November 2, 2006

H.R.H./ Danielle Steel

Posted in Fiction at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC STE

The latest novel by the prolific Steel follows the fortunes of the young, wealthy, and beahrh.jpgutiful Princess Christianna, the cosseted daughter of the prince of a small European nation. Returning to the kingdom after four years spent studying in America (followed everywhere by bodyguards), the princess chafes in her gilded cage and rails against the responsibilities and insignificance of her duty-bound royal life. Determined to make a difference in the world, she successfully petitions her father to be allowed to volunteer for the Red Cross and soon finds herself in East Africa working alongside doctors and other volunteers providing relief services to AIDS victims. Read the rest of this entry »


Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Set, 44-Volumes

Posted in General Studies, Health Sciences & Nursing at 9:00 am by Ellie

This continuing series explores different diseases to show the science behind how disedeadly-diseases-and-epidemics.jpgase-causing organisms affect the human body. Microorganisms have plagued humans since the beginning of time, causing debilitating diseases and even death. But how, exactly, do these microorganisms infect and cause disease? The books in this series examine various microbiological scourges that have affected humans as well as the steps that have been taken to identify, isolate, prevent, and eradicte them. Each title outlines the history of the disease, highlighting how improvements in prevention and treatment have affected the disease’s impact on the world population. (From the publisher Chelsea House)

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Dear John / Nicholas Sparks

Posted in Fiction at 8:30 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC SPA

Whjohn.gifen Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn over a new leaf. An angry rebel, he had enlisted in the army after high school, not knowing what else to do. Then, during a furlough, he meets the girl of his dreams. Savannah Lynn Curtis is attending college in North Carolina, working for Habitat for Humanity, and totally unprepared for the passionate attraction she feels for John Tyree.

The attraction is mutual and quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah vowing to wait for John while he finishes his tour of duty, and John realizing that he’s ready to settle down with the young woman who has captured his heart. Read the rest of this entry »

November 1, 2006

ARTstor updates

Posted in Databases Updates at 9:00 am by Ellie


1.gifNew Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library: High Resolution Images of Key Works of World Art from the Erich Lessing Archives

ARTstor recently formed a collaboration with Art Resource and Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives (Vienna, Austria). Through this collaboration, ARTstor will make available approximately 10,000 high quality images of world art and architecture, with a special dual focus on 1) key artists of the major European schools and 2) the collections of the major European museums outside Italy, including the leading art museums of Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Spain. These images, on average 120 megabytes in size, have been scanned from large format (4×5″ or 8×10″) color transparencies made by Erich Lessing in the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Current Controversies Series

Posted in General Studies at 9:00 am by Ellie

Thicurrent_contro.jpgs anthology series covers today’s most current national and international issues and contains the most important opinions of the past and present. The purpose of the series is to introduce the reader to all sides of contemporary controversies in an objective and comprehensive way. Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields; the authors represent leading conservative, liberal, and centrist views. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact are also included. The Current Controversies series will prove invaluable to libraries and classrooms in need of young adult materials on today’s leading issues and controversies. (From the publisher Thomson Gale)

2006 titles include:

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At Issue Series

Posted in General Studies at 9:00 am by Ellie

Books in this anthology series focus a wide range of viewpoints onto a single conatissues.jpgtroversial issue, providing in-depth discussions by leading advocates. Articles are printed in their entirety and footnotes and source notes are retained. These books offer the reader not only a full spectrum of dissent on the subject, but also the ability to test the validity of arguments by following up on sources used as evidence. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to further research. This series provides a quick grounding in the issues, a challenge to critical thinking skills, and an excellent research tool in each inexpensive volume. (From the publisher Thomson Gale)
2006 titles include:

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Body Story 3 DVD set

Posted in General Studies, Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 9:00 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 641H-643H

Crbody.jpgawl beneath your own skin for a scientific look at the inner-workings of the human body. The latest research in biology, anatomy and physiology is combined with eye-popping imagery to explore everything from puberty to food poisoning – from the inside out.

Body Snatchers
Go inside the bodies of two women whose natural systems each must deal with foreign organisms trying to control its host: a flu virus and a growing fetus. The body’s reaction to and changes from each “invader” are truly remarkable. Read the rest of this entry »

Evolution 4 DVD Set

Posted in General Studies, Videos/DVDs at 9:00 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 644GE-647GE

The PBevolution.jpgS series on “Evolution” is as much about the profound impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us as it is on the various versions of the theory that have been expounded in scientific textbooks for the past century. The series basically focuses on five key concepts regarding evolution, sandwiched between episodes that constitute a dramatic introduction and a controversial coda:

  • The Mind’s Big Bang” and “What About God?
  • Evolutionary Arms Race/Why Sex?
  • Great Transformations/Extinction!
  • Darwin’s Dangerous Idea


The Thirteen Tale : A Novel / Setterfield Diane

Posted in Fiction at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC SET

A cothirteen.gifmpelling emotional mystery in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling. Margaret Lea works in her father’s antiquarian bookshop where her fascination for the biographies of the long-dead has led her to write them herself. She gets a letter from one of the most famous authors of the day, the mysterious Vida Winter, whose popularity as a writer has been in no way diminished by her reclusiveness. Read the rest of this entry »

State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III / Bob Woodward

Posted in General Studies, Law & Government at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: E902 .W65 2006

“Istate.jpgnsurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year.” This was the secret Pentagon assessment sent to the White House in May 2006. The forecast of a more violent 2007 in Iraq contradicted the repeated optimistic statements of President Bush, including one, two days earlier, when he said we were at a “turning point” that history would mark as the time “the forces of terror began their long retreat.” Read the rest of this entry »

Facts On File History Databases Update

Posted in Databases Updates at 9:00 am by Ellie

American Indian History Online Update

Significant amount of new content and new features have been added to Afactsonfile.jpgmerican Indian History Online. Updates range from a feature highlighting legends–such as the Aleut’s “The Girl Who Married the Moon”–to new entries on disease and exploration and the Northwest Coast’s Quinault Indians. Highlights of this update include:

  • New North American Culture Area Learning Centers
  • New Tribe Overviews, Subject Entries, and Biographies
  • New Primary Sources
  • Additional Images and Maps
  • Updated Timeline. Read the rest of this entry »

Death in the Orchid Garden / Ann Ripley

Posted in Fiction at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC RIP
Riorchid.jpgpley’s neatly plotted fifth horticultural cozy (after 2005’s Summer Garden Murder) takes Louise Eldridge, host of a PBS show, Gardening with Nature, on location to the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the lush setting for an elite botanical conference. Louise has scheduled a panel featuring an explosive mix of egos and agenda from plant explorer and entrepreneur Dr. Bruce Bouting, pharmaceutical company consultant Dr. Matthew Flynn, environmentalist Dr. Charles Reuter and Pacific Island plant expert Dr. Tom Schoonover. Read the rest of this entry »

Contracts Without Consequences: Voidable, Unenforceable, and Void DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Videos/DVDs at 9:00 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 640GE

Econtract11.jpgxamining rescission and the factors that make a contract invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, this program visits the Honey Sanders Agency. It also considers a business owner’s use of a noncompetition clause to protect her hair salon. (From the publisher Insight Media)

Judiciary DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Videos/DVDs at 9:00 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 639GE

Examining the judicial branch of government, this video describes state and fjudiciary.jpgederal court jurisdiction and explains how a case reaches the Supreme Court. It considers the influence of judicial authority in the political process and the weaknesses of the Supreme Court. It also looks at the case Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Board of Education. (From the publisher Insight Media)

The Widow / Carla Neggers

Posted in Fiction at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC NEG

Four days after Abigail Browning’s wedding, her life changed in a way she never ewidow.gifxpected: her husband was shot, meeting his death along the rocky Mount Desert Island coast. Was it a random act of violence, or could someone have wanted Christopher dead?

That’s the question that has haunted Abigail, now a homicide detective, for the past seven years. As determined as ever to find her husband’s killer, she returns to the foggy Maine island — and the home she has inherited there — after receiving an anonymous tip. Is it just another false lead by someone looking for attention? Or can she finally prove that his death was tied to something that happened that night and that he was murdered? Read the rest of this entry »

Electric Blue / Nancy Bush

Posted in Fiction at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC BUS

The shrewd, sassy protagonist of Bush’s Jane Kelly series gets tangled in dablue.gifngerous family politics in her lively second outing (after 2005’s Candy Apple Red). The members of the wealthy, eccentric Purcell clan of Lake Chinook, Ore., are all crazy, warns Jane’s rakish mentor Dwayne Durbin, but Jane, a PI in training, agrees to work for the handsome Jasper “Jazz” Purcell anyway. Jazz wants Jane to help assess the mental faculties of his aging grandmother, Orchid, who holds the family purse strings. With various kooky Purcells vying for an inheritance, Jane and her beloved pug, the Binkster, are embraced by Orchid. Read the rest of this entry »

Cruel Sister: A Haunted Ballad / Deborah Grabien

Posted in Fiction at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC GRA

Traditional musician Ringan Laine is also an expert on period architecture, which is wsister.jpghy his partner, Penny, asks him to help her brother and his new wife build a Tudor-style manor house in London’s newly trendy Isle of Dogs neighborhood. As he begins to work on the project, Ringan is troubled by visits from the ghost of a long-dead Italian musician, who may be an ancestor. It seems that the Isle of Dogs was the site of a bomb accident after World War II. Read the rest of this entry »

Contemporary Issues Companion

Posted in General Studies at 9:00 am by Ellie

Greghcontissuescomp.jpgenhaven’s Contemporary Issues Companion series provides readers with a wealth of information on topics of current interest. Each anthology examines an important social issue in a variety of ways, from personal accounts and case studies to pertinent factual and statistical articles to commentaries and overviews. A perfect resource for both students and the general reader, this compelling and engaging series is sure to be a valued source of current, readable information.

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Last Seen Leaving / Kelly Braffet

Posted in Fiction at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC BRA

last.gifTwenty-something drifter Miranda crashes her car late at night on a lonely highway and is picked up by a passing stranger who soon reveals himself to be more sinister than at first glance. No one knows Miranda is missing: her father died in a plane crash over Central America and her estranged mother, Anne, sought comfort in a New Age lifestyle in the Arizona desert. When Anne reaches out to her daughter, no one has heard from Miranda for two months. Read the rest of this entry »

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