Library News

November 2018

GMBA Highlight of the Month - "Solo" by Kwame Alexander

Every month we highlight one of the nominees for the Green Mountain Book Award, Vermont's student choice award for high school students. All Vermont high school students who read at least 3 of the selections will be eligible to vote for the winner in May.


This month's selection is Solo by Kwame Alexander. Blade, the son of a rockstar, narrates this YA novel in verse. Though his drug-addicted father stresses him out, Blade has his guitar and his girlfriend to keep him centered. An over-the-top escapade by his father sends Blade on a quest to see if he can get some answers about his life and re-center himself. This is a fast moving story about music and love that is great to listen to or read. Here is a video of Alexander describing his book.

The 2018 Teens' Top Ten List Announced


The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books from the previous year. The Teens' Top Ten List for 2018 has been revealed! BBA’s Library has all the books! Stop by to check out a great read. Here’s the list.

Database of the month: The New York Times Historical Database


The New York Times Historical Database is a great resource for primary source material. It allows you to search entire issues of the newspaper from 1851-2015. This database, like all others we subscribe to, will provide you immediate access while on campus. When you are at home, you will need the username and password, which can be found in “OnCampus Resources,” in the “Library” section. This tutorial shares searching tips and explains other features and tools of this database.

New Books in our Collection

Google Instant Searches


Did you know that you can ask Google to flip a coin for you or roll a die? This blog shares some quick operations that you can perform directly in the Google Search box, including unit conversions and translations.

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