New Books

New Titles at the Wimberly Library: Summer 2014

New Database: Academic Video Online

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Academic Video Online: Premium 
 
is Alexander Street’s most comprehensive video subscription, an ever-growing resource that comprises content from 39 full video collections and 8 bonus discipline clusters.

Titles in every collection and cluster within Academic Video Online: Premium have been carefully selected to meet departmental needs and include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable. Click here for  a complete list of collections.

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Maya Angelou

Week of June 9, 2014

In the News: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

A memorial service for the multiple-award-winning author, poet, scriptwriter, playwright, performer, actress, and composer, Maya Angelou, was held Saturday, June 7 at Wake Forest University where she was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Her first publication, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), was an immediate success and garnered a National Book Award nomination.

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1986
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z463 1986

Ballad of Greenwich Village(Streaming Video)
By Karen Kramer. Filmakers Library, 2007
Call Number: Available online via Filmakers Library Online: Alexander Street Press

About the video:
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York’s Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion which sparked the Gay Liberation movement and many others. This unique film includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Actor/ director Tim Robbins speaks about growing up in the Village and attending early protest rallies. Allen Ginsberg shows us the coffee house where he first read poetry. Playwright Edward Albee remembers how his controversial plays found a home here. Also appearing in the film are film director Woody Allen, poet Maya Angelou, author Norman Mailer, folk singers Peter, Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Richie Havens and jazz drummer Roy Haynes — as well as local Village painters, activists, club owners and drag queens.

Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2006
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 C45 2006

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Discover Florida Documents

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During May and June, check out the display of Florida Documents in the lobby of the S.E. Wimberly Library

FAU Libraries participate in the  Florida State Documents Depository Program which offers access to information by and about Florida government. We offer library users access to many of these useful resources which include popular magazines, reference materials, colorful pamphlets, and online collections. Read more in Discover Florida Documents.

All New SearchWiSE

 

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Version 2.0 is now live!

The new  SearchWiSE provides a familiar, easy to use interface that also optimizes academic research. SearchWiSE is powered by the ProQuest Serials Solution’s  product, Summon.

The new three-pane design should feel familiar to anyone who has used a major search engine lately. Read more »

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876

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April 2014 Database of the Month

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 . Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world’s largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection provides students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, this resource chronicles the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items. Read more »

Beatles, Mustangs, and a Boxer

Week of March 24, 2014

In the News: The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, and the Ford Mustang

It happened 50 years ago in 1964: The Beatles made their first live U.S. TV appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February…Later that month, Cassius Clay (who eventually changed his name to Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny Liston in Miami to become the world heavyweight boxing champion…In March, Ford Motor Company introduced the Mustang.


THE BEATLES

Artificial Paradise: The Dark Side of the Beatles’ Utopian Dream
By Kevin Courrier. Praeger, 2009
Call Number: ML421 .B4 C68 2008

The Beatles: All These Years
By Mark Lewisohn. Crown Archetype, 2013
Call Number: ML421 .B4 L47 2013

The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (DVD)
Directed by Alfred Maysles, David Maysles, Kathy Dougherty, and Susan Froemke. Capitol Records, 2003
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Statistical Abstract of the United States

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March 2014 Database of the Month

 

Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organizations of the United States. The 2014 edition is now available.

In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated in November. Its elimination resulted not from a decline in popularity or perceived value, but from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and existing data collection efforts. ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries.
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SCOAP3 Open Access Initiative

Florida Atlantic University Libraries is proud to support Open Access by becoming a SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) partner. On January 1, 2014, CERN announced the start of the SCOAP³ Open Access publishing initiative. Eleven publishers of high quality content, including Springer, Elsevier and IOP, are participating in this innovative open-access venture. Read more »

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2008

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February 2014 Database of the Month

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive contains every page of every copy of the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) published from 1902-2008.  This easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable resource is a witness to the cultural revolutions of the last 100 years and offers opportunities for tracking the views of influential opinion-makers, the response of their peers, the controversies of the day and how they developed. The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive allows for extensive cross-disciplinary research, as the only literary weekly to offer comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications in multiple languages, across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Read more »