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Faculty Library Newsletter

Departmental Budgets and Acquisition

Check your departmental budget allocations, spending, and balance.

Review databases charged to your department.

Determine the status of all your book, eBook and media orders - date ordered, date received, list, cost, call number assigned, etc.

Contact your liaison to order new materials.

Contact Head of Acquisitions to inquire about unfilled orders.

Book Sale

Exam Hours arrive early this year!

Exam Hours will arrive one week early this Spring.

TWO WEEKS of 1:00 Closings beginning Monday, April 23.


Get those Book Orders In

All book orders are due May 1.

This keeps the library from being overwhelmed by last minute orders and allows plenty of time for titles to arrive and be cataloged.

Unspent money will be redirected to departments who have already spent their money and have developed wish lists.

NOTE: Book money has to be spent on Acquisitions, items which add to the library's volume count. They cannot be spent on equipment or subscriptions.

CHOICE Reviews

Need help selecting books? Try Choice Reviews.

The library sends out Choice Reviews cards regularly, but you don’t have to use cards. Choice Reviews is online with lots of search fields and limiters. Try clicking on the Outstanding Academic Titles Icon or using it as a limiter during a topic search.

OATS are the "best of the best."

Here are the best sellers from 2016 and 2017. Looks like you already selected half.

  • Feeling Brain: The Biology and Psychology of Emotions,  WW Norton
  • Economics of Race in the United States,, Harvard University Press  HT1521 .O33 2015
  • Unflattening,  Harvard University Press  BF241 .S645 2015 
  • Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable,  Princeton University Press
  • That’s the Way It Is: A History of Television News in America,  University of Chicago Press  HE8700.8 .P66 2015


  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, Harvard University Press  HV9950 .H56 2016
  • Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America, Princeton University Press
  • Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from the Hunger Games to Campus Rape, Columbia University Press  P96.S45 O45 2017
  • Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities, Praeger  - eBook
  • Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation,  University of Chicago Press

Would you like one of these books? Contact your library liaison.

ProCon - Replaces Issue Briefs, a part of Credo Reference

New Credo Reference Titles

Africa: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society 3 vols.
American Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronology *
American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum 2 vols
Perspectives on Global Development 2017
The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time: A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World *
The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society 3 vols.
The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction 3 vols.
The Princeton Handbook of Poetries

Looking for Titles to Order - Try Project MUSE and Taylor & Francis Online

The Thrift Library has access to much of Taylor and Francis Online and ALL of Project MUSE through the end of the year as part of our agreement to spend a minimum amount iof money with each platform. But how shall we spend this money? Will your department get left out? You can help us pick titles by:

  1. Opening and reading titles (we'll keep track)
  2. Sending title requests to your library liaison.

Student Library Survey 2017-18

   New questions. New platform. 

  • Which departments are the only two to give any question a perfect score?
  • What garnered the lowest score? (Hint. it wasn't Hours. Not even close.)
  • Art students as competent as they say they are? (Check out the I Know How To Scores.)
  • Find out what requests and suggestions students made and what the library is going to do about it.
  • What's more popular - Personal studying or Collaborative Studying?