Category Archives: Faculty Focus

New Book Series for Nursing Students

The new 4-year degree programs at Wayne College in nursing, business, communication and education mean more library resources in support of these fields. This post focuses on the book series, Transforming Nursing Practice by SAGE Publishing, for students pursuing this profession. … Continue reading

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New E-book with Faculty Focus

Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education: employing technology to make an enormous impact on the lives of millions of students. To realize this vision, Jobs tapped John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive with a passion for … Continue reading

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New Book Inspires and Challenges Educators

In the new book, The craft of university teaching, Peter Lindsay, professor of political science and philosophy at Georgia State, seeks to reclaim teaching as the intellectually vibrant and rewarding endeavor that it is. Lindsay emphasizes the path that it … Continue reading

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Curious about Open Textbooks?

Open textbooks, also referred to as open educational resources (OERs), are inexpensive or free textbooks that are published in an effort to reduce costs for students and to improve access to higher education. Many organizations across the U.S. are supporting … Continue reading

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JFK Assassination Collection

 Patrons of The University of Akron Libraries can now access The JFK Assassination Collection via the database HeinOnline.  The collection was mandated by the United States Congress in 1992. The law directed the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to … Continue reading

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More Online Resources Available to Ohio Library Users including UA Library Patrons

More online resources, funded in part by an LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant, are now available to Ohio library users including UA library patrons. These resources are: Oxford Research Encyclopedias (from Oxford) This product is a new offering from … Continue reading

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Two New Legal Research Databases from HEINONLINE

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America is a new database accessible via HEINONLINE. The collection brings together more than 500 titles dealing with this hot topic. Included are periodicals, federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, Supreme Court … Continue reading

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New Research Database-The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

The University of Akron Libraries and OhioLINK now offer access to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection (series 1-5) – the premier library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and … Continue reading

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News for Statistics Seekers and Social Work Researchers

UA Libraries no longer subscribe to the statistical business and marketing database RefUSA. Suggested alternatives yielding comparable data are Statista, Mergent Online and Sage Stats. University Libraries offer an impressive total of 15 research databases for statistics that are described … Continue reading

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HeinOnline-your go-to legal, political, and government research database

Why do researchers consider HeinOnline their go-to source for legal, political, and government information?  Below are just a few of the reasons: a 10,000-title Legal Classics Library; research databases containing national and international journal articles, treaties, agreements, U.S. state case law, … Continue reading

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