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Virtual Event: Create edible art inspired by your favorite literature

Edible Book Festival

This year's Edible Book Festival presented by University Libraries is a go, and those interested can participate just about anywhere!

Register now for awesome local prizes won by showing off your culinary creations inspired by literature. Registration ends Thursday, Sept. 24. See the full event description at Edible Book Festival.

Make sure to come vote online September 28 through October 1 for your favorite edible book entry for our second Edible Book Festival! Winners will be announced on October 2. To vote, visit Edible Book Festival.


HathiTrust Digital Library

In response to the widespread closure of libraries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hathitrust's Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) has been activated.  ETAS permits temporary lawful access to specific digital materials in Hathitrust that correspond to physical books held by a Hathitrust member's library. Wichita State University Libraries is a member of Hathitrust and through the ETAS activation, is now able to provide WSU students, faculty, and staff digital access to over 350,000 items from our print collections. To gain access, you will need to log on using the member log on button located on the Hathitrust home screen https://www.hathitrust.org/. More information about how to use this service is available at: https://www.hathitrust.org/ETAS-How-To

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Engineering Case Studies Online

Engineering Case Studies Online is a collection that will grow to include 250 hours of video and 50,000 pages of text resources to meet this growing need. Content is displayed alongside targeted learning objects designed to facilitate detailed understanding of the causes and impact of these failures. Terms of Use

Online Services available at WSU Libraries

Online Services

All of your academic needs in one place! Visit libraries.wichita.edu/covid19

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Food Studies Online

Food Studies Online is a first-of-its-kind database, bringing together rare and hard-to-find archival content with visual ephemera, text, and video. Food studies is a relatively new field of study, and its importance is felt in many major disciplines. It has social, historical, economic, cultural, religious, and political implications that reach far beyond what is consumed at the dinner table. Terms of Use

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