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Statistics Help Desk at B.E.S.T Library

This fall, students can once again receive statistics help in B.E.S.T. Library located in Laws Hall. Michael LaTour, a Statistics Graduate student, staffs the desk during the following hours this semester:

Mondays 3 - 6p
Tuesdays 9a - 12p
Wednedays 3 - 6p
Thursdays 9a - 12p

Michael is available to assist students with statistical software including Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and graphs, SPSS, Minitab, R, and SAS on a first-come, first-served basis. He can also help with homework troubleshooting, statistical inference/concepts, class projects consultation, and any other statistical related questions/projects.

Stop by and take advantage of this free service!

Charlie Sheen: Drug addict, Bipolar, or Tigerblood? You decide!

Charlie Sheen has made the news in the past few months for a variety of controversial comments prompting an interview with ABC that sparked further concerns about the actor's health.

So what do you think? Is Charlie Sheen a drug addict? Is he bipolar? Or is his behavior the result of pure, unadulterated Tiger Blood? You decide!

You can find the American Psychological Association's official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) in King's Reference section. Want to learn more about the effects of cocaine use and bipolar disorder? Check out the titles below:

More titles about cocaine

More titles about bipolar disorder

Watch Charlie Sheen in his younger days in films such as Hot Shots! Part Deux, Wall Street & more. You can find most of these movies by asking at the desk in the IMC on the ground floor of King, but be sure to check the location field to be sure.

Salinger: a voice of adolescence

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It may be cliche for librarians to talk about their favorite books, but I don't remember having a favorite until I read J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye as a junior in high school. Like a lot of teenagers, I related to Holden's frustration of being caught between childhood and adulthood - wishing for innocent eyes like those of his sister Phoebe but having experienced too much of the corrupt adult world to ignore. It's this state of inbetween - of adolescence - that attracts so many teens to this book.

J.D. Salinger died last week at the age of 91, nearly 60 years after The Catcher in the Rye was first published. If you haven't read it, I encourage you to pick up a copy. If you have read it, try picking up one of his other books or checking out some of the copies we have in Special Collections on the 3rd floor of King.

Need a book that is checked out or Miami doesn't own? OhioLINK it!

Here at Miami, we're connected to dozens of academic and public libraries throughout the state of Ohio which means if you're looking for a book that's not on the shelf and another library in the state has an available copy, you can request to borrow theirs and pick it up at any of Miami's libraries.

Watch the video to learn how:

How to Request an Item from OhioLINK from Miami U. Libraries on Vimeo.

Note that it takes 2-4 business days for your item to arrive and checkout is generally for 3 weeks.

Interracial couple denied marriage certificate

A justice of the peace in Louisiana denied a marriage license to an interracial couple last week, citing concern for any children the couple may have. Read an article about it. Check out some of the library’s resources below to learn more about interracial marriage.
Interracial relationships in the 21st century King Library | HT1521 .I58 2009 White/black race mixing : an essay on the stereotypes and realities of interracial marriage King Library | E185.62 .G37 2000 Interracialism : black-white intermarriage in American history, literature, and law King Library | HQ1031 .I8 2000 See a full list of items available on Interracial marriage here

Personalized Research Help!

Your professor just assigned a paper requiring scholarly citations, and you have no idea where to begin.  Or you’ve looked around and can’t seem to find anything on your topic. Where can you go? Who can you ask for help?

Schedule an appointment with a subject librarian! With the new webpage, the Libraries have implemented a research consultation program.  It’s as easy as clicking on the “Research Consultation” link under Services on the Library’s homepage.  Fill out the form, and a librarian will contact you to arrange a meeting.  Get help from one of the best resources at your disposal!