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July 2018 Recommended Reading: Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain. Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration.

By the 1870s, the Fourth of July was the most important secular holiday on the calendar. Congress passed a law making Independence Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1870 (Library of Congress).

To celebrate Independence Day-the Fourth of July, Highline College Library presents the recommended reading list. For more information on this theme, check out the resources below.


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National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month 2016

Library Guide for National American and Alaska Native Heritage Month 2016

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Tanya Powers: Highline Voices

Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State Curriculum

Today’s Native American Topic Guide from King County Library

Northwest Coast American Indian Tribes List

  • Alsea
  • Bella Bella
  • Bella Coola
  • Chehalis
  • Chinook
  • Clatskanie
  • Comox
  • Cowlitz
  • Haida
  • Haisla
  • Heiltsuk
  • Klallam
  • Kwakiutl
  • Makah
  • Nisga-Gitksan
  • Nooksack
  • Nootka
  • Pentlatch
  • Puget Sound Salish
  • Quileute
  • Quinault
  • Siuslaw
  • Straits Salish
  • Takelma
  • Tillamook
  • Tlingit
  • Tsimshian
  • Tututni
  • Twana
  • Umpqua

Indigenous Environmental Network

Standing Rock

Native News ONLINE.Net

MSNBC’S O’Donnell and Standing Rock Video

History of Native American Indian and Alaska American Heritage Month by the U.S. Department Of The Interior Indian Affairs

National Museum of the American Indian

Indian Country Today

The Free Thought Project

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President’s Day Monday 15th, February 2016 Recommended Reads

The History of President’s Day

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.


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January’s E-Resource of the Month Academic Video Online brought to you by LibraryLive!

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January’s E-Resource of the Month: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press)

Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) contains more than 48,000 titles.

Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) covers all disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in:

·        Science

·        Anthropology

·        Counseling & Therapy

·        Fashion

·        Business & Economics

·        Nursing

·        Diversity Studies

·        Education

·        Documentary Film

·        Feature Film

·        Allied Health

·        Engineering

·        History

·        Music & Dance

·        News & Current Events

·        Theater & Drama

·        Criminal Justice

·        and more!

Learning and Search Tools
In addition to breadth and depth of content, Academic Video Online offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching, including:

·        Learning segments. More than 14,000 learning segments make it easy for instructors to find and integrate specific video content into the classroom and help users get to the right content faster. Each segment is fully searchable and includes an abstract, making user selection even easier.

·        Transcripts. Users view searchable, scrolling transcripts alongside more than 95% of titles.

·        Clipping functionality. Users can easily create, annotate, and share video clips and playlists, and can embed them in third-party sites.

·        Permanent URLs. All videos, clips, and playlists can be cited at permanent URLs, making integration with any learning management system easy.

·        HD-quality player. A video player with a 16:9 aspect ratio that streams up to 2.5 mbps allows for optimized high-definition viewing.

·        Comprehensive permissions. The platform enables in-class, on-campus, and remote viewing.

The videos can easily be embedded in Canvas, contact for specifics on how to do this.

1.      To access Academic Video Online go to the Library homepage, click on “Search databases” under Find Information.

2.      Then on the Search Databases page click “Databases A to Z”, the second tab.

Please share this wonderful resource with your students and embed a streaming video(s) into Canvas.

Questions about Academic Video Online or other library resources email us at

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Recommended Reading/Viewing: December

Recommended Reading/Viewing for December 2015: If you liked the movie you’ll love the book!

If you liked the movie you’ll love the book!

Books inspire people in many different ways, and for some, books provide an inspiration for film.  For the month of December read the books that inspired some wonderful movies and watch those films that were influenced by books.

Below is a sample of the resources on our Recommended Reading/Viewing List

For the complete list, please visit our Recommended Reading Library Guide

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Silver Linings Playbook


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Recommended Reading/Viewing for October/November 2015: Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month
Suggested Reading for October, 2015

Here is a sample of the resources on our Recommended Reading/Viewing List

For the complete list, please visit our Recommended Reading Library Guide.


Disability and the media : prescriptions for change / Charles A. Riley II.
302.23087 R573d 2005


Secret girl / Molly Bruce Jacobs.
362.1968588 J17s 2007


Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.
362.1968588 M818s 2008

Joey / Joseph John Deacon
362.21092 D278j 1974

Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979
362.3092 L987L


Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.
Electronic Book 2009



Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.

Electronic Book 616.8588 2010


Writers on the spectrum [electronic resource] : how autism and Asperger syndrome have influenced literary writing / Julie Brown.
Electronic Book 820.9/3527 2010



Rain man / United Artists
Media Collection, 791.4372 R154 2004 DVD


ADHD Rush Hour [electronic resource] / Lorand Entertainment Inc.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection, 2012



Alice project [electronic resource] : creative arts therapy in action / Herbison, Philip.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007



Body of war [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2008



Oops, Wrong Planet [electronic resource] : Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome / Beyond Entertainment Ltd.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010




Ouch! Disability Talk Show
Razor sharp talk from the BBC’s disability site, Ouch! Presented by comedians Mat Fraser and Liz Carr. Featuring interviews, quizzes, discussions, chat and plenty of humour. A new episode appears every two weeks.


Blind Cool Tech (past episodes)
…assistive technology blind people can use.


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June/July 2015 Recommended Read: Ramadan and Muslim Americans

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time of fasting for the Islamic people. Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets. Fasting is intended to educate the Muslim in spirituality, humility and patience. It is a time to cleanse the soul, focus attention on God, and put into practice selflessness. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to put forward more prayer than is customary.

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