A massive thanks to the library monitor team for all their hard work this year - you guys are awesome!

Staff Book Club Recommendations - Crime Fiction

Looking for a good crime book to read over the summer - why not try:

- Elizabeth Peters - Crocodile on the Sandbank (Victorian - England/Egypt)
- Dorothy L. Sayers - Whose Body? (post WW1)
- Attica Locke - Pleasantville (1996 with links to 1940s)
- Kerry Greenwood - Cocaine Blues (1920s Australia)
- Orkney Twilight - Clare Carson (1980s Britain)
- The Alienist - Caleb Carr (1896 USA)
- The Murder Bag - Tony Parsons (contemporary UK)
 - Michael Chabon -The Yiddish Policemen's Union (alternate history sees Israel fail in 1948)
- Helen Callaghan - Dear Amy (contemporary UK)
- Harry Bingham - Talking to the Dead (contemporary UK)
- Tanya French - In the Woods (contemporary Ireland)


Mrs. Lyon's Stereotype Lesson Help

There are lots of stereotypes about Europeans. Here are a few places to find out some and bust a few of those myths:

For a general idea of European Stereotypes:

European Stereotypes (where the image comes from)

'What Europeans think of each other'

Europe divided up in 20 different ways

For country specific here are a few places to start your hunt:

French Stereotypes

Italian Stereotypes

Irish Stereotypes

England Stereotypes

German Stereotypes

Dutch Stereotypes

Polish Stereotypes

Spanish Stereotypes

Belgian Stereotypes

Swedish Stereotypes

Russian Stereotypes

Mrs. Richardson's Philosophy Links

For those doing research for Higher Philosophy these 'gateways' are a good place to start looking for high quality information on the web. 
a general website on western philosophical tradition 
includes over 16,500 categorised links to philosophy resources on the Internet. 
links to humanities and humanities-related resources on the internet.

Mrs.Wilson talked about better web searching and shared advice from Harvard on how to make Google work better for you. You can read that again or see more information on their website.

If you want to do more about improving your research skills Education Scotland has a short Information and Critical Literacy course that takes you through the steps involved to locate, evaluate and effectively use information.

If you are concerned about plagiarism and how you can avoid it The University of British Columbia guide on plagiarism is a really useful tool.

If you want any help or advice don't forget you can always come and speak to Mrs.Wilson in the library to get help.