Our Ever-Expanding Book Collection


The Story of the Negro Leagues by Bo Smolka

(A downloadable e-book on Galileo)

…After a career as a dominant pitcher, Andrew “Rube” Foster was instrumental in founding the Negro National League. THE STORY OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES There were many good, white semipro teams in the area willing to play Negro Leagues teams. There were fans interested in watching these games. So Negro Leagues teams could make money playing these games.

About the Author: Bo Smolka is a former sports copy editor at the Baltimore Sun and former sports information director at Bucknell, his alma mater. He won several writing awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America, including the National Story of the Year. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two children. When he is not writing about baseball he can often be found coaching his son’s baseball teams.

APA (American Psychological Assoc.)
Smolka, B. (2013). The Story of the Negro Leagues. Minneapolis, MN: Abdo Publishing.

MLA (Modern Language Assoc.)
Smolka, Bo. The Story of the Negro Leagues. Abdo Publishing, 2013. The Negro Baseball Leagues. EBSCOhost.

The Story of the Negro Leagues, by Bo Smolka

A Mysterious Life and Calling : From Slavery to Ministry in South

clt-levy-rileyCarolina Preacher, teacher, and postmistress, Charlotte Levy Riley was born into slavery but became a popular evangelist after emancipation. Although several nineteenth-century accounts by black preaching women in the northern states are known, this is the first discovery of such a memoir in the South. Born in 1839 in Charleston, South Carolina, Riley was taught to read, write, and sew despite laws forbidding black literacy. Raised a Presbyterian, she writes of her conversion at age fourteen to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, embracing its ecstatic worship and led by her own spiritual visions. Her memoir is revelatory on many counts, including life in urban Charleston before and after emancipation, her work as a preacher at multiracial revivals, the rise of African American civil servants in the Reconstruction era, and her education and development as a licensed female minister in a patriarchal church. Crystal J. Lucky, who discovered Riley’s forgotten book in the library archives at Wilberforce University in Ohio, provides an introduction and notes on events, society, and religious practice in the antebellum era and during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and places A Mysterious Life and Calling in the context of other spiritual autobiographies and slave narratives.

A Mysterious Life and Calling

Coping with Stress and Building Leadership: One Man's JourneyCoping with Stress and Building Leadership: One Man’s Journey by Melvin Mahone
Melvin Mahone counsels us with his special views about the harmful effects that stress in the workplace has on us. Mahone aims to enlighten us all-but especially the law enforcement community. In Coping with Stress and Building Leadership: One Man’s Journey, Mahone provides readers with valuable information about the overall side effects that stress takes on us. These consequences include post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, and mental illnesses. His descriptive anecdotes that add enlightenment to all readers are coupled with helpful tips about working through stress. In the end, readers are informed, enlightened, and have a more helpful perspective about stress and how to combat it. In addition, Mahone has encouraging words of comfort.

Prison Privatization in America: Costs and BenefitsPrison Privatization in America: Costs and Benefits by Melvin Mahone
Social scientist Dr. Melvin Mahone says that the costs and bene ts of prison privatization continue to provoke vigorous debate. But irrefutable evidence mounts to show that the private sector has the capacity, opportunity and commitment to meet and exceed the professional standards of contemporary corrections. His review of the literature supports the fact that the private sector is uniquely equipped to operate ef ciently, take rapid action, provide services, attract investment dollars, generate pro ts for investors, organize resources and conform to statutory requirements. Based on his study of the literature and hundreds of interviews, Mahone maintains that privatized prisons should engender a better quality of life for the inmate and the public.”

Law School: Legal Education in America from the 1850s to the 1980sLaw School: Legal Education in America from the 1850s to the 1980s by Robert Stevens
In this first general history of legal education, Stevens traces the development of law schools, the legal profession, and legal thought, relating their evolution to intellectual, political, and social trends. He describes how the establishment gained power over education after 1920 and how, in the past two decades, both students and the practicing profession have questioned this authority. He also examines the implications of the “legal revolution” and new opportunities for women and minorities.

“Law School: Legal Education In America from the 1850’s to the 1980’s” examines legal education and its impact on the legal profession and the society it serves.  This highly lauded work won a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association upon its original publication.  Stevens’ distinguished career in education and law includes his eight years as Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, seventeen-year term as professor of law at Yale University and nine-year term as president of Haverford College.

Well-annotated and indexed, with a thorough bibliography.

(Added 31 January, 2017)

Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2015Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2017 by Bernan Press

Questions come across the reference desk on all topics: Questions come across the reference desk on all topics: How many hate crimes were there in 2012? How many college lacrosse teams are there? Do you have the GDP for the U.S. for the past 10 (or so) years? How many people use social networks online? All of these questions can be answered by theProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States. Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps, the world. You ll find it behind nearly every reference desk in U.S. libraries as the authoritative go-to source. Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book and a guide to statistical sources. As a carefully selected collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people. The Statistical Abstract print edition resembles the Census version that users know and love, plus more with: 1.Thousands of tables from hundreds of sources and valuable, detailed bibliographic documentation 2.Updated introductory sections and back-of-the-book index 3.8 1/2 x 11 hardcover format to withstand heavy use 4.25% larger type for easier reading Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information.”

Psychological Adaptive Mechanisms: Ego Defense Recognition in Practice and Research Psychological Adaptive Mechanisms: Ego Defense Recognition in Practice and Research
by Thomas P. Beresford This book will demonstrate how to use novel, systematic method for recognizing psychological adaptive mechanisms (known in psychoanalytic theory as ego defenses) in clinical encounters. This clinical method is based in published theoretical and empirical studies of these mechanisms over the past 14 years as well as working with successive classes of mental health trainees of varying disciplines at the University of Colorado. The result is an approach that trainees both apprehend and find useful. This work will offer the mental health disciplines, and even wider audiences, a platform both for 1) clinical use in everyday practice, 2) continuing clinical studies of adaptive psychology as well as 3) direct application of psychological adaptive mechanisms theory in clinical research that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of persons with mental or emotional disorders. This an important empirical model for understanding how humans adapt to the stressful experiences of their lives. They have developmental, biological, and evolutionary significance and all of these will be discussed in the book. Psychological Adaptive Mechanisms are observable behaviors that range on a developmental hierarchy from the Primitive defenses of normal early childhood and of major mental illness in adults, through the Mature defenses of fully functioning adulthood. They also serve to limit and to direct the human anxiety response, giving the “fight or flight” reaction to threat many more than those two classically described behavioral options. These mechanisms are likely transduced by the brain and, in providing wider ranges of adaptive behavior, most probably reflect an evolutionary selection towards greater flexibility of adaptation.

Strivers and Other StoriesStrivers and Other Stories by Robert J. Williams

rjwilliamsSet between the 1920s and the present day, STRIVERS AND OTHER STORIES explores a range of African-American and Southern voices reflecting characters striving towards their versions of the American dream. In 13 stories, we meet teachers and doctors, train porters and factory workers, soldiers and musicians; mothers, fathers, children and spouses; mentors and mentees. With a mix of humor and heart, satire and sentiment, this collection captures their everyday struggles for better lives and their hopes for promising futures.

About Robert J. Williams

Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, the home the Masters golf tournament and James Brown. The youngest of seven siblings. Had a well-fed and fun childhood: good grades, ranch house with a sprawling yard, big Sunday dinners, occasional beach vacations, color TV with cable, Matchbox cars, hide-and-go-seek, kickball.

Good parents, book-loving educators both; no childhood drama, save a few dog bites and not wanting to go to kindergarten and Sunday school. Went off to Northwestern University, survived Freshman year, played trumpet in the finest marching band in the land, and eventually got a degree in English Literature and Writing. Asked a career counselor what to do next and he replied “What do you like to do?” I told him I like to write. He said “Have you thought about marketing and advertising?” I thought about it and went to grad school at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications to study that. Moved to the Washington, D.C. area in ’93 and have been here ever since.

AugustaAugusta by Sean Joiner

Special Collections   Filled with remarkable vintage photographs, Black America: Augusta, Georgia captures the essence of the African-American heritage in this historic Southern community. The Garden City has produced a wide variety of intellectual and political pioneers, including a handful of educators who were instrumental in the pivotal Brown versus Board of Education case. Within the pages of this volume, their stories unfold.

Macon, GeorgiaMacon, Georgia by Jeanne Herring

Special Collections   In this engaging new visual history showcasing Macon’s African Americans, vintage photographs illuminate the contributions and achievements of black citizens who have lived and worked in the heart of Georgia for more than one hundred and fifty years. Local landmarks, such as the Douglass Theater and the Harriet Tubman Museum, and unique African-American communities, such as Summerfield and Pleasant Hill, are testament to the indelible mark left on Macon by its enterprising black residents.

Savannah, GeorgiaSavannah, Georgia by Charles Elmore
Special Collections   Pioneering African-American families, spanning generations from slavery to freedom, enrich Savannah’s collective history. Men and women such as Andrew Bryan, founder of the nation’s oldest continuous black Baptist church; the Rev. Ralph Mark Gilbert, who revitalized the NAACP in Savannah; and Rebecca Stiles Taylor, founder of the Federation of Colored Women Club, are among those lauded in this retrospective. Savannah’s black residents have made immeasurable contributions to the city and are duly celebrated and remembered in this volume.

Charleston, South CarolinaCharleston, South Carolina by John W. Meffert
Special Collections   Charleston, a living museum of Southern culture, is famous for its charm, Low-country cuisine, unique architectural stylings, and leisurely pace of life. A side of Charleston that many tourists do not witness and explore, the African-American community is a vibrant part of the Charleston identity, having shaped the Holy City’s very essence since the days of slavery.

Charlotte, North CarolinaCharlotte, North Carolina by Vermelle Diamond Ely

Special Collections   As in many cities in the early 20th-century South, the African-American citizens of Charlotte created their own society that mirrored the larger white community. Yet, black Charlotte was always self-sustaining, with its own schools, library, and businesses. Second Ward High School (1923-1969) was the area’s first high school for blacks, and although the school and much of its surroundings have since been razed, the photo archive at the Second Ward Alumni House Museum helps keep alive the memories of the school and the entire black community.

Richmond, VirginiaRichmond, Virginia by Elvatrice Parker Belsches

Special Collections   Richmond, Virginia boasts a proud legacy of achievement among its African-American residents. Known as the birthplace of black capitalism, Richmond had at the turn of the 20th century one of the largest black business districts in America. Medical pioneers, civil rights activists, education leaders, and enterprising bankers are listed among the city’s African-American sons and daughters. As individuals these men and women made their mark not only on Richmond’s, but also the nation’s, history. As a community, they have endured centuries of change and worked together for the common good. In their determined faces and in unforgettable scenes of the past, we celebrate and pay tribute to their history.

Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and CommunityWomen 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.

Wild Curiosity: How to Unleash Creativity and Encourage Lifelong WonderingWild 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, creativity, and celebrates the spontaneous and unexpected joys of learning. Following the groundbreaking work of researchers like Peter Gray and thought-leaders like Richard Louv, the book offers justification for the de-institutionalization of learning and a roadmap for how to create engaging, inspiring, and exciting experiences to nurture curiosity for children of all ages.

Television Production HandbookTelevision 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 production, you’ll find this handbook’s two-tier organization helpful in directing you to topic coverage that’s appropriate for your level of knowledge.

Sociology of Deviant BehaviorSociology 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 marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant acts; political crime, and more. Now in its fifteenth edition, this book continues to be the leader in its market. When you read it, you’ll see why.

Introduction to Ratemaking and Loss Reserving for Property and Casualty InsuranceIntroduction 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 including health insurance and risk management. The text contains a number of worked examples and end-of-chapter exercises. The fourth edition reverses the order of chapters three and four from previous editions. The estimation of the ultimate claim payments is a necessary first step in both the loss reserving process and ratemaking process. Determining the ultimate losses is more comprehensively covered in the loss reserving chapter, and the ratemaking process often relies on the estimates of ultimate losses determined in the loss reserving process. As a result, the loss reserving chapter now comes before the ratemaking chapter. The frequency and severity section of the loss reserving chapter has been revised to demonstrate the closure method of estimating ultimate losses. The chapter on intermediate topics has been updated to include deductible pricing, as this alternative approach to the ratemaking in chapter four is typically used for pricing various deductible options. Finally, the fourth edition has been updated to reflect industry changes and includes even more exercises than previous editions.

The PrinceThe 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 loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today.

Tim Parks’s acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli’s no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli’s life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics.

Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From 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, feminist, and journalistic cultures that influenced how reporters covered these women.

Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass IncarcerationPhilosophy 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 and outside prison walls, in the United States and beyond, who draw on a variety of critical perspectives (including phenomenology, deconstruction, and feminist theory) and historical and contemporary figures in philosophy (including Kant, Hegel, Foucault, and Angela Davis) to think about prisons in this new historical era. All of these contributors have experiences within prison walls: some are or have been incarcerated, some have taught or are teaching in prisons, and all have been students of both philosophy and the carceral system. The powerful testimonials and theoretical arguments are appropriate reading not only for philosophers and prison theorists generally, but also for prison reformers and abolitionists.”

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave / Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlNarrative 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 slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass’s own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs’s account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.

Metaliteracy in PracticeMetaliteracy 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 applying the metaliteracy model in distinctive teaching and learning settings. Representing multiple disciplines from a range of educational institutions, this book explores: relationships among metaliteracy, digital literacy, and multimodal literacy; incorporating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; the metaliteracy model and emerging technologies; flexible course design and social media; students as creators of information; application of metaliteracy in specialized environments, such as nursing education; metaliteracy and institutional repositories; LibGuides as a student information creation tool; the metacognitive dimension of research-based learning; metaliteracy as empowerment in undergraduate learning outcomes; agency and the metaliterate learner; and metaliteracy, agency, and praxis.

The case studies presented in this valuable resource demonstrate how librarians and educators can help students effectively communicate, create, and share information in today’s participatory digital environments.

Identity and African American Men: Exploring the Content of Our CharacterizationIdentity 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 literature from education and the social sciences. Identity and African-American Men: Exploring the Content of Our Characterization provides a comprehensive, research-based account of the ideologies and mindsets of many young African-American men. The book critically discusses eight identity components that young African-American men begin to negotiate during their adolescent years. These identity components include gender, sexual, racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, athletic, and academic identity. Identity and African-American Men makes a unique contribution to the literature by offering a conceptual framework that identifies the multiple identity components possessed by young African-American men. Such a framework expands the conversation about African-American men and their behaviors by broadening the understanding of who these individuals are, the identities they possess, and how their identity-based attitudes and orientations may influence the behaviors exhibited by them.

An Economic History of the United States: Conquest, Conflict, and Struggles for EqualityAn Economic History of the United States: Conquest, Conflict, and Struggles for Equality by Frederick Weaver
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 of feast and times of famine. Weaver explores diverse areas of the market beyond the financial sector, examining historical fluctuations in distribution of income, how the ebb and flow of specific industries have influenced the shape of the market, and, ultimately, how the economy of the United States has made America the nation we know today. Conquest, Conflict, and Struggles for Equality: An Economic History of the United States is a thoughtful and accessible introduction to the subject of American economic history, suitable for undergraduate courses in US political and economic history.”

Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and CaregiversDepression 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” gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments. Serani weaves her own personal experiences of being a depressed child along with her clinical experiences as a psychologist treating depressed children. Current research, treatments and trends are presented in easy to understand language and tough subjects like self-harm, suicide and recovery plans are addressed with supportive direction. Parents will learn tips on how to discipline a depressed child, what to expect from traditional treatments like psychotherapy and medication, how to use holistic methods to address depression, how to avoid caregiver burnout, and how to move through the trauma of diagnosis and plan for the future.

Real life cases highlight the issues addressed in each chapter and resources and a glossary help to further understanding for those seeking additional information. Parents and caregivers are sure to find here a reassuring approach to childhood depression that highlights the needs of the child even while it emphasizes the need for caregivers to care for themselves and other family members as well.

bibmusicThere 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. Sawyer correct this gap in Biblical reference literature, providing for the first time a convenient guide to musical interpretations of the Bible. Alongside examples of classical music from the Middle Ages through modern times, Dowling Long and Sawyer also bring attention to the Bible’s impact on popular culture with numerous entries on hymns, spirituals, musicals, film music, and contemporary popular music.

Each entry contains essential information about the original context of the work (date, composer, etc.) and, where relevant, its afterlife in literature, film, politics, and liturgy. It includes an index of biblical references and an index of biblical names, as well as a detailed timeline that brings to the fore key events, works, and publications, placing them in their historical context. There is also a bibliography, a glossary of technical terms, and an index of artists, authors, and composers.

The Bible in Music will fascinate anyone familiar with the Bible, but it is also designed to encourage choirs, musicians, musicologists, lecturers, teachers, and students of music and religious education to discover and perform some less well-known pieces, as well as helping them to listen to familiar music with a fresh awareness of what it is about.

African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United StatesAfrican 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 of the African diaspora in the Americas can be enriched by crossing disciplinary boundaries to re-contextualize images, words, and thoughts as part of a much greater whole. Diaspora describes dispersion, but also the seeding, sowing, or scattering of spores that take root and grow, maturing and adapting within new environments. The examples of diasporic cultural production explored in this volume reflect on loss and dispersal, but they also constitute expansive and dynamic intellectual and artistic production, neither wholly African nor wholly American (in the hemispheric sense), whose resonance deeply inflects all of the Americas. African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States represents a call for multidisciplinary, collaborative, and complex approaches to the subject of the African diaspora.

Exploring Microsoft Office 2013, Volume 1Exploring 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, because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, any time. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the “Exploring” series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know.
NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson.  If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase.

Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step by Joan Lambert

ms-office-2016Now 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 365 subscription information Discover how to use cloud storage with OneDrive and your Office 365 subscription Format Word documents for maximum visual impact Build powerful, reliable Excel workbooks for analysis and reporting Prepare highly effective PowerPoint presentations Use Outlook to organize your email, calendar, and contacts Includes downloadable practice files.

Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online EducationLearning 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 Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education provides an overview on the connection between learning management systems and the variety of instructional design models and methods of course delivery. This book is a useful source for administrators, faculty, instructional designers, course developers, and businesses interested in the technological solutions and methods of online education.

Rethinking Excessive Habits and Addictive BehaviorsRethinking 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 takes a humanistic perspective that offers guidance for sufferers, their families and friends, practitioners, and anyone interested in understanding the nature of addictive behaviors. What do we know about addictive behavior and mental health? Bevacqua maintains our common perceptions are loaded with outdated, emotionally charged, and deficit-based vocabulary. Words like addiction, addict, alcoholic, denial, recovery, clean, and others have become absorbed into our vocabulary but conjure up the worst case descriptions of undesirable behavior. These labels are generalized to all behaviors and to all people regardless of the details of their specific circumstances. By rethinking and changing the language, new learning can take place, and new approaches to treatment can emerge. While biology may play a role in addiction, the author argues that the disease model strips sufferers of their ability to see their issues as within their control to address. Understanding the role of learning and behavior allows people to redefine addiction in terms of their own personal circumstances, allowing that the brain is an organ of social adaptation and is constantly able to wire and rewire itself through enriched environments and new learning. Bevacqua proposes a language that also supports an individual with kindness, compassion and empathy and suggests ways in which this new perspective and approach, can help individuals improve the quality of their thinking which will improve the quality of their behavior.”

recollecting(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 range of critical approaches to works that examine, comment on, and recreate events and epochs from the civil war to the present, the essays gathered here bring together research and intercultural memory to investigate half a century of cultural production, ranging from high culture to more popular productions, such as television series and graphic novels. A testament to the conflation of multiple silencings–be they of the defeated, victims of trauma or women–this project is about hearing the voices of the unheard and recovering their muted past.

Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management: The Next Step in Business ManagementCorporate 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 planning and other decision-making processes.

The Concept of MindThe 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 what Ryle called ‘the ghost in the machine’ Descartes’ argument that mind and body are two separate entities. This sixtieth anniversary edition includes a substantial commentary by Julia Tanney and is essential reading for new readers interested not only in the history of analytic philosophy but in its power to challenge major currents in philosophy of mind and language today.

Study Guide for Kotz, Treichel, and Townsend's Chemistry & Chemical ReactivityStudy 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 direct references back to the text. Sample chapters are available for review on the PowerLecture with JoinIn Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM.”

Their Eyes Were Watching GodTheir 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 century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

The Color PurpleThe 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 to “Mister,” a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister’s letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.

African Americans and Depression: Signs, Awareness, Treatments, and InterventionsAfrican 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 and recover holistically, and pathways for getting help.

Moods, Emotions, and Aging: Hormones and the Mind-Body ConnectionMoods, Emotions, and Aging: Hormones and the Mind-Body Connection by Phyllis J. Bronson
Paine Library has added this book to circulation. Please inquire about availability.

Tyler Perry's America: Inside His FilmsTyler Perry’s America: Inside His Films by Shayne Lee

Tyler Perry is the most successful African-American filmmaker of his generation, garnering both accolades and controversies with each new film. In Tyler Perry s America, Shayne Lee digs into eleven of Perry s highest-grossing films to explore key themes of race, gender, class, and religion, and, ultimately, to discuss what Perry s films reveal about contemporary African-American life. Filled with slapstick humor, musical wizardry, and religious imagery, Tyler Perry s films have inspired legions of fans, and yet critics often dismiss them or demean their audience. Tyler Perry s America takes the films seriously in their own right. After providing essential background information on Perry s life and film career, the book looks at what the films reveal about post civil rights America and why they inspire so many people. The book examines the way the films explore social class in America featuring characters from super-rich Wesley Deeds to homeless Lindsey Wakefield and the way Perry both celebrates upward mobility and critiques soulless wealth. The book discusses the way religion fills the films from gospel music to biblical quotes, the power of sexuality, and more. Lee also devotes a chapter to Madea, one of Perry s most controversial and complicated characters. Tyler Perry s America is a thought-provoking examination of this powerhouse filmmaker which highlights the way Perry s films appeal to viewers by connecting a rich African-American folk-cultural past with the promise of modern sophistication.”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi friend
    The post is very helpful,it give me much help,thank you!


    1. painelibrary says:

      You’re welcome; it was a pleasure!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.