Our Leonard Cohen material here.
Leonard Cohen got his start as a novelist but was best known for being a singer-songwriter. Notable songs included Dance Me To the End of Love, Hallelujah, and Bird on a Wire.
Gravelly-voiced, erudite, witty and puckish by turns, Cohen was beloved by millions of fans.
Here’s our list of databases that provide information on grants, scholarships, awards and other sources of funding.
Important information for graduate students and professors!
The November 2016 edition of the University Library’s eNews provides
research tips and information about collections and events at Alkek Library
and the Round Rock campus library.
Be sure to check out the information about hours during finals and stress-relief
activities, including therapy dogs and coloring pages.
also accessible at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6357
In this edition:
Director’s Message: What’s Next at Alkek? Part 2
Finals Stress Relief! Therapy Dogs, Coloring Pages, and More
Step Up Your Research: Need Research Help? Ask A Librarian!
Meet Our Staff: Hithia Davis, CMES Assistant
Copyright Corner: Take Advantage of the Copyright Permission Service
News From the North: Once Upon a Time, Such as Now
Collections Spotlight: Let Us Help You Find Your Book on the Shelf
Making the Catalog a Better Browsing Tool!
At the Wittliff Collections: Come See ANSEL ADAMS: THIS WEEK ONLY!
Texas State University History: Taylor-Murphy’s Musical Past
Alkek Library will be closed Nov. 24-26. We will reopen Sunday, Nov 27 at 10am and close 3am.
Online Practice Tests Here (GMAT, GRE, more)
If you want to ace that standardized test, check out these links. Study from a book or take a sample test from our databases.
Annual Reviews is a wonderful database that presents bibliographic essays on your academic topic. These essays will explain our current state of understanding the topic as well as listing the important articles and books that you need to read.
These essays provide an effective means of context and deeper understanding of the problem you are researching. You didn’t have to read a sketchy Wikipedia article either!
All Walter Kirn books here
Walter Kirn is an American novelist and journalist who has written for several prominent magazines as well as being the author of Up In The Air (which was made into an excellent film starring George Clooney).
His most recent book is Blood Will Out (link to a review of the book, signin required) – a fascinating nonfiction account of his relationship with a con man with a murderous past. Excerpt from the review linked above:
“Powerful people fell for a man who said he had a master key to Rockefeller Center.Kirn was targeted for something else. At certain moments of lucidity, Kirn self-flagellates over his phony pal, and the reader feels a little sorry for him. (Yeah, yeah, but first: “In 1975, when I was twelve, my family packed a U-Haul van, snapped a Yale padlock on its rear loading door, and left predictable rural Minnesota for burgeoning, anarchic Phoenix.” Even Walter Kirn‘s hardware is pedigreed.) Kirn writes, “Maybe my egotism was a homing beacon. Maybe it made me a more attractive mark.”
This was the central characteristic of Rockefeller’s frauds–and Crowe’s, and Chichester’s, if not Gerhart’s: their puffed-up prey. The prey who needed some insecurity polished by having nobility, American or otherwise, within their lives. There were the wealthy old ladies threatened by the middle-class-ification of their town. There were the Wall Street men who wanted to employ a broker who was to-the-manor-born and had connections in Hollywood. Then there was the management consultant who wound up leading her firm’s work for Michael Bloomberg and Charles Schumer; her Rockefeller connection could not have hurt her there. And of course there was the educated, snobby journalist on the make, looking for a story and an entrée into society. The people who accepted Gerhartsreiter in his various grandiose guises had hustles of their own. Powerful people within a nation ostensibly impervious to aristocracy fell for a man who said he had a master key to Rockefeller Center. Gerhartsreiter’s joke was on them.”
All Bob Dylan material here.
Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. That is not too much of a stretch, given the depth and density of his musical lyrics.
What’s your favorite Dylan lyric? Mine is “saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it.”
What if there are two are more common or related words and you want to include both of them in your search? You’ll use parentheses – it works like an algebraic equation.
You enter your search into the database like so:
Example (blue or harvest) moon. You’ll get results that include blue and moon and harvest and moon.
(Soviet or Russia) “Cold War”
You’ll get results that include Soviet and “Cold War” AND Russia and “Cold War.”
If you have been doing searches like blue or harvest moon, you’ll get results back that feature only the word blue together with results that mix harvest and moon. No blue moon exactly, just blue….skies, bells, tooth, etc…
The parentheses make sure (those words go together.)