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October 22, 2014 - Listen to the rockets and the roar–and the words

You can listen to and download sounds from early space flights and current missions on NASA’s new SoundCloud account. Hear the noises of the Solar System & Beyond, Rocket Engine, Space shuttle mission, Mercury and Apollo, and more. Make your computer shout, “Houston, we have a problem” every time you make an error. Check out […]

October 20, 2014 - Citing Social Media

Just about everyone uses social media in some capacity these days. In many cases, using social media content in an academic assignment is not an option. If you are allowed to use it, though, you need to know how to cite it. Aditi Rao, a Technology Coach in Texas, has compiled MLA and APA citation […]

October 14, 2014 - Learn to code…or do math ….through apps

Want to learn more about HTML & CSS? Maybe even create a website using code? Visit, a site devoted to teaching code to all of us. The HTML & CSS course takes seven hours and already has 4.5 million students enrolled. The app’s free and was one of “10 Best Apps for Students” listed […]

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Brown Library

M-Th: 8AM - 8PM
Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sat: 9AM - 1PM
Sun: Closed

3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Info: 540-857-7303
Reference: 540-857-7438
Circulation: 540-857-6941
Fax: 857-6058