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- Volume 8 Issue 1 -
December, 2010

Peter PanSeven Legends

Have you been “dying” to meet favorite characters from the past? Come see Seven Legends who are being brought back to life by the Friends of the Otterbein University Courtright Memorial Library on Sunday January 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM.

The event will be held on the second floor of the Courtright Memorial Library.  

Here is your chance to meet Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Picasso, Peter Pan, Isadora Duncan, Erma Bombeck, Will Rogers, AND…a Mystery Guest, all interviewed by the amazing Steve Allen! 

This original production has been designed, written, produced and performed by Petie Dodrill, Pat Kessler, Stephen Grinch, Candy Canzoneri, Richard Gilbert, Marge Trent, Jim Gorman, Mary Pat Knight and our mystery guest.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All money raised will be used to support the library. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be served.


News About Research Databases

Learning ExpressGet ready for your next big test or job interview with LearningExpress Library. LearningExpress features online, interactive practice tests for the: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PPST Praxis I, TOEFL, ASVAB, Civil Service Careers, GED, 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.

Many new interactive practice tests have just been added, including: GMAT analytical writing practice tests, GRE verbal ability practice tests, GRE analytical writing practice tests, and GRE quantitative ability practice tests.

LearningExpress also includes courses, career building tools, writing aids and helpful e-books.



Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa

The database collection brings together materials from various sites throughout the world and makes them available online to students, teachers, and researchers, both in Africa and outside the continent. By providing sample materials, the Collection also publicizes the rich collections of partner institutions, helping make them more widely known to researchers.

The Collection consists of more than 180 000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral testimonies, life histories, and speeches.


Credoreference A great place to start your research with access to the world's best citable information, wherever you are. Credo Reference is a completely customizable general reference solution for learners and librarians. Offering 525 hundred highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

  • Image search - easily search the 200,000+ images available in Credo reference
  • Featured content section - highlights interesting Credo content based on current events

Find Credo Reference on the Research Databases By Title of the Library website or find it in the catalog by typing in Credo Reference.


Judy Carey Nevin, our new Reference Librarian


Welcome our newest librarian Judy Carey Nevin who started in August ! Officially, Judy is the Reference Services Coordinator here at Courtright Memorial Library. She comes to Otterbein from Charlottesville, Virginia,where she worked for 6 years as the reference/Instructional Librarian for Piedmont Virginia Community College. Prior to “graduating” to the college level, Judy was a librarian at a high school in Charlottesville. She has also worked as an editor for Viking Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Putnam. She has her Bachelor’s degree in management from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s in library studies from Rutgers. Judy is an avid knitter, plays the flute, and has a mild obsession with her dog, Henry. So next time you are in the library, stop by and say hello. Welcome Judy!


MLK, Jr. library display: “Searching for Community: Redefining the Dream.”

Otterbein University 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation will be held on January 18, 2011, 3:00 pm at Cowan Hall. The Speaker will be Dana R.Z. Vaughn-Mgunda, MSSA, the Program Director of Gender Violence Education and Support Services (GVESS) at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.

Come visit our display at the first floor in the library.

Click here to go to the Library's blog on Blogspot


New materials added to the library in the past month. More...


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