Library Announcements and News– Fall 2021 Newsletters

News! For youse! To use! 

The Library has two new excellent librarians that have joined our team and lots of exciting things going on this semester. 

Click through and then on the images (or the links above the images) to read our Fall 2021 Employee & Student Newsletters.

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Resources for evaluating news sources and avoiding fake news

Durham Tech Library has created an extensive online guide to help with evaluating and categorizing news sources.  You’ll find links to videos, infographics, articles, books, ebooks, handouts, games and activities, a research study from Stanford, and much more!

Feel free to link this guide to your Sakai course sites and share with students.

We also have some new books in the library for further reading and discussion on this important topic:


Call Number: PN 4888 .P6 S35 2017











Weaponized Lies

Call Number: BC 177 .L486 2017

debunk it

Call Number: BC 177 .G736 2014









For fun, play the Factitious game to determine if stories are true or false.  This game was created by American University:

Let the library staff know if you have recommendations for additional resources to add to the guide.




Celebrating LGBT authors and experiences

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Image from ALA, American Library Association

This month the library has been celebrating the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.  We have a display of books on the lower level of the library that we will keep up through the end of July.

Explore the library’s guide to LGBTQ resources for books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming video, and recommended websites:

Pick up a bookmark at the reference desk to join the celebration!

Copyright Questions?

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Want to show a movie in your class? Wondering about all the memes you use in your PowerPoint slides? Have doubts about the famous essay you uploaded to Sakai?

We can help!

The Durham Tech Library now has a libguide to help you with all your copyright questions and concerns. It covers Fair Use, the TEACH Act, and books you can check out for more in depth information. 

We’ve included links to sites where you can find images and resources that are either without copyright restrictions, or under a creative commons license. Use this guide to determine whether your use of a work is fair, or covered under the TEACH Act.


New Career Resources

Check out our LibGuide on Career Resources for books, DVD’s, and e-books available from the library.  This guide also features links to great online video content and excellent web resources.

The library has lots of materials on writing resumes, job searching, and interviewing but we also have some new resources to help with choosing a college  major and career exploration.  Borrow one today!

Get the Career You Want: A Teach Yourself Guide
Call Number: HF 5549.5 .J63 M36 2011
Publication Date: 2011

College Majors and Careers, 6th Edition
Call Number: HF 5382.5 .U5 P445 2009
Publication Date: 2009

I Don’t Know What I Want, but I Know It’s Not This: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work
Call Number: HF 5384 .J36 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Life after College: the complete guide to getting what you want
Call Number: HQ 799.5 .B53 2011
Publication Date: 2011