Librarians Recommend – Easter 2017

If you’ve visited the Education Library recently you may have seen our Librarian Recommends boxes, if not, now is your chance to catch up with some of our favourite books.

First up, we have Hazel’s selections, What do we know about the Inuit? by Bryan and Cherry Alexander and Shackleton’s journey by William Grill.

hazel shackleton's journey

“Interested in the Inuit or want to know how Shackleton set sail to the South Pole? 2 of my favourite resources are available in the library collection.”

These titles are shelved at 933/073 GRI and 933/072 WHA and form part of our extensive collection of Educational Resources which covers all subjects ranging from Aztecs to Zoos and everything in between! The collection is primarily designed to support trainees on school placements but material can be borrowed by any member of the Library.

Next is Emma’s choice Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

emma code name verity 2

“A wonderful but heart-wrenching story of 2 friends in WWII France – an inspiring tale for all ages!”

This title is located in the Children’s Fiction Section under WEIN.

The children’s fiction collection ranges from picture books to young adult fiction and includes short stories, poetry, fairy tales and mythology. Further information about the collection can be found in the guide to Children’s Literature Collections at Cambridge.

And finally, for everyone in the middle of research projects, Amy suggests The good research guide: for small scale social research projects by Martyn Denscombe.

good research guide

“An excellent introductory guide for anyone starting to plan their research. Covers a number of research strategies, ethics and analysis. Plus it’s available as an ebook!”

This title can be found at 301/01 DEN.

We are always happy to guide readers to specific aspects of the Library collection useful for their particular interests or research – just come and ask at the Welcome Desk.  If you are unable to visit in person, just drop us an email and we can identify a range of books for you to choose from – or direct you to ebooks if preferable.  Don’t forget that you can browse the collection of Education ebooks yourself at any time via the Ebooks database on the Library Moodle site – there are over 1,000 to choose from!