How to Spot Fake News–Before You Retweet It!

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The intent of a fake news site may be to entertain or amuse (e.g., The Onion) or may be designed to mislead, anger, or otherwise elicit emotion from a reader. Fake News is not new, but has been a popular topic of discussion because it is so tempting to post or retweet… Read more »

Become a Friend of Hunter Library!

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Since 1990, the Friends of Hunter Library organization has worked to promote awareness of and interest in WCU’s library. By becoming a Friend, you: Support WCU’s Hunter Library collections Promote the use of Hunter Library as a regional community resource Help sponsor cultural programs and special events Raise the visibility… Read more »

Library Renovates Graduate Study Rooms

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Hunter Library has, for many years now, provided graduate students with small, individual study rooms located on the lower mezzanine level. These rooms may be reserved by graduate students for the entire semester on a first-come, first served application basis. Use of the rooms has been declining, in part, because of… Read more »

New Technology at Hunter Library

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As part of our ongoing effort to meet the study and research needs of our students, Hunter Library has added three new technology-based services. During spring 2016, all the group study rooms were fitted with KAPP whiteboards from SMART Technologies. These boards function as conventional whiteboards, but have the capability to communicate with… Read more »

Starting February 1, A New Web Series: The Hunter Library News Challenge

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A common question librarians are getting lately: what are the best, most reliable news sources? The majority of American adults get news from social media, according to Pew Research. Though social media provides a convenient way to share and access information, people tend to post news articles that confirm their existing biases or… Read more »

Ask a Librarian–Anytime!

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The library’s online chat service is now available 24/7 with the exception of federal holidays. Students, faculty, and the community can use the service to get research assistance or to ask questions about the library and campus. During Reference Desk Hours, your questions will be answered by a WCU librarian…. Read more »

Learn a New Language This Year!

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Students and faculty have access to Mango Languages, a leading language and culture learning resource, available online from anywhere, 24/7.  Hunter Library offers eight languages: Cherokee, Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and English for Arabic speakers. Mango’s self-guided tutorials, which are accessible through mobile apps for Apple, Android, Kindle,… Read more »

Find Your Course Readings at Hunter Library

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Can’t afford your textbook?  Did you forget it at home? Hunter Library may have required non-rental textbooks on reserve for short-term checkout.   To find out if your materials are available, go to Course Reserves and look up your instructor’s name or course number.  You can also find the book by… Read more »