Friday, February 28, 2014

Recurring Reference Question:
I have a marketing project to do, and I found a report on Google, but it costs $$$$. What should I do?

Market research reports that one finds via Google, with price tags attached, are typically produced by private market research firms. The Sawyer Library does not have access to these reports.

However, the library does subscribe to several online resources which can provide market and consumer information. Have a look at the library's guide to Marketing and Advertising Resources, and in particular take note of Euromonitor's Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database).)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snow Daze: The Winter of our Discontent

Instead of fighting with February, why not embrace the season with some icy classics? Check out these frost-covered books in Sawyer Library.

Kawabata's Snow Country
This is a love story - of sorts - set in the deep drifts of northern Japan.
Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars
A murder mystery set in Puget Sound, with historical background in WWII Japanese-American internment camps.
Wharton's Ethan Frome
A classic story of lost love, set in rural New England.

Hemingway's Snows of Kilimanjaro
A collection of short stories by Papa Hemingway.
Snow Caves for Fun and Survival
For all your igloo-building needs.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ideas for Research Papers

Are you looking for ideas for a research paper, which relates in some way to psychology, education, or the study of the brain and its functions? The following book is highly recommended:

"Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain," by Maryanne Wolf.

From the book's back cover: "Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts."

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Change of hours, Wednesday February 5, 2014

Sawyer Library will be closed Wednesday, February 5 due to the snow storm.