New in OverDrive for February

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of February’s new arrivals here:



Black History Month: Literature by African American Writers

February is Black History Month, and that means we at the Library are celebrating the extensive collection of literature written by African American authors all month long. Whether you prefer novels chronicling the Black freedom struggle or works of poetry about African American culture, the Library has all that and much more. Kick your month off with these recently published works, or explore the rest of the Library’s collection of African American literature.

Perhaps you’re looking for modern novels on family and culture:

If you prefer essays or poetry, don’t miss these:

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget African American historical fiction:

Want to recommend a favorite of yours? Let us know on Twitter at @doe_lit!



What’s New with Early European Books?

ProQuest’s Early European Books (EEB) has recently been redesigned to include a more user-friendly and speedier interface. The subject matter in these collections spans the Early Modern Period, with scholarly editions and translations covering science, literature, history, theology, customs, geography, and more. Together they provide a source of content for study and research across the cultural landscape of early modern Europe.

Data Map

In the new interface, you can narrow your search results by publication date, publisher, place of publication, author, subject, language, and source library. Alternatively, you can browse all collections by date, author, place of publication, or language. Additionally, EEB offers a scatterplot Data Map (linked on the homepage after scrolling down) that can be filtered by year, language, and subject matter.


Top LGBTQ+ Literature of 2019

There’s no doubt that 2019 has been a year of excellent literature across all genres. In the queer media especially, hundreds of books from LGBTQ+ authors and/or featuring LGBTQ+ main characters have taken the world by storm. What better way to wrap up 2019 than by immersing yourself in some of the best LGBTQ+ literature from the year? Browse the selections below as well as the rest of the Library’s collection!

Want to recommend a favorite of yours? Let us know on Twitter at @doe_lit!



New in Overdrive for January

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of January’s new arrivals here:



Pleasure Reading Picks to Wrap Up 2019

Believe it or not, 2019 is almost over. With the stress of finals gone, let’s reflect back on some of our favorite books from the past year. Whether fiction was your cup of tea, or poetry, the Library has everything you need to go back and read the books that made your year memorable.

Looking for suggestions? We’ve got you covered there, too. Enjoy the last moments of the decade by reveling in a few of the Library’s pleasure reading picks from 2019!



New in Overdrive for December

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of December’s new arrivals here:



70th Annual National Book Awards Winners

On November 20th, the National Book Foundation announced the 2019 National Book Award winners at the 70th annual ceremony. The National Book Award is given to authors in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. While over 1,700 books were eligible for the Award, the winners stood out for their creativity, emotion, and brilliance. We’ve chosen winners from select categories as well as finalists below!

Fiction:

Nonfiction:

Poetry:

 

Translated Literature:

 

 



Literature in Celebration of Native American Heritage Month

by Pooja Bale

November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to cherish the Native American culture that has so heavily influenced the contemporary American way of life. Native American literature in particular is rich with the voices and perspectives of Native Americans and their traditions, struggles, and triumphs woven into poetry, works of fiction, and memoirs. Visit the Native American Heritage Month website for more information.

Check out these selections to dip your toes into the vast world of Native American literature!

Take a look at these recent works that have quickly gained popularity:

Sift through poetry on Native American experiences with these releases:

Settle back into classics known and loved:

We also recommend inquiring into the Bancroft Library’s extensive collection of essential Native American materials.

Want to recommend a favorite of yours? Let us know on Twitter at @doe_lit! We hope you enjoy these books and explore the rest of the Library’s Native American literature collection.



New in OverDrive for November

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of November’s new arrivals here: