Library Hours & Phone
MLC 2nd-3rd floors
MLC 4th floor
Reference (2nd): 486-0554
Reserves (2nd): 486-0582
Interlibrary Loan (2nd): 486-0572
Circulation (3rd): 486-0570
Service Counter (4th): 486-1081
Library Office (2nd): 486-0559
This schedule is effective on the first day of classes for the semester. For changes due to holidays, please check the Academic Calendar.
Federal Depository Library
In 1913, depository libraries across the country were created to house federal documents. SAC's depository was established in 1972 as Depository Number 0591B. The U.S. government has made an heroic effort to transfer agency information to the Internet, much of which you will find accessible here. Whatever the format, paper or electronic, all depository documents are listed in SAC's Online Catalog.
Documents shelved throughout the library may be used in-house by any patron. Documents published in electronic format may be accessed from computer workstations within the library or at home.
The San Antonio College Library is proud of its depository collection. As with the rest of this library's collection, documents are accessible to the disabled. For assistance with documents, please contact librarians at the 2nd Floor Reference desk.
Featured Federal Websites & News
HEALTHY EATING INDEX at http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/HealthyEatingIndex
Not to destroy your holiday dining plans, but this site describes the Agriculture Department's Heatlhy Eating Index (HEI), with links to related articles, the actual Index, and Diet Quality of Children Age 2-17 Years as Measured by the Healthy Eating Index 2010.
Other popular topics found at this site include Dietary Guidelines, My Plate/MiPlato, SuperTracker, What's Cooking?, Nutrition Evidence Library, Press Releases, Annual/Monthly Reports, and Internship Program.
In June, 2011, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid. It is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully, and illustrates the five food groups using a place setting. In case you've forgotten, the five food groups are: Vegetables, Grains, Protein, Fruit, & Dairy. Yum, yum! I don't see chocolate on there, must be a typo.
The SuperTracker helps you get your personalized nutrition & physical activity plan, track your foods & physical activities, and get tips and support to help you make healthier choices. From what I understand, lifting a fork to your mouth does NOT count as a physical activity, but shoving your chair away from the table does.
Speaking of food, What's Cooking? the USDA Mixing Bowl, lets you search recipes among eight brochure cookbooks, including White House Recipes. The latter has Cauliflower Mac & Cheese (sneaky use of a real live vegie!), warm baked apples with cherries, raisins & blueberries (sneaky addition of even more fruit to fruit), and broccoli soup (no cheese! too healthy!).
The Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) conducts systematic review to inform Federal nutrition policy & programs, using state of the art methodology to review, evaluate, & synthesize nutrition research. These are probably the people who killed the Pyramid! Just sayin'
Enjoy! Meanwhile, I will searching this site for the missing chocolate information.