Category Archives: reading

Got poems? Get them online…

In addition to poetry-centered sites like Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Daily, Poetry Foundation, and Poetry River, literary magazines and news magazines with a literary style like The Atlantic are fantastic portals for finding contemporary poems to read during National Poetry Month. Several top-notch publications are accessible through our databases.  Need passwords? They’re in the Library Resources folder of the Student Information course in itslearning.

Older issues of AntiochAPR , Chicago, NER (under different titles), Ploughshares, and Sewanee, as well as more lit mags, like Iowa ReviewKenyon Review, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner are available in JSTOR.

Want poetry on-the-go? Download POETRY’s mobile app @

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Posted by on April 5, 2016 in database, news, poetry, reading, web site


New additions to the MW Library

Check out these new additions to the MW Library’s collection!


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Posted by on September 1, 2015 in book, display, news, reading


Welcome back, Dragons!

Welcome back!  Hope you were able to catch up on sleep and fun over the summer – and enjoy some good books! 

One of the poetry books that impressed me most from among my summer reads was Mary Szybist’s Incarnadine which won the 2013 National Book Award. You can find it in the MW Library’s collection at 811 SZY. Even if you don’t read the whole collection, flip through to see some of the innovative ways she uses the page’s canvas.

If you read some new books that you’d recommend for the library’s collection, drop by the library and let me know! 

Did you make any amazing research-related discoveries this summer?  I’d love to hear more about them. My favorite research discovery was my public library’s offering of full-text, full-color editions of several popular magazines through Zinio. Stay tuned to this blog and the morning announcements for lunchtime Zinio workshops in mid-late September.


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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in book, news, reading


Sci Fi writer whose story structure “mirrors the process of scientific discovery”

When I ran across a brief article about Ted Chiang’s science fiction stories in The Economist, he struck me as someone whose stories would pique the interest of MLWGS students, since their narrative structure “mirror[s] the process of scientific discovery: complex ideas emerge from the measured, methodical accumulation of information until epiphany strikes.”

One of his short stories, “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” which examines the nature of time, is available in our AP Source database and via Gale’s PowerSearch (in General OneFile database).

If you’re a scifi fan, or even if you’re not, consider adding it to your winter break reading list.

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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in database, news, reading