American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965


November-December 2015 Database of the Month

American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century.  This research database provides access to the complete market research reports of the era’s foremost consumer analyst, Ernest Dichter, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.

The collection is a treasure trove of information on some of America’s best known brands, containing thousands of reports commissioned by advertising agencies and global businesses in a booming era for consumerism, ‘Madison Avenue’ advertising and global brands on consumer goods ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels. Use the fully searchable interactive chronology to discover fascinating facts and events in the history of American consumerism; gain a deeper insight into Dichter and the world of market research through essays and further resources; and view hundreds of advertising images in the Ad Gallery.



In recognition of  Breast Cancer Awareness Month raise your understanding to the disease and its causes with Dynamed.

DynaMed is a reference tool used by physicians and other healthcare professionals to answer clinical questions quickly and easily. DynaMed includes thousands of topics covering emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and much more.

Also see a list of FAU Libraries’ Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Databases.



2015 John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series


The 2015 John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Allida Black, a Research Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University.  Black was founding editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a project designed to preserve, teach and apply Eleanor Roosevelt’s writings and discussions of human rights and democratic politics. Black will speak at FAU about Eleanor Roosevelt and the Battle for Human Rights: 1945 to Present, on Wed., October 28, 2015, 4:00 p.m., at FAU’s University Theatre, Boca Raton campus. More details about this lecture are available here.

Below are some books about Eleanor Roosevelt and books for which Dr. Black was an author or editor. The titles listed below are available either as print copies (check out our display in the front lobby of the Boca campus library), or in e-book format through the FAU library catalog:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

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October 2015 Database of the Month

DSM-5 is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today’s mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. This reference is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.

PrivCo – Private Company Financial Intelligence


September 2015 Database of the Month

PrivCo provides accurate financial and business data and news and media content on over 500,000 major private companies globally (generally defined as having at least $10 million in annual revenue, or with substantial institutional capital funding).

Search PrivCo to find verified private company financials, private M&A and venture capital transactions, accurate deal terms, valuation multiples, private equity deals, founder and family ownership breakdowns, privately-held bankruptcies, restructurings, IPOs and more.   Continue reading

Staff Reading Picks 2015

Staff Reading Picks 2015

Looking for some summer reading ideas? Below are selections of books recently recommended by staff members of the FAU Libraries. These books are now on display in the Wimberly Library’s main lobby.


All the Light we Cannot See
By Anthony Doerr. Scribner, 2014
Call Number: PS3604.O34 A77 2014
Recommended by Beth

Courtesans & Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens
By James Davidson. St. Martin’s Press, 1998
Call Number: DF275 .D23 1998
Recommended by Afra B., Access Services

Earth as Art
By Lawrence Friedl, Karen Yuen, et al. NASA, 2012
Call Number: NAS 1.83:NP-2012-07-889-HQ
Recommended by Bruce Barron, Government Documents
“A book of beautiful full-color pictures showing images from Earth-observing environmental satellites in orbit around the planet.”
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Read Articles on your Tablet with BrowZine!

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Browsing journals and scanning articles is a leading way researchers stay abreast of trends in their field. With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals.  Databases, however, are designed for searching, not reading.  BrowZine unites articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a newsstand, allowing users to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals on the web or their mobile device.  Currently, BrowZine works with iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire (based on Android platform), and a web-based version of the application was released in July 2015.

With BrowZine you can:

  • Browse all library subscribed content from 2005 to present in leading journals from publishers such as Nature, Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.
  • Save up to 64 journals on a custom book shelf.
  • Request notifications whenever new content is released in any journal, much like  subscribing to a journal and receiving  each new issue in the mail.

Here is a list of all publishers currently compatible with BrowZine:

Here is an FAQ page for BrowZine 

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The Journal of Visualized Experiments


April 2015 Database of the Month

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

  • All JoVE articles are indexed in subject-relevant indexing sites, including PubMed/MEDLINE, SciFinder and Scopus
  • Publishing in JoVE allows authors to dynamically present their methods, data analyses and results clearly, accurately, and professionally with the guidance of JoVE’s professional videographers and editors
  • JoVE has published thousands of video articles from top research institutions around the world.

Access provided to Florida Atlantic University includes JoVE Biology and JoVE Neuroscience.

Anatomy & Physiology Online


March 2015 Database of the Month 

Anatomy & Physiology Online includes 20 interactive modules covering every body system with accurate and interactive 3D anatomy and media rich physiology content.

The 20 modules listed below include clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.

Body Plan and Organization
Cell Biology
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Nervous System
Special Senses
Endocrine System
Cardiovascular System
Lymphatic System and Immunity
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Urinary System
Fluid, Electrolyte & Acid-Base Balance
Reproductive System
Development and Inheritance

For more information go to the User Guide.