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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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 you to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals on your tablet or phone. Currently, BrowZine works with iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire (based on Android platform). A web-based version of the application will be released this summer.
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: http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support
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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.
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
Lymphatic System and Immunity
Fluid, Electrolyte & Acid-Base Balance
Development and Inheritance
For more information go to the User Guide.
February 2015 Database of the Month
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.
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.