Thursday, May 12, 2016

Updated Computer Titles Available Now

Want to develop your own program code?  Interested in computer software design?  The Ritz Library has some new titles on software development: 

Objective-C Programming: the Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd ed. by Hillegass & Ward
Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript by Robin Nixon
Java: the Complete Reference, 9th ed. by Herbert Schlidt
JavaScript: the Definitive Guide, 6th ed. by David Flanagan
iOS Programming: Fundamentals with Swift by Matt Neuburg
Python Crash Course: a Hands-On, Project-based Introduction to Programming by Eric Matthes
Ruby on Rails: Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 3rd ed. by Michael Hartl

Stop by this summer and check them out!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Silent Study Space at the Ritz!

Hopefully by now students have discovered the room dedicated to silent study at the Ritz Library.  Located on the second floor, south side of the library, there is a beautifully glassed in area dedicated to silence.  So if you are looking for a place of total peace and quiet, check out our Silent Study area in the library!

If you're in need of a laptop, there are a couple of Chrome books available too! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nursing info is just an app away!

OvidToday is a simple to use app that allows you to retrieve articles from major nursing journals like AJN and Nursing on your iPad. Using the app you can browse through over 40 publications covering all major nursing specialties. Features include the ability to:

  • Access  6 months-worth of rolling content
  • Search by journal name or browse an A-Z title list
  • Select favorite journals to follow
  • Browse specialty categories and table of contents
  • Read the PDF of any article at home or at school 
  • Add articles to a personal reading list for later use, even offline
This app is only available for the iPad and requires iOS 6.1 or later. Initial setup must be done while you are on the DCC WiFi network.  OvidToday will prompt you  to create a username and provide easy-to-follow steps on how to configure the app. 

Ready to try it? Click here to download!

And if you need help send email or call 845.431.8634.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    Spring Sports!!!

    Spring has sprung!  After a long, arduous winter, crocuses are in bloom and people are out an about, shaking off the lethargy of the winter.  What better way to do so than by getting involved in one of your favorite sports?  Baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, lacrosse - whatever it might be, now is a great time to get involved!  

    Need information about one of these sports or the many other sports available to play?  Enjoy reading about them? Check out our book display next to the Reference Desk in the Ritz Library and help yourself to a title or two! 

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Mystery March Madness Display

    Are you bored of reading the same genre books? Are you unsure on what book(s) to read next? Come check out our new book display for Mystery March Madness. They are located on the right-hand side of the reference desk (when facing the desk). Remember that all the books on the display along with others are available for check out.

    FREE health info from the National Library of Medicine? YES PLEASE!!!!

    A wealth of free information on health and health-related subjects has been made available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NLM has created a series of mobile apps and websites for public use and the information provided in them is trusted and has been vetted by experts in the fields of health sciences.

    Information that users will have access to includes details about identifying and effects of prescription drugs (Pillbox), information about the hazards of household products (Household Products Database) and access to MedlinePlus, a large database of articles, informational pamphlets and much more on health, wellness, diseases, conditions and other health-related topics.

    To access the mobile site and apps, go to NLM's Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites webpage. 

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    The nooks are in

    Oteni Dema
    Our first Nook borrower
    Ever used an eReader for school work before? 

    Well, here's your chance, The Ritz library has picked up ten Barnes & Noble Nooks, loaded them with commonly assigned works of literature and is now loaning them out to students. 

    These are the latest GlowLight models, ultra light in size and  with the highest text resolution of any eReader out there.

    Each Glowlight comes with a selection of classic plays, short stories, poetry, primary sources and novels, many of which  are required reading assignments for  English, History & Speech courses. 

    We are adding new books to the Nooks all the time, if you have a suggestion, see us at the Reference Desk, call 431-8634, or send email.

    A  GlowLight can be taken out for two weeks at a time. Sorry! No renewals.