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Booth now offers access to Skillshare, an online learning community! Through the Skillshare platform, patrons can independently participate in a variety of training and workshops, including in photography, graphic design, music, marketing, freelancing and much more! Access is free to Booth Library patrons, but a reservation is required. Those interested in using Skillshare may complete […]

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Booth Library has begun a trial to the full suite of primary source digital collections from Accessible Archives. Through this trial, which runs through November 30, users will be able to view and search many historical databases to which we don’t currently subscribe, including: The AMAROC News: America’s Occupation of the Rhineland, 1919-1923America and World […]

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Booth Library has an in-depth collection of resources focusing on cultural acceptance and inclusivity. During 2021, our librarians are featuring research guides on a variety of these topics. In our latest guide, we focus on resources for Jewish Book Month, a celebration of books on Jewish topics that takes place over the thirty days prior […]

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Try-It! Illinois 2021, the annual statewide database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, is now available. Try-It! Illinois offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and participating electronic resource vendors, […]

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The popular MLA Handbook is newly available in electronic form, and Booth Library has acquired a subscription for campus-wide use (including off-campus access for EIU users). MLA Handbook Plus contains the complete text of the 9th edition (2021) of the handbook, which provides guidance on writing research papers and citing sources using MLA Style. Thanks […]

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Booth Library recently upgraded two of our academic databases from EBSCO to better serve researchers. Academic Search Ultimate is EBSCO’s largest multi-disciplinary article database, with over 4800 full-text, non-open-access journals, most of which are peer-reviewed, from over 80 countries.  It also provides access to a curated collection of over 4000 high-quality open access journals and […]

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