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Research 101: Using Library Databases to Find Scholarly Sources

Posted about 1 month ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Business & Investing, Catalog Tips, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Research, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with articles, database searching, Databases, educational tools, library databases, library resources , peer reviewed articles, research databases, research tools, scholarly sources and student research

Research with TLCPL is now easier then ever before! By utilizing our research option on the homepage, library users can explore a world of databases that offer appropriate, scholarly resources fit for use in class assignments.

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DIY Booklists

Posted 2 months ago by Jan C

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with adventure stories, book lists, book lovers, booklists, friends, gifts, library catalog, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions and sharing

Share your best reads list with friends so they can borrow confidently.

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in Business & Investing, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, book recommendations, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary Fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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Book, Humbug!

Posted 2 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and History, Politics, & Biography | Tagged with A Christmas Carol, British society, Charles Dickens, Christmas stories, classics, England - 19th century, Ghost Stories, holiday stories, holidays, novelists - biography, Short Stories, Victorian society, writers and writers - biography

The new movie The Man Who Invented Christmas purports to tell all about Charles Dickens and his most famous creation. But there's more to it than that.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with aspiring writers, authors and reading, authorship, character development, characterization, compostion, creative writing, creative writing techniques, creative writing tips, editing, English Grammar, Fiction - Technique, grammar, literary criticism, novel writing techniques, plotting, punctuation, reading, revising, spelling, stories, story ideas, story writing, story writing tips, vocabulary, word choice, wording, writer's block, writing, writing mechanics, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Get tips and resources designed to help improve your writing skills.

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Beyond the Best Sellers: Mysteries and Thrillers

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with book lists, cold cases, Detective and mystery stories, detectives, Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Great Britain, historical mysteries, legal thriller, Literary Fiction, murder mysteries, Mysteries, Nordic Noir, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Thriller, regency fiction, Suspense Fiction and Thrillers

Like mysteries and thrillers, but struggling to find something new? Check out our list of the best mysteries and thrillers of 2017 that have flown under the radar.

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Ten Native American Authors You Should Know

Posted 3 months ago by Claire F

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with culture, history, indigenous people, Native American Heritage, Native Americans, November, social life and customs and Thanksgiving

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, explore this list of top ten popular Native American authors. These authors write on activism, culture, history, challenges of reservation life, and attempting to establish identities in the modern world.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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