Thanksgiving @ Your Library

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away! For yours truly, this holiday is about the three fs: family, food and football! I will enjoy the day cooking and visiting with my relatives while watching my beloved Carolina Panthers take on the Dallas Cowboys.

Speaking of football, CQ Researcher recently published an in-depth report titled NFL Controversies. Chief among the issues it highlights is the occurrence, detection and prevention of concussions among players.

The main campus library also has a display downstairs featuring cookbooks from the library collection. You may want to check this out as you plan for your Thanksgiving meal.

Obviously, there is a lot more to this holiday than how I spend it. Your Durham Tech library provides resources with detailed, authoritative information about the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

For example, in the main campus library’s reference collection, you can peruse The Folklore of American Holidays and learn about the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the U.S. as well as other thanksgiving celebrations throughout history.

You can find many more references to Thanksgiving in Credo Reference, a database of entries from hundreds of encyclopedias. Simply search for “thanksgiving” in Credo Reference to get started! For full-length e-books, be sure to explore our ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete collection. For example, Laurie Collier Hillstrom’s Thanksgiving: The American Holiday is available for you to read on line at your leisure or download for two weeks. (If you want to download the e-book, you’ll first have to create an account. Click “Sign In” and then “Create Account” on the next screen.)

Wherever you go, whatever you do during the Thanksgiving holiday, please have fun and be safe!


About Stephen Brooks

Stephen is a reference librarian at Durham Tech. He has blogged previously at and for American Libraries magazine online. He enjoys reading 20th and 21st century literature, biographies and books about sports.