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Sign Language in the Learning Commons

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Items in the Collection

The Learning Commons has a wide variety of print and electronic resources available for use. For help, stop at our Circulation/Information Desk. 

Circulating Collection

The Learning Commons has over 7,000 books in print that are available for borrowing. For help in using our online catalog Minerva and finding a source on the shelves, stop at our Circulation/Information Desk. 

Print Periodicals and Newspapers

The Learning Commons receives 9 print periodicals (magazines) and 1 print newspaper representing many of the programs of study at CM such as Automotive, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing. The Learning Commons also maintains a subscription to daily editions of the Sun Journal. The print periodicals are kept on the short shelves near the Writing Center. They are arranged alphabetically by title.

Please Note: The Learning Commons keeps two years of back issues for most of the periodicals received. 

e-Resources

eBooks:

Databases

  • ProQuest: 45 databases with access to 20,122 full-text publications
  • EBSCOhost: 44 databases with access to 2,658 full-text publications

Reference Collection

Material in the Reference Collection contains sources helpful in answering specific questions that are asked on a regular basis. Some examples of resources that can be found in our Reference Collection are:

  • Almanacs and Gazetteers
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Hoover's Directories and Handbooks of Business
  • Maine Register

Reserve Material

Some faculty place materials on reserve in the Library so that an entire class may have access to the same material without having to purchase it. Reserve materials may include books, articles, and media.

Other Items in the Collection

The Learning Commons has many other items in the collection that are available for borrowing. Some of these items include:

  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Calculators
  • Pens for the Smart Boards
  • Colored Pencils and Crayons
  • 3D Glasses for zSpace
  • Phone and Tablet Chargers
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