The American Library Association (ALA) sponsors a national initiative each fall to fight censorship and support the freedom to read. Banned Books Week “brings together the entire book community to support the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular” (ALA, 2012).
This year, Speed Library joined the effort with events and contests for students, faculty, and staff to get involved. On Tuesday, September 27th, the library celebrated Banned Books Week with a selfie booth for attendees to take pictures while reading a banned book, a video display of faculty & staff reading banned books, as well as free cupcakes!
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Don't Miss Out on the Celebration!
Students, faculty, and staff can celebrate Banned Books Week for the rest of this week. If you'd like to participate, consider one of the following opportunities:
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CREDO Reference is a collection of 95 reference books, spanning subjects from the Arts to Business, Psychology, Medicine and many others. CREDO offers encyclopedia-type entries, as well as images and topic pages with even more in-depth information.
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The Image Collection
The image collection comes from The Bridgeman Images’ Art Library. Bridgeman partners with museums and galleries globally to provide images to users for educational use. Although images in CREDO are mostly free of copyright restrictions, they must be properly cited when used. Fortunately, CREDO provides you with citations formatted in a variety of styles with each image and reference entry.
In today’s blog post, we are discussing a great resource that Speed Library has to offer, our eBook collections! eBooks are downloadable onto your computer, tablet, Kindle, or other device, making them super convenient to access! Speed Library offers a tremendous variety of eBooks, including academic eBooks across virtually every discipline, as well as popular releases. So, whether you are looking for an eBook to read for class, or that new novel you have been dying to get your hands on, Speed Library’s eBook collections have something for you!
The library’s eBook collections are accessible right from our website, library.mc.edu. On our homepage, all you have to do is click on the eBooks link located under the Collections & Resources tab. From this link, you will find access to Speed Library’s three different eBook collections, our: EBSCO eBook collection, Cambridge UP eBook collection, and Project Gutenberg eBook collection.
EBSCO eBook Collection:
Truly a multidisciplinary collection with 174,000+ titles covering a range of academic disciplines, from science, technology, literature, the humanities, as well as fiction.
Cambridge UP eBook Collection:
Covers a wide range of subjects, including: art, education, psychology, music, and modern language. These titles are included in the library’s online catalog, MICAL.
Project Gutenberg eBook Collection:
Provides access to 46,000+ titles, many are in the public domain and available as PDF or EPUB files to be read on an e-reader. Approximately 400 select titles are available directly through our online catalog, MICAL.
Speed Library not only offers access to these amazing eBooks, but provides help with downloading them to your computer, tablet, or other device.
So what are you waiting for?
Go read an eBook today!