In observance of Memorial Day the library will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015
Are you looking to dig a little deeper into life’s big questions, but aren’t ready to commit to the big books on the subject? You may be interested in the Oxford University Press “Very Short Introductions” that have recently been added to the FGCU Library collection. These small, almost pocket sized books are written by experts with an academic slant, but bring you the big concepts with out a lot of fuss.
We have Very Short Introductions on a variety of topics, the newest of which include god, love, ritual, and knowledge. To find books in this series in our collection, search the library catalog for “very short introduction.”
Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up is one of many new book arrivals to the FGCU Library’s collection. Grace Helbig, host of it’sGrace on YouTube, has gathered some tongue-in-cheek, though sometimes actual good advice for people of all ages trying to act like adults. Helbig covers topics including how to interview for a job, tips for surviving school and the office, how to make adult friends, dating, cooking and travel. Its a fun, colorful book that occasional veers into “bad behavior” territory (the “How to Get Over a Hangover” and “How to Do the Walk of Shame” chapters come to mind), perfect for summer reading.
This book and other modern humor books can be found on the second floor of Library East in and around the PN6231 section of the General Collection.
Congratulations to Dr. David J. Thomas, our 25th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Thomas’s book, Understanding Violent Criminals: Insights from the Front Lines of Law Enforcement, will be featured on the Library website during the summer months, May through July, and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.
Dr. Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies. Dr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology from The Union Institute. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Thomas served as a police officer and retired from the Gainesville Police Department after 20 years of service. Dr. Thomas serves as editor for a book series in Forensic Psychology and has previously published textbooks on topics in policing and psychology. He also serves as an editor for several journals.
Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.
The Media Education Foundation’s Media Studies and Communication video collection is now available through the FGCU Library for students, faculty and staff. This collection contains about 75 films covering topics including advertising and marketing, gender, race, sexuality, music, and cultural studies. Many of the titles included have been well-used in our DVD collection, so this streaming collection will allow those titles to be viewed from anywhere with an internet connection without inflicting damage to a disc or waiting for anything to be returned.
Advertising and the End of the World
The Codes of Gender: Identity and Performance in Pop Culture
DreamWorlds 3:Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women
Toxic Sludge is Good for You
Professors- streaming videos are great for online courses or assigned viewing outside of class time!
The collection can also be accessed by visiting the Databases page of the library website (http://fgcu.libguides.com/az.php) and selecting “Videos” from the list of database types drop-down menu.