History of Nations and Governments


government of the worldLooking for information on governments? Checkout the libraries Hot Topics on Government and Politics.

Includes always available eBooks, books, websites, lesson plans and more.

Historical Business Information


refusa competive advantage2The Library has just added a new module to ReferenceUSA - the Historical Business Database. With over 150 million records, it is more than SIX TIMES the size of our U.S. Business Database. The database will enable your patrons to make real business decisions based on real historical data, making it ideal for small business owners, entreprenuers, and researchers. To learn more about this new module and other great uses for ReferenceUSA, staff and patrons are welcome to attend a ReferenceUSA workshop at one of these locations:

Monday May 5 – 10:30 a.m.-Noon – Centennial Hills Library

Monday May 5 – 1:30pm – 3:00 p.m. -  Mesquite Library

Tuesday May 6 – 10:30 a.m. – Noon – Rainbow Library

Tuesday May 6 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – West Charleston Library

Play Ball!


baseball national archivesAre you just waiting to hear those words? Baseball season is just around the corner so it’s time to checkout the Library’s Hot Topic – Sports – Baseball.

Brush up on your favorite players, read a really cool new eBook called Baseball: The National Pastime and read the latest Baseball news.

Ukraine and Russia: So what’s the history of these two?


It all started with the Winter Olympics and the news reports continue on the Ukraine and the Crimean region tensions. So what is the history of this area?

Here are few resources which look at Ukraine:

Rotator Cuff Tears how effective is surgery?


rotator cuffThe rotator cuff (RC) is comprised of four muscle-tendon units, which stabilize the humeral head within the shoulder joint and aid in powering the movement of the upper extremity. RC tears refer to a partial or full discontinuation of one or more of the muscles or tendons and may occur as a result of traumatic injury or degeneration over a period of years. The incidence of RC tears is related to increasing age; 54 percent of patients over the age of 60 years have a partial or complete RC tear compared with only 4 percent of adults under 40 years of age. Although not a life threatening condition, RC tears may cause significant pain, weakness, and limitation of motion. Both non-operative and operative treatments are used in an attempt to relieve pain and restore movement and function of the shoulder.

Read the report Comparative effectiveness of nonoperative and operative treatments for rotator cuff tears

Additional information can be found in Health and Wellness Resource Center- Rotator Cuff Injuries