Library News

New Acquisitions - October/November 2011


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

Academic Literacy
Robin Turner
(LB 1631 .A23 2009 Curriculum/Media video)
In Academic Literacy, Turner shows the methods he uses in the classroom to engage many students who are the first in their families to attend high school, let alone college. His methods include the use of short sophisticated texts, practice in academic writing genres, ongoing guided discussion, mastery of literary and technical terms, involvement of families, and peer mentoring from older high school students and graduates of the program who have moved on to successful college careers. Academic Literacy demonstrates to readers that when we combine higher standards with appropriately-targeted literacy support, students who are often left behind in traditional tracked high school programs can succeed beyond our greatest expectations.

The African-American odyssey
Darlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine, Stanley Harrold
(E 185 .H53 2011 Special Collections)
The African-American Odysseyis a compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity. The authors highlight what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history. The text provides accounts of the lives of ordinary men and women alongside those of key African-Americans and the impact they have had on the struggle for equality to illuminate the central place of African-Americans in U.S. history more than any other text

Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Student’s Inner Lives
Alexander W. Astin; Helen S. Astin; Jennifer A Lindholm
(LB 3609 .A78 2011 Main Stax)
This book is predicated on the belief that the spiritual development of college students has been largely ignored in our colleges and universities, despite the importance of spiritual matters to young people in their quest to lead integrated lives. Thus, while academics are understandably proud of their "outer" accomplishments in the fields of science, medicine, technology, and commerce, colleges and universities have increasingly come to neglect the student's "inner" development--the sphere of values and beliefs, emotional maturity, spirituality, and self-understanding.

Wojciech W. Gasparski
(HB 615 .E638 2010 Main Stax)
Entrepreneurship is the capability to be an entrepreneur. Beyond that idea is an ideology; that a person's business actions result in industrial growth or technical advances, making that person a leader in the economic world. The contributors to this latest volume in the Praxiology Series are united in claiming that resourcefulness is a characteristic of people who take effective action, and that effectiveness is dependent on good, ethical purposes.

The Jazz Book : From Ragtime to Fushion and Beyond
Joachim Ernst Berendt
(ML 3506 .B45 2009 Main Stax)
The most comprehensive interpretive history of jazz available in one volume, this book contains a survey of the past and current styles, elements, instruments, musicians, singers, and big bands of jazz.

Radicalism at the crossroads: African-American women activists in the Cold War
Dayo F. Gore
E 185.615 .G668 2011 (Special Collections (Circulating) )
With the exception of a few iconic moments such as Rosa Parks's 1955 refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus, we hear little about what black women activists did prior to 1960. Perhaps this gap is due to the severe repression that radicals of any color in America faced as early as the 1930s, and into the Red Scare of the 1950s. To be radical, and black and a woman was to be forced to the margins and consequently, these women's stories have been deeply buried and all but forgotten by the general public and historians alike.

Service-learning in Occupational Therapy Education: Philosophy and Practice
Kathleen Fleck; Lynn Gitlow
(RM 735.42 .S47 2011 Main Stax)
Service-Learning in Occupational Therapy Education: Philosophy and Practice explores the use of service-learning as a pedagogical tool for educators to enhance occupational therapy students knowledge and skills in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, diversity, health promotion, community issues, social justice and citizenship. These areas are representative of core competencies needed by occupational therapy professionals for occupation-based practice in the 21st century. This text describes philosophical and theoretical principles of service-learning in relationship to occupational therapy philosophical and pedagogical traditions. Effective service-learning educational strategies and experiential applications of occupational therapy in the community are highlighted through the presentation of case studies of service- learning initiatives in occupational therapy programs across the United States. Examples of how to design, implement and assess service-learning projects and partnerships are provided along with insights and lessons learned from faculty engaging in service-learning.

Theories of Educational Leadership and Management
Tony Bush
(LB 2900.5 .B87 2010 Main Stax)
In this established text Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management, and links them to contemporary policy and practice. Leadership continues to be one of the major criteria used to differentiate the models but in this edition, the author makes clear links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership. The author applies the models to a range of international contexts, including both developed and developing countries.


The following is a list of recent journal acquisitons.

  • 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).
  • Science Direct has full-text access to 2,239 e-journals.
  • Wiley Online Library has full-text access to 1,561 e-journals.


The following is a list highlighting databases which are available by the library.

  • CamelliaNet – As of August 25, 2011, the collection contains 255 MP3 audiobooks, 1969 WMA audiobooks, 2123 ebooks, and 207 music files. They are iPod compatible, but an Adobe reader and/or music console will need to be downloaded.
  • Art Promote - Searchable database for items within thousands of online collections arranged by theme, medium, movement, and region.
  • -  Description about various professions, the process and training needed to become a particular profession, along with salary and potential career paths.
  • Internet Archive - Digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
  • Music Index - Indexes and abstracts about music, musicians, and music industry from over 475 perioidcals as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage from over 230 periodicals.
  • PubGet - Search engine for life science PDFs.
  • Springer E-book Collection: Behavioral Science - 57 e-books published in 2011 related to behavioral science.
  • Springer E-book Collection: Biomedical and Life Sciences - 475 e-books published in 2011 related to biomedical and life sciences.
  • Springer E-book Collection: Business and Economics - 216 e-books published in 2011 related to business and economics.
  • World Data Analyst (Alabama Virtual Library) - Snapshots of each country along with opportunities to compare and rank political, economic, or social data across countries.