Paine College in 1917

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has, within their digital collection, digitized college announcements from universities and colleges throughout the United States.  Paine College is part of this collection.  Here is “Bulletin of Paine College: Announcement 1917-1918” containing 16 pages: paine_1917_bulletin Please feel free to browse through this document; it has very interesting facts!    

Ebrary has Interesting EBooks to Browse

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New Book: Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking

Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community by Sonja M Givens Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community examines how women of color make use of social media as a social, professional, personal, and political tool for navigating the world.  

New Book: Wild Curiosity…

Wild Curiosity: How to Unleash Creativity and Encourage Lifelong Wondering by Erik Shonstrom Wild Curiosity brings together cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology research with simple, effective advice for parents and teachers on how to ignite the fire of curiosity in children. The author offers a new way to think about parenting and teaching–one that values autonomy,…

New For Media Studies: Television Production Handbook

Television Production Handbook by Herbert Zettl Thousands of students have learned the basics of television production techniques with Herbert Zettl’s pace-setting, best-selling Television Production Handbook. In this Sixth Edition, you’ll learn about the latest equipment and techniques that are changing the face of the industry. Whether you’re a novice or have prior exposure to television…

New Book: Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Sociology of Deviant Behavior by Marshall B. Clinard SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR hits the hot topics from terrorism to white-collar crime and shows you how sociological theory explains them. You’ll read about justified deviance (e.g., terrorism); corporate crime and mistakes, such as the General Motors ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and…

New Book: Introduction to Ratemaking….

Introduction to Ratemaking and Loss Reserving for Property and Casualty Insurance by FSA, MAAA Edward L. Robbins This text provides a basic foundation of knowledge concerning two fundamental building blocks of property/casualty actuarial work: ratemaking and loss reserving. Although the material is of property/casualty origins, the methods presented have potential application in other insurance areas…

New to Our Collection: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire…

New Book: Press Portrayals of Women Politicians 1870s-2000s

Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From “Lunatic” Woodhull to “Polarizing” Palin by Teri Finneman This book analyzes newspaper coverage of four pioneering women politicians between the 1870s and 2000s to understand how media discourse of women politicians has and hasn’t changed over 150 years. In addition, the book provides historical context of the political,…

New Book: Philosophy Imprisoned…

Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Sarah Tyson “Western philosophy’s relationship with prisons stretches from Plato’s own incarceration to the modern era of mass incarceration. Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration draws together a broad range of philosophical thinkers, from both inside…

New Addition to our Collection: Narrative on the life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave / Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Frederick Douglass This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into…

New Book: Metaliteracy in Practice

Metaliteracy in Practice by Trudi E Jacobson In their earlier book Metaliteracy, the authors offered an original framework for engaging learners as reflective and collaborative participants in today’s complex information environments. Now, they move that comprehensive structure for information literacy firmly into real-world practice, highlighting the groundbreaking work of librarians and faculty who are already…

Added to Our Collection: Identity and African American Men: Exploring the Content…

  Identity and African American Men: Exploring the Content of Our Characterization by Kenneth Maurice Tyler Kenneth Maurice Tyler identifies and describes the multiple identity components of young African American men using theoretical and empirical literatures from education and the social sciences. Identity and African American Men: Exploring the Content of Our Characterization provides a…

New book: An Economic History of the United States

The economy of the United States is constantly evolving in response to wars, technological innovations, cultural revolutions, and political maneuverings. Tracing the economic machine of the United States from its first experiments in the colonies to the post–Great Recession era of today, Frederick S. Weaver creates a dynamic narrative of this country’s progression through times…

New Book Additions: Depression and your Child…

Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers by Deborah Serani Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly draining due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age. “Depression and Your Child”…

New for Music Research: The Bible in Music by Siobhan Dowling Long

There have been numerous publications in the last decades on the Bible in literature, film, and art. But until now, no reference work has yet appeared on the Bible as it appears in Western music. In The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More, scholars Siobhán Dowling Long and John F. A….

New Book: African Diaspora in the Cultures Of Latin America…

African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States by Persephone Braham Scholars of the African Americas are sometimes segregated from one another by region or period, by language, or by discipline. Bringing together essays on fashion, the visual arts, film, literature, and history, this volume shows how our understanding…

In Our Reference Section: Exploring Office 2013 Volume 1

Exploring Microsoft Office 2013, Volume 1 by Mary Anne Poatsy “This book covers introductory Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, with an additional Windows 8 chapter.” “Move students beyond the point-and-click.” The goal of the “Exploring” series is to move students beyond the point and click, to understanding the “why “and how behind each skill. And,…

Added to the Reference Collection: Microsoft Office 2016: Step By Step

  Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step by Joan Lambert Now in full color! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Office 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers – brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Includes Office…

Added to Our Reference Section: Learning Mgt. Systems and Instructional Design

  Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education by Yefim Kats The technical resources, budgets, curriculum, and profile of the student body are all factors that play in implementing course design. Learning management systems administrate these aspects for the development of new methods for course delivery and corresponding instructional design. Learning…

New to Our Collection: Rethinking Excessive Habits…

  Rethinking Excessive Habits and Addictive Behaviors by Tony Bevacqua Twelve step programs are the foundation of conventional thinking and treatment for people with addictive behaviors. But are they truly the best? Here, Tony Bevacqua explains why these one-size-fits-all approaches are not appropriate for everyone, since each person is a unique human being.. This book…

New Addition for Spanish Literature Enthusiasts

  (Re)Collecting the Past: Historical Memory in Spanish Literature and Culture by Melissa Stewart This collection explores the role of memoria historica in its broadest sense, bringing together studies of narrative, theatre, visual expressions, film, television, and radio that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural production in Spain in this regard. Employing a wide…

New Book for Business Management Majors

  Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management: The Next Step in Business Management by Sim Segal The ultimate guide to maximizing shareholder value through ERM The first book to introduce an emerging approach synthesizing ERM and value-based management, Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management clarifies ERM as a strategic business management approach that enhances strategic…

Added to Our Collection: The Concept of Mind

  The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle First published in 1949, Gilbert Ryle’s The Concept of Mind is one of the classics of twentieth-century philosophy. Described by Ryle as a ‘sustained piece of analytical hatchet-work’ on Cartesian dualism, The Concept of Mind is a radical and controversial attempt to jettison once and for all…

Added to Our Reference Collection: Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

  Study Guide for Kotz, Treichel, and Townsend’s Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity by John C. Kotz The Study Guide contains learning tools explicitly linked to the goals introduced in each chapter, chapter overviews, key terms and definitions, and sample tests. Chapter goals are emphasized by means of further commentary and study tips, worked-out examples, and…

New to Our Collection: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston “A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth…

Books of Interest: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple by Alice Walker Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage…

New Addition to Our Collection: African Americans and Depression

African Americans and Depression: Signs, Awareness, Treatments, and Interventions by Julia F. Hastings   African Americans and Depression explores the realities of depression among African Americans, and the various ways in which sufferers and their families address, or don’t address, it. The text provides guidance for understanding the illness, offers suggestions on how to heal…

Library of Congress Classification System

Learn how our library books have been organized for your convenience!  Our library uses the “Library of Congress Classification System”, which classifies books by subject matter.   Here is a video that will show you how the “LC” system works.  

Impact of Social Sciences – It’s time to teach — but which time is it?

  Academics may be well aware of mounting time pressures but is standard clock-time useful for understanding academic work? Alexander Mitterle, Carsten Würmann, and Roland Bloch look at how teaching … Source: Sciences – It’s time to teach — but which time is it? Tracing academic practices through more appropriate time metrics.  

Fast, Expensive And Worth It?

  Fast, Expensive And Worth It? By Rogelio Colon, Jr. The cover story for PC Magazine’s February 14, 1989 release was titled “Fast, Expensive and Worth IT!” written by Alfred Poor, lead me to think about how many of these computers would equate to a modern-day Apple© watch? Then again, in 1989 computers didn’t have…