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Yesterday, a Double-crested Cormorant spent some time on a YCCC pond.  Migrant songbirds, like Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher also made an appearance.  Keep track of who’s being seen by visiting the Nature of YCCC LibGuide. (Photo by Hans Stieglitz)

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What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a bibliography of the sources that you are using for your research project that includes a summary or evaluation of each source.  Usually your summary or evaluation will be a short paragraph, but your instructor may give you more detailed guidelines.  You can create annotated bibliographies within Noodlebib, in either APA or MLA format.  Here are examples of what annotated bibliographies actually look like.

For further information, visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University’s website.

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Pine Warblers are back on campus after spending the winter in the southeastern US.  Listen for their trills in the tree tops.

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Within the last week, Spring Peepers have become vocal on the YCCC campus in the evening.  Listen from the edge of the parking lot after sunset and you’ll likely hear the loud voices of these tiny treefrogs.  If you time it right, you may also hear one or several American Woodcocks doing their twilight display!

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  • You: Can I renew library material?
  • YCCC Library: As long as no one has placed a hold for the item it may be renewed once. A second renewal may be granted, but the item must be brought in.
  • You: How can I renew my library materials?
  • YCCC Library: You can renew your library materials in person at the Library front desk, by calling the Library at 1-207-646-9282, ext. 5303, or by accessing your Library Account through our website.
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Got Questions?

Ask away!  Our Online Help Desk is open 24/7. Students, faculty, and staff can view FAQs or submit questions and receive a reply via email.  Of course, if you need in-depth help, please visit us on campus for one-on-one assistance.

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New Fiction Arrival...

YCCC hosted novelist Andre Dubus on March 26, 2014 as part of the Visiting Artist Series.  Check out his latest novel Dirty Love.

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Summon Research Tip...

By default, a Summon keyword search retrieves results from a variety of article databases, online encyclopedias and eBooks.  But did you know that you can also search in one particular source using Summon?  Just include the text PublicationTitle:(“name of publication”) along with your keywords, or use the advanced search option

Click here for more Summon tips.

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Spring Migration Underway...

April is a busy month for some birds.  Long distance migrants are traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to return to Maine for the breeding season.  Keep tabs on who is being seen on campus and share your sightings.

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National Poetry Month: 30 Ways to Celebrate...

"Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.” (Source)