Monday, February 23, 2015

26th National African-American Read In


NCTE Journals




We have a new set of journals for English instructors and students!

Look for the link to NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Journals on our database page or Writing Center subject guide.

The journals in this collection include:

College Composition and Communication

College English

English Education

English Journal

English Leadership Quarterly

Language Arts

Research in the Teaching of English

Talking Points

Teaching English in the Two-Year College

Voices from the Middle

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Conversations of Literary Characters

Have you ever wondered what a conversation between Jane Eyre and St. John Rivers would be like? Or a conversation between Peeta and Katniss? You know, when they aren't fighting for their lives in The Hunger Games. For a good laugh, take a look at this new book entitled: Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters.

 
Here's a sneak peak:
 
 
 
 




Thursday, February 19, 2015

Icy weather driving tips


Lovely weather we've had this week, right? 

I'm ready for warmer temperatures, but I think we have just a little bit longer to go until we get to spring!

For those of you who went out on the icy roads, how confident did you feel in your ability to drive on slick streets?    

Watch this video from the Department of Public Safety in Minnesota for a refresher on how to drive in winter weather. With Minnesota's average snowfall ranging from 36 to more than 70 inches a year, I bet they get plenty of practice driving in inclement weather.




Friday, February 13, 2015

Research Rescue

The time is here. Your instructor has assigned your first research paper and you must have scholarly research. Don't know exactly what to do or where to go? Let a librarian help!

 

 

Use the Research Rescue Request Form for one-on-one time with a librarian of your choice to help with research needs.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book recommendation: Tiger's Curse


Book review by Katie, one of our fabulous student workers!

If you are looking for a good fantasy, look no further than Tiger's Curse. It is a MUST read.

This thrilling novel will have you on the edge of your seat.  If you thought you had hard time picking between the Salvatore brothers,  they have nothing on Ren and Kishan,  two Indian princes who are cursed to turn in to tigers.

Bella Swan has nothing on Kelsey Hayes. Kelsey is a risk taker who puts her life on hold to help break a 300-year-old Indian curse.

If you start to read this book, make sure you have nothing else planned because once you start there is no turning back…..