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The Importance of Sleep

04.7.2014
As a third shift worker, I know all about the importance of sleep. Do you? Check out these videos from Films on Demand about sleep and dreams. If you don’t find anything interesting, you might still be able to use them to lull you into a restful state. Sleep: An Overview Presented by psychologist Steve […]
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What did the New York Times say about Solomon Northup in 1853?

03.28.2014
12 Years a Slave recently received the Oscar for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards. Before this film, you might never have heard about Solomon Northup or his book, first published in 1853, on which the movie was based. Just a few weeks after Solomon’s freedom was restored, even before his book came out, […]
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North Carolina Literary Festival, April 3-6

03.27.2014
If you enjoy reading and books, you may want to check out the North Carolina Literary Festival at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at N.C. State University from April 3-6. This is a free event open to the public, and it is hosted every year by the libraries of either the University of North […]
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On display: Women’s History Month

03.26.2014
Celebrate Women’s History Month at Smith Library! We’ve put together a display with book selections in honor of this month. Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History […]
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March New Releases and more DVD recommendations

03.20.2014
I am sure many HPULibraries patrons know that you can check out up to 3 DVDs (2 Television Shows) on the first floor of Smith Library, for academic and personal viewing. But what many of you might not know is that I make an HPU Libraries Film Resource Guide found off of the HPU Libraries […]
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My Age of Enlightenment: Creating a Research Guide

Knowledge or learning that remains hidden from view is dull and lifeless. Ideas that are regularly tested, examined, and exposed to scrutiny morph into new ideas. Starting in England in the 17th century, the outpouring of creativity that emerged during the Age of the Enlightenment is an example of how a series of ideas and […]
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Things to do in the library (other than study)

02.25.2014
Students, we know you need a break! In no particular order, here are our suggestions:   1. Join our Book Club, and read the next book, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer!     2. Have a coffee and enjoy a magazine on the Learning Commons balcony.         3. Borrow all of our […]
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The Faculty Publications Project

02.18.2014
HPU Libraries is building the Faculty Publication Collection to showcase the creative and academic work of our faculty. The project has two major components: first, any monographs (books), musical albums, photography, and other works of art that we can obtain are placed on display in Smith library for the entire campus to enjoy. Currently, we […]
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The small, browsable collections of yesterday, still worth another look

02.17.2014
For years, being a small academic library meant that we had multiple physical book collections. Like other libraries, we had a main collection of books, and we had a reference collection of specialty resources. However, small libraries such as High Point College would often spin off singular collections so that patrons could easily browse and […]
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New Resource: Ethnographic Video Online

02.12.2014
HPU Libraries recently purchased a subscription to: Ethnographic Video Online: Volume 1 Ethnographic Video Online: Volume 2 This streaming resource contains more than 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries related to the study of human culture and behavior, including previously unpublished footage from anthropologists and ethnographers in the field. Ethnography, simply put, is the […]
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