November is Native American Heritage Month, also known as National American Indian Heritage Month. Join us in celebrating the rich history, the variety of cultures, and the many contributions of Native Americans to our world. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our from our collection.
Thanksgiving and the holiday season are almost here. And what would the holidays be without time spent cooking and sharing meals with family and friends? If you’re interested in trying something new, you’ll find almost 200 books (and many more ebooks) on cooking in our collection. Check one out and expand your culinary horizons!
November is American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, another 84 million are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. You can learn how to control or lower your chance of developing diabetes with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.
Take a look at the new books and videos we added to our collection in October. You can find these and everything else in our collection through our catalog, MnPALS Plus. Here are just a few of the new titles. Check them out!
If you’re looking for extensive, unbiased coverage of social issues and topics in the news, check out the Reference Shelf series. We currently have 33 titles (17 are also online) and we add six more every year. The latest three titles are:
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is constantly adding and updating coverage of current events and controversial subjects, perfect for students writing argument papers. Here are some new and recently updated topics:
ProQuest Global Newsstream (formerly known as ProQuest Newsstand) is an online gateway to 2,800 newspapers, newswires, and news sites. Global Newsstream includes nearly 1,800 full-text titles, some going back as far as the 1980s. Here are some of the most popular U.S. and Minnesota news sources and their full text coverage:
October 15-21 is National Veterinary Technician Week! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. Take a look at our new Veterinary Technician Subject Guide and let us know what you think!
Thank you for everything you do and for helping us take care of our animal companions!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and October 25 is Unity Day. Wear orange to show your support for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. According to StopBullying.gov, kids who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints, and decreased academic achievement. Learn how to recognize and prevent bullying with information from these sites:
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Learn more about the disease, its prevention, and treatment with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.