New Resource: American Fiction, 1774-1920

amfictionAmerican Fiction, 1774-1920 encompasses more than 17,5000 works of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I, including thousands never before available online. This digital collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the 18th and 19h centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith’s American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, comprising nearly three-quarters of all adult fiction published in the United States during this time period.

Explore the development of American literature in a changing culture through novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, allegories, travel accounts and sketches.

August Featured Resource: Book Review Index Plus

Book Review Index Plus indexes reviews from scholarly and popular English-language journals from 1965 to the present, primarily in the fields of general fiction and non-fiction, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Searching is possible by author or title of the book under review, or by the journal in which the review appeared. Advanced Search allows combining author, title, and journal, and also permits searching by reviewer, illustrator, publisher, and additional limiting by length of review, refereed journals only, date, and full-text reviews.

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Enjoy Popular Fiction During Thanksgiving Break

Looking for something new to read? Our Popular Reading Collection is a combination of best sellers, popular fiction, non-fiction and biographies. This collection is located near the University Center entrance and books are available for a 28-day check out. Be sure and get your leisure reading before you leave for Thanksgiving Break.

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Insurgent / Veronica Roth

Accused : a Rosato & Associates novel / Lisa Scottoline

Bridget Jones : mad about the boy / Helen Fielding

The goldfinch / Donna Tartt

Identical / Scott Turow

The Night Guest / Fiona McFarlane

The Rosie project / Graeme Simsion

The signature of all things / Elizabeth Gilbert

Solo: a James Bond novel / William Boyd

Sycamore Row / John Grisham

Fangirl / Rainbow Rowell

The Unknowns / Gabriel Roth

The Lowland / Jhumpa Lahiri

Tumbledown : a novel / Robert Boswell

Ocean at the end of the lane / Neil Gaiman

Who asked you? / Terry McMillan

It happens in the dark / Carol O’Connell

The last runaway / Tracy Chevalier

The aviator’s wife : a novel / Melanie Benjamin

Cinnamon roll murder / Joanne Fluke

The pigeon pie mystery / Julia Stuart

The help / Kathryn Stockett

The Lincoln conspiracy : a novel / Timothy O’Brien

Rizzoli & Isles : last to die : a novel / Tess Gerritsen

Notorious nineteen / Janet Evanovich

Popular Reading Collection: New Titles

Our Popular Reading Collection is a combination of best sellers, popular fiction, non-fiction and biographies. This collection is located near the University Center entrance and books are available for a 28-day check out. Highlights of latest titles added to our Popular Reading Collection:

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Daddy’s gone a hunting / Mary Higgins Clark

All you could ask for / Mike Greenberg

A Dying fall / Elly Griffiths

12th of never / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Unintended consequences / Stuart Woods

Big data : a revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think / Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor

Your survival instinct is killing you : retrain your brain to conquer fear, make better decisions, and thrive in the 21st century / Schoen, Marc

In the kingdom of the sick : a social history of chronic illness in America / Laurie Edwards

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother / Julia Sweeney

Jumpstart to skinny : the simple 3-week plan for supercharged weight loss / Bob Harper

Fast metabolism diet : eat more food and lose more weight / Haylie Pomroy

It’s all good : delicious, easy recipes that will make you look good and feel great / Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen

The wow factor: insider style secrets for every body and every budget / Stafford, Jacqui

Liberace extravaganza! / Connie Furr Soloman and Jan Jewett

American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things / Bob Dotson

The Girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II / Denise Kiernan

Let me tell you something : life as a real housewife, tough-love mother, and street-smart businesswoman / Caroline Manzo

Instant mom / Nia Vardalos

New Resource: Book Review Index Plus

We have added a new online resource to our electronic resources collection. Book Review Index Plus indexes reviews from scholarly and popular English-language journals from 1965 to the present, primarily in the fields of general fiction and non-fiction, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Searching is possible by author or title of the book under review, or by the journal in which the review appeared. Advanced Search allows combining author, title, and journal, and also by reviewer, illustrator, publisher, and additional limiting by length of review, refereed journals only, date, and full-text reviews.

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Got Questions? Ask a Librarian

Read any good books lately?

Finals are finished. Your research paper’s been turned in. The semester is over! It’s time to put down your textbook, log off of GALILEO, and curl up with a good book. Now, you can find that book at your CSU Library.

In April, the Library launched the Popular Reading Collection. The addition of this collection was partially in response to student comments and requests for more leisure reading materials. The Popular Reading Collection is located just inside the Library’s University Center entrance directly opposite the Circulation Desk, and includes bestselling authors, popular biography, general nonfiction, hobbies, self-improvement and much more.

In order to check out books over the summer, students must be registered and paid for the summer semester. If you have any questions or need to determine if your library account is active, please call the Circulation Desk at 678-466-4345.

Here’s a sample of what you can expect to find in the Popular Reading Collection:

Assassin by Ted Bell
Beading Vintage-style Jewelry by Marty Stevens Heebner
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
The 5th horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down by Jennifer Hudson
The Husband by Dean Koontz
Low Down and Dirty: a novel by Vickie Stringer
Lucille, the life of Lucille Ball by Kathleen Brady
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Obama, the Historic Front Pages created by David Elliot Cohen
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva
The Royals by Kitty Kelly
Sidney Poitier, Man, Actor, Icon by Aram Goudsouzian

The next time you are on Main Street UC, make a quick stop at the Library to pick up a good book – just for fun.