Monthly Archives: August 2011

Free advice to students! This post will improve your semester!

Whether you are a brand new student or returning, you will want to make the best start possible for this semester. Here’s our free advice to help: Go to class. Every class. Be on time. Read your textbook. Take notes. … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, WorldCat!

Last Friday (August 26, 2011) marked the 40th birthday of the awesome, powerful, beautiful search engine known as WorldCat. WorldCat is an online catalog of ¬†all the books, videos and other stuff on the shelves in libraries around the world. … Continue reading

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Great Article entitled "What Student Don’t Know"

This is a very interesting article posted on the online Resource Shelf Newsletter. The article is available from the August 25, 2011 Inside Higher Ed issue. This article highlights the alarmly poor research skills and lack of student knowledge about … Continue reading

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Cengage Learning Completes Acquisition of National Geographic Society’s School Publishing Unit and Unveils National Geographic Learning Brand

From the press release Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research soltions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society’s (NSG) digital and print school publishing unit and today unveiled the new brand, National Geographic … Continue reading

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Your library is like a garden. You gotta pull the weeds.

Here’s the thing about gardening: you can’t just plant seeds and watch them grow. That would be nice, but it doesn’t work that way. You plant your seeds, you water them, and slowly they germinate, take root, and become a … Continue reading

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Libraries closed for staff meeting: Monday, August 8

Both the Harriman and Oak Ridge campus libraries will be closed on Monday, August 8 for our annual staff retreat. Normal summer hours resume on Tuesday, August 9 (8am to 4:30pm). The Oak Ridge campus library will also be closed … Continue reading

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