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Free workshops to boost your skills

January 20th, 2015

So you just got your syllabus and you see there’s a research paper required. Do you have everything you need? You might find something unexpected—and useful—in this semester’s schedule of workshops offered by Library Services. We’ve got more than 25 workshops scheduled this semester, and you can take them online or in person, whenever they fit your schedule. If you think “library” means you’ll just learn about books, databases, and citations, think again. You can learn about using mobile apps,

Need help over break?

December 18th, 2014

If you're looking for research help before January 20th, there's an easy way to get it--and it's 24/7. Just click the AskHerePA icon anywhere you see it. You'll instantly be connected to a live one-on-one chat session with a librarian who is waiting to answer your question. Whether you're searching for articles, need help writing citations, or aren't sure what the best online sources are for your needs, remember a librarian is a click away via AskHerePA. The AskHerePA icon is on the library
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Thanks—for research help.

November 26th, 2014

Working on your research paper over the long weekend? Need some advice between gulps of cider and turkey? The Learning Commons is closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get help. We’ve got Ask Here PA up and running 24/7, fully staffed with highly skilled reference librarians, ready and waiting to help you via chat with finding appropriate sources and citing them appropriately. Find the Ask Here PA chat logo on the library webpage, in delaGATE, and in Webstudy--even in some of our databases.

True Crime Comes to Media, PA

November 3rd, 2014

Did you know that Media, PA was the sight of a burglary into an FBI office? The burglary, conducted by unknown activists in 1971, revealed J. Edgar Hoover's illegal intelligence gathering and unconstitutional FBI surveillance. Journalist Betty Medger received the stolen documents, and she has recently published a book about the incident, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI. She will be discussing the intriguing story on Wednesday, November 12th from 11:15-12:10 in DCCC's
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Banned Book Week

September 22nd, 2014

Ah, fall! Leaves are changing, crisp winds are whipping, and history's most controversial books are flying into readers' eager hands. Why? Because it's Banned Book Week, of course! Throughout history the world's most important and thought-provoking writers have seen their books banned in libraries for their controversial content. Books by Alice Walker, Mark Twain, Salman Rushdie, J.D. Salinger, and many more have been removed from library shelves because they exposed the public to ways of
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Got Books?

September 2nd, 2014

Welcome to the fall semester. We here at the Learning Commons are so happy to see you! In lieu of a big hug, we're giving you free books. That's right--free! Drop by the Marple Learning Commons and you'll find our free book table, covered with old-edition text books, magazines, and more. Check it out, and take what you like.
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Learning Commons Hours

August 13th, 2014

Classes are ending, but the Marple Learning Commons is open for business for most of August. Here are hour hours for the next few weeks: August 18: 8am-4pm August 19: 8am-4pm August 20: 8am-4pm August 21: 8am-4pm August 22: 8am-4pm August 23 & 24: Closed for the weekend August 25: 8am-4pm August 26: Closed for late registration August 27: Closed for late registration August 28: 8am-4pm August 29: 8am-4pm August 30-September 1: Closed for the long weekend. Happy Labor Day!   The

Librarian help: Summer II, Week 1

July 2nd, 2014

If you have to do any research this summer, a librarian's a great place to start. Librarians are available over the summer from 9am to 9pm, Monday through Thursday. Just drop in at the Marple Learning Commons, and ask for help. Sometimes, though, librarians are teaching or otherwise unavailable. Librarians will be unavailable for research help on Monday, July 7th and Thursday, July 10th from 9am to 5pm. Need help during those times? Try AskHere PA, our online research help chat service. You'll
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Looking for library stuff?

June 4th, 2014

If you’re doing research from the library website, you may have noticed some changes since the College’s website refresh at the end of May. First off, from the College’s main website, there’s no longer an option to click “library” at the top of the page. Instead, to get to the library website from the College’s main page, click Quick Links, then choose Library Services from the drop down menu. Our web address is the same:, and all of the same menu items are in the same location

Money Smart Week

May 29th, 2014

Do you need more money? What college student doesn't? Handling your finances can be a tricky skill to learn, but DCCC's Library Services has you covered from April 5-12. We're celebrating Money Smart Week with a full calendar of events. Learn from financial professionals, faculty members, and your peers about the best ways to handle your financial life and become truly Money Smart. Check out the Library's guide to Financial Literacy, including resources for financial health, and a full schedule