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Common Reading: March

Display and Research Guide

In support of discussion and research related to Common Reading 2021, March, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, the library has prepared both a physical and digital display for students, faculty and staff. The physical display is in the Reference Reading Room, and showcases the Civil Rights movement with a focus on SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and the Freedom Riders. Ebook covers in the display have a QR code that links to the library catalog page with a link to the full-text of the book. The research guide on Common Reading: March has links to a dozen videos about Lewis, Freedom Riders, Civil Rights movement and SNCC. The “Books and Historical Resources” tab lists books and ebooks in our collection about these topics. It also links to the library’s digital access to several prominent black newspapers. Researchers can read contemporaneous coverage of Lewis and others in the Civil Rights movement, as viewed by the African American Community of the day.

TCU Library Newsletter Available

The Spring 2021 edition of Windows is now available online.

“That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.”

― Aphra Behn, The Lucky Chance, Or, the Alderman's Bargain


Discover more eBooks with FrogScholar

Use these instructions on how to use the new "ebook only" limiter in FrogScholar to find ebooks the TCU Library has access to.

Popular Reading eBooks

Enjoy our popular and general interest recent eBook arrivals, available 24/7 to the TCU community from the Mary Couts Burnett Library.

New! Art & Design eBooks

Browse our new Art & Design eBookshelf 24/7. Artist biographies, exhibition catalogues, reference books and more!

TCU Texas Book Award

TCU Texas Book Award

The Friends of the TCU Library and TCU Press are co-sponsors of the 2022 TCU Texas Book Award. A prize of $5,000 is given to the author of the best book about Texas. Fiction, nonfiction, art, photography and other books will be considered; juvenile, young-adult, drama or film scripts, and self-published works are excluded. Deadline for entries is Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Find out more about the 2022 TCU Texas Book Award.

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Research Experts

Not sure where to start? Need a little help digging up that citation? Can't find what you're looking for?
Ask one of our research librarians for help!

 Jeff  Bond

Jeff Bond

Scholarly Communication Librarian and Science Research Liaison
Phone: 7107
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Research Librarian for: Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy

 Cari  Alexander

Cari Alexander

Music/Media Librarian
Phone: 7667

Research Librarian for: Genealogy, Music

 Linda  Chenoweth

Linda Chenoweth

Head of Reference & Instruction Services
Phone: 5430
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Research Librarian for: General Research