Archive: 2013

Try The Great New Resource For Student Research & Writing Help

  Students looking for help with research papers have a great new resource available. The Research & Writing Center is a quick, comfortable place to start work on new papers. The center offers guidance on selecting a topic, narrowing a topic, finding the best sources, as well as help with citing sources. The center also …

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Top 100 Film Reviews

The Media Center on level 4 has a new series of films reviews online. Read them here

Give Us Feedback on the New Directory

The library has installed a great new electronic directory. This new system contains all of the information traditionally found on the library’s printed floor maps and so much more. The new directory can show you not only where computers are located, but also how many of them are available to use. Looking for an office? …

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How Big is the Library? Nobody Knows.

There was a time when the millions of books in the library were represented by cards in a catalog. On level 6 of the library, the official list of every book in the library (known as the shelf list), can still be seen. Millions of small cards organized neatly into dozens of wooden cabinets fill …

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Victorian Illustrations on Display in August

BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “Victorian Illustrators from Sketch to Print”. Located on level one in the Special Collections gallery space, the exhibit displays Victorian illustrations from books, magazines, pamphlets and more. The 19th century was a pinnacle in illustrations for books and other printed …

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Summer Changes

As you walk around the library this summer you will see a number of projects underway. The first thing you may have noticed is that it is not always easy to enter the building. With 3 million patron visits a year, our doors get a lot of work. If you figure that after 12 years, …

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The Saint John’s Bible

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Library is anticipating the arrive of volume 7 of The Saint John’s Bible. The Saint John’s Bible is the first entirely hand-written bible in 500 years. The library has acquired one of the few full-sized reproductions of this amazing set of books. Recently Special Collections held an open house …

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William Wordsworth And The Invention of National Parks

A new exhibition in the Harold B. Lee Library traces the origin of the idea of national parks back to the leading poet of the English Romantic Movement, William Wordsworth. Wordsworth inspired millions of hikers, climbers and artists as well as later American authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and …

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Thinking About Grad School?

If you are thinking about grad school, and now is a good time to do that, the library can help. We provide access to a variety of free sample tests that can help you prepare. Follow this link to the library’s FAQ and you’ll learn how to find sample tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, …

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