Friday, December 13, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It's that time of year! The lists of best and most notable books of the year have come out. Here are some of the books on those lists which Grafton owns.
Act of Congress, by Robert Kaiser
The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Cooked, by Michael Pollan
The Guns at Last Light, by Rick Atkinson
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
My Beloved World, by Sonya Sotomayor
This Town, by Mark Leibovich
The Unwinding: an inner history of the New America, by George Packer
Men We Reaped, by Jesmyn Ward*
Thank You for Your Service, by David Finkel*
Days of Fire, by Peter Baker*
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
The Tenth of December, by George Saunders
Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat
The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Washington Post Notable Nonfiction of 2013
Washington Post Notable Fiction of 2013
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Today's post is contributed by guest blogger, Ash Aycock, Reference Department student worker.It's that dreaded time in your research paper. You've gathered your facts, checked out enough books to start your own library, and spent hours outlining and writing. Now it's here: the bibliography. The works cited page is a daunting necessity for every research and scholarly paper that you'll write in college. You'd think it would be easy after hunting down information and writing pages upon pages! But for some reason, the works cited page seems more difficult to put together than the paper itself.
Thanks to the internet, however, we have resources such as EasyBib.com, a website that eases your works cited burden. Just recently EasyBib has come out with a new app that makes citing books fast and easy, two things we college students love.
The app itself is user friendly. Once you open it, the app uses your camera as a scanner. You choose the book you'd like to cite, hover the camera over the bar code, and without pressing a button-shazam!-the app has taken a picture of the bar code and begins searching its database. Within seconds a new screen appears with your brand new citation ready to be cited in MLA, APA, or Chicago. You can keep adding as many citations as needed, or you can email them to yourself. It's that simple.
So take advantage of this new resource! We're all attached to our smart phones these days, and now we have an app that makes our lives as students a little easier. So go out, research, and have fun citing!
To learn more about Grafton's subscription to EasyBib, see our previous blog post.
Friday, December 6, 2013
What are you studying?
World history and education
Violence Out Tonight by Little Comets
"And though she be but little, she is fierce"
Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
the books :)