Research Guides: More than just books

Scholar in study, 1700, by Johann Michael Bretschneider (National Museum of Wrocław)
Scholar in study, 1700, by Johann Michael Bretschneider (National Museum of Wrocław)

The Lander College for Women has been one of our most enthusiastic adopters of our Research Guides available through LibGuides. A blog post in 2014 linked 10 of the unique power points available on these guides, but there’s even more great information available.

Most libraries around the world post library guides or pathfinders on their websites that contain the standard gathering of relevant websites, particularly helpful specialized databases, bibliographies of related books, and links to chat or email reference. However what makes Touro’s library guides unique are not only the tailor-made PowerPoint presentations for classes offered at LCW, but the narrative introductions and unique informative essays, charts, outlines and exercises included on our large collection of Jewish studies guides. Continue reading

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Lights! Camera! Action! Video Tutorials from Touro Libraries

Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford with motion picture camera via the Library of Congress

In her book, Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from my Life with Austism, Temple Grandin describes the different learning style she experiences as a result of her autism.  Unlike most people who fully understand language, Dr. Grandin “translates” words into visual images that play in her head like a movie. (See the movie!)    Continue reading