Fake news has become a serious problem. The creators of fake news are good at what they do and readers aren’t so good at telling what’s fake from what’s real.
A recent study from Stanford University (Evaluating Information: the Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning) shows that “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” (p. 4). This was true of students at each level — middle school, high school, and college.
How can you avoid fake news? One way is by using BSC Library resources, including our databases, for your research. We provide access to thousands upon thousands of credible newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.
Write a novel in a month? Yeah, right. Yes, WRITE.
November is National Novel Writing Month.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
For all the details, visit the website: http://nanowrimo.org/
The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced on November 16 at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner.
Did you read the Harry Potter books? Thank a librarian.
Did you enjoy Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Thank a librarian.
What about books by Ray Bradbury, Judy Blume, Stephen King, J. D. Salinger, and Toni Morrison? Their books can be found on library shelves because librarians support your right to read what you choose.
Browse the stacks of the BSC Library to find books whose spines have been covered with a BANNED BOOK label. You may be surprised to find that some of your favorite books have been challenged.
For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/
Explore the world via our Films on Demand
World Cinema Collection!
This collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema and provides a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful in many disciplines from political science to history, world languages, and more. All foreign language films include English subtitles.
Your road map:
To access this or any of our other databases from home, log in with your NDUS credentials. For more information about remote access, check the guide.