Monday, April 6, 2015

Google Books: Shamed by Snobs, A Resource for the Rest of Us

A chapter by TWU Libraries Reference Librarian 
Susan Whitmer was recently published in The Com-
based at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton cam-
pus, is a research specialist in the fields of Criminal 
and Literature & Language.  Photograph by Sandy 
Cochran.  March 17, 2015.   
Google in Libraries, entitled Google Books: 
Shamed by Snobs, a Resource for the Rest of
Us, is a step-by-step guide to the features of
Google Books.  The chapter was written by
TWU Libraries Reference Librarian Susan
Whitmer; the ebook version of this title is
available through the TWU Libraries here.
A chapter by TWU Libraries Reference Librarian Susan Whitmer was recently published in The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries (Rowman & Littlefield), Carol Smallwood, editor, 2015.  In Google Books: Shamed by Snobs, a Resource for the Rest of Us, Whitmer provides the reader with a step-by-step guide to accessing the features of Google Books.

Whitmer uses the title The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities by Lawrence C. Ross, Jr. to illustrate the chapter.  In great demand at another library (Whitmer's former employer), the copies of this book were frequently checked out or on search. As Whitmer recounts, Google Books provides limited preview access to The Divine Nine--cover, title page, table of contents and first chapter.  As a result, students were able to access the information they needed to complete their assignment.

The ebook version of The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries is available through the TWU Libraries here.

~Susan Whitmer

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