Access an e-book for summer reading.

Apr 11, 2018 · Kris Stacy-Bates

With the end of spring semester approaching fast, many members of the ISU community have plans to travel for research, other work, and even vacation getaways. Of course, many of our research materials, especially journals, are an Internet connection away from most summer locations with our Off-Campus Access options. Those looking for lighter reading fare are reminded that our e-book packages include some more relaxing topics and treatments as well. 

Take a look at a sampling of what the ISU Library has online:

The Best American Sports Writing 2017, edited by Glenn Stout. Review the past year’s glories, controversies and more. For another angle on how the current sports scene developed to where it is today, David Geier serves up both warnings and history in That’s Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever

If less competitive outdoor activities are preferred, try Kevin Searock’s Troutsmith: An Angler’s Tales and Travels. Or instead of rod and reel, get ready to grab the binoculars with inspiration from The Makoke Trail: A Guide to Birding in Central Iowa from the Iowa Ornithologists’ Union. Explore the past with The Archaeological Guide to Iowa by William E. Whittaker, Lynn M. Alex, and Mary De La Garza. The Bur Oak Guide series offers many other companion books for discovering Iowa’s natural environment, and Sandra Petrowitz can help with recalling excursions later with tips given in The Traveling Photographer.

Back at home, grill up a fresh feast and ponder Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking by Simon Quellen Field. Then relax with a favorite category of fiction, found either with the ISU Library’s Quick Search or, for additional selections, Bridges, the e-book platform used by the Ames Public Library and other nearby public libraries.

Happy summer e-reading!