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New Acquisitions � November 2010


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

50 great myths of popular psychology: shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior. Barry L. Beyerstein et al. (Main Stax BF 145 .A15 2010).

This book uses popular myths as a vehicle for distinguishing science from pseudoscience. Organized around key topic areas of modern psychology such as brain functioning, perception, development, memory, emotion, intelligence, learning, personality, mental illness, and psychotherapy, this book will help students and laypersons to critically evaluate the information and misinformation that is generated by supermarket tabloids, talk shows, and “self-help gurus”.

The disinherited: exiles and the making of Spanish culture, 1492-1975. Henry Kamen. (Main Stax DP 48 .K35 2007).

In this book, Spain is pictured as a dysfunctional, violent country that has expelled wave after wave of its citizens in a brutal attempt to create religious and social conformity. Consequently what we think of as Spanish culture was substantially their invention. The Disinherited is a story of cultural recovery, showing how Spain's history has created a "virtual" culture imagined by people often thousands of miles from home-but whose impact on the world has been incalculable.

The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest. Stieg Larsson. (Main Stax PT 9876.22 .A6933 L84 2010).

Lisbeth Salander - the heart of Larsson's two previous novels - lies in critical condition. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge against the man and corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Then, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

Launching literacy stations: mini-lessons for creating and sustaining independent work, K-3. Debbie Diller. (Curriculum/Media video LB 1576 .L37 2006).

Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to make sure that students are completing reflective, challenging assignments while their teachers meet with small groups of students. Debbie Diller, author of the book Literacy work stations (Main Stax LB 1576 .D46 2003), takes the reader into two classrooms to demonstrate how to create a successful stations program.

Mentoring: guiding, coaching, sustaining beginning teachers. Donna Niday. (video LB 1731.4 .M463 2006).

In Mentoring, Donna Niday and Jean Boreen illustrate the concepts found in their books, Mentoring beginning teachers and Mentoring across boundaries. Viewers are taken to schools in Flagstaff, Arizona, where students and teachers are shown working with their mentors to successfully navigate the critical first years of teaching.

Oprah: a biography. Kitty Kelley. (Special Collections PN 1992.4 .W56 K45 2010).

This New York Times best-seller is the first comprehensive biography of one of the most admired public figures of our time, by the most widely read biographer of our era.

Organizing for literacy. Linda Dorn. (video LB 1139.5 .L3 O74 2006).

Organizing for literacy is a professional development series for implementing a balanced early literacy program based on apprenticeship theory. When used in combination with the book Apprenticeship in literacy (on order at ASU), the series presents an early literacy resource. Viewers have the option of using individual videos to focus on a specific area of need. The programs illustrate the give-and-take nature of teaching and learning across a range of literacy events. Each program is designed to allow one to view it in its entirety or to focus on specific literacy components.

Security and global health: towards the medicalization of insecurity. Stefan Elbe. (Main Stax RA 441 .E43 2010).

Over the past decade a whole host of diverse global health issues have raised the highest levels of political concern, provoking governments and international institutions to tackle such health threats through the prism of security - be it national security, biosecurity, or human security. This convergence between health issues and security concerns has also produced the new notion of health security. It is this transformation of security that marks nothing short of the medicalization of security.
The uses of digital literacy. John Hartley. (Main Stax  P 91.27 .H37 2010).

Hartley reassesses the historical and global context, commercial and cultural dynamics and the potential of popular productivity through analysis of the use of digital media in various domains. Encouraging mass participation in the evolutionary growth of knowledge, The Uses of Digital Literacy shows how today’s teenage fad may become tomorrow’s scientific method. Hartley claims the time has come for education to catch up with entertainment and for the professionals to learn from popular culture.

Worst case: a novel. James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Main Stax PS 3566 .A822 W67 2010).

New York Times best-seller where a kidnapper threatens his child victims that wrong answers to his questions will have fatal consequences. Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation, but when the FBI gets involved, the killer changes his routine, and Bennett must stop this cataclysmic threat.


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

American educational research journal. (available in Serials – Modular Library Section #1).

Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism (available in Serials – Modular Library Section #1).

Exercise immunology review. (available in Serials – Modular Library Section #1).


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CamelliaNet – As of November 23, 2010, the collection contains 143 MP3 audiobooks, 1671 WMA audiobooks, 625 ebooks, and 182 music files. They are iPod compatible.

Education Resource Organizations Directory - Addresses, e-mails, and websites of U.S. state and territory education agencies.

Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Page - Extensive archive of texts to over 80,000 settings of Leider and other classical arts songs.

Petrucci Music Library - Virtual library of public domain music, especially classical music.

Points of View Reference Center (Alabama Virtual Library) - Essays and articles that present multiple sides of current issues.