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What is Dr. B's Book Club?

Over the summer, Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett is encouraging students to read books that will contribute to student success and a future career. Interaction takes place on Dr. B's Book Club Facebook page. "Like" the page and get started!

Who is Dr. B?

Dr. Rodney Bennett took office as president of Southern Miss on April 1, 2013. Read more about our new president by clicking on the link below.

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Dr. B's Book Club Resource Guide

University Libraries supports Dr. Bennett's efforts to encourage summer reading. Here you will find suggestions for first-year students, publications written by members of our Southern Miss faculty, recommendations from librarians and others from our university community and more.

Librarians selected for inclusion in Dr. B's Book Club books related to academic success and college life. Dr. B's Book Club books are available at the Course Reserves desk in Cook Library for a 14-day check-out period. See the box below for titles. Also, click on the tabs at the top of the page for more suggestions.


    Books on Reserve at the Library

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    Admission Possible - Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
    ISBN: 9781402263316
    Publication Date: 2012

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    Dean's List - John B. Bader
    ISBN: 9781421400815
    Publication Date: 2011

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    Execution - Larry Bossidy; Ram Charan; Charles Burck
    ISBN: 0609610570
    Publication Date: 2002

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    What the Best College Students Do - Ken Bain
    ISBN: 9780674066649
    Publication Date: 2012

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    Willpower - Roy F. Baumeister; John Tierney
    ISBN: 9781594203077
    Publication Date: 2011

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    The Filter Bubble - Eli Pariser
    ISBN: 9781594203008
    Publication Date: 2011


    Library Catalog

    Use the library catalog to find books, journals, and other resources available in any of the University Libraries--Cook Library, Gulf Coast Library, Gunter Library, and McCain Library and Archives.

    The catalog offers the ability to limit a search by format, location, publication date, etc.

    Catalog Quick Search


    100 Best Novels - Modern Library

    Here are some of the best novels from Modern Library's "Top 100" list. Find more in the Library Catalog.

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