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Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2015             

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                                                    Thank a Veteran!

JSTOR: Database Research Topic:  Veterans (8,051 Hits)
  (Links to Online Databases are located on the library's  webpage.)
                       Sample Hits from JSTOR
  • Eltzroth, Cecil. A Flag in Every Home.
  • Griswold, Charles. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Washington Mall: Philosophical Thoughts on Political Iconography.
  • Kinzer, John. The Veteran and Academic Adjustment.
  • McDaniel, Nicole. "Remaking the World" One Story at a Time in "The Fifth Book of Peace" and "Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace."
  • Morrissey, John. The Returning Veteran.
  • Nesbit, Rebecca. Soldiers to Citizens: The Link between Military Service and Volunteering.
  • Ochsner, Jeffrey. A Space of Loss: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.                                                                                                                                             Now you select a topic and check out the HITS.


      Reach out to the victims of the floods!
 "You can't help everyone but you can help someone."


 American Diabetes Month
  2015 Diabetes Theme: "Eat Well, America"

     eBooks on Diabetes

The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation's attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease. - See more at:
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  • Blank, Trevor. The Last Laugh : Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-mediated Disasters in the Digital Age.
  • Crawford, Tad.  The Fine Artist's Guide to a Contract to Create a Video for Transmission, DVD Sales, or DVD Rentals.
  • Freuh, Sara. Career Choices of Female Engineers : A Summary of a Workshop.      
  • Friedman, May.  Mommy blogs and the Changing Face of Motherhood.
  • Christina. Mixed : Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories.                                                    
  • Goins, Wayne.  Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story. 
  •  Gomezritsch, Holly.  Something I'm Supposed to Remember.
  • Lowe, Roy.  Time Management 62 : Most Asked Questions: What You Need to Know.
  •  Newman, Richard.  African American Quotations.
  • Strongman, Luke. Academic Writing.
  • Vest, Jason.  Spike Lee : Finding the Story and Forcing the Issue.
                                     Newsbank Database Hot Topics

Civics, Government and Politics: Presidential Campaign Debates           
TOPIC:  The presidential candidates for the Democrats and the Republicans have had debates. Who are the leading candidates for each party and why?  Which candidates had the strongest and weakest performances in each debate and why?  What has been the criticism of the questions asked by CNBC moderators and why?  How are the Republicans handling their concerns about the kinds of questions asked in these debates?

 FILM AND TELEVISION: The Force Awakens   TOPIC:  Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be the seventh of the Star Wars series and the first of Disney’s sequel series.  What is the Star Wars Sequel Series and how does it differ in nature from the other installments?  

BUSINESS:  Walgreens buying Rite Aid
TOPIC:  Walgreens has announced that it is planning on buying Rite Aid.  What will be required for the purchase and how would it impact the drugstore industry?  What are the benefits and concerns of this sale?
 Civics, Government and Politics: Speaker Ryan TOPIC:  The U.S. House of Representatives has voted for Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to replace retiring John Boehner as U.S. Speaker of the House.  What are the conditions that Ryan required to accept the job? 

 EDUCATION: Veil Banning TOPIC: Cairo University has banned female teachers from wearing the full face veil (niqab) while teaching in order to improve communication between teachers and students. Rather than the niqab, they may wear a veil that covers their hair but not their face. What happened when they tried to ban the niqab completely from the entire university? 

 SOCIAL ISSUES: One-Child Policy Changed TOPIC: China has stopped its one-child policy, in place since 1979 though some modifications were made over the years, and will allow each family to have two children. The old policy was seen as a way to limit population growth, but an unintended consequence of it was a gender imbalance, as male children were favored. Why make the change now? 

 ENVIRONMENT: Hurricane Joaquin Floods        TOPIC:  South Carolina suffered terrible floods from Hurricane Joaquin.  What was the level of flooding, what was the extent of damage and what recovery measures were taken to clean up and repair the damage?  What are some effective precautions that can be taken before a flood?

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