New Titles for College Success, English Language Learning and Teaching

Keys to Success

Keys to Success for Adult Learners by Carol Carter and Sarah Lyman Kravits
LB2342.32 .C375 2014

Keys to Success for English Language Learners by Carol Carter and Sarah Lyman Kravits
LB2343.32 .C3745 2014

Keys to Success for Digital Learners by Carol Carter and Sarah Lyman Kravits
LB2343.32 .C374 2014


Ownership: Study Strategies by Megan Stone
LB2395 .S763 2014

Ownership: Critical Thinking by Megan Stone
LB2395.35 .S76 2014

Ownership: Effective Planning by Megan Stone
LB2395.4 .S76 2014

Ownership: Accountability by Megan Stone
LB2395 .S758 2014

Tips for Teaching

Tips for Teaching Pronunciation: A Practical Approach by Linda Lane and H. Douglas Brown
PE1128.A2 L2923 2010

Tips for Teaching Listening: A Practical Approach by Jack C. Richards and Ann Burns
PE1128.A2 R4923 2012

Tips for Teaching Culture: Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communication by Ann C. Wintergerst and Joe McVeigh
PE1128.A2 W568 2011

Longman Academic Writing Series

Longman Academic Writing Series. 1, Sentences to Paragraphs by Linda Butler
PE1408 .L66 2014

The Longman Academic Writing, Level 2 : Paragraphs by Ann Hogue and Jennifer Bixby
PE1408 .L662 2014

Longman Academic Writing Series. 3 : Paragraphs to Essays by Alice Oshima
PE1408 .L663 2014

Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4 : Essays by Alice Oshima, Ann Hogue and Lara Ravitch
PE1408 .L664 2014

Longman Academic Writing Series. Level 5, Essays to Research Papers by Alan Meyers
PE1408 .L665 2014

More Notable New Titles

Longman Business English Dictionary
PE1127.B86 L66 2007

Longman student grammar of spoken and written English by Douglas Biber, Geoffrey N. Leech, Susan Conrad
PE1112 .L662 2002

Teaching by principles : an interactive approach to language pedagogy by H. Douglas Brown and Heeykyeong Lee
P51 .B7754 2015

English Vocabulary Games
PE1449 .G865 2014

Clear Speech from the Start: Basic Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English by Judy B. Gilbert
PE1128 .G518 2012

Back Issues Now Online!

ELLNewsletter.jpgThe COD Library ESL/ABE/GED Faculty Newsletter ran once a month for 5 years and provided instructors with updates on Library services, announcements of newly added ESL and ABE/GED materials as well as a freely available online Resource of the Month.

The online version of the Newsletter was available on three different platforms, making finding older issues a little challenging-- now all five years of back issues are available in one place. Head to http://issuu.com/jenniferkelley8/stacks and browse to your heart's content.

Questions? Email me at kelleyj@cod.edu

Graded Reader E-books

American English E-books
Read e-books anytime, anywhere: on the go or in the classroom! Free American English e-books-including classic graded readers, an idiom reference guide, and resources for teachers-are available in .epub (most e-readers and tablets) and .mobi (Kindle-compatible) format in the “Downloads” section of select American English resources.

Open Culture E-books
A resource for finding freely available classics in e-book form, including fables, fairy tales and books in the public domain. Some titles can be read online, other can be downloaded to e-book readers.


January & February SOS Workshops & Webinars

Open your windows because librarians are shouting it from the rooftops: We Love Research

image credit: RasminOkay, so maybe close your windows. You don’t need to hear us shouting and it’s cold outside.
Instead, share the January-February SOS Workshop and Webinar schedule. It’s attached below and also available at the bottom of this here webpage: http://codlrc.org/sos/workshops

Over the next few weeks we’ll be offering these hands-on workshops (in SRC 3104) and online webinars:

  • How to Find What you Need at COD Library
  • Getting Started with Research
  • APA Citing and Formatting
  • Welcome to Zotero
  • Using the Library's Databases
  • MLA Citing and Formatting

Drop in to any and all of these free sessions! Send your friends! Send your enemies! We have something for everyone this semester.
There is no registration for any SOS sessions-- just head over to SRC 3104 for the Workshops or click through http://codlrc.org/sos/online/join to join a Webinar.

Visit http://codlrc.org/sos/workshops to see dates, times and descriptions of upcoming sessions or download the flier [opens as PDF]

Are you a Knovel User?

The Knovel database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more. If you're a user of this great tool (or want to become one!), you'll be interested in this message from Knovel about their new look and features:

Have you tried Knovel's new platform?

We are delighted to announce the release of a new Knovel platform, providing major upgrades that incorporate user feedback. The new Knovel platform features smarter search functionality and an answer-centric user interface that reflects how users interact with Knovel.

What to expect:

  • An entirely new look and feel.
  • New search features that allow you to narrow results by type and refine your results with more precision.
  • New data search wizard with drag and drop query builder.
  • We know you have a job to do, New Knovel is faster and more powerful.

Ready to get started?


Have you seen the Library's new website?

We've launched our brand-new website in anticipation of the Fall semester and are excited about the new design, features and organization.

Check out the home page, then explore for yourself.
If you have questions or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call at the Reference Desk: 630-942-3364

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Electronic Resources: New Additions in July/August


New Database Additions

  • A to Z World Business: A comprehensive country-by-country resource for international business research. Info: http://www.atozworldbusiness.com/
  • State Stats: Comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more. You'll find reliable, easy-to-use data from more than 80 different sources covering more than 15 years. When you find data you're interested in explore it using the mapping and graphing tools, compare it with other data sets, or export it to Excel. Info: http://library.cqpress.com/statestats/
  • Axis 360 A platform for downloadable POPULAR fiction and non-fiction e-books, and downloadable audiobooks. Please note that this platform is reserved for popular reading materials only.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.: The online version of the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

New Streaming Video Collections from Alexander Street

New Multimedia Collections from Alexander Street.

  • Women and Social Movements in the US 1600-2000
  • Black Thought and Culture

New Features in Existing Databases

  • Reference USA: We have now a “data visualization” tool added to our subscription.
  • Standard & Poor’s: More detailed stock information feature.

Cancellations effective July:

  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
  • Essay and General Literature Index

New Additions Coming Soon


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