at https://www2.leeward.hawaii.edu/library/

Click the Research Databases button. Then click the A-Z Databases button.

The A-Z Databases directory provides details and links for all of the databases and online collections available to Leeward students, faculty, and staff.

One of the highlights from the new EBSCOhost databases is PrepSTEP for Community Colleges. This online learning platform includes resources and tutorials including learning centers for core math/science/English skills, college success, basic computer skills, college placement practice tests, grad school admissions tests, career prep, and more.

PrepSTEP home page

Please contact a librarian with your questions and for further assistance.

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