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Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month is observed September 15th through October 15th. Celebrate Latinx art and culture by checking out some of the Latinx writers that can be found in our library’s electronic collections!

Behind the Scenes of Book Conservation: Mich. Ms. 152

Mich. Ms. 152, lower edge, before treatment. 2/27/2019

There are many beautiful and fascinating medieval and Renaissance manuscripts that can be viewed in the reading room of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Out of the hundreds of manuscripts found at U-M, copied in many languages and representing various cultural traditions, including those of western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam, I will be focusing on Mich. Ms. 152, an extraordinary medieval manuscript containing St. Augustine's De doctrina christiana.

How Undergraduates Evaluate Sources

Photo of a card sorting exercise, with 5 columns of content attached to a wall.

Source evaluation is an important skill in our information landscape, which is why librarians teach this concept to students during course-integrated information literacy sessions. As part of an IMLS grant, our research team is conducting a two part study to understand the impact of library instruction on students’ evaluation of sources. In this post, we discuss the use of a questionnaire and role-playing interviews to learn more about students’ confidence in their evaluation abilities.

The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss

Cover of The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss

The Whiskey Rebels is a historical thriller set in the years following the American Revolution, told by two main characters in alternating chapters. Ethan Saunders was a spy during the Revolutionary War, but his career was ruined after he was falsely accused of treason. Seeking to redeem his reputation, he attempts to foil a plot against Alexander Hamilton's Bank of the United States. Joan Maycott is the widow of a man who discovered a new method of distilling whiskey, only to have her...

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