Get to Know InfoGuides

Believe it or not, your friendly librarians do not live at the library. For those times in the middle of the night when you’re in need of assistance, check to see if we have an InfoGuide that meets your needs.

infoguides bannerWhat: InfoGuides are librarian-created websites. They are often created for a specific class or subject and contain library resources related to that class or subject. Topics include English 111, Citation Styles, Finding Statistics, Dental Hygiene, and more.

Who: We have created InfoGuides for students, faculty, and staff to use. Anyone can access any of the guides.

Why: We create InfoGuides with the needs of our students, faculty, and staff in mind. The guides exist to help you navigate library resources that are relevant to your academic needs. Each InfoGuide is customized and contains credible information.

When: 24/7/365! You can access InfoGuides absolutely any time you want.

Where: There are several ways to access InfoGuides.

If you have suggestions on future class, subject, or topic guides you’d like us to add, please let us know!

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Listen to the rockets and the roar–and the words

nasa-logo-640You can listen to and download sounds from early space flights and current missions on NASA’s new SoundCloud account. Hear the noises of the Solar System & Beyond, Rocket Engine, Space shuttle mission, Mercury and Apollo, and more. Make your computer shout, “Houston, we have a problem” every time you make an error. Check out https://soundcloud.com/nasa

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Citing Social Media

Brown Library's Social Media Presence

Brown Library’s Social Media Presence

Just about everyone uses social media in some capacity these days. In many cases, using social media content in an academic assignment is not an option. If you are allowed to use it, though, you need to know how to cite it. Aditi Rao, a Technology Coach in Texas, has compiled MLA and APA citation guidelines for some popular social media sites into one handy chart.

As always, refer to the appropriate style manual for exact details. You may also visit the Reference Department or the Writing Center in the Brown Library building for citation assistance.

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Learn to code…or do math ….through apps

codeacademy khan-logo-vertical-transparentWant to learn more about HTML & CSS? Maybe even create a website using code?

Visit www.codecademy.com, a site devoted to teaching code to all of us. The HTML & CSS course takes seven hours and already has 4.5 million students enrolled. The app’s free and was one of “10 Best Apps for Students” listed in the September issue of Family Circle magazine.

Another good free app: Khan Academy offers instruction in everything from simple math to quantum physics. The other eight from Family circle include some free, or with low fees. Especially of interest are Solar Walk and Mindsnacks U.S. Geography.

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Roanoke Valley Regional Community Awareness Seminars

The next Roanoke Valley Regional Community Awareness Seminars will be held on:

  • October 15, Roanoke Police Academy, 5401 Barnes Avenue NW
  • October 16, Vinton War Memorial, 814 East WAshington Avenue
  • October 21, Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard

These seminars will focus on heroin use in the Roanoke Valley and will assist with knowing the warning signs, knowing the dangers and discussing prevention and treatment options. All seminars are 6:30-8pm.

Heroin usage is on the rise across the state and has been in the news a fair amount recently. Attend one of the above seminar sessions to become familiar with important information regarding this addiction. Your involvement today could potentially save the life of a loved one tomorrow.

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