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Perseid Meteor Shower 2017

With the solar eclipse just around the corner, the Perseid Meteor Shower isn’t getting as much attention as it usually does, or in this year’s case, the wrong kind of attention. There are false reports that this year’s Perseid’s will be “the brightest in human history”, but this is simply false. If you want to […]

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The last time a total solar eclipse occurred, 38 years ago, people speculated how the animals would react; they wondered if chickens would return to roost and if roosters would crow as sunlight reappeared. When the solar eclipse crossed the Pacific Northwest, the view was blocked by cloudy skies but it did get very dark […]

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We all have choices and beliefs that will be influenced by our experiences and all books have the potential to inspire the reader. Three new books acquired by the Clark College Libraries examine the development of creative thinking, explore what it is like to live as a wild animal, and question our relationship with stuff. […]

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Do you have little or no research experience? Have at least one year left in your Clark degree? Do you have a desire to get research training and be mentored to research in the field of your interest? Are you a full-time Clark College student, who will be transferring to Portland State University? Is your […]

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The Clark College Libraries have many resources selected just for our students in the Transitional Studies¬†programs. LearningExpress Library is a database accessible on any device with Internet. These centers within LearningExpress are great for Clark¬†students: Adult Learning Center math skill building reading skill building writing/speaking/grammar skill building U.S. Citizenship information and practice High School Equivalency […]

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It’s International Open Access Week! Not sure if you should be celebrating or not? Have you ever been frustrated when a database article is not just a click away? Currently, scholars do research, write up articles, and give those articles to publishers. The publishers print the articles and provide online access in article databases. Publishers […]

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“Monsanto Company is the world’s leader in agricultural chemicals, seed and genetically modified crops, as well as being one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. “This film uses hitherto unpublished documents and testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians to expose Monsanto’s lack of care in protecting the environment and the health of those […]

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If you are anything like me, the mere mention of physics makes your brain hurt. That theory is too deep for me. Or so I thought until I looked at one of the library’s new books, The flying circus of physics by Jearl Walker. Walker takes the theories of physics and illuminates/illustrates them with fun […]

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Science Online

A recent addition to our library is Science Online. This database offers access to full text articles ranging from commentary to news to peer-reviewed research from 1997 to the present. Articles from 1880, (yes, you read that right, 1880!) to 1996 can be searched, but only the abstract is available. You can access this database […]

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