December 2013 Database of the Month
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Week of November 18, 2013
In the News: JFK Assassination 50 Years Later
November 23, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States. Browse through some of the titles that are available at the FAU Libraries.
Four Dark Days in History, November 22, 23, 24, 25, 1963: A Photo History of President Kennedy’s Assassination
Published by Jim Matthews. Special Publications, 1963
Call Number: E842.9 .F6 1963
Investigating History: The JFK Assassination (streaming video via American History in Video)
Produced by Sharon Barrett. Kurtis Productions, Ltd., 2004
Call Number: Available online
Directed by Oliver Stone. Warner Home Video, 2010 (released 1991)
Call Number: PN1997 .J45 2010 (Boca Raton Media Center)
JFK, Breaking the News (DVD)
Produced by Krys Boyd Villasenor. KERA, 2003
Call Number: E842.9 .J559 2003 (At Jupiter)
November 2013 Database of the Month
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. One of the primary partners for this collection is Frameline, a nonprofit media organization that produces the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the oldest film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programming currently in existence.
See a list of FAU Libraries’ streaming video collections.
October 2013 Database of the Month
Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides searchable content from a wide range of primary sources for the “long” 19th century. This is an international primary source collection of 19th century materials, such as monographs, personal diaries, manuscripts, photographs, and maps. Archives include: British Politics and Society; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and CORVEY Collection of European Literature (1790-1840). Read more »
Week of September 23, 2013
In the News: Banned Books Week
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO READ THESE BOOKS!
Well actually, you are, here at FAU, once this exhibit is over, but these are all books which have been banned in various places at various times. Some are still banned, usually for their sexual or heretical content, or their language. Most books which have been banned upon first publication for their sexual content, like Lady Chatterley’s Lover, are considered pretty tame today, but there are always new titles to take their place. Much of the focus on challenged books today revolves around children’s books which touch on the topic of homosexuality, in one way or another, such as the book And Tango Makes Three, about two male penguins who raise a chick. It is common for governments to ban books which exhibit an uncomfortable political perspective (like Cat’s Cradle), and for governments in countries where there is no separation of church and state to ban books (like The Satanic Verses) which espouse unwelcome religious sentiments.
Dr. William Miller
Dean of University Libraries
And Tango Makes Three
By Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. Simon & Schuster, 2005
Call Number: PZ10.3 .R414 Tan 2005
As I Lay Dying
By William Faulkner. Random House, 1957
Call Number: PS3511 .A86 A8 1957
SPIE Digital Library contains the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research with over 375,000 papers from conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journals and eBooks. Content covers a broad range of applied optics and photonics science and engineering papers.
Also see the SPIE Digital Library User Guide.
Staff Reading Picks 2013
Selections of books recommended by staff members of the FAU Libraries.
An American Tragedy
By Theodore Dreiser. The Heritage Press, 1954
Call Number: PS3507 .R55 A45
Recommended by Gary Gabeloff, Access Services
“A great novel that was made into a movie (A Place in the Sun) with Elizabeth Taylor in 1951.”
The Bell Jar
By Sylvia Plath. Harper Perennial, 2005
Call Number: PS3566 .L27 B4 2005
Recommended by Leah, Jupiter Library
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Week of July 1, 2013
In the News: Same-Sex Marriage (part 2) / Edward Snowden
From the Associated Press: The Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
See In the News posts on same-sex marriage from 2008 and 2012.
Also In the News: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently leaked secret documents on surveillance programs to the press. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, is believed to know the whereabouts of the missing Snowden. See an In the News post on WikiLeaks & the Pentagon Papers from 2010.
From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law
By Martha C. Nussbaum. Oxford University Press, 2010
Call Number: KF4754.5 .N87 2010
Gay Rights at the Ballot Box
By Amy L. Stone. University of Minnesota Press, 2012
Call Number: HQ76.8 .U5 S76 2012\
Not the Marrying Kind: A Feminist Critique of Same-Sex Marriage
By Nicola Barker. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Call Number: HQ1033 .B37 2012
The FAU Libraries have purchased additional content for existing streaming video collections, as well as added new collections. Two new volumes have been added to the series, Counseling and Therapy in Video, enhancing the collection with emerging topics and featuring distinguished therapists. High-value archival material has been added to Ethnographic Video Online, and influential issue-based documentaries of 2009 through 2013 are included in the second volume of Filmakers Library. The Libraries now own the complete BBC Shakespeare plays in streaming video, and a collection of award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT culture, history and life. Click below for more information on the these new collections, or see a complete list of the Libraries’ Streaming Video Collections.
Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume II
Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume III
Ethnographic Video Online, Volume II
Filmakers Library, Volume II
LGBT Studies in Video
Shakespeare Plays Read more »