Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"How to Cite"

These new visual guides will help with citations of books and websites.  Contact the library for .pdf or paper copies and come to us with questions.

Also, check out Cornell University for more information on MLA style.

Monday, January 14, 2013

IHS Kindle Collection

Did you know that the IHS library has a collection of kindle books?  Based on user requests we've gathered a wide range of titles. 

To see a list of all our books for kindle go to the library catalog and search for "kindle".  

We have Kindles that you can borrow and we can lend some of the books to your account on your kindle, iPad or phone. 

Is there a book you think we should add to our kindle collection? Let us know!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Non-Fiction - Check it Out!

The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean

Discussing (among other things) cat ladies and JFK's bronze skin, the author of The Disappearing Spoon takes on genetics this time.  How do those lines of DNA code shape us and what happens when they get rewritten wrong?

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

From the rise and fall of Angkor Wat to modern day Montana Jared Diamond (of Guns, Germs and Steel fame) looks at environmental disasters that have felled societies.  Or you can watch his TED talk.

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

Greenblatt pieces together Shakespeare's life and work to understand how a young man from a provincial town became the world's greatest playwright.
NY Times Review