Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hot Outdoors

Autumn is upon us and with it opportunities for biking, hiking, and taking in those fall colors.  So check out one of our titles on biking destinations, local natural beuties, and outdoorsy adventures.

Adams, Scott Photographing Nature TR721.P48 1981

Adkins, Leonard The essential outdoor gear manual: equipment care, repair, and selection GV191.76.G48 2000

Badger, Robert The Complete climber's handbook GV200.2 C55 2000

Bell, Trudy The Complete hiker: Everything you need for a day or a month on the trail GV199.5.L648 2000

Branch, Michael Weekend getaways around Washington, D.C.: including Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and North Carolina F192.3.S48 2000

Burnham, Bill One-day trips through history: 200 excursions within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. F192.3.S58 1982

Cinnamon, Jerry National Audubon Society guide to Nature Photography TR721.F58 2008

Cressey, Pamela Professional nature photography TR721.H53 1999

De Hart, Allen The Undying past of Shenandoah National Park F232.S48 L37 1989

Fitzharris, Tim A Cyclist's guide to the Shenandoah Valley: Exploring the past and present on rural routes GV1045.5.S54 P67 1995

Getchell, Annie Best bike rides: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia GV1045.5.M53 B45 2000

Hall, Adrienne The Shenandoah Valley and the mountains of the Virginias F232.S5 H28 2005

Hargan, Jim Geology along Skyline Drive: A self-guided tour for motorists QE174.S49 B33 1999

Hicks, Nigel Virginia, a picture book to remember her by F231.2.V57x 1987

Lambert, Darwin Hike America: Virginia: an atlas of Virginia's greatest hiking adventures GV199.42.V8 B87x 2001

Long, John Walk and bike the Alexandria Heritage Trail: A guide to exploring a Virginia town's hidden past GV199.42.V82 A33 2002

McCarthy, Jim The official rails-trails conservancy guidebook: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia GV191.42.M3 R35 2000

Noe, Barbara The trails of Virginia: Hiking the Old Dominion GV199.42.V8 D4 2003

Ockershausen, Jane 50 hikes in Northern Virginia: walks, hikes, and backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay GV199.42.V82 A35 2006

Porter, Randy Backpacking GV199.6.H35 1998

Shosteck, Robert The height of our mountains: nature writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley QH104.5.B5 H45 1998

Time-Life Books, editor Greater Washington area bicycle atlas GV1045.5.W18 G74 1998

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Research Instruction

It's that time of the semester when research projects are beginning, term papers are in train, and students individually and in classes are visiting the library to conduct research.

Faculty can arrange an appointment to bring a class to the library (or to have a librarian visit the classroom) and students can stop by the library on a walk-in basis for assistance finding, using and citing library resources.

(above: BIO 102 hard at work in the Reference area)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Manga fans should stop by the Alexandria Campus Library and check out some of these titles:


Vampire Knights

Soul Eater


These and more are available now for checkout.