Strength and Conditioning Journal Review

Strength and Conditioning Journal is not a journal for the average reader. It is the NSCA’s (National Strength and Conditioning Association) evidence-based practical journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning field. The mission is to publish articles that report the practical applications of current strength and conditioning research.

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is an easily recognizable name these days. You or someone you know has undoubtedly heard of her works, seen a film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, or seen the TV adaptations of her Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot detective mysteries. She is the most-translated author to this day, and her book And Then There Were None remains one of the highest selling books of all time. She has been given monikers and accolades such as “the queen of crime” or “the queen of mystery”, and her legacy lives on in her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections published in her lifetime. However, how she got her start and the compelling details of her storied life remain a mystery to so many. Continue reading

National Meatloaf Day October 18th

Now that we are into the fall weather with chilly temperatures, it seems appropriate to mention that every year on October 18th is National Meatloaf Appreciation Day. This bizarre observance is a relatively new holiday, which was created in 2018 by “Serious Eats.”  There is no documentation confirming National Meatloaf Appreciation Day as a “National” Day. And there is no presidential proclamation or congressional records either.

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Halloween by the Numbers

The origin of the holiday comes from the night before the Christian day, All Saints’ Day or All Hallows’ Day. This is a day to commemorate the saints of the church, those who are known and those who are not known. The name Halloween derives from All Hallow’s Eve (the night before All Hallow’s Day), which in Scottish eve is even, and is often contracted to e’en or ‘een’. The reason for the ghouls and the skeletons is because this is the final night they have before they’re scared away by the saints.

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Browzine

Here, at the library, we always look for new products and/or ways to assist students with their research. Over the summer of 2020, we added several new resources to our online databases and website. One of these resources was BrowZine, a new tablet and mobile friendly tool for browsing and viewing library journals. BrowZine helps you visualize the journals within our collection. This is done by intuitively organizing journals the library subscribes to. In addition to a beautiful layout that helps make navigation easier, results will show you more direct .pdf links and more images for journals.

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Did You Know Fall 2020

 

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:

 

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Movies to Watch with Your Vampire Lover (Cause it’s Almost Halloween)

October is just around the corner (like tomorrow!) and nothing says romance than dragging your not-so-secret vampire lover from their dusty crypt for a spook date on All Hollow’s Eve. Whether they be a classic Nosferatu or a sexy, new romantic type, these films will quench their eternal thirst. Batting for the old school vamps, we’ve got three films that are sure to make your skin crawl, and maybe give your ye-old blood sucker some nostalgia, throwing them back to the good old days of no surveillance cameras and murder sprees (not that they’ll clue you in on that!).

 

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“The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War” UB271.S652 M33 2018

Ben Macintyre’s book, The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, focuses on two people, Oleg Gordievsky the spy and Aldrich Ames the traitor. One spied on the USSR for Britain and one spied on the United States for the USSR. Both were traitors to their own homelands. Oleg Gordievsky was one of the most important spies of the Cold War. For 11 years, Gordievsky spied for MI6 against the Soviet Union. In his book, Macintyre talks about the moment every spy has where they face a crisis of faith, where the ideological scales fall from a believer’s eyes and they see the true nature of their home. For Gordievsky that moment was the “Prague Spring.” This event was a turning point in his life and started him down a path that would change his and his family’s lives forever.

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