Category Archives: Recommended Reading

Research, Writing, and the SSI2 Courses

Hello again! It’s been a little while, and I hope you are all settling into this second semester nicely. Since most of my job has to do with helping out first-years with their writing seminars, for this post I thought … Continue reading

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Fair Use Week is February 22-26, 2016

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration held the last week of February. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 will take place from Monday, February 22, through Friday, February 26. It celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the … Continue reading

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February 1 is National Freedom Day

On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. As the amendment made explicit, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall … Continue reading

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Mid-semester Advice from the Collins Library Peer Research Advisor

Hello again! It feels like months since the first day of classes, but somehow midterms have snuck up on us once again! I know personally midterms are the last things I want to think about right now since I feel … Continue reading

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Housing Works Bookstore Café Shows How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon

Remember The Shop Around the Corner? The charming children’s bookstore tragically had to close its doors in 1998 after Fox Books — a big box store with lattés, low prices and unbeatable selection — ran it out of business. Sure, … Continue reading

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April Poetry Month – Beautiful Poems: “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold

For April Poetry Month, we feature “Beautiful” poems. Here is one favorite called Dover Beach:       The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; – on the French coast the … Continue reading

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“My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going With Your Gut” By Hannah Hart

My Drunk Kitchen includes recipes, stories, full color photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures in tipsy cooking. It is also a showcase for Hannah Hart’s great comedic voice. Hannah offers key drink recommendations, cooking tips (like, remember … Continue reading

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Reassembling William Morris’ Library: Two scholars are digitally recreating the book collection of the Kelmscott Press founder

Even for Victorian dreamer, designer, artist, poet, publisher, and writer William Morris (1834-1896), the thought of his personal library being accessible around the world would have been a stretch. Luckily Sylvia Holton Peterson and William Peterson, both retired professors and … Continue reading

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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free By Hector Tobar Deep Down Dark brings to haunting, tactile life the experience of being imprisoned inside a mountain … Continue reading

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Stress Management & Library Tools

Tips from Liz Roepke ’15, Peer Research Advisor I’m not sure about you, but I am definitely starting to feel the pressure of quizzes, exams, papers, and projects this semester! When my to-do list keeps getting longer, I forget what … Continue reading

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