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New Acquisitions - October-November 2012


New titles recently added to the University Library’s collection include:

Beloved: a novel. Toni Morrison (Special Collections PS 3563 .O8749 B4 1987).

Sethe, the protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

Financial shenanigans: how to detect accounting gimmicks and fraud in financial reports. Howard M. Schilit (Main Stax HF 5681 .B2 S3243 2010).

Most companies are ethical, but some do take advantage of reporting gray areas or ignore the rules in order to present financial results with a deceptively positive spin or in an altogether misleading way. This book is organized into five clearly written and illustrated sections: two foundation chapters reporting the authors' awards for the most outrageous shenanigans; seven revised key earnings manipulation chapters; new sections containing chapters on cash flow and key metrics shenanigans, including new regions and industries; and a deeper, more comprehensive look using numerous real-world illustrations and anecdotes; and concluding with a holistic approach chapter recapping warning signs in handy table format and a review of recipes used to cook the books.

On the road: the original scroll. Jack Kerouac (Main Stax PS 3521 .E735 O5 2007).

This edition, on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, is the never-before-published original scroll edition of On the Road. It represents the first full expression of Kerouac's revolutionary aesthetic, the identifiable point at which his thematic vision and narrative voice came together in a sustained burst of creative energy.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. 40 years later: his life and crusade in pictures. Charles Johnson (Archives E185.97 .K51 L54 2008).

The legacy of the civil rights movement will continue to live for generations to come especially in Montgomery, Alabama. This book is a reminder of many public crusades that King planned and led during from the beginning to his last march in Memphis, Tennessee.  The editors of Life Magazine do an excellent job of including the more famous of images during his lifetime. Birmingham and Selma are well represented in this volume too.

This book is not for circulation and can only be viewed in the ASU Archives.


While many print subscriptions were not renewed, these journals’ full-text is also accessible online. Two examples are:

  • Educational administration quarterly – 2006-2011 issues are accessible via EBSCO EJS.
  • Social work – 1997- Apr. 2012 issues are accessible via EBSCO EJS. More current issues are available in Oxford Journals Online and 12 other electronic resources. Title is also held in microfiche.

Other journals have an online version that is also available along with the print that is held by the Levi Watkins Learning Center. Some examples are:

  • Chronicle of higher education – online version is included on the Database pages.
  • JOPERD (Journal of physical education, recreation, and dance) - 2006-present issues are accessible via EBSCO EJS. 1993-present is available in 4 subscribed electronic resources.
  • Personal finance - full-text online content is from 2000 via To access, staff member in Periodicals can provide the username and password. Articles, portfolios, and special reports are accessible.
  • Time – Complete online content from 1923 to the present is accessible via To access, a staff member in Periodicals can provide the username and password. The site allows up to 3 simultaneous users. Our electronic resources' coverage is from 03/03/1923 to present in Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Premier, MAS Ultra - School Edition, MasterFILE Premier and Military & Government Collection.


CamelliaNet – As of October 1, 2012, the collection contains 2,966 MP3 and WMA audiobooks; 6,312 ebooks; and 307 music files. They are iPod compatible, but an Adobe reader and/or music console will need to be downloaded. Checkout period is 14 days.

Some titles in CamelliaNet include:

  • Bilbo’s Last Song. J.R.R. Tolkein. (CameliaNet Ebook Collection)
    Bilbo's Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien's epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind.
  • Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin. (CameliaNet Ebook Collection)
    Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced.
  • The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins. (CameliaNet Audiobook Collection)
    In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
  • The Universe Within. Neil Turok. (CameliaNet Ebook Collection)
    The most anticipated nonfiction book of the season, the topic of this year's Massey Lectures is a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok. Neil Turok is one of the world's top physicists and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a centre for education and research based in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently the Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
  • E-books published in 2012 have been added to the Springer E-book Collections: Behavioral Science (51 new titles), Biomedical and Life Science (475 new titles), Business and Economics (225 new titles), and Earth and Environmental Sciences (219 new titles).

The following electronic resources have been added to the Database List:

  • – Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues - Objective analysis of controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.

The following electronic resource subscriptions were not renewed at this time: Annals of American History, Britannica Global Reference Center, Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database, GenderWatch, IntelliConnect.