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NEW DATABASE! Available from the Thrift Library Database Page

Reference Universe

Have a specific topic that you can’t seem to find any books on? Well, now your problem is solved. Through the newest database, Reference Universe, you can search for sources on topics that do not appear in the title of the work. The database searches through the Tables of Contents and Indexes of sources to find your topic and gives you specific details of the source down to the page numbers applicable.

Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
LB 41.E48 2007b

By Rafe Esquith

Just by the title, one can tell that this is not your ordinary education book. Through this unique work, the author offers his story of life as a fifth-grade elementary school teacher in Los Angeles. A New York Times bestseller, this book presents the author’s perspective on the power of a teacher to impart the love of knowledge and to transform the lives of his or her students.

How to Sell Yourself: Using Leadership, Likability, and Luck to Succeed
BF 637.C45L877

By Arch Lustberg

This book gives you all you need to know to win over people the easy way. It presents various techniques for use in multiple settings, including public speaking, the classroom, job interviews, and meetings. The author has taught his methods to countless professionals, from elected officials to business executives to attorneys. If you’re looking to convince someone that you are the best out there, this is the book for you.

Public Speaking and Presentations Demystified
PN4121.T395 2010

By Melody Templeton

The number one fear of Americans is death. The number two fear of Americans is public speaking. Through this book, one can break down the process of public speaking, making it simpler and easier. This is an excellent resource for not only learning to overcome one’s fear of public speaking, but also developing the necessary public speaking skills to succeed.

Strengths Finder 2.0
HF5549.5M63R37 2007

By Tom Rath

Have you ever wondered what your true strengths are? If so, wonder no more! Through this book you can explore the thirty-four different strength themes and articulate which strengths are specific to you. After finding your strengths, you will also discover various approaches to putting your strengths to their true potential.


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