Submitted by Law Library on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:59am
Tired of adding more print materials to your already overloaded backpack? Not want to add one more book to your bookshelf, which is coming unscrewed by sheer weight? Well, EBL the eBook Library may be the answer. According to ebrary’s 2011 Global Student Ebook Survey, more than 74% of students use eBooks for research and class assignments.
Through membership in the MALLCO Law Library Consortium, the Immel Law Library now has access to EBL's law collection containing over 11,000 titles. If you are a SLU LAW student, faculty or staff member you can access the EBL Collection on site or remotely through the SLU online catalog. To do this, however you must first register on-site in Scott Hall. Make sure you have downloaded Adobe Digital Edition on your computer or the Bluefire Reader App on your mobile device to view the books.
More specifics regarding the EBL collection will become available to you after you register under the Details tab, such as how much you can print or copy. Users will notice that you will have a browsing time of 5 minutes on an eBook, and then you can check it out to read online, download, print or copy. The checkout periods are for 24 hours, 7 days, or even 14 days. Each checkout counts toward the eventual permanent purchase of the eBook by the Library.
If you represent a journal or you are a faculty member, you should let your liaison or library staff know that you want to purchase the book. This will save costs for the library and will allow for unlimited simultaneous use immediately.
We certainly hope you take advantage of this great resource. Stop by the library and ask us if you have questions!
If the journal is physically available at Law, you will be able to go to the shelf and retrieve the material.
If there is “SLU Full Text” link you will be able to click on that link to see if your article is available full text through one of our databases.
If available at Pius Library, the Medical Center Library, or at the Locust Street Facility:
Place a request using the ILLiad interlibrary loan system. You can login here.
If not available at a SLU library:
Visit the Reference Desk to talk with one of our Reference Librarians. They will help ensure the accuracy of your citation and make sure you are on the right searching path. Once you have exactly what you are looking for, place a request using ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system. You can login here.
The best coming-of-age novels make me laugh and cry. They bring me out of my comfort zone, and force me to actively engage with a life that is so different than my own. Sherman Alexie’s semi-autobiographical novel does all of these things, and does so beautifully. This is a book I want to see in every teen’s hands, not taken away!
Reasons for being challenged/banned: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
Submitted by Law Library on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:47pm
Law Library Volunteer
When I scan through the “Banned Books” lists, they read more like lists of “Books I Have Read and Loved”, “Books I have Bought and/or Read to My Children” and “Books I Need to Get From the Library”. I wonder if the “book banners” realize what a favor they are doing for the book marketers and librarians – and that they have probably lured more than a few kids into reading who would never have done so but for the “forbidden fruit”?
I think I first read Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, in high school and since then, it has been one of my favorite books. Published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is Bradbury’s cautionary tale of what can happen to a society that no longer values diverse viewpoints in books or accepts independent or critical thought. Though censorship was a common theme in Bradbury’s work, he was really concerned about people disconnecting from each other through technology that blocked physical relationships. That a book about book banning, censorship, and government control of information has itself been banned is, to me, the ultimate irony.
Reasons for being challenged/banned: offensive language, religion
I read The Glass Castle after reading Jeannette Walls’ book Half-Broke Horses because I was interested in learning about her childhood experiences. The Glass Castle shows the reader life is about choice and how those choices affect the people around us. Without the freedom to read students cannot learn, converse, and therefore be able to make educated choices about the life they are about to lead.
Reasons for being challenged/banned: offensive language, sexually explicit
I had to read a banned book for a high school literature class and I read The Handmaid's Tale. The Handmaid's Tale has an interesting twist on what this country could be like...a very disturbing twist. I'm not sure who originally said this but I agree this is why books should not be banned: "banning books is banning ideas...from banning ideas, oppression is an easy step."
Reasons for being challenged/banned: sexuality, suicide, drinking, drugs, smoking, profanity, attacks on Christian religion