Monthly Archives: October 2010

Resource Spotlight: Facts on File — World News Digest

World News Digest is one of three collections from Facts on File available at the NVC Library.  The digest includes news coverage from the 1940s to today. 


  • Browse by country, decade, or issue
  • Research Topic ideas
  • Special Features:  Timelines, Maps, Historic Documents, Country Profiles
  • In-Depth coverage of today’s hot topics, e.g., 2010 Election Guide, Afghanistan War Guide, Economic Down-turn Guide
  • Built-in encyclopedia and almanac

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October is Vegetarian Awareness Month


Mad Cowboy:  plain truth from the cattle rancher who won’t eat meat

vegetarian /vej′əter′ē·ən/ [L, vegetare], a person who eats only foods of plant origin, including fruits, grains, and nuts 
(vegetarian.” Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009.   Credo Reference. Web. 04 October 2010.)
We have a wide array of books and videos on display to help you explore the wide world of vegetarianism.  Here are just a couple to whet your appetite:  

Vegan with a Vengeance:  Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock TX837 .M75 2005  
Food for thought : the debate over eating meat TX392 .F63 2004  

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More Banned Books

We hope you had the chance to visit our Banned Book display this week.  Here are a few more banned/challenged books for you to explore.

Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1984 by George Orwell
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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