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
Need help formatting your paper, citing your sources, or creating your Works Cited page/Reference page/Bibliography? We’ve created new style aids to guide you through using the most common citation styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, AMA, and CSE. Check them out here.
If you need more help, please let us know! You can find us at the Reference desk in Hamersly or online via our Ask a Librarian live chat option:
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)
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 Math Center offers free drop-in math tutoring in the library, room 228. Hours are Mon-Thurs 1-7pm, and are always posted on the library homepage under Tutoring Hours. Tutoring is offered for a limited number of classes. To learn more, visit the Math Center’s webpage at wou.edu/math/tutor.
Hamersly Library cordially invites you to the fall 2013 exhibit reception, Wednesday, October 9th from 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
The exhibits run Monday, September 23rd through December 13th, 2013 featuring:
SHADOWS~ Anna Daedalus and Kerry DavisShadows is suite of life-size photograms that evoke the shadows of victims vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To create the images, artists Anna Daedalus & Kerry Davis designed and built a custom photo booth where participants were invited to lend their shadows in commemoration. This body of work was developed with a 2013 Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Oregon Archaeology Celebration: A traveling exhibit of Oregon Archaeology month posters. Each October, Oregon Archaeology Celebration creates a poster to promote Oregon’s cultural past. The 18 posters which make up this exhibit feature the wonders of archaeology around Oregon. Each poster depicts a different aspect of Oregon archaeology, covering a range of topics including climate change, volunteers in archaeology, Fort Rock Cave, a coastal shell midden site, preservation of ship wrecks, technology through time, and the Oregon Trail.
Additional exhibits include: Homecoming2013: Evolution of Waldo Wolf in the 1st and 3rd floor lobbies, Current Faculty Publications in the 1st floor, and Japanese-American Relocation Center Newsletters in the 2nd floor Lobby
The library has a brand new walk-up scanner! It is located in the Copy Center on the first floor. It allows for immediate scanning (no log-in necessary) to PDF (including word-searchable PDF), JPG, PNG, rich text, and …audio file! Yes, it will take text and convert it to a computer-read mp3 file.
You can then output the scanned documents to:
- an email address
- Google Drive (Google Docs)
- a USB drive
- a QR Code to scan with your smartphone or tablet
All functions are accessed through a user-friendly touchscreen. The scanner also has these user-friendly features:
- Face-up scanning
- Oversized scanning, up to 17” x 24”
- Adjustable platform, lays flat or cradles a book
- SmartDock, for direct, wireless transfer to smartphone or tablet
Give it a try the next time you’re in the library! As always, let us know if you have any questions about using the new scanner and we would be happy to help you.
Check out our Textbooks Guide for options to buy and borrow textbooks for your classes this term.
Hamersly Library is sponsoring a unique (and really fun!) event as part of New Student Week. Come by the library Tuesday from 1-4pm, and Friday from 12-3pm to participate in WOU Futures Past
: a fun, interactive library game that lets you experience the past and capture the future. Keep an eye on our Facebook page
for updates about the event and pictures of all the activities!