The Curious Case of Puerto Rico: Neither a U.S. State nor an Independent Country

| By Mark Mikula | As we pay tribute to the many Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation this Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s reflect on commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which has, throughout its history, held a unique position in its relationship to the United States. Puerto Rico was “discovered” in 1493 … Read more

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

| By Jason Everett | Book banning, one of the oldest and commonly performed practices of censorship, has gone on for centuries. Governments, religious authorities, and other groups have banned books and other works of literature they deem to be offensive for one reason or another. These groups often initiate large-scale book bans. With the … Read more

New Content Added to Testing & Education Reference Center

Dependable Guidance and Research Tool on Careers and Education  With recent updates, Testing & Education Reference Center, powered by Peterson’s, continues to be the most reliable resource for test prep, college readiness, and career development. These supportive eBooks, practice tests, and study guides are enhanced with increased functionality to help students, users and job seekers alike … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in August 2018

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists.   Academic OneFile Carolina Paralegal News (BridgeTower Media Holding Company, LLC) Peer-reviewed Delos: A Journal … Read more

Understanding Suicide Awareness & Prevention Through Gale Resources

| By Tracie Moy | Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and suicide rates have increased by more than 25% in the last two decades1. Acknowledging for every suicide there are 25 attempts that aren’t fatal, you realize the extent of our current mental health crisis. Suicide awareness and … Read more

Maine State Library Provides Residents Free Access to New Digital Resources

The mission of the Maine State Library is to help people, make their libraries stronger, and transform information into knowledge. To further their mission, the Maine State Library recently teamed up with Gale to provide free access to Gale digital resources to all Maine citizens. Watch as James Ritter, Maine State Librarian, speaks to the new partnership, bringing access … Read more

Couple Gets a Second Chance at Pueblo Public Library

Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries from coast to coast. This summer, Pueblo City-County Library District will graduate their first class of Career Online … Read more