Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Copyright Panel, 31 March

Copyright issues are of serious concern to all of us.  There is a new copyright bulletin for CGSC.
To help enlighten all the staff and faculty who need to know about changes and requirements, especially in this age of electrons and copyright issues associated with that, there will be a Copyrights Panel on Wed., 31 March from 1330-1500 in Arnold Conference Room, L&C.  The panelists will be Andy Pollock (JAG), Susan Fowler (CARL), and Tiffany Konczey (CARL).  
All curriculum developers, course and lesson authors, editors, other interested faculty and staff members, and anyone else associated with the use of material in print or electronic form are invited to attend.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Looking for older sources? Basore Index now available from CARL!

Basore is an index to selected articles on military and other topics of interest to the Command and General Staff College community.

This index was created in the 1930s and actively maintained through the early 1970s, with citations to articles published as early as the 1880s.


Or, from the CARL home page (http://carl.army.mil/) click on: FIND BOOKS AND MORE, then SEARCH BASORE INDEX (far right of page). You'll see a search box in the middle of the page.

Note: Some Vietnam Era documents are not yet listed.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Potential library services outage this weekend

There will be communications maintenance on Saturday, March 20th between 0800 and 1800 that may affect library services. The library's website and databases page may unavailable intermittently throughout the day. Please plan accordingly.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Here’s an overview: Tutor.com takes the stress out of homework for military families.  Whenever a student needs help, he or she can connect to a real, live tutor online. Tutors are available 24/7 in more than 16 subjects, and help with everything from tough math homework to writing an essay. 

Thanks to the Department of Defense, Tutor.com is now available at no charge to Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force service members on active duty and their children and spouses. Reservists and National Guard personnel on active duty in a deployed status are also eligible for the program.  Read more about the expanded program at the Department of Defense website: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=57732.

Become a fan of Tutor.com for Military Families on Facebook to get the latest articles and updates about the program. Become a fan here: http://www.facebook.com/TutordotcomForMilitary. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow Tutordotcom: http://twitter.com/Tutordotcom.

“alright this is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to me since the ipod came out. :)”

“Thanks for having this service when our family is separated at this time due to deployments and training. My father is unable to help one-on-one.”

Tutor.com looks forward to hearing from you about how the program is going and what types of things would help you distribute information. Send any feedback—or any questions—to militarysupport@tutor.com

Talk to your local library! Libraries in Kansas have access through the State Library, and other states/library organizations may have access as well! 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Brown Bag: Research Databases: Military, History, Cultural

  • Where can you find information for your country study or cultural paper? 
  • Where can you find WWII primary documents?
  • where can you find descriptions of weapons systems? 
  • Where do military contractors and schools submit all of their reports? 
  • What is the current terrorist activity of the IRA? 
For all of these answers, and more, join us Wednesday, 17 March 2010 
ROOM 112

Pack a lunch and bring a notebook! 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Looking for something to watch this weekend?

Check out these new BBC DVD purchases!

LIFE ON MARS (Seasons 1 & 2)

Sam Tyler (John Simm) is hit by a car in 2006 and wakes up back in 1973. It's not just your typical time-traveling cop show. There's plenty of action, great cases to be solved, including the mystery of why Sam is trapped in the past and how he can get home. The show also deals head-on with the sea of difference between modern attitudes and modern police work, and those of a bygone era.

Sad the American version ended too soon, or disappointed with the production? This may be the weekend TV escape for you! And if you like it, watch the BBC America schedule for the follow-up series, Ashes to Ashes with Gene, Ray, Chris and the gang as they take on crime in 1980's London. 


Have you been going through Time Lord withdrawal? If you miss having adventures with your favorite time-traveling alien, or just wonder why this fellow's space ship looks like a blue police box, pick up The Complete Specials for five episodes of adventure and daring-do from the number one British family show.

The Doctor (David Tennant) meets... The Next Doctor, travels to a desert planet with a world-renowned thief, discovers the secrets of The Waters of Mars and sees the return of his greatest enemy, The Master (also played by John Simm in this very different role) and his people's greatest hero (Timothy Dalton) in five fast-paced adventures.

Watch them for the fun of it, or get caught up before the new series, with the latest Doctor (there've been 11), Matt Smith, starts on BBC America April 17th.

COUPLING (Seasons 1-4)
Looking for some more grown-up television?  This adults-only comedy chronicles the relationship successes and failures of a group of friends. They face a variety of familiar issues: meeting the parents, laughing inappropriately at funerals, buying furniture for the first time as a couple... finding the right way to tell your boyfriend that there are bars named after you in Australia. Normal, every-day things. 

Looking for a grown-up laugh on a rainy weekend? Want to see what Steven  Moffat worked on as a writer before he became the new producer of Doctor Who? This could be the TV DVD set for you. 

Looking for more British TV? Check our catalog! If we don't have it, we can borrow it from another library, or purchase the materials.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

CARL recognized by LTG Caldwell

"For outstanding support to the students, faculty and Families of Fort Leavenworth from August 2007 to October 2009. Your professionalism, superb customer care and robust research capability not only made you a leader among military libraries but the perfect resource and foundation for the Combined Arms Center as the 'Intellectual Center of the Army.'"

Last November, CARL staff also received coins from General Petraeus in recognition of being the 2007 Federal Library of the Year. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The archive's closed, where do I find resources NOW?

The archive will continue to be closed until 2011. What does this mean for your research project now? 

The library will work with you to find alternate sources for completing research projects until the archive reopens. 

Here are a few sample resources available on the CARL home page: 

The online archive for the Combined Arms Research Library is an online collection of documents that exist inside the archive. While it is not entirely comprehensive, it does contain a wide variety of historical resources, papers and documents. There are currently 12 collections hosted. 

The Links tab contains frequently used links  to military and community resources. 

A list of library resources puts CARL resources close at hand, including periodicals, finding aids and other bibliographic resources. 

There is also a list of databases that CARL currently subscribes to. These databases contain  a wealth of free information. Be aware that these resources may require you to authenticate through Blackboard or with your library card before you can use them. 

Looking for something that isn't available on CARL's home page? Talk to a reference librarian. Librarians can work with you to find alternate resources that belong to other libraries, or in databases not directly available from CARL's home page. 

Reference contact information: 
Telephone: (913) 758-3053 or leav-carlref@conus.army.mil

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Looking for a children's book? Check out a few of ours!

By Tony Buzzeo  and Sacheko Yoshikawa Tess has the adventure of her life, from Time Out!

When a misbehaving girl finds herself in-charge of a T-rex in the library, she discovers what all of those sayings about 'watching out,' and 'being careful' are for.

The art is colorful and playful, and the book gives a lesson without making it seem like its giving one.

The story is about the rules of the library, and about all the wonderful things that can be found there. For pre-schoolers and kindergartners.

Weezer Changes the World by David McPhail

Weezer is a dog who is struck by lightening and is granted the power of great intelligence. He cures diseases and works toward world peace.

When he's struck by lightening again, he's changed back into a normal dog. However, his goodness has touched others, and they vow to continue on with Weezer's good works.

By Jim Arnosky.

The biggest threat to manatees is humans. In this story, a manatee is hurt by a boat. It's saved by humans as well, who rehabilitate the manatee and take care of her and her pup until she is ready to go back in the wild.

This story teaches care and respect for the natural world, and the consequences of human actions. It can be a good conversation starter to begin teaching kids about conservation.

Check out a list of our new books, by category, HERE.

If you have a title or author, try using our online catalog.


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