Monday, June 30, 2014

Reduced Library Hours

Twin Cities Library will have reduced hours the first two weeks of July, and we'll be closed over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Please visit our hours webpage to see when we're open. Have a safe and happy July 4th holiday weekend!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

New SuperSearch Features: Research Starters

Like Wikipedia, but want to get your information from a reliable source? Have a difficult research topic and don’t know where to start? The Library has recently implemented Research Starters in SuperSearch, to help with those tricky research situations!

Research Starters provide summary articles for popular topics that are authoritative and suitable for use in academic papers. These articles provide links to related topics, as well as short bibliographies to help with further research. Research Starter summary articles will always appear on the top of the results list for popular topics.

So get started on that big research project today, with this great new resource from the Twin Cities Library!

To learn more about the development and implementation of Research Starters, check out Library Journal’s recent article about them!

Monday, June 02, 2014

June 2014 New Books

Did you know that there are a bunch of great holidays to celebrate in June?  In addition to big ones like Father's Day (June 15th) and the beginning of Ramadan (June 28th), there are less common mini-holidays, from National Repeat Day (June 3rd) to Meteor Day (June 30th).  So stop by and celebrate all month long with these fantastic new books at the library! 

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Brown, Peter C. 

The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology
Comer, Jonathan S.

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Creswell, John W.

Supervision of Instruction: A Developmental Approach
Glickman, Carl D.

Developmental Teacher Evaluation
Harris, Ben M.

Mermaid and the Minotaur
Dinnerstein, Dorothy

Civilization and Its Discontents
Freud, Sigmund

Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Third Edition: Survey Design, Use, and Statistical Analysis Methods
Hayes, Bob E.

Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design
Krum, Randy

Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling
Lankow, Jason

Teacher evaluation: Improvement, accountability, and effective learning
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin

Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics, and Change
Mikulince, Mario

NCMHCE Secrets Study Guide: Exam Review for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination 

Smarter Brains (video)

A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
Strong, Marilee

Evaluating Teaching: A Guide to Current Thinking and Best Practice
Stronge, James H.

Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation (video)
Swimme, Brian Thomas

Principles and Practices for Effective Teacher Evaluation
Valentine, Jerry