Fr. Leonard Alvey Library

News for the week of November 19

Gale Virtual Reference Database voted #1

Library Journal has voted the Gale Virtual Reference database as best overall database for 2012. Check our library database page to use this resource! We add titles to this resource regularly throughout the year. Every discipline is served by using this resource

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Holidays

Library hours for the Thanksgiving break are posted on the library web page.

Tutorial on finding articles in scholarly, peer reviewed journals.


Video Project that promotes reading!

Animated video promotes reading
Todd Frei and Benjamin McFadden, digital librarians for Wake County (N.C.) Public Libraries, created “Read: The Motion Picture” (1:33), a stop-motion animated video to promote reading among its patrons. McFadden drew more than 700 images as animated GIFs, which were then projected onto a marker board, captured by camera, and edited by Frei.
AL Focus, Sept. 10

Bestsellers of the Great Depression

Bestsellers of the Great Depression The Great Depression was a tumultuous era that began with the Roaring Twenties going out with a whimper and ended with the turmoil of World War II. This period of intense hardship for many also yielded some of the most interesting and lasting literature from the previous century. The powerful themes of crashing stock markets and widespread poverty are well represented, but the Depression wasn’t just about depressing books. Each of these novels was among the top 10 bestsellers in the years spanning 1929 and 1939....


Check out tutorial on NoveList (Author read-alikes for fiction). This database is available in our Ebsco database list.