Welcome, and welcome back!
Here we go again… September. Start of term. Some things to get you off on the right foot…
The Library launched a new website. We think it is much easier to navigate, and it works well on all sorts of different devices. We hope you feel the same!
Come visit the library to print, scan, borrow laptops, book study rooms, use our computers, or just say hi!
Starting your research?
OCtopus is the search box that you see on the main page. It searches many places at once, for books, articles, and media, and is a great place to start your research.
The Research & Subject Guides tab has many librarian-created guides to help you find authoritative sources for your research, as well as tips on how to evaluate sources and avoid plagiarism!
Our citation guides can help you figure out the complexities of citing your sources in different formats: APA, MLA, Chicago and more…
Some books about about how to be a successful student:
Our friends over at UBC Library’s Small Business Accelerator are tweeting summer reading recommendations, using the hashtag #sbalibrary.
We’ve been inspired! Here are some of those business books that are available in the OC Library:
And for even more summer reading lists, see the recent post by OC Library News.
Now go grab a book, pack a beach bag and get out there and read! [*or, grab a book and find a nook in your local coffee shop, if thunderstorms are threatening your beach reading]
The back to school ads are upon us, and with the school year just around the corner we all need a few things to keep our minds in summer mode for the last few weeks.
Below are some great reading lists that cover a range of topics in business, and that are not all heavy in content.
10 Business Books For Your Summer Reading List from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
A Summer 2015 Reading List For Creative Leaders from Forbes
Here are some previous business summer reading picks that are in the library, click on the images to find out where each book is in the library.
And don’t forget Mark Zuckerberg’s A Year of Books List, several of which the library has. Check out a few below…
Exams are upon us, and you’re probably already anticipating the break from school and stress, although holidays can bring on their own type of stress, with parties, gifts, visiting family and friends all becoming competing priorities. You are looking forward to winding down, but did you know: research shows that reading can be a great way to de-stress, while also improving your cognitive abilities and your understanding of other people?
This Wall Street Journal article discusses some of the known benefits of reading and suggests putting aside 30 minutes a day with a good book. We have plenty of books in the library to help you out with that. Check out my suggestions, some of which come from the Financial Times business book awards in the last couple years:
Here are some new titles available in the library, for more summer reading:
Happy reading 🙂