We’re excited to announce our latest online subscription, Opposing Viewpoints in Context. This award-winning database is ideal for students writing argument papers about current events or controversial subjects. You’ll find:
20,000+ pro/con viewpoints
19,000+ reference articles
13,000+ topic overviews
12,500+ charts and graphs
1,000+ court case overviews
300+ profiles of federal agencies and special interest groups
videos, podcasts, and streaming audio
full-text articles from national and global news sources
Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them for your department. Most of these books are about business, marketing, sales, management, and advertising.
In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it’s appropriate to remember that September is National Preparedness Month. You can’t always predict when an emergency will happen, but you can prepare. Dr. Ali Khan of the CDC says, “If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.” Be informed, make a plan, and build a kit with information from these sites:
“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” —Article 3, Library Bill of Rights
Did you know there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries and classrooms every year? Please join us in celebrating this year’s Banned Books Week (September 24-30) and our freedom to read. Take a look at the American Library Association’s lists of Frequently Challenged Books and check one out from our collection:
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
In print, The Chronicle is published in two sections: Section A, which contains news and jobs, and The Chronicle Review, a magazine of arts and ideas. Subscribers also receive the annual Almanac of Higher Education and special reports on diversity, the academic workplace, online learning, and other topics. The Chronicle newspaper is available in print and digital formats.
Take a look at the new books, movies, fiction, games, and puzzles (yes, puzzles) we added to our collection this past summer. Many of these were donations, so prepare to be surprised. 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!