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Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead

In "Strapped" Tamara Draut outlines the struggles that people of today’s generation face as they try to build a career and future for themselves.

My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture

University undergraduate students and faculty live in two different cultural communities.

The Evolution of Search (Google)

This six-minute video reviews very recent history: from 1999 -- this video is produced by Google, so it has a predictable point of view. But it gives a great overview quickly!

Featured Resource: Credo Reference

Don't know where to start with your paper? Down about a project coming up? Credo Reference is a great place to start -- current, high-quality information with links to databases and resources available to SHU students.

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Just what information is, is hard to pin down: for this reason the book is properly The Information and that definite article is important: THE information.

The Reproductive Life-Cycle of Skunk Cabbage … Or the sex talk your parents never gave you

Walking through the woods of Connecticut in late February or early March (depending on the winter), before spring has officially begun, it is not unusual to see colonies of Symplocarpus foetidus, more commonly known as skunk cabbage.

When Asia Was The World

This fascinating book traces (according to the cover) the "traveling merchants, scholars, wariors, and monks who created the 'Riches of the East.'"

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Kill Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, azalea, hydrangea, rhododendron, chrysanthemum, and lily: these are the names of some popular flowers in my garden which could be poisonous to human or animal.

You Are Not a Gadget: Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier, a technology pioneer and Silicon Valley insider, dares in You Are Not a Gadget to question the current elevation of the collective intelligence at the expense of individual intelligence.

Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide

Sunstein says his book’s theme “is simple: When people find themselves in groups of like-minded types, they are especially likely to move to extremes.”

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