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Banned Books Week 2016

The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read.

The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. The 2016 celebration will be held September 25-October 1.

A complete list of Banned Book Week events at Canisius.

Faculty Resources and Services

information literacy: research, critical thinking, technology competencyThe library supports the information literacy efforts of departments, faculty, and individual courses. Our librarians strive to provide transformative learning experiences for your students through in-person and online instruction, tailored online resource guides to meet your course goals, and offering assignment and teaching tools that you can employ in your courses.

Each department has been provided a library liaison to serve as your contact in the library to ensure your students have access to needed resources, such as suggesting purchases for Course Reserves. We also provide services such as Interlibrary Loan and ConnectNY to support your own research. For more information, please see our Faculty Resources Guide for all of our offerings to support campus-wide information literacy skills.

Finding Articles with Google Scholar

You are at the point in your research where you need to find scholarly articles. Wouldn’t it be nice to use something like the Google searches you are used to, but with the added benefit that the search returned links to scholarly articles in many of the Library’s databases?

The search results also let you know where to find more recent research, find related research, and even give you a citation in MLA, APA, or Chicago style!

For guidance, check out the Library’s research guide on Google Scholar to set up access to Canisius databases and learn more about using Google Scholar for your research.

Citing YouTube Videos, Blogs, Tweets, and Facebook Posts

internet.jpgYou just finished writing your research paper and realized that you used sources that cannot be cited as a book or article.  

 

Now what?   

 

Well, both MLA and APA have guidelines for citing these types of sources.  Below are some examples.

 

 

   

 

Teachbytes “Social Media Citation Guide”



More atypical citation examples can be found for APA,  MLA and for Standardized Test Review in APA format.

Curriculum Center

curriculum centerThe Curriculum Center is one of the library’s most unique and popular collections. It is a specialized collection of PreK- 12 materials that all majors may find useful. Materials in the Curriculum Center include books, big books, toys, puppets, games, unit & lesson plans, movies, textbooks, activity books, kits, fiction books, non-fiction books, and educational e-books that you can borrow. These items may be used to enrich and add interest to lesson plans or presentations, to students or adults, in a range of subject areas or situations.

The center has a large fiction collection that includes many of the new young adult series. Our non-fiction collection has numerous animal books that may be of interest to ABEC majors. The center has some high school level textbooks that may assist you in your introductory courses, ex, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus. Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Counseling majors may find the materials helpful when connecting with clients. There is a potential use with virtually any field or major.

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