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Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition (New Stuff Tuesdays)

What general terms are most appropriate for talking about North America’s first people? What terms are not appropriate? Were Natives more violent than Whites? Why do Indians have long hair? Can a non-Native person get an Indian name? I’m not … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Consider the peanut. No one had really done this until George Washington Carver transformed the lowly legume into the American South’s largest crop. Carver was born into slavery in Missouri the year before the end of the Civil War. His … Continue reading

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Agua, Agüita = Water, Little Water (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The New Arrivals Island has been inundated by a tidal wave of bilingual children’s books about agua! Hello Ocean / Hola Mar follows a young girl as her every sense is awash in what the ocean and beach have to … Continue reading

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Tiananmen 1989: Our shattered hopes (New Stuff Tuesdays)

A graphic novel retelling of an event that most of our students are probably too young to remember. I don’t remember seeing it on the news in 1989 either, but we’ve all seen the iconic picture.​ But beyond that, I know … Continue reading

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Newspaper Database Trials (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Libraries in the UW System are trialing three news databases this fall. Your input will help the UW System determine which news database will best support our campus. This product will replace the news content that was lost when the … Continue reading

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The Radium Girls (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The “Young Reader’s Edition” (we also have the adult’s version in either ebook or audiobook) of the compelling and sad story of the employees who painted with radium-laced paint on clock faces to make the numbers glow in the dark. … Continue reading

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A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Far more than a history of a single sporting event, “A Sporting Chance” is at the same time an informative, well-researched and referenced, and uplifting narrative. Author Alexander and illustrator Drummand begin with the Greek surgeon, Galen, who studied the … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Sea Lamprey (New Stuff Tuesday)

When I was growing up in the 1960s, Lakes Michigan beaches were littered with the carcasses of rotting alewives, an invasive species of fish that swarmed the Great Lakes at the time. Little did I know that the sea lamprey, … Continue reading

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Westlaw Campus Research (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Westlaw Campus Research has replaced NexisUni as our legal database. It contains primary and secondary legal sources including statutes, codes, and case law, the American Jurisprudence legal encyclopedia, and the Corpus Juris Secundum. It also contains some business information such … Continue reading

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The Art of Ramona Quimby (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Who remembers Ramona Quimby, Age 8? Or Ramona the Pest? I hope these books are a treasured memory of your childhood, like they are mine. But if they are, chances are, the books you read might have had different illustrations … Continue reading

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