Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tips for Finding Full Text Literary Works

Your need to read a classic work of literature for class like Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, but you don't know how to find it. We help students with that all the time, and now we have brand new tips just for you! Go to the Guide.

Get our tips for finding the classics in print and online, like the eBook Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Tales where you can read stories like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Read Death, and The Pit and the Pendulum. We even point you to some great sites where you can download free classics to keep!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book of the Month - When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in every theater of war.

Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy; in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific; in field hospitals; and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Hispanic American History Guide

Read about the history of Hispanic Americans, including books, articles, media, primary and secondary sources. Go to the guide.


Watch the PBS series Latin Music U.S.A.

Listen to first hand accounts from Cesar Chavez or learn about Flor Del Pueblo from the the audio CD From the vault subject series, Volume II.
Read the book The Hispanic presence in North America from 1492 to today.
Read the eBook Del Pueblo : A History of Houston's Hispanic Community.