September 1, 2006

Ricochet / Sandra Brown

Posted in Fiction at 8:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC BRO

ricochet.gifDedicated Savannah cop finds himself dangerously smitten by a sexy-and married-suspect. Even before laying eyes on the man’s stunning blond wife, Elise, Duncan Hatcher had reason to resent Judge Cato Laird. It was Laird who declared a mistrial in the murder case of ruthless crimelord Robert Savich, ruining months of Duncan’s hard work, and putting a very bad man back on the streets. Read the rest of this entry »


The Orchid Shroud: A novel of death in the Dordogne / Wan Michelle

Posted in Fiction at 8:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC WAN
shroud.jpg Mara is renovating the manor house of Julian’s friend, the wealthy and socially prominent Christophe de Bonfond, when she discovers the body of a murdered infant. The body, concealed for more than a century, brings to light unexpected and critical information on an elusive Lady’s Slipper orchid that Julian avidly seeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Calder Storm/ Janet Dailey

Posted in Fiction at 8:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC DAI

“Fcalder.gifans of bestseller Dailey’s romantic westerns will relish this ninth entry (after Lone Calder Star) in her series about the Montana ranching dynasty of the title. When Trey Calder, fifth generation scion and handsome heir to Triple C Ranch, falls for sexy photographer Sloan Davis, he brings her home to the ranch to meet his tight-knit clan. All seems idyllic after the young couple marry, until Trey learns of a connection from Sloan’s past that erodes trust between them. Read the rest of this entry »

Super Size Me DVD

Posted in Culinary Arts, General Studies, Videos/DVDs at 3:10 am by Ellie

Call number: RA645 .N87 2004

Whsuper.jpgy are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can’t eat or drink anything that isn’t on McDonald’s menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. Read the rest of this entry »

American History X DVD

Posted in Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 3:00 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 628GE
Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) returns from prison to findamerican.jpg his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), caught in the same web of racism and hatred that landed him in prison. After Derek’s father is killed in the line of duty by a minority, Derek’s view of mankind is altered, but while in prison, he discovers that there is good and bad in every race. The task before him now is to convince Danny of his newfound enlightenment.

ARTstor updates

Posted in Databases Updates at 3:00 am by Ellie


Franklin Furnace and ARTstor announce collaboration agreement, ARTstor’s first with an “alternative space”

Since its inception in 1976, Franklin Furnace has presented what has come to be known as “variable media” art work — works that take on new dimensions in each iteration. These works challenge the bounds of genre, varying in the meanings they take on contextually as well as in their physical deployment. Digital images are fast replacing slides and slide projectors in the teaching of art and art history. Read the rest of this entry »

Conservatives without conscience / John W. Dean

Posted in Law & Government, Social Sciences at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call Number: JC573.2 .U6D43 2006

John Dean, author of The New York Times bestseller Worse Than Wconserv.gifatergate, takes a sobering look at how radical elements are destroying the Republican Party along with the very foundations of American democracy. (From the publisher Penguin Group USA)

New and upcoming titles in Xrefer

Posted in Databases Updates at 3:00 am by Ellie

More Titles; More Publishers

As always, new titles and publishers are continuing to join the Xreferplus fold, for both the Xreferplus Ready-Reference and Specialist Reference services. Recently added titles include:

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary

Good book : reading the Bible with mind and heart / Peter J. Gomes

Posted in Social Sciences at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call Number: BS511.2 .G66 1996
Whygood.gif is the Bible so often used as a tool for division and exclusion? And why are so many intelligent and compassionate people embarrassed to say they find wisdom and comfort in the Bible? In this groundbreaking book, the man Time magazine called one of the seven best preachers in America provides answers to these questions and shows what the Bible says about topics that concern us all, including joy, suffering, evil, and goodness. Read the rest of this entry »

National Geographic – The New World: Nightmare in Jamestown DVD

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Videos/DVDs at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call number: F234 .J3 N49 2005

It’snight.jpg a story of bubonic plague, starvation, espionage and cannibalism — and the founding of America’s first colony. In 1607, a handful of English adventurers set sail across the Atlantic, expecting a paradise teeming with gold and riches. Now, 400 years later, the latest discoveries reveal the true story of Jamestown-as you’ve never seen it before. Read the rest of this entry »

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman / Nora Ephron

Posted in Fiction at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC EPH

A difeelbad.jpgsparate assortment of sharp and funny pieces revealing the private anguishes, quirks and passions of a woman on the brink of senior citizenhood. Ephron . . . . explores the woes of aging with honesty–hair-coloring and Botox are standard treatments, as is getting a mustache wax–but maintaining a 60-plus body is only her starting point. Ephron includes breezy accounts of her culinary misadventures, her search for the perfect cabbage strudel and her dissatisfaction with women’s purses. (From Krikus Reviews)

African-American History Online Update from Facts on File

Posted in Databases Updates at 3:00 am by Ellie

A significant amount of new content has been added to African-American History Online for the start of the new school year. The new information covers subjects ranging from the first black female investigative reporter in the United States to the Million Man March. Highlights of this update include: Read the rest of this entry »

Mosby’s surefire documentation : how, what, and when nurses need to document

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call Number: RT50 .M67 2006

Mosbys Surefire Documentation, Second Edition, uses clear concise reading style to gimosbyssurefire.jpgve specific, practical advice of how, what, and when to document over 100 of the most common and most important situations nurses face. This book is conveniently divided into 3 sections: Caring for Patients; Dealing with Special Situations; and Practicing Yourself Legally – with every entry explaining exactly what to consider and document, so that nurses can ensure quality patient care, continuity of care, and legal protection. (From the publisher CV Mosby)

Indiana : a history / Howard H. Peckham

Posted in Arts & Humanities at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call number: F526 .P43 2003

Thisindiana.jpg comprehensive history traces the history of the Hoosier state, revealing its most significant contributions to the nation as a whole, while also exploring the unique character of its land and people. Howard H. Peckham relates recent changes in Indiana as a variety of ethnic and racial groups have come seeking a share in the good life, enriching and redefining this ever-changing state for the new millennium. (From the publisher University of Illinois Press)

Authors in the Kitchen : Recipes, Stories, and More / by Sharron L. McElmeel with Deborah L. McElmeel

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Culinary Arts at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call Number: TX652 .M365 2005

Fifty entries featuring some of the best authors/illustrators a re inckitchen1x2.jpgluded in this up-to-date reference book with connections to favorite foods, books, and tales from the lives of the authors/illustrators. An extraordinary book that will delight those who love children’s books, those who love to cook, and those that just enjoy anecdotes about people and their food.

The Best Laid Plans / Janet Majerus

Posted in Fiction at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC MAJ

Succplans.jpgessful children’s-book author Jessie Schroeder, devastated after a divorce, returns to the small town where she grew up and finds herself bristling at the interference of nosy relatives, who object when she hires recovering alcoholic Willy Bachmann as her handyman. When a local woman in town turns up dead, everyone assumes that Willy is the murderer. Read the rest of this entry »

Judge and Jury / Patterson James

Posted in Fiction at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC PAT

Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross is a thriller abjudge.jpgout a mafia boss on trial, the FBI agent who has tracked him for years, and a jury members who becomes more involved in the case than she would have preferred. Judge & Jury is packed with action (often very violent) and moves quickly. (From

The Birthdays: A novel / Pitlor Heidi

Posted in Fiction at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC PIT

On an island off the coast of Maine, the Miller family reunites to celebrbirthdays.gifate the father’s seventy-fifth birthday. Each of the adult children is expecting a first child, and at the same time each is at a major crossroads in life. The eldest, Daniel, still reeling from a car accident that has left him a paraplegic, is also grappling with the fact that his wife had to be artificially inseminated. Read the rest of this entry »

Facts On File History Databases Update

Posted in Databases Updates at 3:00 am by Ellie

Enhanced cross-search tool, History Database Search.

Read on to learn how users can search across multiple databases more easily and efficiently than ever before, or visit any of the following databases’ home pages* to see for yourself how it works: Read the rest of this entry »

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