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Thesis research help offered

Booth Faculty Librarians will offer thesis research instruction during three seminars in November.

Thesis Research 101, taught by faculty librarians Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, consist of a series of three 50 minute seminars covering different aspects of researching and preparing your thesis.

Seminar 1: Researching the literature, presented by Steve Brantley will cover the following topics:
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  • What are your options for online research destinations?
  • How do you know when you have done enough research?
  • How can you identify the key journals and most relevant databases in your field?
  • What is controlled vocabulary and how can its effective use benefit my research?
  • What is Open Access and Open Research?

Seminar 1 will take place Wednesday, November 1, 7:00-7:50 pm,  and will be repeated on Thursday, November 2, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor).

Register here: booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg

Seminar 2: Organizing your references using citation management software presented by Kirstin Duffin will help you:

  • Save your sources to one convenient location and access via the cloud
  • Create formatted citations and your reference section in seconds (really!)
  • Understand the software options and features in Mendeley and Zotero
  • Export citation information using library databases

Seminar 2 will take place the following week on Wednesday, November 8, 7:00-7:50 pm and will be repeated Thursday, November 9, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor). (booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg)

Seminar 3: Presenting your thesis (to the world) presented by Ellen Corrigan will answer the questions:

  • What happens to your thesis after you submit it?
  • How can I avoid common pitfalls when preparing my thesis?
  • How can I optimize discovery of my thesis with metadata?

Seminar three will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-7:50 pm in rm 4450 in Booth Library and then be repeated Thursday, November 16, 10:00-10:50 am in Booth Library rm. 4440.

Registration is required: booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg

AzkaBanned Books – Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom

Our Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon exhibit happily coincides with Banned Books Week, September 24-30. So what do Harry Potter and Banned Books have in common? Harry Potter has faced many challenges in school and public libraries over the past twenty years. Fortunately, in more recent years, critics have left Harry Potter alone, but other books have taken its place on the top ten challenged books of the year. Books receive challenges for a variety of reasons, the most common being religion, sex, language, or even just encouraging young readers to disrespect their elders.

Come to the Marvin Foyer to look at a variety of children’s titles that have been challenged over the years. Exercise your first amendment rights and check out a banned book.

  • Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn,
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
  • 813 T911h
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  • Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-
  • 813 C453al
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  • Among the Hidden
  • Haddix, Margaret Peterson,
  • 813 H117aml
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  • And Tango Makes Three
  • Richardson, Justin, 1963-
  • 800 R394tan
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  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
  • Blume, Judy.
  • 813 B6255a
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  • Attack Of the Mutant Underwear
  • Birdseye, Tom.
  • 813 B532at
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  • Boy Who Lost His Face
  • Sachar, Louis, 1954-
  • 813 Sa14boy
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  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Paterson, Katherine.
  • 813 P273bri
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  • Call It Courage
  • Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976,
  • 813 Sp3c
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  • Censorship in Schools
  • Sherrow, Victoria.
  • 025.213 Sh57ce
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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Dahl, Roald.
  • 823 D1375c
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  • Crow Boy
  • Yashima, Tarō, 1908-1994.
  • 823.9 Y264cro
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  • Daddy’s Roommate
  • Willhoite, Michael, 1946-
  • 800 W669d 2000
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  • Drowning Of Stephan Jones
  • Greene, Bette, 1934-
  • 813 G832dro
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  • Eleanor & Park: [a Novel]
  • Rowell, Rainbow.
  • 813 R795el 2013
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  • Fat Kid Rules the World
  • Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)
  • 813 G561fat
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  • Girls and Sex
  • Pomeroy, Wardell Baxter.
  • 613.9 P7716g
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  • Halloween a B C
  • Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992.
  • 811 M551ha
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  • Heather Has Two Mommies
  • Newman, Lesléa.
  • 800 N465hea
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  • It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
  • Harris, Robie H.
  • 613.9 H243i
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  • Mommy Laid an Egg!: Or Where Do Babies Come From?
  • Cole, Babette.
  • 649 C674m
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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead
  • Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
  • 813 C69m
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  • My Darling, My Hamburger: A Novel
  • Zindel, Paul.
  • 813 Z66m
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  • Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
  • Prelutsky, Jack.
  • 811 P915ni
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  • Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
  • 813 B6255pl
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  • Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Taylor, Mildred D.,
  • 813 T2162r 2001
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  • Story Of Little Black Sambo
  • Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946.
  • 813 B22slbs
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  • Strega Nona: An Old Tale
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 800 D44s
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  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  • Steig, William, 1907-2003.
  • 800 St33syl
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  • Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers
  • Scales, Pat.
  • Z1019 .S33 2001
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  • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t: A Novel
  • Blume, Judy.
  • 813 B6255th
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  • There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
  • Sachar, Louis, 1954-
  • 813 Sa14the
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  • Vegan Virgin Valentine
  • Mackler, Carolyn.
  • 813 M218veg
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  • What My Mother Doesn’t Know
  • Sones, Sonya.
  • 813 So57wha
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  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: The New Growing-up Guide for Parents and Sons
  • Madaras, Lynda.
  • 613.953 M261wha
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  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-up Guide for Parents and Daughters
  • Madaras, Lynda.
  • 613.955 M261wha
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  • Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings Of Shel Silverstein.
  • Silverstein, Shel,
  • 811.54 Si394w 2004
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  • Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Sendak, Maurice.
  • 800 Se55w
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  • You Know You Love Me: A Gossip Girl Novel
  • Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  • 813 V897yo
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Harry Potter: Interpretation and Exploration

Go beyond the Harry Potter books to find other books by J. K. Rowling. Or, explore critical literary theory through the Harry Potter books. Like the movies? We have cinematic analysis as well.

  • Albus Dumbledore: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B347 2016x
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  • Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond
  • Dempster, Steven,
  • LC149 .D39 2016
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  • Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter
  • PR6068.O93 Z62 2009
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  • Deathly Hallows Lectures: The Hogwarts Professor Explains the Final Harry Potter Adventure
  • Granger, John, 1961-
  • PR6068.O93 Z455x 2008
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  • Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature: Tolkien, Rowling and Meyer
  • Guanio-Uluru, Lykke,
  • PN56.F34 G83 2015x
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  • From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy
  • Dickerson, Matthew T., 1963-
  • PN56.F34 D53 2006
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  • From Here to Hogwarts: Essays on Harry Potter Fandom and Fiction
  • PR6068.O93 Z66 2016
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  • Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds
  • Prinzi, Travis.
  • PR6068.O93 Z833x 2009
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  • Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B35 2016x
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  • Harry Potter: Page to Screen, the Complete Filmmaking Journey
  • McCabe, Bob.
  • PN1995.9.H364 M33x 2011
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  • Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault
  • Revenson, Jody,
  • PN1995.9.H364 R475 2016x
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  • Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants Of the Harry Potter Films
  • Revenson, Jody,
  • PN1995.9.H364 C73 2014x
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  • Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants Of the Harry Potter Films
  • Revenson, Jody,
  • PN1995.9.H364 C73 2014x
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  • Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts
  • PR6068.O93 Z69 2004
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  • Harry Potter and the Classical World: Greek and Roman Allusions in J.k. Rowling’s Modern Epic
  • Spencer, Richard A. (Richard Albert),
  • PR6068.O93 Z8874 2015
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  • Harry Potter’s World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives
  • PR6068.O93 Z73 2003
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  • Hermione Granger: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B353 2016x
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  • Hermione Granger Saves the World: Essays on the Feminist Heroine Of Hogwarts
  • PR6068.O93 Z73226 2012
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  • Heroism in the Harry Potter Series
  • PR6068.O93 Z538 2011
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  • Hidden Key to Harry Potter: Understanding the Meaning, Genius, and Popularity Of Joanne Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels
  • Granger, John, 1961-
  • PR6068.O93 Z677 2002
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  • Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon
  • PR6068.O93 Z734 2002
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  • J.k. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013
  • Errington, Philip W.
  • PR6068.O93 Z775 2015x
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  • J.k. Rowling: A Biography
  • Kirk, Connie Ann.
  • PR6068.O93 Z739 2003
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  • Legilimens!: Perspectives in Harry Potter Studies
  • PR6068.O93 Z537 2013x
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  • Lexicon: An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials
  • Vander Ark, Steve.
  • PR6068.O93 Z889 2009
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  • Mapping the World Of Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Explore the Best Selling Fantasy Series Of All Time
  • PR6068.O93 Z7635 2006
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  • Muggles and Magic: An Unofficial Guide to J.k. Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon
  • Beahm, George W.
  • PR6068.O93 Z53 2007x
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  • Playing Harry Potter: Essays and Interviews on Fandom and Performance
  • PR6068.O93 Z8275 2015
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  • Quidditch Through the Ages
  • Whisp, Kennilworthy.
  • PR6068.O93 Q53 2001x
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  • Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays
  • PR6068.O93 Z84 2003
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  • Riddles Of Harry Potter: Secret Passages and Interpretive Quests
  • Weiss, Shira Wolosky, 1954-
  • PR6068.O93 Z945 2010
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  • Ron Weasley: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B357 2016x
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  • Skill Of a Seeker: Rowling, Religion and Gen 9/11
  • Pukkila, Marilyn R.,
  • PR6068.O93 Z82 2015x
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  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice: An Anthology Of Magical Tales
  • GR75.S67 S67 2017
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  • Tales Of Beedle the Bard
  • Beedle (Bard)
  • PR6068.O93 T2 2016x
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  • Teaching Harry Potter: The Power Of Imagination in Multicultural Classrooms
  • Belcher, Catherine L., 1968-
  • PR6068.O93 Z535 2011
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  • Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys for the Serious Reader
  • Granger, John, 1961-
  • PR6068.O93 Z955x 2007
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  • Wisdom Of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices
  • Kern, Edmund M., 1963-
  • PR6068.O93 Z735 2003x
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  • Wizard Of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation
  • PR6068.O93 Z955 2015
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  • Wizards Vs. Muggles: Essays on Identity and the Harry Potter Universe
  • PR6068.O93 Z958 2016
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Under the deep blue (BT)sea

A few selections from Ballenger Teachers Center about the sea and its creatures

picture of table with books Picture of MKM with puppet in BTC

Today BTC will have a visit from Stepping Stones to explore the ocean and its amazing creatures. Here are just a few of the books these kids will dive into.

 

  • Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom Of the Sea
  • Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
  • 591.779 J418do
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  • Great White Shark Scientist
  • Montgomery, Sy,
  • 578.77 Sk53mo
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  • Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds: The Story Of a Food Web
  • Crenson, Victoria.
  • 577.16 K585hor
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  • Island: A Story Of the Galápagos
  • Chin, Jason, 1978-
  • 508.866 C4411is
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  • Jellies: The Life Of Jellyfish
  • George, Twig C.
  • 593.5 G213je
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  • Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures
  • Johnson, Rebecca L.,
  • 591.77 J6365jo
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  • Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind Of a Mollusk
  • Montgomery, Sy,
  • 594.56 M7674oc
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  • Star Of the Sea: A Day in the Life Of a Starfish
  • Halfmann, Janet.
  • 593.9 H138st
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  • Tsunami: Helping Each Other
  • Morris, Ann, 1930-
  • 959.304 M831tsu
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Celebrating National Library Week – Libraries Transform

April 9-15, 2017

National Library Week, first sponsored in 1958, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

Visit Booth Library and participate in the exciting events taking place this week!

MONDAY-FRIDAY, April 10-14: Scavenger Hunt for students. Compete for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!
MONDAY, April 10: Edible Book Festival, 4-5 p.m., West Reading Room. Vote for your favorite entries!
WEDNESDAY, April 12: Spring Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., by the clock tower (weather permitting).
WEDNESDAY, April 12: Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity reception, 4:30 p.m., Room 4440.
“Why I Love My Librarian”: post a short message on the special display board on the third (main) floor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dig into archival gems! Materials representing Booth Library’s transformation through the years are on display this month on the main floor of the library. Look at photographs, pamphlets, and DEN headlines documenting these progressions. The following titles are available to check out!

 

  • Academic Librarianship, Past, Present, and Future: A Festschrift in Honor Of David Kaser
  • Z675.U5 A317 1989
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  • Architecture for the Books
  • Crosbie, Michael J.
  • Z679 .C776 2003x
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  • Carnegie Libraries Across America: A Public Legacy
  • Jones, Theodore, 1957-
  • Z731 .J75 1997
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  • Carnegie Library in Illinois
  • Bial, Raymond.
  • Z732.I2 B53 1991
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  • Changing Environment Of Libraries; Papers-delivered at the 1970-71 Colloquium Series, Graduate School Of Librarianship, University Of Denver.
  • Z672.5 .C52
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  • Communication Of Specialized Information.
  • Egan, Margaret Elizabeth, 1905-
  • Z665 .E6x 1968
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  • Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials
  • Abbott, Andrew Delano,
  • LB1047.3 .A22 2014
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  • I’ve Seen It All at the Library: The View from Behind the Desk
  • Farlow, Jonathan, 1969-
  • Z720.F28 A3 2015
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  • Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K-5 School Librarians
  • Harvey, Carl A., II.
  • Z675.S3 H2688 2015
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  • Library: An Illustrated History
  • Murray, Stuart, 1948-
  • Z721 .M885 2009
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  • Mastering Digital Librarianship: Strategy, Networking and Discovery in Academic Libraries
  • Z675.U5 M343 2014x
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  • New Librarianship Field Guide
  • Lankes, R. David, 1970-
  • Z665 .L375 2016
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  • Our Enduring Values Revisited: Librarianship in an Ever-changing World
  • Gorman, Michael, 1941-
  • Z716.4 .G673 2015
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  • Philosophy Of Librarianship
  • Broadfield, A.
  • Z665 .B865 1968x
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  • Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age
  • Z701 .P7537 2015
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  • This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
  • Johnson, Marilyn, 1954-
  • Z682.5 .J64 2010x
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Coles for Science

On April 22, many area scientists will give short presentations and demonstrations at Lake Charleston for the Coles For Science event. Get ready for science fun by checking our a few of the titles on display. Titles in green text are by Coles for Science presenter Michael Kuo.

 

  • 100 Cool Mushrooms
  • Kuo, Michael, 1963-
  • QK617 .K96 2010
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  • 100 Edible Mushrooms
  • Kuo, Michael, 1963-
  • QK617 .K96 2007
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  • Abraham Lincoln’s Dna and Other Adventures in Genetics
  • Reilly, Philip, 1947-
  • QH431 .R38 2000
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  • Ardent Birder: On the Craft Of Birdwatching
  • Newberry, Andrew Todd.
  • QL677.5 .N47 2005
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  • Backyard Birding for Kids: A Field Guide & Activities
  • Lee, Fran.
  • 598.072 L5118ba
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  • Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein – Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding Of Life and the Universe
  • Livio, Mario, 1945-
  • Q172.5.E77 L58 2013
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  • Dna: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World
  • Rosenfield, Israel, 1939-
  • QP624 .R67 2011
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  • Dna: The Secret Of Life
  • Watson, James D., 1928-
  • QH437 .W387 2004x
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  • Ethnography: A Way Of Seeing
  • Wolcott, Harry F., 1929-
  • GN345 .W62 2008
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  • Exploring Everyday Life: Strategies for Ethnography and Cultural Analysis
  • Ehn, Billy, 1946-
  • GN345 .E43 2016
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  • Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State
  • Jeffords, Michael R.
  • QH105.I3 J44 2014
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  • Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course Of History
  • Chaline, Eric.
  • QE359.A1 C48 2012x
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  • Geology Underfoot in Illinois
  • Wiggers, Ray.
  • QE105 .W6 1997
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  • Hidden Natural Histories. the Secret Properties Of 150 Species
  • Kingsbury, Noël,
  • QK475 .K54 2015
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  • Hiking Illinois
  • Post, Susan L.
  • GV199.42.I3 P67 2009
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  • Ignorance: How It Drives Science
  • Firestein, Stuart.
  • Q175.32.K45 F57 2012
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  • Illustrated a Brief History Of Time
  • Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
  • QB981 .H377 1996
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  • Letters to a Young Scientist
  • Wilson, Edward O.
  • QH31.W64 A4 2013
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  • Minibeasts in the Soil
  • Ridley, Sarah, 1963-
  • 592.17 R437ms
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  • Mushrooms Of the Midwest
  • Kuo, Michael, 1963-
  • QK605.5.M53 K86 2014x
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  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds Of Eastern North America
  • QL683.E27 N38 2008
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  • National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Rocks & Minerals Of North America
  • Garlick, Sarah,
  • QE432 .G37 2014x
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  • Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth
  • QH45.2 .N362 2010x
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  • On Sunspots
  • Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
  • QB525 .G22 2010
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  • Rocks & Fossils: A Visual Guide
  • Coenraads, Robert Raymond, 1956-
  • QE432 .C63x 2005
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  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs
  • Parsons, Paul, 1971-
  • Q180.55.D57 P37 2011
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  • Science Of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works
  • Highfield, Roger.
  • Q162 .H54x 2002
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  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
  • Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-
  • QC24.5 .R68313 2016
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  • Sibley’s Birding Basics
  • Sibley, David, 1961-
  • QL677.5 .S53 2002
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  • Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits Of Mind
  • Helfand, D. J. (David J.), 1950-
  • Q172.5.E77 H45 2016
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  • Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact
  • Kotler, Steven, 1967-
  • Q162 .K693 2015x
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  • Tracks and Trailcraft
  • Jaeger, Ellsworth.
  • SK282 .J3 2001
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  • Trees Of Illinois
  • Kershaw, Linda, 1951-
  • QK157 .K47 2007
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  • Ultimate Freshwater Fishing
  • Bailey, John, 1951-
  • SH441 .B28 1998
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  • Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions Of Our Time
  • Shermer, Michael.
  • Q172.5.P77 S48 2002
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