Sunday, April 3, 2011

Enjoy Your Spring Break

Access to Library Resources During Spring Break

Both LBCC campuses, including their libraries, will be closed during Spring Break, Sunday, April 24 through Sunday, May 1. The libraries will reopen on Monday, May 2.

Despite the closure, many library services and collections will remain available:

  • Discuss research needs with a reference librarian online at any time 24/7. Visit the library web page , click on “Ask a Librarian,” then “virtual chat.”

  • Access and retrieve full text journal articles, e-books, art images, and reference materials from any web-enabled computer. Connect to the library web page, click on “Articles and Databases” on the panel at the left side of the screen, then click the “Off Campus” button in the center of the screen to authenticate yourself. Return to the list of databases paid for by the library to make your selections.

  • Study, borrow, and compute at CSULB Library. CSULB observed its Spring Break at the end of March, and the University Library, which partners with LBCC Libraries, will be open throughout the April 24-May 1 period. LBCC students, faculty, and staff may borrow books and media by presenting a current campus ID. Register at the reception desk for a guest pass to use library databases (limit: 90 minutes per 24 hours).
For more information contact Nenita Buenaventura, Access Services Librarian,

Library Update #85

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Updated

“I ♥,” “muffin tops,” and “ego-surfing” among recent additions to Oxford English Dictionary Online

LBCC Libraries are pleased to announce that the latest update to OED Online is now available through the library home page (Click on Oxford English Dictionary Online.)

This latest release brings the percentage of the OED that has been revised above the 30% mark, and we have now come to the end of editing the letter 'R'. With over 645 senses, run is now the largest single entry in the dictionary, half as large again as the next-biggest word, put (the verb).

Read the Editor's introduction to the update, information on the new words, plus much more at Or why not take a look at what the Editor and other OED lexicographers have to say about the update in a new set of short videos?

Click on the latest update of the OED in the “What's New?” section for a full list of new entries from across the alphabet.

LBCC students, staff, and faculty: Follow the OED Online on Twitter, subscribe to Word of the Day, or an RSS feed.

One of the best ways to keep up to date with all OED news is to sign up for all of the latest updates. You can also sign up for the “Word of the Day” email or subscribe to an RSS feed to ensure that you don't miss any of the OED’s fascinating features.

For more information contact: Nenita Buenaventura, Access Services Librarian,

Library Update #86