Do you love Wikipedia? Don't be ashamed - we do, too! However, NEVER use it as an academic source for your coursework. Wikipedia pages can be easily edited by anyone, making them unreliable. Case in point: someone edited the Mayor of Philadelphia's Wikipedia page, making Eagles' center Jason Kelce the Mayor! While we loved him at the parade last Thursday, we can't call him mayor (yet)!
Ready for the big game Sunday? Read up on the history of the Super Bowl with this Topic Page on Credo Reference: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/super_bowl
And go Eagles!
Read all about the Trust Project, a consortium of companies including The New York Times and The Washington Post, and their efforts to help consumers evaluate news:
GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE PUMPKIN CONTEST!!!
Guess our pumpkin's weight and you may win a $5 Starbuck's gift card!
1. Like the Peirce College Library on Facebook.
2. Reply to this post with your guess of the pumpkin's weight. HINT: The pumpkin is in the Library if you want to see it up close!
3. Contest runs through October 31. The two people whose guesses are closest to the correct weight will each win a $5 Starbucks gift card. If multiple people guess correctly, two of these will be randomly chosen for the prize.
4. Only one guess per person.
5. Contest open to registered Peirce students only.
6. Prize must be picked up at the Library. Good luck!
Learn more about Halloween, access free eBooks and audiobooks, and see what books the library has available on the topic.
Today, a student asked how to cite the U.S. Constitution. Good question! Legal citations follow a different format - for example, the format for the Constitution would be found in The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation. However, the APA Style Blog, run by APA experts, also provides easy formatting instructions for many legal citations. In addition to the Library website's APA Style Guide, consult the APA Style Blog (or a librarian!) whenever you're totally confused on how to cite something!
"Costas..was said to have spent most of his evening slogging through a dense and oftentimes disorienting jungle of uncharted news sites, rarely visited blogs, and broken links in hopes of coming upon some hidden spring of affirmation, however small or isolated, that could corroborate his viewpoint."
Don't be this guy! Visit the Library so we can help you find strong sources to back up the arguments you present in your papers!
We've remodeled the Library website! Click on the Library tab at my.peirce.edu to be directed to all the resources you're already familiar with: databases, APA guides, recommended websites, and more. Tabs at the top of each page will take you to what you need, as well as to a few new features. Once you've tried out the new interface, feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback!
NEW BOOK in the LIBRARY
John Constantine Hellblazer
As one of the few magicians who understands both the possibilities and the dangers of his art, Liverpool native John Constantine has managed to keep himself from becoming lost in its dark power -- but he also cannot escape its seductive, addictive hold.Unfortunately, while Constantine may understand magic's true price, the world is full of amateurs willing to sign away their souls for a taste of it -- and like it or not, his hard-won knowledge guarantees that he'll always be in the middle of the mess that follows
NEW BOOK in the LIBRARY
Inferno by Dan Brown
Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last thirty-six hours, including how he got there . . . or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings.Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, ...whose clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written Dante Alighieri's dark epic poemThe Inferno.Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the Duomo, Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets, as well as a terrifying new scientific paradigm that will be used either to vastly improve the quality of life on earth . . . or to devastate it