August 8, 2006

Blueprint Reading for Construction/ James A.S. Fatzinger

Posted in Construction at 10:15 am by Ellie

Call number: TH 431 .F38 2004

Blueprint Reading for Construction covers the whole spectrum of construction blueprint reading.


  • Teaches the proper meaning of the construction symbols, abbreviations, and keynotes common to construction for all trades
  • Details the difference in the plan groups and how they are applied to a project; how to associate plans, sections, and details on blueprints to get a better understanding of the object(s)
  • Discusses how to determine the coordination of the plans and how to reference the plans to each other


Introduction to Blueprint Reading

Residential Blueprint Reading

  • Off-Sites and Site Improvements
  • Foundations and Below-Grade Construction (On-Site)
  • The Structure (On-Site)
  • The Structure (Continued)
  • Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical
  • The Lee Residence and Specifications

Commercial Blueprint Reading

  • Commerical Construction Documents
  • Commercial Construction
  • Off-Site and Site Improvements
  • On-Site—The Office
  • On–Site—Manufacturing/Warehouse


Call number: TH 431 .F38 2004


Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual/ David Saywer McFarland

Posted in Computers, Technology at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call Number: TK5105.8885.D74 M3923 2006

Availadreamweaver.gifble for both the Mac and Windows, Macromedia’s Dreamweaver 8 is a professional web design and development program used by millions of Internet professionals to build high-quality static and dynamic database-driven web sites. It offers drag-and-drop simplicity, streamlined HTML coding tools, and powerful database integration features. But Dreamweaver 8 is missing one vital component: a printed manual. Enter Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual, the completely revised fourth edition of this bestselling book by experienced web site trainer, Macromedia Certified instructor, and Dreamweaver Advisory Council member David McFarland. This book enables both first-time and experienced web designers to create visually stunning and highly interactive web sites.

With crystal-clear writing and much welcome humor, this new edition offers features such as:

  • Live examples: With McFarland’s step-by-step annotated tutorials, you’ll learn how to construct a state-of-the-art commercial web site, complete with working forms, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and dynamic databases.
  • Tricks of the trade: The book is bursting with undocumented workarounds and shortcuts for easing the process of building, maintaining, and updating professional web sites.
  • Design guidance: You’ll learn to create virtually every modern web feature, including forms, animations, cascading menus, and more–and you’ll find out which browsers you need to provide special coding or do extra testing with. (By the publisher O’Relly)

August 7, 2006

Still Life/ Louise Penny

Posted in Fiction at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC PEN
Threstill-life.gife Pines, an appealing Quebecois community, is shaken by the death of a beloved longtime village schoolteacher and unsung artist. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team find that Miss Jane Neal has been shot through the heart with an arrow. Is it a hunting accident or murder? Gamache sets up shop in the charming village B&B owned by a gay couple but is suspended when he refuses to arrest a local bowman who confesses after his sullen son is fingered for the crime. His longtime associate Beauvoir takes over while Gamache ponders the case. Jane, who never exhibited her work, had just had an astonishing folk art painting accepted for a show. Her obnoxious niece Yolande, who can’t wait to get into Jane’s house, gets a court order to keep the police out. Meanwhile, an equally arrogant trainee has not done her job checking wills, and a new one turns up leaving almost everything to Jane’s neighbor Clara Morrow, a married artist who’d been like a daughter to Jane, whose youthful romance had been quashed by her parents. Because no one had ever been allowed past Jane’s kitchen, everyone’s dumbfounded to find walls, recently covered by Yolande in appalling wallpaper, full of murals. The slight difference Clara notices between the murals and Jane’s painting holds the clue to her murder. Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut. (From the Kirkus Reviews)

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy 3 VHS

Posted in Business & Economics, Videos/DVDs at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call number: HD 87 .Y47 2002

The thrheights.jpgee-part PBS documentary, Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, is based on the book of the same name by Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Prize , and Joseph Stanislaw, a leading expert on the global marketplace. The “commanding heights,” according to Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and international business advisor Joseph Stanislaw, are those dominant enterprises and industries that form the high economic ground in nations around the globe. In their analysis of the new world economy, The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World, they examine “the individuals, the ideas, the conflicts, and the turning points” that are responsible. And by considering events such as the ongoing Asian monetary crisis, they suggest what the ultimate interconnection of financial markets might mean in the future. (By Amazon)

New Grove dictionary of music and musicians / edited by Stanley Sadie (Reference Collection)

Posted in Arts & Humanities at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call number: ML 100 .N48 2001

Reference (does not circulate)

Simusic.jpgnce its initial publication in 1980, the Dictionary has been widely acclaimed as an indispensable resource and a classic reference. The word “updated” doesn’t begin to describe the thousands of new articles, topics, cross-references, and areas of scholarship incorporated into The New Grove II. Every one of the first edition’s 22,500 articles has been reviewed and revised, with thousands of articles expanded. Previously neglected or under-represented areas have been examined, explored, and explained. Movements and topics once deemed too controversial or too far from the mainstream have been added. And throughout, 6,500 new articles cover more than 5,000 years of music history, instruments, composers, institutions, performers, genres, and more.

The New Grove II takes you beyond the customary and familiar into new worlds with extensive, authoritative contributions on non-Western music. From major influences, such as Latin American music, to less-examined contributions, such as Asian, sub-Saharan African, and Pacific Islander, The New Grove II presents the music, theory, instruments, and musicians that have helped to define music around the world. (By the publisher Oxford University Press)

Accountant’s handbook / ed. D.R. Carmichael

Posted in Accounting at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call Number: HF5621 .A22 1996 Reference (does not circulate)

Thiaccount.jpgs book provides comprehensive coverage of the field to both accounting professionals and professionals in other fields who have a need or desire to obtain a quick, understandable, and thorough exposure to a complex accounting-related subject. It is designed as a single reference source that provides an answer to all reasonable questions on accounting and financial reporting asked by accountants, auditors, bankers, lawyers, financial analysts, and other users and preparers of accounting information. Chapters are prepared by partners in major accounting firms, financial executives, financial analysts, or other relevant business professionals. Every major international accounting firm is represented among the authors. The specialized expertise of the individual authors remains the critical distinguishing characteristic of the Accountant’s Handbook. (By the publisher John Wiley & Sons)

Introducing NetLibrary 4.0

Posted in Databases Updates at 10:10 am by Ellie

NetLibrary 4.0 is a major new site upgrade that will provide patrons with improved search performance, a fresh new look and feel, and powerful navigation tools. Based on extensive usability testing and library feedback, it was re-engineered off site to provide the highest levels of speed, reliability and user convenience. Key enhancements include:

  • New Site Architecture. A sleek new look and feel combined with simple intuitive navigation makes it easier to search across multiple formats, related databases and online resources.
  • Automatic Summarization. Enables users to find the materials they are looking for quickly by providing a brief summary of eContent through the search results.
  • Spell Checking. Automatically checks the spelling of a query term, recognizes commonly misspelled words and offers alternative spellings.
  • Search within Search. Users can narrow search results by entering an additional search term or terms to drill down to relevant content.
  • Concept Recommendations. Recognizes ambiguous search terms and provides recommendations for refining queries.
  • Non-English Language Support. Offers users the ability to conduct searches and view results for content available in their native language. Supported languages include English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Thai.
  • Search History. NetLibrary’s new search technology keeps track of past queries during a session and allows users to easily return to search results.
  • eAudiobooks Browse. A new and improved eAudiobooks center now allows users to browse titles by subject.
  • Improved Query Performance. Query response will match performance indicators of leading Web search engines, typically offering response times of two seconds or less regardless of the search term or type of search.

Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment DVD

Posted in Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 10:10 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 617GE
Gprison.gifuaranteed to stimulate critical thinking and discussion, the film features archival footage, flashbacks, post-experiment interviews with the prisoners and guards, and comparisons with real prisons. It documents the surprise arrests by city police and vividly shows the pathology that developed among participants, forcing the two-week study to be terminated after only 6 days. Viewer-tested previews reveal its value across many high school and college courses and among a variety of community audiences, including correctional, judicial, military, and civic. (From

Complementary and alternative medicine sourcebook 3rd ed. Omnigraphics, Inc.

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call number: R735 .C66 2006
In836.jpg the face of devastating illnesses that often cannot be cured by modern Western medicine, Americans are turning to complementary and alternative therapies in ever greater numbers. In 2004, 36 percent of adults in the United States reported using some form of complementary or alternative medicine. When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons are included, that number rises to 62 percent. Alternative medicine use spans all ages and backgrounds, and the array of alternative and complementary therapies available is vast. Read the rest of this entry »

Captive of My Desires/ Johanna Lindsey

Posted in Fiction at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC LIN

captive.jpgDevastated by her mother’s death, eighteen-year-old Gabrielle Brooks sets sail from England to a Caribbean island in search of her estranged father. But instead of encountering a distinguished merchant ship’s captain, she discovers her father has become a pirate! After spending three wonderful years sailing and treasure hunting with him, Gabrielle is dismayed when her father decides she must return to London to find a proper husband. His old friend James Malory will sponsor her in polite society.

In London, Gabrielle is escorted to balls and parties by James Malory’s wife, Georgina, and her brother, Drew Anderson, a dashing American sea captain who is visiting. Though drawn to Gabrielle’s fiery beauty, Drew, a fun-loving rogue, wants nothing to do with a young woman hunting for a husband. Incensed by Drew’s indifference, Gabrielle is determined to win his attentions. But when Drew embroils her in a scandal the night before he’s to sail back to America, Gabrielle vows revenge. Enlisting the help of her father’s pirate cronies, Gabrielle commandeers Drew’s ship and takes him prisoner. But as passion runs high on their sea voyage, it becomes difficult to tell who is truly the captor and who is the captive.

With the humor, lovable characters, and romantic intensity that have distinguished Johanna Lindsey’s seven previous Malory novels and placed them in the ranks of the best-loved and most widely read romantic novels of our time, Captive of My Desires tells a passionate love story that will capture your heart and never let go…. (From the publisher Pocket Books)

A Class Divided with Jane Elliot DVD

Posted in Education, Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 10:10 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 618 GE

In 1968, the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, thclass.jpge students in a small third-grade class came to school confused.

King had been the “Hero of the Month” the previous February. They couldn’t understand why he had been killed. Their teacher, Jane Elliott, knew that she would have to try to help them understand the enormity of his death.

She decided to try a daring classroom exercise on the meaning of discrimination.

What she taught those children and the effects her lesson had on them throughout their lives are explored in A CLASS DIVIDED. First broadcast in 1985, A CLASS DIVIDED was hailed as a “riveting, and potentially life-changing hour” and was honored with the Sidney Hillman Prize Award and an Emmy Award for outstanding informational programming.

Over the years, A CLASS DIVIDED has become a classic powerful exploration into the nature of prejudice which has been used in classrooms, prisons, corporations and many other governmental and educational settings.

This award-winning documentary is enhanced by a comprehensive Trainer’s Guide applicable to all ages.

• Sidney Hillman Prize Award
• Emmy Award


Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything / Steven D. Levitt

Posted in Business & Economics at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call number: HB74.P8 L479 2005

Wfreakonomics.jpghich is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life — from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing — and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics.

Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives — how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of … well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and — if the right questions are asked — is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to see through all the clutter.

Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world. (By the publisher William Morrow & Company)

How to Recognize and Classify Seizures and Epilepsy VHS

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 10:10 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 619H


Produced by the Epilepsy Foundation. Discusses classification of seizures and epileptic syndromes. Contains actual footage depicting the following seizure types: complex partial, tonic-clonic, absence, tonic, atonic, and myoclonic. For professional audiences. Leading experts discuss classification of seizures and epileptic syndromes.

ARTstor updates

Posted in Databases Updates at 10:10 am by Ellie


Collaboration between the Artists Rights Society (ARS), the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (ADAGP) and ARTstor

The French artists’ rights society (the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (“ADAGP”)), The Artists Rights Society of the United States (ARS), and ARTstor announced that they have recently reached a collaborative agreement. Under the agreement, ARTstor will make available through the ARTstor Digital Library the digital images of art works by thousands of ADAGP artists and estates for teaching, research and study. The agreement builds upon and extends the agreement reached in August 2005 between ARS and ARTstor under which ARTstor is making available images of works by ARS artists.Under this agreement, ARTstor expects to make available shortly to ARTstor participating institutions worldwide images of modern and contemporary art works by ADAGP artists. ADAGP, the preeminent European rights society, represents such artists as (to name a few): Joan Miro, Pierre Bonnard, Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Andre Derain, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, Fernand Leger, Rene Magritte, and Edouard Vuillard.

ADAGP is the French collective society for the rights of authors in the visual arts (such as painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, and others)

ARS is the preeminent organization for visual artists in the United States. Founded in 1987, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 40,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists.

  Enhancements to the Digital Library

Several enhancements to the ARTstor Digital Library will be released later this month. Metadata improvements will make it possible to discover ARTstor content in new ways and to create more refined and efficient searches. Additional enhancements will provide easier ways to navigate and organize search results. Some highlights are explained below.

  • Cross-collection browsing. Users will be able to browse across all collections in the Digital Library by geography and classification. These new options will be available from the Welcome Page and offer new ways of discovering ARTstor content.
  • Advanced search. The new advanced search will allow users to create more specific queries that result in more accurate search results. The advanced search will allow users to refine a search by date or a date range, and to choose to search within specific collections, specific geographic areas, and within object classifications.
  • Sorting by date. Users will have the new option to sort search results by date, in addition to existing sorts by creator or title of the works.

Also some changes were introduced to an expanded Personal Collections.

  • Audio file upload. Instructor-level users will have the ability to upload audio files (MP3) to their Personal Collections.

Art 2 New Version of the Offline Image Viewer

A new release of the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (version 2.6) will be released shortly after the enhancements to the Digital Library. The newest version of the OIV will contain additional features and enhanced functionality that are not available in previous versions of the software. Many of the new features are a direct result of user feedback and recommendations.In addition to the functionality of previous versions, the new release of the Offline Image Viewer will include the following new features:

  • Users will be able to import PowerPoint presentations directly into the OIV, effectively translating PowerPoint presentations into OIV presentations.
  • Before importing an Image Group from ARTstor into the OIV, users will see a preview of each image contained in that group.
  • The OIV will offer more templates from which to choose when creating slide presentations.
  • New functionality for undo/redo will be added.
  • The OIV 2.6 will be compatible with all new Mac computers with the Intel Core Duo processor.
  • Instructor-level users will be able to upload both local images and OIV presentations from the OIV to their Personal Collections in ARTstor.

Art 3 ARTstor Releasing OIV Basic

In mid-August, ARTstor will release a freeware version of the OIV software, OIV Basic. Users at non-participating institutions that wish to use the OIV for creating and presenting image-based presentations using local content will be able to download and use OIV Basic. OIV Basic will have all the functionality of the full OIV including importing local images, zooming into images during presentation modes, creating slides from images, and printing, but will not allow users to download high-resolution ARTstor images. OIV Basic will be available for download from ARTstor’s public website.

Neo soul : taking soul food to a whole ‘nutha level / Lindsey Williams

Posted in Culinary Arts at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call Number: TX715 .W7256 2006

Mneo.gifore than one hundred taste-tempting soul-food recipes.

From the grandson of Harlem’s queen of soul food, Sylvia Woods, comes a new take on soul food-down-home cooking that tastes as good as the food you grew up with. Lindsey Williams knows soul food. He was raised in the kitchen of his grandmother’s restaurant, Sylvia’s, where he mastered the art of soul-food cooking. But being around all of that good food took its toll. When he tipped the scales at four hundred pounds, he knew he had to make some serious changes.

That’s when he lost more than half his body weight and began his own brand of healthy soul-food cooking that’s loved by the clients of his catering business. Now, with Neo Soul, we can all enjoy some guilt-free soul food.(By the publisher Avery Publishing Group, Inc.)

August 1, 2006

Dead Wrong/ J.A. Jance

Posted in Fiction at 8:16 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC JAN
Juggling a family anddead.gif a career is never easy — and it’s becoming a real challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. Coping with the impending delivery of her second child as well as a staff shortage, the last thing Joanna needs are two serious crimes.

First, the body of an unidentified man is found in the desert, all ten of his fingers savagely severed. Following the scant clues, Joanna learns that the victim was an ex-con who had served twenty years in prison after confessing to the murder of his pregnant wife. In his last days he was seen following and photographing a young woman.

Then one of Joanna’s officers is brutally attacked and left for dead while on an unauthorized stakeout. Because she’s one of their own, the department throws its resources into finding the officer’s attacker.

But the murder haunts Joanna. Being a sheriff is no longer an empty title she wants to achieve — somehow it has become what she is. Her job is to avenge man’s inhumanity to man, and finding out who the victim was and why he is now dead is what she has been summoned to do with her life. Strapping on a bulletproof vest, she’ll risk everything to see that justice is done. (By the publisher HarperCollins Publishers)

Business forms on file / ed. Richard P. Zeldin

Posted in Business & Economics at 7:31 pm by Ellie

Call Number: HF5371 .B85 1994

Reference (does not circulate)
A varietbusinessf.jpgy of forms and checklists used for government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Adminstration, and Department of Labor, and for business record keeping. The forms should be used as a planning tool and reference material to supplement, rather than replace, government forms.

Wicked Break: A Noah Braddock Mystery/ Jeff Shelby

Posted in Fiction at 3:03 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC SHE
Wwickedbreak.jpg hen Peter Pluto shows up at P.I. Noah Braddock’s apartment asking him to look for his missing younger brother, Linc, Noah is reluctant to take the case. After all, the last time he got involved in a disappearance case, his best friend, Carter, was shot and two other people died. But Peter describes Linc as a serious college student, so Noah reluctantly agrees.

As the investigation unfolds, Noah realizes there’s a lot more to Linc than academia—unless your average undergrad also happens to have skinheads beating down his door and a cache of semiautomatic guns stored in his apartment. Aided by Carter, Noah discovers that Linc stole some money from the white supremacist group National Nation, an offshoot of the Aryan Nation. The skinheads will stop at nothing to find Linc—and when Noah wakes up at the bottom of a canyon, beaten and bruised, with Peter Pluto’s corpse lying next to him, he realizes he’s next on their list. (By the publisher Penguin Group USA)

The Marriage Spell: A novel/ Mary Jo Putney

Posted in Fiction at 2:14 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC PUT
Nemarriage.jpgw York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney is acclaimed by critics and readers alike for unforgettable storytelling and arresting characters. Now she introduces a Regency England you’ve never seen before, where dazzling magic is practiced in all but the highest reaches of Society, and where desire is the most mysterious and seductive force of all.

One of the Duke of Wellington’s most respected officers, Jack Langdon, Lord Frayne, takes his family’s honor very seriously. He also hides a shameful secret: a talent for sorcery he has been raised to suppress and openly reject. But after an injury lands Jack at death’s door, his only chance at survival lies with Abigail Barton, a peer’s daughter and a skilled wizard. Her price: Jack’s hand in marriage. It isn’t long before Jack feels an irresistible attraction to his forthright new wife, whose allure is as intense as the reawakening magical abilities he can no longer deny.

Abigail had to make a great sacrifice to perform a spell powerful enough to save Lord Frayne, and although she cannot help but be drawn to her reluctant husband’s surprising sensitivity and kindness, she knows all too well his distaste for magic. Once she has Jack’s name and the child she has always longed for, she is determined to live apart from him so that he can preserve his reputation–and so that she herself can stay true to her gifts.

But neither Abby nor Jack reckons on the deep, long-simmering passions her spell ignites. They challenge each other’s extraordinary powers and deepest desires for the sake of a love that may cost them all they cherish most.

With breathtaking skill and vivid historical detail, Mary Jo Putney weaves a tale of enchantment, mystery, and romance that will forever hold you spellbound. (By the Publisher Ballantine Books)

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