Archive for May, 2009

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Don’t Get Burned: Research & Summer Classes

May 21, 2009

heat

Summer classes are here — that means five weeks and the class is over. Here are some things to help you beat the heat for your research projects and get you back to the sun and fun of Summer.

Firefox:

  1. AU Libraries Anywhere is a Firefox browser plug-in that allows users to search the AU Libraries’ catalog from anywhere on the World Wide Web. More information is in the CMJN Blog article.
  2. IBreadcrumbs: extension that allows you to record and edit your websearches.
  3. Zotero: Firefox extension that helps you manage research materials. More information is in the article on the CMJN Blog.
  4. Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition (from PortableApps.com): since Auburn’s Office of Information Technology does not load this on the OIT computers.

Citation Help:

  1. Help with Citations
  2. CheckCite (James Madison University):  gives easily understood examples for print and online sources in APA, MLA, and Turabian (Chicago) styles.
  3. OttoBib is a free citation generator for books. Just enter an ISBN number (it works for both the ISBN 10 and ISBN 13) and choose your citation style. Here are two numbers for you to play with: ISBN-10: 0399146431 ISBN-13: 978-0399146435.

Google Sites:

  1. Google Scholar
  2. Google Unclesam
  3. Google Books
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New DVDs: May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009

Here are a few DVDs we’ve recently cataloged.

Film poster for Vanilla Sky.
Image via Wikipedia

Journey of man.
Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, c2004.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
GN 281 .J687 2004

American beauty.
Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2000.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .A44 2000

Creepshow .
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1999.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .C74 1999

Doublecross on Costa’s Island.
[Dunellen, N.J.] : Digiview Entertainment ; c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .D68 2006

Princess bride.
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2000.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .P75 2000

Road trip.
Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks, c2000.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .R63 2000

Vanilla sky .
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2002], c2001.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .V36 2002

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New Books: May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009

CrunchHere’s a list of books we have recently acquired. Click on the links to check availability and location (the “New Books” location is a temporary one). Also, if the book is not checked out, any AU faculty, staff or graduate student can have a book delivered to an AU departmental office by filling in this form.

Porter, Kevin J., 1970-
Meaning, language, and time : toward a consequentialist philosophy of discourse.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Parlor Press, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
B 105.M4 P67 2006

Your daily expenses : help us learn about the buying habits of people in the United States.
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of  Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, [2005]
Auburn RBD Library (1st Floor) – Documents Collection
C 3.272:CE-801/2005

Postcards of political icons : leaders of the twentieth century / introduction by Andrew Roberts.
Oxford : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
D 426 .P67 2008

Vials, Chris.
Realism for the masses : aesthetics, popular front pluralism, and U.S. culture, 1935-1947.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
E 169 .V623 2009

Arnold, Edwin T.
“What virtue there is in fire” : cultural memory and the lynching of Sam Hose
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
F 292 .C8 A765 2009

Bernstein, Arnie.
Bath massacre : America’s first school bombing.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2009.
(Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
F 574 .B18 B47 2009

Jaccard, James.
Interaction effects in multiple regression, 2nd ed.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2003.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HA 31.3 .J33 2003

New age of innovation : driving co-created value through global networks / by C.K. Prahalad, M.S. Krishnan.
New York : McGraw-Hill Professional, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HD 30.28 .P69 2008

Taylor, Nick, 1945-
American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work.
New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 2009, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HD 5724 .T34 2009

Burhans, Dirk E., 1955-
Crunch! : a history of the great American potato chip.
Madison, Wis. : Terrace Books, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HD 9235 .P82 U434 2008

Satire TV : politics and comedy in the post-network era / edited by Jonathan Gray, Jeffrey P. Jones, and Ethan Thompson.
New York : NYU Press, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HE 8700 .76 .U6 S37 2009

Tungate, Mark, 1967-
Adland : a global history of advertising.
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HF 5823 .T83 2007

WIPTE (2008)
Impact of Tablet PCs and pen-based technology on education : evidence and outcomes, 2008 / edited by Robert H. Reed, Dave A. Berque, Jane C. Prey.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
LB 1028.5 .R394 2009

Meyer, Elizabeth J., 1971-
Gender, bullying, and harassment : strategies to end sexism and homophobia in schools.
New York : Teachers College Press, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
LC 212.82 .M49 2009

Tate Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary British Art (4th : 2009)
Altermodern : Tate Triennial .
London : Tate Pub., 2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
N 6768.6 .T38 2009

Stewart, Jack, d. 2005.
Graffiti kings : New York City mass transit art of the 1970s.
New York : Melcher Media/Abrams, 2009.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
ND 2638 .N4 S74 2009

American quilts in the modern age, 1870-1940 : the International Quilt Study Center collections / edited by Marin F. Hanson and Patricia Cox Crews.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
NK 9112 .A56 2009

Cummings, Robert E., 1967-
Lazy virtues : teaching writing in the age of Wikipedia.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PE 1404 .C87 2009

Plantinga, Carl R.
Moving viewers : American film and the spectator’s experience.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1995.9 .A8 P53 2009

Caligari’s heirs : the German cinema of fear after 1945 / edited by Steffen Hantke.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
PN 1995.9 .H6 C37 2007

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New Books: May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009

mummyHere’s a list of books we have recently acquired. Click on the links to check availability and location (the “New Books” location is a temporary one). Also, if the book is not checked out, any AU faculty, staff or graduate student can have a book delivered to an AU departmental office by filling in this form.

Porter, Kevin J., 1970-
Meaning, language, and time : toward a consequentialist philosophy of discourse.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Parlor Press, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
B 105.M4 P67 2006

Ariely, Dan.
Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions.
New York, NY : Harper, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BF 448 .A75 2008

Clercq Zubli, Rita la Fontaine de, 1929-
Disguised : a wartime memoir.
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
D 811.5 .C53 2007

Tungate, Mark, 1967-
Adland : a global history of advertising.
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HF 5823 .T83 2007

Cumbow, Robert C., 1946-
Films of Sergio Leone.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1998.3 .L463 C86 2008

Meikle, Denis.
History of horrors : the rise and fall of the house of Hammer.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1999 .H3 M45 2009

Frost, Brian J.
Essential guide to mummy literature.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PR830.T3 F76 2008

Medical illness and positive life change : can crisis lead to personal transformation?.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
R 726.7 .M43 2009

McDonald, Allan J.
Truth, lies, and O-rings : inside the space shuttle Challenger disaster.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2009.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
TL 867 .M3625 2009

Greenough, Sarah, 1951-
Looking in : Robert Frank’s The Americans, expanded edition.
Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art, 2009.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
TR 140 .F828 A4 2009

Gursky, Andreas, 1955-
Andreas Gursky : Werke 80-08 = works 80-08 : Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
TR 647 .G869 2008

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New DVDs: May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009

beautyHere are a few DVDs we’ve recently cataloged.

Hornblower.
A & E, c1999.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1992.77 .H676 1999

Horatio Hornblower: the adventure continues.
A & E, c2001.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1992.77 .H673 2001

Coma.
Credits from IMDB
Warner Home Video, c1999.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .C66 1999

High fidelity.
Credits from IMDB
Touchstone Home Video, c2000.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .H544 2000

Minority report.
Credits from IMDB
DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .M56 2002

Patriot games.
Credits  from IMDB
Paramount Pictures, c1998.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .P38 1998

Reign of fire.
Credits from IMDB
Touchstone Home Entertainment, c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .R45 2002

Stealing beauty.
Credits from IMDB
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2001.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
PN 1997 .S74 2001

Cookies.
A&E Television Networks, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
TX 772 .C66 2008

More American eats.
A & E Television Networks, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
TX 945 .M67 2008