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- Volume 4 Issue 6-
October, 2006

Common Book Speaker @ the Courtright Memorial Library

You are invited to a presentation :

Reflections on
The Inextinguishable Symphony:
A True Story of Music and Love
in Nazi Germany

by Martin Goldsmith ,
2006-07 Common Book Author,

Tuesday October 24 at 7:30 PM on the 2nd floor of Courtright Memorial Library.

Refreshments will be served. 
All are welcome. 

Program is sponsored


the Friends of the Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library.

Giving to United Way

Please send your donations for United Way to Lois Szudy in the Library.  Time is running out to make your donation through Otterbein College’s United Way campaign.  Your contribution, no matter how large or small, can help make a difference.

 United Way makes such a difference in so many people’s lives, including cancer survivors who benefit from the Columbus Cancer Clinic, retired and elderly individuals who receive help from Life Care Alliance, and parents and children who benefit from organizations such as Start Smart and Project GRAD. Help United Way continue to assist agencies, such as the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, the Salvation Army, and FirstLink.

 If you have not yet donated this year, please be sure to fill out the pledge card that you received in campus mail and return it to Lois Szudy.  We have extended our deadline from October 20, 2006 to Friday, October 27, 2006.  If you have misplaced your pledge card, please stop by the library to pick up a new one.

New Research Databases

Oxford African American Studies Center:

The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes the highly acclaimed Africana, the new Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, Black Women in America, American National Biography , etc

Explore the world of African American history and the African diaspora through:

  • PRIMARY SOURCES - 100 primary sources will be available at product launch, including sources such as the Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick Douglass's slave narratives, text of speeches, and more. Brief introductory essays will accompany each primary source
  • CHARTS, TABLES & GRAPHS - more than 200 charts, tables, and graphs representing demographic information in the areas of history, government and politics, business and labor, education, law and crime, the arts, and much more
  • MAPS - between 30 and 50 thematic maps illustrating demographics and history in a variety of areas
  • TIMELINES - a general timeline of African American history, and specific thematic timelines
  • LEARNING CENTER - designed for the school market, this will be a growing area that aims to help users explore the content with ready reference tools, like country profiles, suggested lesson plans by grade level, study guides to match the curriculum
  • Wide range of SEARCH AND BROWSE OPTIONS will help users navigate to the right content for their needs.

To view a guided tour of the Oxford African American Studies Center click here...

Columbus Jewish Historical Society Exhibit

The first floor library display was created by Cindy McLaughlin, a librarian at the Columbus Jewish Historical Society, in honor of this year’s Common Book, The Inextinguishable Symphony by Martin Goldsmith.

Cindy used materials from the Society’s archives and actual quotes from the Society’s Oral History Project. These include the testimonies of people who survived Kristallnacht and the Holocaust.

 Like the broken glass images of Kristallnacht, Cindy incorporated broken pieces of a timeline of laws and acts against the Jewish people between the years 1933 and 1945.  You can also view the names of the Goldschmidts, on a list of passengers aboard the St. Louis.  Other programs and archival materials from the Society’s rich collection are also displayed.

Some transcripts of the Oral History Project can be found online.


Practice Makes Perfect!

Improve your score with online practice tests and courses from LearningExpress Library.

LearningExpress features online, interactive practice tests for the: ASVAB, Civil Service Careers, GED, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PPST Praxis I, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship and much more.

LearningExpress’ online, interactive practice tests offer instant scoring, detailed answer explanations, and a personalized analysis that identifies your strengths and weaknesses in each major content area so you’ll know how to prepare.

Torch & Key Honorary Society Book Sale

The Torch & Key book sale continues until Friday November 3. Books, sound recordings, videos, and other materials are available on the first floor of the library. Cost for items is $.50 for paperback and $1.00 for hard cover.  All proceeds benefit the Torch & Key Honorary Society.

Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Chat with a reference librarian at http://olc6.ohiolink.edu/.
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984