Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Blind Date with a Book!

Visit the library's leisure reading collection and take a chance on literary love! You can't judge a book by its cover--the brown paper wrapping gives a few hints to help you decide if you and the book are a good match! Books can be checked out at the circulation desk.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tech Talks Coming February 10: Call for Speakers

Tech Talks: An Evening of Digital Humanities and MakerSpace Lightning Talks

Date: February 10
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: UC Theater

Call for speakers deadline: January 29
Sign up here!

Hunter Library and the Technology Commons are seeking speakers for 7-minute lightning talks on the topics of Digital Humanities, digital scholarship, and the Maker movement. This is a fun, informal event for the WCU community to share and learn from each other. Let’s spark innovation and collaboration on campus!

Not sure what to talk about? How about…

  • Map making in the classroom
  • Using microcontrollers to collect data
  • Creating digital exhibits
  • Recording and editing podcasts
  • Making infographics and data visualizations
  • Other projects that use digital tools or embrace the maker/DIY ethic

What’s a lightning talk? It’s short (less than 7 minutes), the slides are done
Pecha Kucha style (20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each), and feature mostly images (as few words as possible).

Learn more about digital humanities
Learn more about making at WCU

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Skene, Digital Initiatives Librarian,

Thursday, January 07, 2016

New Resource: SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

With SAGE Research Methods, researchers can explore their chosen method across the depth and breadth of content, expanding or refining their search as needed; read online, print, or email full-text content; utilize suggested related methods and links to related authors from SAGE Research Methods' robust library and unique features; and even share their own collections of content through Methods Lists. SAGE Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and "Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos.

For Tips and Tutorials, please click here

Monday, December 21, 2015

New Books & Films received in November 2015

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in November 2015.

Please browse the full list.

The chronicles of Narnia. Prince Caspian  [videorecording] 
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Burbank, CA: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2008]

John R. Searle,
Seeing things as they are: a theory of perception
New York: Oxford University Press, 2015
WCU NEW BOOKS B828.45 .S425 2015

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
Anne Frank: the Anne Frank House authorized graphic biography
New York: Hill and Wang, 2010

 Andrew Biemiller,
Words worth teaching: closing the vocabulary gap   
Columbus, OH : McGraw-Hill SRA, c2010
WCU CMC PRO LB1574.5 .B486 2010

Pink Floyd
The dark side of the moon [sound recording]
Parlophone Records Ltd., a Warner Music Group Company

New Resource: Science News via Flipster


Stay up to date on the latest breakthroughs in science and technology with Flipster the digital magazine solution that provides users with easy access to Science News.The magazine of the Society for Science & the Public (SSP), Science News is dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education and to promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement.

Users can download the Flipster app – available through the iTunes store for the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini and on the Google Play store for Android phones and tablets–to access Science News magazine for offline reading or view Science News on your desktop here.