• Literature

    There’s nothing like a short story!

    Kevin Barry – Library Director Nothing relaxes and quenches the thirsty mind like a quick read before dozing off at night.  There are plenty of yarns numbering only four and five pages long.  Some pack a wallop and some sooth the soul.  Reading something short just for fun before bedtime is both healthy and habit-forming! Get addicted quickly by going to the Ohrstrom Library Catalog.  Type in Short Stories, American and hit “Subject”. Need a specific recommendation?  Begin with 60 Stories by Donald Barthelme (Fiction B28) and turn directly to his short story, The School (pp. 309-312).  It is not only hilarious, but forces the reader to ask, “What’s grammar…

  • Databases,  Literature,  Web Resources

    Recreational Reading: Spotlight on EBSCO NoveList

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Are you looking for a great recreational read over the break but have already devoured everything by your favorite author?  Would you like to find books of a similar nature written by different authors?  If so, try searching NoveList through EBSCO and you may discover new favorites. 1) Click HERE to visit Ohrstrom Library’s website and select EBSCO from the database menu. 2) Then select NoveList (over to the right, see below). This database will allow you to find author “read-alikes” specific to your subject criteria. 3) Conduct a search of your favorite author. 4) Select a title retrieved from your search.  Then, click on…