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New Books in the Reference Department

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Visit the Reference Department to learn more about human memory, writing, and Islam with these new titles:

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  • Encyclopedia of Human Memory - What are aphasia, transient global amnesia, and the blindsight effect? Find out in this fantastic encyclopedia, and learn a great deal more about what we know (and don’t know) about memory.
  • How To Write Anything: A Complete Guide - Learn how to write everything you’ll need to get through life, from invitations, classified ads, book reviews, tweets, job descriptions, and press releases to eulogies, research papers, wedding toasts, and more.
  • The New Encyclopedia of Islam - Learn more about important persons, places, practices, and beliefs in this updated edition.

Improve Your Technology Skills this Summer

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Are you interested in improving your computer or typing skills? Want to learn more about a particular software such as Excel or Photoshop? Want to learn more about how to use an iPad or iPhone? Then check out these three resources:

LearningExpress Library - In the Computer Skills icon, there are Popular Software Tutorials and Learn Computer Graphics and Illustration links with educational tutorials for many Microsoft and graphics software tools including Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop. You need to have your UA library card number and PIN to access this UA Reference Department database. – After selecting the Technology icon, there are educational tutorials for anything from blogging basics to getting started with Pinterest, Twitter, and Google Documents in addition to iPad and iPhone basics. – Whether you are learning how to type, consider yourself to be an expert typist, or are somewhere in between, this resource can help take you to the next level of your typing ability. Just click on Start Typing to begin. Please note that you have to create an account before you begin your typing lessons.

Be sure to stop by, call, or e-mail the UA Reference Department if you want to find further information on how to become more tech savvy. We are in the basement of the Main Branch at 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221 and can be reached at 614-486-3342 or

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