New Books Student Life Part 7

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Check out this collection of new books addressing the particular interests and issues of students. Check out our past lists from 2015,  2016, 20172018, 2019, and 2019b. Today we add some more titles to the list and if you hear of a book or think of a particular topic you think we should add to the collection, please let us know. 🙂

There are more books on these topics available in the circulating collection at the same call numbers. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Calculus Simplified by Oscar E. Fernandez, Call Number: 615. F363c

Cover of Financial LiteracyEducation Roads Less Traveled: Solving America’s Fixation on Four-Year Degrees by Mitch Pearlstein, Call Number: 378.73 P359e

Financial Literacy for Generation Z: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life by Kenneth O. Doyle, Call Number: 332.024 D754f

Getting from College to Career: 90 things to Do Before You Join the Real World by Lindsey Pollak, Call Number: 378.198 P771g

How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching by Joshua R. Eyler, Call Number: 378.125 E977h

PTSD and Coping with Trauma Sourcebook (1st ed.), Call Number: 616.852 P858p 2020

Cover of Getting from College to CareerSafe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correction on College Campuses by Michael S. Roth, Call Number: 378.01 R845s

Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers (5th ed.), Call Number: 808.06 T929s

Study with Me: Effective Bullet Journaling Techniques, Habits, and Hacks to be Successful, Productive, and Organized by Jasmine Shao and Alyssa Jagan, Call Number: 371.302 S528s

Will This Be On the Test?: What Your Professors Really Want You to Know About Succeeding in College by Dana T. Johnson, Call Number: 378.17 J666w

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes Or Breaks Us by Paul Tough, Call Number: 378.198 T722y

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New Books: Odds and Ends 63

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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Picture Books

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing by Dean Robbins, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 629.45 R632m

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise and Paola Escobar, Call Number: CL Easy Reader 020.92 D395p

Raise Your Hand by Alice Paul Tapper, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 155.2 T175r

Non-Fiction

Becoming a Restaurateur by Patric Kuh, Call Number: 647.95 K961b

Becoming A Teacher by William Ayers, Call Number: 371.1 A977a

A Brief Introduction to Islam by Christopher Partridge, Call Number: 297 B853

A Brief Introduction to Jainism and Sikhism, Edited by Christopher Partridge, Call Number: 294 B853

Cover of Engaging African-American males in Community CollegeEngaging African-American Males in Community College by Ted N. Ingram and james Coaxum, Call Number: 378.198 E571

Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election by Caroline Heldman, Meredith Conroy, and Alissa R. Ackerman, Call Number: 324.973 H474s

Great Myths of Adolescence by Jeremy D. Jewell, Michael I. Axelrod, Mitchell J. Prinstein, and Stephen Hupp, Call Number: 305.235 J591g

Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Edited by Hank Nuwer, Call Number: 371.58 H429

HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance: Set Boundaries, Manage Competing Demands, Be Present, Call Number: 650.1 H339

How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy by Mehrsa Baradaran, Call Number: 332.109 B223h

Cover of How to Write a Winning Scholarship EssayHow to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay (7th ed.) by Gen and Kelly Tanabe, Call Number: 378.34 T161

The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students (3rd ed.) by Jenny L. Presnell, Call Number: 907.2 P934i

Ivan the Terrible by Robert Payne and Nihita Romanoff, Call Number: 947.04 Z932p

Migraine: A History by Katherine Foxhall, Call Number: 616.849 F795m

Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S. by Annie Isabel, Fukushima, Call Number: 306.362

The Oxford History of Britain (Updated Edition) by Kenneth O. Morgan, Call Number: 941 O98 2010

The Penland Book of Glass: Master Classes in Flamework Techniques, Call Number: 748.2 P411

The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything by Kimberly White, Call Number: 158.2 W585

Smart Women Finish Rich (20th Anniversary Edition – Expanded and Updated) by David Bach, Call Number: 332.024 B118sm

Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers (5th ed.) by Kate L. Turabian, Gregory G Colomb, Joseph M Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T FitzGerald, Call Number: 808.06 T929s

Cover of Student's Guide to Writing College PapersThe Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt, Call Number: 940.21 G798s

Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (4th ed) by Linda B. Nilson, Call Number: 378.17 N712t 2016

Violence Against Women: Global Viewpoints, Edited by Kathryn Roberts, Call Number: 362.88 V795a

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim, Call Number: 810.8 W447

Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter by Scott Adams, Call Number: 303.342 A217w

The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution by Christopher Hill, Call Number: 322.42 H645w

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers by Robert L. Heilbroner, Call Number: 330.92 H466w

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: History

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Check out these titles of history books! These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

African Americans and Africa: A New History by Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden, Call Number: 305.896 B661a

Cover of Iowa ValorThe British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy) by Rick Atkinson, Call Number: 973.3 A877b

CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping by Kerry Brown, Call Number: 951.06 B878ce

China: A 5,000-Year Odyssey by Tan Chung, Call Number: 951 C559c

The Civil Rights Movement: Guides to Historic Events in America (2nd ed.) by Peter B. Levy, Call Number: 323.119 L668c

The English Civil War: A People’s History by Diane Purkiss, Call Number: 942.062 P985e

First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 – 50th Anniversary Experience by Rod Pyle, Call Number: 629.454 P996f

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad by Gordon H. Chang, Call Number: 331.625 C456g

The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 by Ian Kershaw, Call Number: 940.55 K417g

Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kim McLarin, Call number: 320.54 S524g

History of American Indians: Exploring Diverse Roots by Robert R. McCoy and Steven M. Fountain, Call Number: 970.004 M131h

A History of Hinduism: The Past, Present, and Future by R. Racmachandran, Call Number: 294.5 R165h

A History of the Czech Lands (2nd ed.)  by Jaroslav Panek, Oldrich Tuma, and Et Alii, Call Number: 943.7 P191h

Cover of History of Czech LandsA History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns that Defined a Nation by Scott Nations, Call Number: 330.973 N277h

A History of Women: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints, Edited by Georges Duby and Michelle Perrot, Call Number: 305.409 H673

The History of Afghanistan (2nd ed.) by Meredith L. Runion, Call Number: 958.1 R942h

The History of France (2nd ed.) by W. Scott Haine, Call Number: 944 H152h

The History of Libya by Bukola A. Oyeniyi, Call Number: 961.2 O989h

A History of Medical Spain by Joseph f. O’Callaghan, Call Number: 946.02 O151h

The Holocaust: The Basics by Paul R. Bartrop, Call Number: 940.531 B294h

Iowa Valor: A Compilation of Civil War Combat Experiences from Soldiers of the State Distinguished as the Most Patriotic of the Patriotic by Steve Meyer, Call Number: 973.7 M613io

Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong by James W. Loewen, Call Number: 973 L827L

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page, Call Number: 973.928 B978pa

Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed by Lisa Duggan, Call Number: 813.52 R186m

The Mongols by Timothy May, Call Number 950.2 M467m

Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World by John H. Halpern and David Blistein, Call Number: 362.293 M195o

The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris by Mark Honigsbaum, Call Number: 614.49 H773p

Prague in Black and Gold: The History of a City by Peter Demetz, Call Number: 943.712 D377p

Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy, Call Number: 941.105 M393g

Cover Queen of ScotsRebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne, Call Number: 973.7 J143G

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carol Berkin, Call Number: 973.308 B512r

The Roman Republic and the Hellenistic Mediterranean: From Alexander to Caesar by Joel Allen, Call Number: 937.02 A427r

The Thirty Years War by C.V. Wedgwood, Call Number: 940.24 W393t

Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy (Weimar Centennial Edition with a New Preface by the Author) by Eric D. Weitz, Call Number: 943.085 W436w

Women in the American Revolution by Sudie Doggett Wike, Call Number: 973.308 W663w

World War I: A Short History by Tammy M. Proctor, Call Number: 940.3 P964w

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

Library Streaming Video Options

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It doesn’t seem that long ago that we relied on DVD or even VHS technology for viewing films outside of a movie theater. Now we’ve come to expect streaming video availability for just about everything! At home we might use YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, or any of the newer niche streaming services for our video viewing needs. But at Kirkwood Library Services we have been adding more ways to access streaming video for educational use. Let’s look at a few of the options:

  1. Films on Demand is a comprehensive video database, including documentaries, world cinema, and specialized videos in some academic areas like history (archival) and nursing. Like all of the library databases, Films on Demand may be accessed through our A to Z databases page, linked from the library homepage. It can also be bookmarked with this URL: https://guides.kirkwood.edu/fod.
  2. Kanopy is another comprehensive video database, and contains a wide range of educational videos produced by PBS, BBC, Documentary Educational Resources and more. Like Films on Demand, it is searchable by known title or by subject. The direct URL may be bookmarked: https://guides.kirkwood.edu/kanopy.
  3. Symptom Media is a newer streaming video service that provides short videos for mental health education and training, with a library of over 500 mental health simulations. We are seeing it used in the fields of nursing, education, human services, and psychology. The bookmark URL is: https://guides.kirkwood.edu/symptom.
  4. The Library continues to purchase DVDs by faculty request. If the video you need isn’t available streaming, please contact a librarian to request the purchase of a DVD. Find out more about Kirkwood’s VOD service for faculty here.

Do You Know There Will Be Some Changes in Library Atmosphere?

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As you know Iowa Hall closed down for remodeling at the end of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and with it some of the normal places for students to go to study, to eat, and to relax will close down. Also, meeting spaces that staff use will be unavailable between the rooms in Iowa Hall being unavailable and normal meeting space being taken up by moved offices. Our group study rooms will now ALL be on a reservation system.

We’re expecting that people will be coming over to the library in bigger numbers. So we’re going to be less worried about noise and more worried about how things will effect Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff. We’re going to be bringing in extra chairs and tables. They’ll be bringing food next door to the bookstore.

Part of the remodeling plan is to bring out the entrance of the library, that will be a ways further into the construction project, but it will happen. During that time the library will remain open although space may have to be relocated.

So please plan on being patient with the library until this major construction project is done. If there is anything we can do, please ask and we’ll see if we can help.

Be sure to look for the Info to Know post later this month. There are going to be quite a few changes about where things are and I want to let people get settled.

Some Articles/Books to Read

Design for How People Learn (2nd ed) by Julie Dirksen, Call Number: 370.152 D599d 2016

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching (2nd ed), Call Number: 371.9 B528d

Engaging African-American males in Community College by Ted N. Ingram and James Coaxum, Call Number: 378.198 E571

How the Special Needs Brain Learns (3rd ed) by David A. Sousa, Call Number: 371.9 S725h

How to Choose the Right Way to Study for You: Advice for Students

Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd ed) by Toby J. Karten, Call Number: 371.9 K189i

Students with Interrupted Formal Education: Bridging Where They Are and What They Need by Brenda Custodio and Judith B. O’Loughlin, Call Number: 371.826 C987s

Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (4th ed) by Linda B. Nilson, Call Number: 378.17 N712t 2016

Links to Some of The Books Recently Added to the Collection:

Let’s All Read – Binti

New Books: Odds and Ends 60

New Books: Odds and Ends 61

New Books: Odds and Ends 62

New Books Student Life Part 6

What to Read Over Break 2019

Our Special Display This Month

International Education Week

Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Check Your Credit Report and Credit Score

Dice Pass Phrase

Translate Gender

Our Database of the Month

New Health Reference Database

General Information Posts

Welcome Back to the Kirkwood Library!

Banning Dictionaries and Maps in China and India

Better Study Habits

Eggbert Has Starring Role on Game Show

International Education Week 2019

Kirkwood Librarians Shared With the Communique 2018-2019

New Database Subscriptions!

New Debate Topics 2019

Pell Grant Laptop Program

New Books Happy Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween 2019 Ghost Words and Other Horrors

 

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Laptop Program for Pell Grant Eligible Students

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One Stop has rolled out a new program this spring. Any student with a Pell Grant is eligible to apply for a laptop to help them succeed in their coursework.

Here is the information from One Stop:

Beginning spring 2020, Kirkwood is implementing a new program allowing Pell Grant recipients to apply for a free laptop to use for coursework. Students who are in need of a laptop who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Have a satisfactory academic progress status

Application Information: 

  • Complete the web form application at www.kirkwood.edu/freelaptop
  • Write an essay of up to 300 words that details your need for the computer and how it will benefit you academically at Kirkwood and beyond
  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Cedar Rapids One Stop at 319-398-7600 or the Iowa City One Stop at 319-887-3658.

APA Citation Update During 2019 7th Edition

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In October 2019, the American Psychological Association released an updated edition of their citation system. The Kirkwood Community College Library Services is going to put out an updated version of our handout out this week. This version the APA has a lot of basic material on their website. We’ve updated our APA LibGuide to include a lot of direct links.

When departments shift over to this system is up to them or the individual instructor. We’ll keep our previous information about the 6th edition (PDF handouts, links, videos, etc.) up at least through the summer.

Be more wary than usual of the automatic citation generators because they won’t all necessarily be updated. That includes the automatic citations on the databases which will switch over whenever they individually decide to switch.

We did a training session this week for instructors. We would be VERY glad to come and do sessions on the new system for either faculty or students. Our librarians have been working since November to get the new system down including e-mailing APA for clarifications.

Handouts

Here is the handout of top changes we used.

APA Major Changes Handout – APA Changes

Updated 7th edition APA handout

Find our APA LibGuide with the 7th edition information on top and the 6th edition information still there underneath.

Here is the PowerPoint we used.

UPDATED: January 20, 2020

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: Odds and Ends 62

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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

1001 Ways to Pay for College (9th ed) by Gen and Kelly Tanabe, Call Number: 378.38 T161o

ADHD in the Schools: Assessment and Intervention Strategies by George J. DuPaul and Gary Stoner, Call Number: 371.93 D931a

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee, Call Number: 338.4 L478a

Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football by Gilbert M. Gaul, Call Number: 796.332 G269b

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk, Call Number: 306.76 F982b

A Brief Introduction to Buddhism, Edited by Christopher Partridge and Tim Dowley, Call Number: 294.3 P853b

Can Science Make Sense of Life? by Shelia Jasanoff, Call Number: 501 J391c

Chihulty by Andreas Blühm, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, and Suzanne Rus, Call Number: 748.092 C534r

Commuter Spouses: New Families in a Changing World by Danielle J. Lindemann, Call Number: 306.36 L743c

The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It Every Time by Maria Konnikova, Call Number: 364.16 K825c

Critical Perspectives on Hazing in Colleges and Universities: A Guide to Disrupting Hazing Culture, Edited by Cristobal Salinas, Jr. and michelle l. Boettcher, Call Number: 378.198 C934

Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals by Bart R. McDonough, Call Number: 005.8 M478c

Design for How People Learn (2nd ed) by Julie Dirksen, Call Number: 370.152 D599d 2016

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching (2nd ed), Call Number: 371.9 B528d

The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 by Blair Worden, Call Number: 942.062 W924e

Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward by Gemma Hartley, Call Number: 155.33 H332f

Fem-i-nism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement by Deborah Cameron, Call Number: 305.42C182f

The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider, Call Number: 332.024 M834f

A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning: Practical Strategies From the Science of Learning by Matthew G. Rodes, Anne M. Cleary, and Edward L. DeLosh, Call Number: 371.302 R477g

A History of Iowa Wine: Vines on the Prairie by John N. Peragine, Call Number: 634.809 P426h

How the Special Needs Brain Learns (3rd ed) by David A. Sousa, Call Number: 371.9 S725h

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams, Call Number: 741.569 A217h
NOTE: Cartoonist Scott Adams of Dilbert fame talks about everything he had to overcome to reach success.

Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd ed) by Toby J. Karten, Call Number: 371.9 K189i

Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby, Call Number: 796.323 J824L

Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World by Cindy Pierce, Call Number: 176 P615a

Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourism by Jeff Blumenfeld, Call Number: 361.37 B658t

Working in the Gig Economy: How to Thrive and Succeed When You Choose to Work for Yourself by Thomas Oppong, Call Number: 650.1 O623w

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

Library Hours January 2020 During Winter Break

Both Kirkwood library locations will offer reduced hours and will close when the campus is closed over Winter Break. The hours in the chart below are the Cedar Rapids hours.

Iowa City’s Kirkwood library will be open the same hours as Cedar Rapids until the week of January 13th. Starting the 13th, they’ll be running 8:00am-8:00pm. They will not close for collaborative learning days, but will only be open from 11:00am-5:00pm on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. They will continue to be closed weekends until the spring semester starts.

Please check that we are open before you make a special trip. Remember our article databases and eBook collections will remain available online 24/7.

Sat., Jan. 4th  –

                   Sun., Jan. 5th

Closed

Mon., Jan. 6th  –

                    Fri., Jan. 10th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Jan. 11th

                  Sun., Jan. 12th

Closed

Mon., Jan. 13th

                 Wed., Jan. 15th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thurs., Jan. 16th

Closed

Fri., Jan. 17th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Jan. 18th

                  Sun., Jan. 19th

Closed

Mon., Jan. 20th  –              Martin Luther King Jr Day

Noon – 5:00 pm

Tues., Jan. 21st

Resume Normal

Spring Hours