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New Acquisitions - June 2009


New York Times best sellers from 2005 through mid-2009 are available for check-out on the New Book shelves.

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

AAOS atlas of orthoses and assistive devices.  John D. Hsu, et al eds.  (Health Reference - 4th Floor RD 755 .A85 2008).

This 4th edition has new coverage of postpolio syndrome, cranial orthoses and helpful 2-color format with grayscale images.  Includes chapters on biomechanics of spine, upper limb and hand, and lower limb; incorporates chapters on the Orthotic Prescription, Strength and Materials, and the Normal and Pathologic Gait.

Bamboozled. John Kilik and Spike Lee. (Circulating Audio/Visual Room, Special Collections PN 1995.9 .N4 B35 2001).

Satirical parody of race and ratings in America’s entertainment industry where a TV producer pitches an idea for a black-face minstrel show and instead of being canned, the show becomes popular.

Building blocks for learning, occupational therapy approaches : practical strategies for the inclusion of special needs in primary school.  Jill Jenkinson, Tessa Hyde and Saffia Ahmad. 
(Main Stax LC 3965 .J46 2008).

This resource shows how the implications of physical, psychological, social, and learning difficulties impact upon children’s abilities. The material utilizes a practical approach and will help readers recognize when a student’s poor performance within the classroom is a result of a medical condition or underlying motor and perceptual deficits.

The Canon: a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science. Natalie Angier. (Main Stax  Q 162 .A54 2007).

This guide to scientific literacy provides an introduction to current topics in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. The author is a New York Times reporter.

Clinical case studies in physiotherapy : A guide for students and graduates.  Lauren Guthrie, ed.
(Main Stax RM 701 .C57 2009).

Case studies for respiratory physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy, orthopaedics, musculoskeletal out-patient settings, elder care, mental health and women’s health with questions and responses. Chapters are also included for coach the student on the business of clinical placement.

Greenwood encyclopedia of world popular culture. Gary Hoppenstand (editor-in-chief). (Main Reference HM 621 .G74 2007).

A six-volume set which examines the tastes and attitudes of people in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia and Pacific. Chapters cover film, food, music, recreation, and travel.

Handbook of Evaluation: Policies, Programs and Practices. Jennifer C. Greene. (Main Stax AZ 191 .H36 2006).

This authoritative resource consists of 25 chapters covering a range of evaluation theories and techniques in a single, accessible volume. The handbook is an extensive and user-friendly resource organized in four sections. The Handbook of Evaluation is written for practicing evaluators, academics, advanced postgraduate students, and evaluation clients and offers a definitive, benchmark statement on evaluation theory and practice for the first decade of the 21st century.

Handbook of Gifted Education. Gary A. Davis. (Main Stax LC 3993.9 .H35 2003).

Written by well-known experts in the field, this textbook covers issues, problems, and practical strategies in gifted education. Nineteen new authors contributed to the third edition, and new topics have been added, including social policy, teaching thinking skills, artistic giftedness, high-risk learners, exceptional spatial abilities, use of computer technology with gifted students, and gifted education in rural areas. This resource is intended as a text for college senior and graduate courses, as a resource for university educators and scholar-practitioners in the field, and as a handbook for teachers, counselors, and administrators working with gifted students.

Handbook of Instructional Communication: Rhetorical and Relational Perspectives. Timothy P. Mottet. (Main Stax LB 1033.5 .H27 2006).

Written to address the contemporary challenges facing teachers and trainers in traditional and non-traditional settings, this handbook offers a wide-ranging collection of research focusing on the role and effects of communication in instructional environments. It is intended for future or current teachers interested in improving their communication skills and covers the following topics: foundations of instructional communication, rhetorical perspectives in instructional communication, relational perspectives in instructional communication and research, theory and assessment.

The last shall be the first. Charles N. Smith. (Main Stax, Special Collections JF 285 .S65 2008).

Written before his 2008 electoral victory, this book describes why Barack Obama will make a great president for this time. The book also details other African-Americans’ achievements and the obstacles they overcame.

Practical EHR : electronic record solutions for compliance and quality care.  Stephen Levinson. 
(Main Stax R 864 .L48 2008).

This resource “suggests specific, attainable measures for medical H&P record functionality, physician training and transformation experience, positive return on investment, and physician satisfaction” (Levinson, xiii).  It is designed as a comprehensive reference on the principles of Practical EHR with focuses on meeting the physicians’ medical requirements for effective electronic H&P record design and on the protocols for physicians’ optimal use of the EHR during patient care. 

Promoting your music. Tom May. (Main Stax ML 3795 .M32 2007).

Applicable to the beginner as well as seasoned musicians, tips on how to get bookings, secure copyright protection for works, make promotional recordings, obtain radio and print coverage, are some of the issues covered in this guide to musical success.

Reference skills for the school library media specialist: tools and tips, 2nd edition. Ann Marlow Riedling. (Main Stax Z 675 .S3 R54 2005).

This update includes Webliographies, updated information on publishers, and Web tools for media specialists who act as key players in promoting information literacy. The guide also includes realistic exercises and a glossary.

User participation in health and social care research : voices, values, and evaluation.  Mike Nolan, ed.  (Main Stax RA 440.85 .U83 2008).

The book includes contributions on the use and application of narrative approaches, intervention and evaluation research, methodological development and quality thresholds.  The book is structured around ten original case studies which explore the use of participatory methods in practice across diverse health, social care and community settings.

West’s encyclopedia of American law. Shirelle Phelps. (Main Reference KF 154 .W47 2005).

West's 2005 edition defines cases, statutes, areas of law, people, issues, and other law-related topics in plain English for general readers. It contains a topical index, table of cases, and dictionary.


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

American educational research journal. (available in Serials – 3rd floor).

Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism (available in Serials – 3rd floor).

Exercise immunology review. (available in Serials – 3rd floor).



Recent additions to existing resources include:

Grove Music Online – is now part of Oxford Music Online, which also includes Oxford Companion to music and Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Learning Express Library – accessible only via the Montgomery City-County Public Library website. The username is to come from the library card issued by the Montgomery Public Library and from there, a password can be created.

Reminder: To access netLibrary books from off-campus, you must create a username and password while on-campus.

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

Education Research Complete (vendor-EBSCO)

Education research with full-text from journals, books, and conference papers.

Encyclopedia of Alabama (vendor – Encyclopedia of Alabama project, Auburn University)           

History, culture, geography, and natural environment of Alabama.

Science Direct (vendor –Elsevier)

Abstracts and full-text articles (along with backfiles) in a variety of subject areas covering physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

State and Local Government on the Net (vendor – State Local Gov)

State and Local government Internet directory.