The 2015 Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency will host Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough, speaking about “Truman’s Presidency and World War II at 70” on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. Wilson D. Miscamble, the prize-winning author and historian, will serve as moderator. The event will take place in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus. More details about this lecture are available here.
McCullough’s most recent book is the New York Times best-seller The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. Miscamble’s most recent book is The Most Controversial Decison: Truman, the Atomic Bombs and the Defeat of Japan. We currently have a display up in our Boca campus library, featuring some of these authors’ books, listed below, as well as many brand new titles about World War II and Harry Truman. These titles are available either at our Boca Raton or Jupiter campus libraries:
January 2015 Database of the Month
Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers. All records in PsycTESTS include fields for validity and reliability data (when available), test purpose, construct, format, number of items, and more.
For current information, including the number of records in the database and other details, please view the PsycTESTS Fact Sheet.
December 2014 Database of the Month
The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society is a fully searchable database that offers access to approximately 3,500 works on nearly every aspect of slavery and abolition. Printed over the course of more than 100 years, these diverse materials include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera, all filmed in full-resolution color. Coverage ranges from the Missouri Compromise and the founding of Liberia as a colony for blacks fleeing America to the birth of “Jim Crow” and the expansion of segregation through the early 1920s. Read more »
Kanopy is a streaming video platform that allows the library to choose from thousands of videos from leading producers around the world. FAU’s current collections are listed below. Kanopy offers videos in a variety of subject areas, including arts, business, education, health, humanities, media/communications, and sciences.
FAU has access to the following Kanopy collections:
For a full list of FAU Libraries’ streaming video collections see the Streaming Video webpage.
The 2014 John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture at FAU will feature Christopher R. Browning, one of the most distinguished scholars of the Holocaust. Famous for his groundbreaking works Ordinary Men and The Origins of the Final Solution, Browning will lecture on “Hitler and the Decisions for the Final Solution” on Wed., October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m., at FAU’s University Theatre, Boca Raton campus. More details about this lecture are available here.
Below are some books authored or edited by Dr. Browning, or featuring a chapter written by him. The titles listed below are available at either the Jupiter or Boca Raton campuses, or in electronic format through the FAU library catalog:
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Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia online resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection pairs audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with primary-source documents such as Stanley Milgram’s films and personal papers and Philip Zimbardo’s detailed notes from the Stanford Prison experiment along with the film, Quiet Rage. Also find exclusive and hard-to-find materials including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, letters penned by the lead psychologist, videos of modern-day replications, and modifications to the original experiments. Read more »
Florida Atlantic University Libraries on Monday (Aug. 18, 2014) launched its Recorded Sound Archives’ vintage streaming music website rsa.fau.edu. The website, previously only accessible within the FAU network, is now available to the general public. The site features rare and historic recordings from the Recorded Sound Archives’ collection of phonograph records from the first half of the 20th century. Users can hear music and see label scans/album jackets of recordings by such early pop and jazz performers as Doris Day, Al Jolson and Benny Goodman. Other highlights include one of the largest online collections of Jewish recordings in the world, restored children’s recordings damaged by Superstorm Sandy and rare Vogue picture records. The website boasts more than 100,000 audio tracks and is smart phone and tablet compatible.
Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship in a variety of subject areas.
FAU subscribed Bibliographies include:
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.