Join us on March 18 at 4:00 pm to welcome Ron Cooper at the Pecan Library – Rainbow Room. Following a reading, Cooper will be signing copies of his book which will be available for sale.
Need to pick an author for a report but don’t know where to start? Gale Literary Database(link), found under Contemporary Authors, is a great way for students who have an idea but need help narrowing down their choices.
A useful feature in Gale Literary Database is the “Dictionary of Literary Biography.” It allows users to find authors by browsing:
Contributed by Gina Otvos, Library Specialist.
The South Texas College Library is proud to debut our second series of READ Posters.
This week we are featuring Dr. Ali Esmaeili and his book recommendations. Dr. Esmaeili serve’s the college as Dean of Bachelor Programs, Interim Division Dean of Math and Science, and Interim Division Dean for Developmental Studies. He has been working at South Texas College since 1990 where he started as a Mathematics Instructor.
We are proud to have a selection of books that Dr. Esmaeili recommends for everyone to read. Check out his selections below!
The Math Book by Clifford Pickover
The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution by Keith Devlin
A Beautiful Mind by Silvia Nasar
The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th Century Science by Alan Lightman
The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi by Mario Livio
The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel
Poet and Mystic: Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi
All STC libraries offer library instruction sessions for classes in every subject. In these sessions we introduce students to the services available at the library. We also show them how to do research at the library using our online catalog and electronic databases. If you are assigning a research project to your students then it is a good idea to bring them over for a library instruction session.
Students who attend these sessions are usually better prepared for doing research than those who do not.
If you are interested in arranging a session for your class then please fill out this online form.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has developed a special project which includes four powerful documentary films The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story.
In honor of Black History Month, STC Libraries will be showing movies throughout the month of February.
|BHM: The Abolitionist||Pecan D-Aud|
|BHM: Slavery by Anther Name||Pecan D-Aud|
|BHM: Slavery by Another Name||MVC Library|
|BHM: Freedom Riders||MVC Library|
|BHM: Freedom Riders – part 1||Starr Library|
|BHM: Freedom Riders – part 2||Starr Library|
In addition to the movies, check out our speaker series for Black History Month by clicking here.
Check out a trailer of the movie Freedom Riders here:
Interested in reading about the newest games from the most popular Video Game publications around like Electronic Gaming Monthly or Computer Gaming World?
Or maybe you’d like to travel back in time and read articles about those 90’s games right at the peak of home console gaming?
Or maybe you’re writing a research paper on one of the most popular hobbies of ALL TIME?
Well, WHO KNEW that South Texas College Library has a database called the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center that has ALL of that and a lot more!!
Once you’re on the database, click on the Indoor Recreation category link and you can select Video Games to bring you a TON of articles dating back all the way from 1997 to the Present from the best Video Game publications in the country! PUSH START and have fun!!
Blog post contributed by Ricardo Rosales.
South Texas College is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of four films chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movement. The powerful documentaries include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150 year effort to achieve equal rights for all.
The set of documentaries include: