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.


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

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.

Academic Video Online

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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.

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 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.

The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922


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. Continue reading

Kanopy streaming video collections

November 2014 Database of the Month

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.

Users can make video clips and create playlists, as well as embed videos into Blackboard. See the Instructions Manual or contact Kanopy for further assistance.

FAU has access to the following Kanopy collections:

California Newsreel

The Criterion Collection

Kino Lorber

Media Education Foundation (MEF) CollectionSymptom Media

Trials of Life

For a full list of FAU Libraries’ streaming video collections see the Streaming Video webpage.

Psychological Experiments Online

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October 2014 Database of the Month

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. Continue reading