Salem Health

Need real medical information for personal or academic use? Try Salem Health online. The Salem Health has been described as an excellent "mix of accessibility and depth," and is designed to be used for both student and general readers. Salem Health covers diseases, treatments, and anatomy, all in a straightforward style. Nursing students give Salem Health high praise for its excellent overviews of medical conditions and descriptions of the systems of the body. Salem Health can be accessed through the main Databases page on the library website. Directions for on- and off-campus access…continue reading →

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

The world is spiraling out of control, changing at an alarming rate; the environment is failing, as are the social contracts that hold society together. And then, the apocalypse comes, a waterless flood that destroys most humans on planet earth. The Year of the Flood tells the story of this catastrophe, the before and after, through the very personal stories of two strong female characters, each spared from the catastrophe by being accidentally locked in their place of work. Toby is trapped in a spa (AnooYoo, full of soaps and health bars.) Ren…continue reading →

All About Oscar

80 Years of Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards is Robert Osborne's latest update to a series of histories he began when the Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1978. Osborne, a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and long time host of the Turner Classic Movies network, is also the official historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His genial manner and non-confrontational style make him the perfect choice for this detailed account of the Academy's long history. Readers will find it an excellent reference. It begins with…continue reading →

Summer Reading Series: Greasy Rider by Greg Melville

Subtitled "two dudes, one fry-oil-powered car, and a cross-country search for a greener future," Greasy Rider mixes the adventure of a cross country road trip with stories from the ecological side of America. Author Greg Melville converts his 1995 Mercedes diesel to run on used cooking oil. So enthralled with his "new" vehicle, he enlists his good friend (and part-time mechanic) Iggy to travel with him across the country,  powered only by cooking oil begged from restaurants along the way. En route they make green side trips, at a wind farm, Al Gore's…continue reading →

The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

All summer we will be highlighting some winners from the collection for summer reading. Try some new authors, explore some new topics, enjoy the pace of summer with the library. The top writing services Places in Between by Rory Stewart In 2002 Rory Stewart, a British national and diplomat, set out to walk across Afghanistan. Accompanied by the dog Babur, retired fighting mastiff, he walked 20 miles a day. He relied on the people he met to provide him with food and shelter.  Everywhere Stewart listened to the stories of the people; heroes…continue reading →