LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Jenkins, Nash. “Pokémon Go may have just shown us what the end of the world looks like,”
Time (22 August 2016)

“Pokémon Go”, a video game, has become wildly popular, but the game had an unforeseeable side-effect: Pokémon Go led players into accidents.

Time is available electronically at

2. J. P. “Why few records will be broken in Rio,”
The Economist (13 August 2016)

The 2016 Rio Olympics has fewer records broken compared to the previous one. Experts concluded that human’s physical capability and the geographic and climatic factors were crucial for marvelous athletic performance.

The Economist is available electronically at


Book cover

R data science essentials: learn the essence of data science and visualization using R in no time at all / Raja B. Koushik, Sharan Kumar Ravindran

This book introduces various important concepts in the field of data science using R. The author clearly details the techniques in retrieving and processing data, building predictive and forecasting models, interpreting and presenting the outcomes to the audience.



1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki

On August 9, 1945, American forces dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. About 30% of the city was destroyed and nearly 74,000 were killed. On 14 August, Japan surrendered to the Allies.

Library materials on Nagasaki


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