What’s New at the Library?

We’re always adding new things to the Library collections.  Zero in on the latest offerings by checking our What’s New … and Featured Arrivals links.

Good reading!

 

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – Database of the Week

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is your first stop for career exploration, job skills, and more. Find it listed here.

Highlights & Features

  • Industries and Careers – Covers 140 industry and career fields and thousands of professions
  • Plan Your Education – Find schools that are the best fit for what you want to do
  • Launch Your Career – Get advice on writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, applying for apprenticeships and internships, professional etiquette, and other workplace skills
  • Career Interest Assessment
  • Links to Outside Jobs and Internships – Searchable, live job and internship postings
  • My Life Interviews – Get firsthand perspectives from professionals in the field
  • Videos
  • and More! 

Happy Dictionary Day! – October 16, 2017

Celebrate Dictionary Day!

  • Look up the meaning of words you’re unsure of & make sure you’re pronouncing them correctly
  • Start your own “learn a new word a day” challenge
  • Check out some interesting word books from the BSC Library, for example, Word Histories and Mysteries : from Abracadabra to Zeus (in both ebook and print formats)
  • Learn about Noah Webster, the man who helped shape the American vocabulary

ResearchGate Backs Down

The pushback from publishers is making an impact. ResearchGate had been allowing users to upload and post articles — regardless of whether or not they held the copyright.

Now, ResearchGate has “reportedly started to take down large numbers of research papers shared in breach of copyright.” Continue reading …

[Want more details? See our 10/6/17 blog post.]

 

2017 National Book Award Finalists

Mark your calendar for the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala on November 15th! The evening will be streamed LIVE on the National Book Foundation’s homepage.

2017 National Book Award finalists 

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature


National Reading Group Month

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month?

If you belong to a book group, you already know why shared reading is so much fun and so valuable.

If you don’t belong a to a book group, start your own!

Click here for some great book group resources.

ResearchGate & Copyright Compliance

Copyright compliance. It matters.

COPYRIGHT PETITION, 1880.
Petition submitted by prominent American authors and publishers in support of a proposed treaty for international copyright, 1880. The legislation was approved in 1891.

From The Scholarly Kitchen (October 6, 2017):

ResearchGate: Publishers Take Formal Steps to Force Copyright Compliance  by Robert Harrington

“Scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) are top of mind these days for publishers and academic societies. One such network is ResearchGate. A new alliance of publishers, called the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, is taking steps to address widespread distribution of published articles in violation of copyright.” Continue reading …

Want to know more? Visit the U.S. Copyright Office website.

Image source: BSC Library Britannica ImageQuest database
COPYRIGHT PETITION, 1880. – Petition submitted by prominent American authors and publishers in support of a proposed treaty for international copyright, 1880. The legislation was approved in 1891.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/140_1682662/1/140_1682662/cite. Accessed 6 Oct 2017.