Monthly Archives: August 2014

100 Years ago TODAY – The Guns of August

Exactly 100 years ago today, the Battle of Tannenberg (August 26 – August 30, 1914) began, marking the first great clash between the armies of Imperial Germany and Tsarist Russia.

The First World War, whose centennial we mark this year, was a series of cataclysmic events which continue to shape the world we live in today.

If you are interested in finding out more concerning the causes and consequences of the calamitous events of 1914-1918, your Consortium Library has the resources and skilled researchers to assist you.

Contact a reference librarian and get started.

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More than meets the eye at ARLIS

ARLIS is the “Mother Lode of Alaska Resources Information” and has collections you won’t find anywhere else.  Many of these can be discovered through its Hidden Collections Guide which describes resources that you can use with finding aids and assistance from ARLIS librarians.  Whether you’re interested in geology, education, art, environmental studies, climate change, anthropology, the 1964 Alaska earthquake, or the proposed Pebble Mine and more, click on the link below to learn about treasures available to you through ARLIS.

http://www.arlis.org/category/collection-spotlight/

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Textbooks and the UAA/APU Consortium Library

Your class requires a $100 textbook. You go to the library to see if you might be able to get it there but they do not have it.

What should you do? The Library does not purchase textbooks due to the frequent changes in editions.

Luckily, we have some options for you:

1) Check with the circulation desk to see if the book was put on reserve for your class. Make sure you give the people at the desk the course name and/or instructor last name. Or you can check yourself by going to the Library Catalog and looking for the course by instructor name, course ID or title.

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2) Check if you are able to rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.

 

3) Try one of the websites listed in our Textbook guide to rent, download, buy used, or try an open textbook.

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