On Wednesday, September 16, the library hosted the 13th Annual Taste of Research. The library not only played host, but through its resources helped projects come to fruition.
Avonee Simmons and DeNancy Brown began their research on natural dyes in June. They used several library books and numerous database articles to explore their topic that culminated in a book of dye swatches, two dresses, and hanging art pieces. If you would like to explore more information on natural dyes you can you can go to the OneSearch tab on the Library’s Homepage and search “natural dyes” to see articles, books, and eBooks available on this topic.
Brianna Crumbley and Mollie Melton turned to library eBooks on religious text and the environment for their Green Religion project research. After conducting interviews and doing site visits they applied their research to how faith communities in Raleigh are making environmentally-friendly practices part of their institutions. They also discovered eBooks on sustainable preservation in the library’s collection to help round out their project’s research.
These are only two of the outstanding projects showcased at Taste of Research this year. Other projects covered subject areas ranging from chemistry, to feminist literature, to our students’ nutrition. If you would like to research a topic that interests you, please visit the library homepage to get started or contact the library liaison for your subject area.
--Submitted by Amanda Sullivan, Research and Instruction Librarian