Thursday, September 27, 2007

Items added to the collection on September 26

Here are just a few of the items recently added to the Library's collection. Feel free to browse the complete list.

Chinese politics in the Hu Jintao era : new leaders, new challenges
Lam, Willy Wo-Lap.
DS779.46 .L35 2006

American vertigo : traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville
Levy, Bernard Henri.
E169.Z83 L48 2006

Global coastal change
Valiela, Ivan.
Quarto GB451.2 .V35 2006

Fashion : a philosophy
Svendsen, Lars.
GT521 .S8413 2006

The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals
Pollan, Michael.
GT2850 .P65 2006

Marriage, a history : how love conquered marriage
Coontz, Stephanie.
HQ503 .C66 2006

Inside a U.S. embassy : how the foreign service works for America
JZ1405 .I55 2005

The spirit of service : exploring faith, service, and social justice in higher education
LC220.5 .S635 2006

Queer images : a history of gay and lesbian film in America
Benshoff, Harry M.
PN1995.9.H55 B44 2006

The impact of Franklin Pierce on Nathaniel Hawthorne : friendship, politics, and the literary imagination
Williamson, Richard.
PS1888 .W55 2006

Making sense of data : a practical guide to exploratory data analysis and data mining
Myatt, Glenn J., 1969-
QA276 .M92 2007

Human behavior, learning, and the developing brain
RJ506.D47 H86 2007

Ask & tell : gay and lesbian veterans speak out
Estes, Steve, 1972-
UB418.G38 E77 2007


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Author Talk on Thursday, September 20 at 3:30

Come to the Muskingum College Library on Thursday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m. for the first Author Talk of the academic year. The authors of the month are Olga Kurtz and Instructor of Criminal Justice Deborah Vegh.

Mystery has surrounded the details of the execution of Czar Nicholas, Czarina Alexandra and their 5 children in 1918. Akron author of young adult historical fiction, Olga Kurtz uses the story of the fate of the Russian royal family for her innovative, intriguing novel "Crazy Spider: The Story of People Caught in the Web of Revolution."

Criminal Justice Instructor Deborah Vegh is someone who is starting out in academic publishing and starting a career in academia. A newcomer to Muskingum's campus, Ms. Vegh is prepared to relate her personal experience in the writing process to students, faculty and the campus community. She has written papers and reports, assisted with grant writing, and has presented at conferences. Come to the Library and hear Deb Vegh discuss how she found her knack in presenting findings, discussing the topics and exploring potential research studies. You may be surprised to discover that publication can be a scary thought even to a faculty member.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you at the Author Talk in the Muskingum College Library on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

More than 200 Popular Reading Books!

Have some free time? Bored? Tired of concentrating on classes and nothing else? The Muskingum College Library has the solution for you!

Stop by the Library to browse through more than 200 popular reading books, specifically chosen for your reading enjoyment. Shelved in the reference area on the main floor, the popular reading collection will continue to change with approximately ten brand new releases added each month.

To find out more about this exciting new collection, please read our previous post.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Do you like the redesigned LexisNexis Academic?

Here is your opportunity to share your opinion on some proposed changes to the LexisNexis Academic search interface, results list, and full-text display. The survey will be open until 8 p.m EDT on Friday, September 14. Click on the link below to take the survey sponsored by LexisNexis.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print

Two new databases have been added to support research needs in psychology, education, and business. Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print will help you search over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Information about the test's purpose, price, acronym, intended population, administration time, publication date(s) and author(s) is provided. Use both databases together to find reviews and determine commercial availability.

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Items added to the collection on September 7

Here are just a few of the items recently added to the Library's collection. Feel free to browse the complete list.

The religions next door: what we need to know about Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam--and what reporters are missing
Olasky, Marvin N.
BR127 .O43 2004

Recording oral history : a guide for the humanities and social sciences
Yow, Valerie Raleigh.
D16.14 .Y68 2005

Sense of history : the place of the past in American life
Glassberg, David.
E175.9 .G58 2001

Dispatches from the field : neophyte ethnographers in a changing world
GN346 .D57 2006

Athletic development : the art & science of functional sports conditioning
Gambetta, Vern.
GV341 .G323 2007

Designing effective instructional tasks for physical education and sports
Griffey, David C. (David Charles).
GV365 .G75 2007

Smart land-use analysis : the LUCIS model land-use conflict identification strategy
Carr, Margaret H., 1952-
HD108.4 .C37 2007

Male-male intimacy in early America : beyond romantic friendships
Benemann, William, 1949-
HQ76.3.U5 B46 2006

Policing Paris : the origins of modern immigration control between the wars
Rosenberg, Clifford D., 1969-
JV7995.P37 R67 2006

The challenges of No Child Left Behind : understanding the issues of excellence, accountability, and choice
Irons, E. Jane.
LB2806.22 .I76 2007

The prints of Roger Shimomura : a catalogue raisonné, 1968-2005
Stamey, Emily.
NE539.S46 A4 2007

Partners in wonder : women and the birth of science fiction, 1926-1965
Davin, Eric Leif.
PS374.A35 D38 2006

The road
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
PS3563.C337 R63 2006

Native guard
Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-
PS3570.R433 N38 2007

The math behind the music
Harkleroad, Leon, 1955-
QA19.M87 H37 2006

Designing for interaction : creating smart applications and clever devices
Saffer, Dan (Daniel).
QA76.9.H58 S24 2007

Physical activity interventions in children and adolescents
Ward, Dianne Stanton.
RJ133 .W37 2007

Visual design fundamentals : a digital approach
Hashimoto, Alan.
TA174 .H313 2004

Warfare in China to 1600
U43.C6 W37 2005


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

More comfortable chairs have arrived

Four more comfortable chairs were delivered last Friday. Make sure to try them out the next time you are in the Library. If you are looking for a quiet study space, you might want to try the study carrels located in the book stacks on the top and bottom floors.