Collection Highlights

Women's History Month Films

By Torri Kellough
Published on 1 March, 2024

Celebrate Women’s History Month, by delving into some incredible films highlighting the remarkable achievements of women available in our collection of electronic resources. Some important films are spotlighted below, and more are available in the Kanopy database’s Notable Figures in Women’s History collection. Also check out the CSN Women’s Alliance website for college events you can join happening throughout the month of March.Title: Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A SpaceDirector: Tracy Heather StrainLocation: Kanopy databaseDetails: Explores

AP Stylebook Online: A Resource for Writers

By Susan Gregg
Published on 21 February, 2024

AP Stylebook Online is a grammar style and usage guide created by American journalists and used by writers and editors in the field. Anyone who wants to work in journalism or media writing should familiarize themselves with this tool. It is also a valuable resource for any student who has a writing assignment. The AP (Associated Press) is the largest non-profit news gathering organization in the world and uses its style to keep the news

Black History Month Online Resources

By Torri Kellough
Published on 5 February, 2024

CSN Libraries invites students, staff, and faculty to celebrate Black History Month by perusing items available in its collection of electronic resources, a few which are listed below. For more information on the history of Black History Month check out the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Also visit the CSN African American Heritage Committee’s website for a calendar of monthly events at the college.Title: Jackie Robinson: A Life in American

CSN Database Spotlight: ArtStor

By Torri Kellough & Rebecca Blunk
Published on 5 February, 2024

Are you looking for an image to include in your persuasive speech PowerPoint on homelessness? Or do you need historical images on feminine hygiene products for your entrepreneurship pitch deck? Instead of laboring through Google images, consider the CSN library database Artstor; a digital collection of curated images covering a broad array of topic and subject areas. This database contains around 2 million images including museum works, prints and photographs, historical graphics, illustrations, and much

New Year New You

By Ajax Delvecki
Published on 17 January, 2024

It’s that time again! Time to think about new goals, self-growth, and new experiences. Who will the new and/improved YOU be in 2024???“I’m gonna run three marathons back-to-back!”“Me? I will save $1,000,000 by June, and maybe save the world if I can finish this ENG 101 essay in time!”“I will learn to boil water!”However fantastical or realistic, start looking for the new (or just improved) you with the help of CSN Libraries!----------------------------------Title: How to Embroider

Memoirs - Looking Back

By Susan Gregg
Published on 3 January, 2024

At the start of the new year, we often make resolutions to improve our health or learn new skills. Sometimes we reflect on our lives first, remembering certain times when we faced challenges or struggled to achieve our goals. If we are journaling, these times are written down for our own memories. Sometimes, people turn to a more structured writing in the form of a published memoir.This definition of “memoir” comes from the Britannica Concise

Stream Movies Through Films on Demand

By Torri Kellough
Published on 21 December, 2023

Among the many electronic resources available through CSN Libraries is a wondrous database called Films on Demand. This database contains films covering technology, business, history, art, communication, psychology and so much more. Content spans producers such as PBS with over 1400 titles and HBO with 250+ titles along with international coverage from the BBC and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.Individual film records include tools for sharing links to the films and a citation tool1 so that

What's Cooking

By Torri Kellough
Published on 22 November, 2023

What’s cooking? Maybe you after checking out the cooking and baking resources available at CSN Libraries. In support of the college’s Culinary Arts program, the library collects books and other resources covering food preparation, recipes, and food science. With seasonal gatherings right around the corner, polish up your kitchen skills or showcase your baking chops by using one of the library’s resources. All campus libraries have print resources available as well plus you can also

Men's Health Month

By Ajax Delvecki
Published on 7 November, 2023

Men’s Health Month: YOU SAY NOVEMBER, I SAY MOVEMBER!You might think you look funny with a mustache, but men’s health is no laughing matter.Since its founding in Australia in 2003, Movember encourages “Mo Bros” to grow a mustache as a way to increase awareness increase men’s health issues -- especially cancer detection, destigmatizing depression, and adopting an active lifestyle. Since 2003, the Movember Foundation has raised $837 million and funded numerous projects worldwide.Learn more about

A to Z the World

By Stephanie Villamor
Published on 6 November, 2023

The library has a variety of databases where you can find information for your upcoming assignments, but did you know you can also learn for your own personal benefit?If you’re traveling to another country and want to learn about the region, climate, and culture, you can check out “A to Z the World.” And with Thanksgiving coming up, you could also learn some new dishes to add to the table. That’s right—this database even comes

Native American Heritage Month

By Torri Kellough
Published on 3 November, 2023

In 1990 the U.S. Congress passed, and President George H. W. Bush signed into law a joint resolution designating November as Native American Heritage Month to recognize and affirm the origins, history, culture, and remarkable resilience of American Indians. To this end, CSN Libraries invites its users to engage with its print and electronic resources exploring the breadth of experiences of Native peoples some of which are noted below. In addition, the Smithsonian National Museum

No Classes on Friday, October 27th...It's Nevada Day!

By Ajax Delvecki
Published on 17 October, 2023

Nevada is one of only a few states that celebrates itself with an official holiday. Even if you can’t stay home all day, you can still celebrate by checking out a few books on the Silver State!You can celebrate Nevada Day by visiting the display at CSN’s West Charleston campus through the end of October or looking for titles with a blue label. You can also check out our electronic resources, including these highlights!Title: Vegas

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By Torri Kellough
Published on 15 September, 2023

CSN Libraries invites students, staff, and faculty to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by engaging with items available in its collection of electronic resources. Some items of interest are listed below. Learn more about the history, cultures, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latin Americans through the National Hispanic Heritage Month site hosted by the Library of Congress, NARA, NEH, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.Title: Latinos

Find eBooks in Project Gutenberg

By Christopher Zahedi
Published on 15 September, 2023

Project Gutenberg is an online resource providing access to over 70,000 free public domain eBooks. Titles include countless literary classics from authors such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Franz Kafka to name a few. Beyond Literature, the resource offers titles from subjects such as Crime, Fine Art, and Psychology. Students of any discipline will find something of interest on this website.Project Gutenberg does not require a proprietary app to use their eBooks and in

Back to School Displays

By Ajax Delvecki
Published on 25 August, 2023

If you love the musical Grease 2 (and who doesn’t?), you’ve probably been singing the words “Back! Back to School Again!” CSN Libraries has you covered for getting back into the school mindset…whether it’s budgeting for textbooks, planning on your next degree, pre-gaming Algebra homework, or just prepping for self-care…you’ll want to check out our Back-to-School book displays.Be a “Cool Rider” and visit all three campus libraries for college success tips and helpful hints!North Las

Barbenheimer At the Library

By Torri Kellough
Published on 25 July, 2023

Have you caught Barbenheimer fever yet? On July 21st Warner Bros. Pictures released the live action film Barbie based on one of the most prolific dolls in American history and Universal Pictures released Oppenheimer a sprawling film about the leader of the Manhattan Project, J. Robert Oppenheimer known as the ‘father’ of the atomic bomb. To learn more about the history of these iconic figures, check out the items below or search the CSN Libraries

The Stonewall Uprising and Pride Events

By Torri Kellough
Published on 21 June, 2023

In recognition of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, CSN Libraries encourages students, faculty, and staff to explore the print and electronic materials that share the history, activism, and present-day activities of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about the events at the Stonewall Inn from the Library of Congress and check out local Pride events in the Las Vegas area.Title: Stonewall UprisingProducer: PBSLocation: Films on Demand databaseLocation: Kanopy databaseSummary: Documentary film that chronicles the events that began

CSN Libraries Closed for Juneteenth

By Emily Pattni & Torri Kellough
Published on 14 June, 2023

CSN Libraries will be closed on Monday, June 19th to commemorate Juneteenth, the historical end of slavery. This news comes this week from CSN’s Office of the President in response to the State of Nevada officially signing into law that Juneteenth is now a state holiday.Though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863 declaring the abolition of slavery, it wasn’t until two years later that Union soldiers rode into Texas to communicate this news on

Summer Reads and Movies

By Torri Kellough
Published on 6 June, 2023

Warm weather and sunshine are here so as you head to the lake, beach, or pool consider a book or movie from CSN Libraries’ print and electronic collections. We have a wide variety of materials for your summer reading and viewing pleasure. Check out our offerings in the Films on Demand and Kanopy databases or stop by one of the campus libraries to peruse our fiction and non-fiction books. Also get recommendations by chatting with

CSN Libraries Database Spotlight: Statista

By Torri Kellough
Published on 2 May, 2023

Statista is a prolific database that contains over 1 million statistics and covers 80K topics across 170+ industries. Users can search by topic or use Statista’s subject categories to find statistical reports, consumer, and industry reports, as well as global information and data.Infographics are an invaluable tool that display data in easy-to-read charts that are downloadable in multiple formats including PNG images which can be inserted into a Word or Google document. In addition, the

More to the Story: Celebrate National Library Week

By Ajax Delvecki
Published on 18 April, 2023

Printing, internet, research help...and more! The theme for this year’s National Library Week (April 23-29) is “There’s More to the Story” to acknowledge the many resources libraries offer that you may not have used or even know about.Celebrate with CSN Libraries by exploring our wide range of educational materials, course reserves, leisure books, and even videos available for streaming. Stop by the Charleston Campus Library to browse our book display featuring books about topics you

CSN Libraries Database Spotlight: JoVE

By Christopher Zahedi
Published on 13 April, 2023

Thanks to a recent update, accessing the JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) database is now much easier for CSN students. In the past, all users were required to create a separate JoVE account. Now, all CSN students have to do is sign in using your CSN student ID and Canvas password!What is JoVE? JoVE is a database provided by the publisher of the same name that offers short videos about topics and experiments related to

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resources

By Torri Kellough
Published on 4 April, 2023

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CSN Libraries provides access to valuable topical items in its collection of electronic resources including notable items listed below. Explore more information at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center or your CSN campus library.Title: Rape and Dating Violence: Your Questions AnsweredAuthor: Lee A. RitscherLocation: EBSCOhost databaseDetails: Answers readers' questions about rape and dating violence and provides guidance and resources for anyone who has experienced rape or other forms of

Now Available - Safari Books Online

By Christopher Zahedi
Published on 7 March, 2023

Safari Books Online is a resource provided by publisher O’Reilly which offers over 50,000 books, courses, videos, and audiobooks. While the resource has a strong emphasis on Computer Sciences and technology, there are also titles on topics such as self-help, real estate, and even Minecraft. Titles are available for just about any level of user from beginner to expert --they even offer the popular Dummies series of books.In addition to standard online materials, the resource

Celebrate Women's History Month with eBooks

By Torri Kellough
Published on 7 March, 2023

In recognition of Women’s History Month, CSN Libraries encourages students, staff, and faculty to browse contemporary and historical items in its collection of electronic resources. Some interesting items are noted below. Find more information at the Library of Congress’ Women’s History Month website.Title: Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for MenAuthor: Caroline Criado-PerezLocation: EBSCOhost databaseDetails: A comprehensive look at gender disparities in research and data.Title: Mexican GothicAuthor: Silvia Moreno-GarciaLocation: EBSCOhost databaseDetails: A deliciously

Black History Month at CSN Libraries

By Torri Kellough
Published on 9 February, 2023

CSN Libraries invites students, staff, and faculty to celebrate Black History Month by engaging with a cornucopia of items available in its collection of electronic resources. Peruse some recently added items below and make sure to sign-in using your student ID number and Canvas password in order to access the full-text online. Also, check out the Association for the Study of African American Life and History website which provides comprehensive information on the origins of

New Arrivals at North Las Vegas Library

By Susan Gregg
Published on 30 January, 2023

We are constantly receiving new books to support our students and staff at all our CSN campuses. Here are a few that we would like to spotlight that recently arrived at the North Las Vegas Campus. They include an award-winning novel, two memoirs, a book to guide artists in succeeding in their careers, and one that will benefit our faculty members in designing their syllabi.The Black Flamingo Author: Dean Atta. This novel, told in verse,

Hispanic Heritage\/LatinX Heritage Month

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 16 September, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th- October 15th and is celebrated to recognize the achievements, histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America who have inspired others to achieve success.The 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.CSN is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and HSIs are defined by the Higher Education Act of 1992 as having 25

Introducing Project Muse Database

By Susan Gregg
Published on 26 August, 2022

Project Muse is a humanities and social sciences database that is new to CSN Libraries. It is a non-profit collaboration between libraries and publishers that provides peer-reviewed academic journals and electronic books. You can find both eBooks and articles in your search results.Humanities include law, languages, philosophy, religion, mythology, gender and women’s studies, multicultural studies, pop culture, and art and music.Social sciences include anthropology, economics, management, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.You can find Project

MeSH or Medical Subject Headings

By Rebecca Blunk
Published on 29 July, 2022

Searching for health-related topics? Try using MeSH!If you are a Health Sciences student, taking a class related to health science topics, or just interested in the subject in general, you may find that locating sources from the CSN Libraries catalog and databases that are precisely related to a medical or scientific term to be challenging at times! You may ask yourself whether you should be using the search term “heart attack” or “myocardial infarction,” and

New in 2022! The Latest Library Databases

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 6 July, 2022

CSN Libraries is always making sure we keep our website up to date by adding new resources to help you with a variety of assignments. If you haven’t looked at our complete database list in a while, you might not have seen the latest online collections added this year just for you!Mometrix Test Preparation: Do you need a study guide, flashcards, or sample questions to prepare for an upcoming major exam? You’ll find all this

Hot Topics for your Research Assignments

By Susan Gregg
Published on 24 March, 2022

Searching for a hot topic for your research assignment?One of the first steps in starting a research paper is to choose a topic. Several of the library databases have a page with topics to choose from and then find articles about that topic. They include CQ Researcher, Issues and Controversies, and Opposing Viewpoints in Context. While these are great resources for choosing a topic, they don’t necessarily have topics recently in the news.The Newsbank database

How to Find Biographies or Autobiographies at the CSN Libraries

By Susan Gregg
Published on 15 March, 2022

What is a biography?A biography or autobiography is an account of the special and important events in a person's life along with the basic facts such as date of birth, date of death, nationality, profession, or reason for celebrity. An autobiography is written by the individual herself and a biography is written by an author interested in the individual.A biography may be a short entry in an encyclopedia or a full length, very detailed account

Need Local News Sources?

By Christine Shore
Published on 15 March, 2022

Need Local News Sources?Does your research assignment focus on a topic related to Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas or any other location within Nevada? If so, our Las Vegas/Nevada News (Newsbank) database can help. When you bring up the Newsbank database, look for the blue link on the lower right that says “USA-Nevada.” It contains articles and transcripts from over 50 news outlets within Nevada.Currently you’ll find same-day articles from our local major

All About InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 13 April, 2021

Did you know that you can get books and articles that CSN does not have access to? Through InterLibrary Loan (ILL), you can request books and articles from libraries like UNLV, the Library of Congress or even the National Library of Spain, all free of charge.Requests for physical items like books or DVDs from libraries that are located close to CSN usually only take a few days to a week to arrive. Items from libraries

Black History Month Films @ Your Library

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 11 February, 2021

Studying history allows us to learn from the past and appreciate the present in order to build a better future. In the month of February, as we celebrate Black history and culture, CSN Libraries can help contribute to the conversations by sharing our academic resources on Black history.Sometimes visual media has more impact than words alone, so watching films can be a great way to explore and really start to understand the importance of Black

Tips for Finals Week: Studying from Home

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 30 November, 2020

As Finals week fast approaches, it's time to study and finish up those final projects! Usually this week our libraries are filled with students looking for a quiet place to study, but we all know that everything is a little different this year. While the library buildings remain closed for the rest of the semester, we are here with students in spirit, to offer help online and tips to get the most out of studying

For Faculty: New Ebooks on Timely Topics

By Christine Shore
Published on 29 November, 2020

Winter break is a great time to discover the many online resources available through CSN Libraries that can help with teaching and working in a college environment! We are constantly adding new ebooks to our CSN Libraries online collections--below are some newly published additions:Active Learning in College Science: The Case for Evidence-Based Practice by Joel Mintzes and Emily Walter, 2020. Presents outstanding cases of exemplary practice supported by solid evidence, offering models of teaching and

New Way to Get Help from a Librarian!

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 17 November, 2020

Campus might be closed for now, but our librarians are more committed than ever to help students with assignments, research, and citation. We have multiple ways you can get in touch with a librarian quickly and easily to talk about your assignment!While we always promote our online chat service, email, and other contact information, we're rolling out a brand new service where you can book a one-on-one virtual call with a librarian to get the

Self-Care Tips from CSN Libraries

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 6 November, 2020

It’s been a long and stressful week of election results, waiting to determine the President of the United States for the next four years, as well as the winners of other local and national races. There’s been a lot of emotion surrounding our current political climate: fear, anxiety, anger, passion, joy, relief, and more. Whether you supported a certain candidate, or have just been bombarded with political news, it’s time now to take a step

Vote! Topic Ideas & Resources

By Susan Gregg
Published on 9 October, 2020

Are you exercising your right to vote this fall? Why not choose this topic for one of your assignments? This topic would work for an informative essay or speech and also a persuasive or argumentative essay or speech. You can easily narrow this broad topic to a more manageable and specific area.For informative assignments:What primary sources document your right to vote?Ways you can vote in Nevada / Who can voteWhat is the Electoral College?What is

New! Research Guide for COM 101 Speeches

By Christine Shore
Published on 1 October, 2020

If you are taking a COM 101 class, chances are you have an informative and a persuasive speech assignment to start working on soon. Not to worry--we created a research guide just for you!Our COM 101-Speech Resources guide will help you through the entire research process--from choosing and narrowing down a topic, to finding and citing credible sources for each speech. There are tips and tutorials and lots of helpful advice for finding the best

New Legal Database: Campus Research

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 3 September, 2020

CSN has a new database called Campus Research. This database is replacing Nexis Uni and will be very useful for students in the paralegal program, criminal justice classes or anyone seeking legal information. With Campus Research you can look up both federal and state cases, statutes, court rules, regulations, administrative decisions, briefs, proposed and enacted legislation, and proposed and adopted regulations. This database also has information on bankruptcy, estate planning, environmental law, immigration, insurance, tax

Resource Guide & Assignments for Instructors to Use

By Christine Shore
Published on 17 August, 2020

CSN's One Book, One College (OBOC) program begins its fifth year of bringing the CSN community together by reading and discussing a single book! The selection for this 2020/2021 academic year is The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. The book explores how to live a happier, more fulfilling life using 10 great ideas from psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, ethics and morality. It's a highly readable mix of enduring

Award Winning Book Explores Racism in America

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 6 August, 2020

HBO has announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me is being made into a television special premiering this fall. CSN Libraries recently acquired the ebook, while the print book will be available to check out from the Henderson and North Las Vegas campus libraries when we reopen.Between the World and Me is a letter that Coates writes to his son, Samori, about their lives in a world that continues to be full

New & Noteworthy: The American Women\u2019s Almanac

By Christine Shore
Published on 21 July, 2020

The American Women’s Almanac: 500 Years of Making History by Deborah Felder (2020) is a new addition to our Credo Reference database. This reference book contains biographies, historical facts, essays on significant legislation & movements and over 500 photos.If you’re looking for credible biographical information on well known or lesser known women who had a significant impact on U.S. history, society or culture, just click on the “people” section when you open the ebook. You’ll

Learn Photography this Summer with CSN Libraries!

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 7 July, 2020

Is quarantine life making it hard to focus? Need to develop a hobby that gets you outdoors or can be done with social distancing? If you’re already an amateur shutterbug using your smartphone camera, now might be the perfect time to up your photo game in a snap! Why not learn something new with CSN Libraries photography resources?Though our campus libraries are closed, that doesn’t mean you can’t read through a good ebook to learn