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Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Emerson Library building.  With over 5 million visits since opening, you have shown how important the library is to you. We are grateful for our donors,  faculty, students, and staff throughout Webster’s network, who have helped make the library successful. 

April Book Giveaway 

Selection: All About Love by bell hooks 

Recommender: Professor Alexanderia Smith, Columbia SC Metro Campus

Enter by: April 30.2023

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"At first glance, one might think this book would only appeal to those of us who are die hard romantics. However, its content transcends your typical love story. bell hooks takes the reader on a quest to answer the age-old question about what love truly is.  

I was challenged to think about the value of compassion and the way in which it serves as a healing balm for our communities, society, and the entire world in which we live. I walked away from this book with not only a reminder of the power of love to unite, but also a reawakening of self-love as a prerequisite for the lesson on learning to love others. "

- Professor Alexanderia Smith, Professional Counseling, Columbia, SC Metro Campus, College of Health and Science



As we begin the new school year, the most important thing to remember when doing research is that research experts are standing by to assist you. We can help you select a research topic, navigate library resources, and get better Google results. When you make the most of library resources and services, you can turn in your best work. Reach us through 24-hour chat, email, or call us at 1-800-985-4279.

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Research Tip: One Good Source Leads to Many More!

One strategy for successful research is to let one great source lead you to more! By looking at the citations at the end of an article, you can find a trail to more relevant articles.

But with over 100 online resources available through the library, it can be difficult to choose a starting point for searching. Let us show you shortcuts that will save you time and hassle:

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We're excited to introduce Statista, a new library database for industry facts and figures! Statista is a powerful tool to help you to visualize and analyze data from over 425 industries, public opinion polls, media, and the economy from 50+ counties . The Statista Global Consumer Survey provides up-to-date data on demographic and spending patterns and replaces MRI Mediamark with more current information from a worldwide perspective. Statista will be particularly useful for projects in marketing, advertising, media, and social media, and anywhere statistical information can help you to tell the story of today's trends and forecast tomorrow's. 


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