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Archive | November, 2015

Study Skills: Test preparations reads

Study Skills
Books about study skills and test preparation are organized and shelved together on the first floor of Cabell Library. Use them as handy references as you prep for end-of-the-semester tests and projects.
These items are available only to VCU students, staff and faculty. No renewals are permitted. Faculty may put these materials on reserve.
Librarians have organized these books in a central location to make it easy to find titles and guides that aid with time management, basic and advanced organizational skills, the studying complex academic subjects, reading to learn, transition to college life and other themes related to studying and managing information. Also housed in this section are books about test prep for LSAT, GRE, MCAT and others. Books about job searching and career choices are also available.
In addition, two useful online guides are available:
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VCU Menorah Review: Judaic culture electronic journal

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VCU Menorah Review is an electronic journal that provides information on the Judaic culture. Issues are published biannually with winter/spring and summer/fall issues.

Browse the archives and look up issues from fall 2003 to the present. The search option matches various words or phrases with articles.

VCU Menorah Review allows users to access scholarly articles from a variety of sources that discuss Judaic beliefs and customs.

Information about the the database has been taken from the VCU Center for Judaic Studies.

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Voice of Shuttle: Database of databases

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Voice of Shuttle is a database about databases. Established in 1994, it provides a brief annotated guide to online resources in the humanities.

Listed as Forbes Magazine’s 2002 “Best of the Web” in Academic Research, Voice of Shuttle continues to provide access to resources on various topics, including architecture, literary theory and media studies. With a brief description of the resource, users are able to be matched with the perfect resource for their particular area of study.

Get matched to publishers and booksellers like Harvard University Press or gain access to travel resources like Microsoft Expedia. Use Voice of Shuttle to gain access to a range of resources including “Eternal Egypt” and “Gregory Ulmer’s Homepage.”

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Birds of North America Online: Comprehensive index

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With Birds of North America Online, anyone can learn all there is to know about a particular bird from their beak to their flight. It provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716-plus species of birds breeding in the United States (including Hawaii) and Canada. Information on each bird includes images and videos of plumage, behaviors, habitat, nest and eggs.

Search through various birds by their common or scientific name or just type in a keyword and Birds of North America Online will link to that bird. Once matched to a particular bird, discover articles on breeding behaviors, measurements, migration and more. Listen to the various birds’ calls or songs. Bird lovers everywhere can be introduced to birds such as the Tufted Titmouse or even the Eastern Towhee.

The site is regularly updated with more photo, video and audio galleries and information is continuously revised.

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By Katlyn Pierre, public relations intern. For more information about this resource or others

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