LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Try Black Studies Center from ProQuest here for free

In my October 8th post about ProQuest’s free new resource, Black Literature Index, I idly wondered if it might be possible to get a free trial to their Black Studies Center and Historical Black Newspapers… and ProQuest came through with a free trial in very short order. To get access to Black Studies Center (with all the links to Historical Black Newspapers activated), just go to:


and enjoy it till October 31st! My thanks to Beth Dempsey for setting this up.

More as it happens,

Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at claguard@fas.harvard.edu, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.