A Very Short Blog Post

vsi-header         Is 2017 your year to learn something new? Give yourself a quick start with the library’s collection of Very Short Introductions.

Published by the inimitable Oxford Press, these little gems are seldom over 200 pages, with most falling in the 140-160 page range. Short though they are, each volume is long vsi-stackon information, designed to give the reader a concise but thorough overview of the topic. Six categories – Arts & Humanities, Dictionaries & Reference, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics, and Social Sciences – cover a world of topics,  from
Aristotle to Zionism, Accounting to World War II.

Added bonus: this is portable knowledge, packed in a book  that fits into your back pocket.

OC libraries own 186 out of the over 500 titles available, several of them in e-book format. Click the link in the library catalogue, start reading, and let your learning begin.

If you’re in Kelowna, check out the display by the Circulation Desk for a hands-on introduction to the Introductions.

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