What better way to spend a stress-free winter break than curled up with a good book?! The Recreation Collection on the 1st floor of Hamersly has something for every type of reading preference – from sci fi to romance to poetry.
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Hamersly will stay open later for your studying convenience starting Wednesday, Dec 4th through Wednesday of finals week. See the full schedule here. Good luck with those papers and exams!
The long Thanksgiving weekend is plenty of time to breeze through one of the new fiction books we’ve added to the Recreation Collection on the first floor of Hamersly. We have something for everyone: fast-moving thrillers, hair-raising horror, poetry about pups, romantic historical fiction, funny detective stories, dystopia science fiction, you name it.
Below is just a sampling of our new arrivals. Browse the collection to see all our recreational books, and check one out before you leave campus!
The Circle by Dave Eggers. Call Number: REC EGG
Doctor Sleep (sequel to The Shining) by Stephen King. Call Number: REC KIN
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver. Call Number: REC OLI
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Call Number: REC ROW
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Call Number: REC GIL
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. Call Number: REC ATW
The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn. Call Number: REC QUI
Looking for something to read, but fiction isn’t your thing? We just added a bunch of fascinating new nonfiction books to our Recreation Collection
on topics that range from cadaver dogs to the Lance Armstrong doping scandal to Downton Abbey – and everything in between:
What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs by Cat Warren. Call Number: REC WAR
Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell. Call Number: REC ALB
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. Call Number: REC GRO
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley and Gareth Neame. Call Number: REC ROW
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Call Number: REC GLA
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson. Call Number: REC BRY
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. Call Number: REC FIN
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If you find reading about other people’s lives inspiring, have we got some books for you. We just added four new memoirs to our Recreation Collection
, each with a captivating story to tell. Need more convincing? Two of these books were recently featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Check them out:
Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field by Donald Driver. Call Number: REC DRI
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb. Call Number: REC YOU
(Watch Malala’s interview with Jon Stewart)
My Story by Elizabeth Smart, with Chris Stewart. Call Number: REC SMA
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, Translated by K.A. Yoshida and David Mitchell. Call Number: REC HIG
(Watch translator David Mitchell’s interview with Jon Stewart)
The Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE) invites you to submit your work to WOU’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal: PURE Insights.
Students and recent graduates can submit original research and creative work including technical papers, research articles, expository articles, poems, short stories, photographs, videos, and other creative works from all academic disciplines. All submissions to the journal must have a faculty sponsor.
The submission deadline for the next issue is coming up quickly on December 31st!
The current issue of PURE Insights as well as complete guidelines and a link for submitting your work is available online at: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure
Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases, and you will see this icon:
But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the ‘Find it @ WOU’ button. It looks like this:
Just click it and you will be taken to a page with information about how to access the full text of your article.
Need more help? Check out our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover the different ways we might link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
The National Book Awards are coming up on Nov. 20, and you can now read excerpts from all of the finalists
by downloading any of the four free ebook compilations! Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.