Learning Commons Newsletter January 2020

This month's newsletter focuses on reminders of upcoming changes for Spring 2020 and a welcome to new and returning students.

Smart Start

Start the term off successfully by getting familiar with the services the Learning Commons provides. Whether you are a new or returning student, we can help you throughout your entire Franklin experience. Our services include:

  • Research Coaching: Schedule a meeting with a librarian to learn how to effectively use the library's research databases.
  • Tutoring: Get help with class assignments from our expert tutors.
  • Testing: Schedule your test or get assistance with finding a proctor.

APA Update

Please remember that the university will begin transitioning to the 7th edition of the APA Style Manual for citation Spring 2020. Please review our APA Guide and the official APA Style website.

Staff Recommendations

Every month we'll provide you with recommendations for books, movies, tv, podcasts and more!


Reply All: Described as "an unfailingly original exploration of modern life," Reply All covers a vast array of stories, including a Snapchat account thief and how the victim is affected, scamming the telephone scammer, an unexpected dive into the world of professional cookie advisors, and so much more.

-Despite the name, ‘Reply All’ isn’t a podcast about technology — it’s a podcast that tells gorgeous, painfully human stories that happen to have bits of technology sprinkled in." - Nick Quah, Vulture


The Likeness: "Detective Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad— until an urgent telephone call brings her back to an eerie crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Suddenly, Cassie is back undercover, to find out not only who killed this young woman, but, more importantly, who she was." - Amazon

SearchOhio is for Ohio residents only. If you are outside of Ohio, please check with your local library for our book recommendations.

See you next month!