Featured Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald & William Faulkner

 

Prolific authors F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner are remembered on their birthdays this weekend.

Fitzgerald, born September 24, 1896, penned such famous works as The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and This Side of Paradise.

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Faulkner, born September 25, 1897, wrote Southern literature such as The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and As I Lay Dying.

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Be sure to check out these author collections and more at the library.

Spotlight on the OED

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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from Dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the process of its first major revision. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals, each time subtly adjusting our image of the English language.

The library holds a current subscription to the OED. To access this resource, click on the “Databases, E-Books, & Media” on the library website (www.uu.edu/library). The OED is listed under the “Databases” tab.

 

Matthew Lee Closing Reception & Lecture

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Artist Matthew Lee will have a closing reception and lecture on Friday, September 23rd at 4:30pm on the third floor of The Logos. Lee’s artwork was displayed in The Logos during the summer. The artwork is available for purchase, and the prices are listed by each painting’s title.

How To Find Books From Goodreads

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Did you know that Goodreads can show you whether or not its books are in our library? Goodreads helps connect readers to books they will enjoy; the site also publishes book reviews and ratings. Goodreads links to the Union library’s catalog, which will indicate a book’s availability.

How does this work? Let’s take the book The Essential Kierkegaard for example.

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A search on Goodreads for The Essential Kierkegaard will bring up its specific page, which contains the book’s cover, copyright, and a brief synopsis. Beneath the synopsis, there is an option to “Get a copy.” By clicking the “Libraries” button, Goodreads will link to the Union library catalog, which will then give the call number and location for the The Essential Kierkegaard. You can then go to the library to find the book, either by using the call number (B4372 .E5 2000) to locate the book yourself or by asking a librarian for help.

If you already use Goodreads, you can now easily see if the books you’ve liked on the website are located in the Union library.

 

Wi-Fi Information

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Curious about using Union’s wi-fi? The UU_Wireless wi-fi is free to use for students, faculty, and guests on campus. The policy is outlined below:

Wireless Access Point Policy

  • No personally-owned wireless access points are to be connected to the University network.
  • Any unapproved access point discovered in operation and connected to the University network is subject to being disabled and/or removed immediately and indefinitely.

For any wi-fi or computer related questions, visit the I.T. Help Desk or the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library.