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Library News Bites

Happy 2014!!! 

Reserve Books

If you have an extra copy of the textbook(s) that you are using this semester, I would encourage you to put it/them "on reserve" for students.  The form to do so can be found at

Library Instruction Sessions

Please call me (x6093) if you would like to schedule a library instruction session for your students.  These sessions can be tailored for the paper or project that your students are working on.   

Book/DVD Orders

Ordering stops in March.  If there is an item that you would like to see made available in the library's collection, please send me the title and ISBN number.


Selected New Books/DVDs



Call Number

Groundwater for the 21st Century

Conners, John A.

GB1003.2 .C66 2013

Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners

Milman, Natlie B. et al

LB2806.15 .K54 2014

Atlas of Immunology

Cruse, Julius M et al

QR182 .C78 2010

Next Generation Science Standards-

NGSS Lead States

LB1585 .N49 2013

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Quinn, Helen et al

LB1585.3 .N38 2012

The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters

Ginsberg, Benjamin

LB2341 .G496 2013

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

LeCouteur, Penny

QD37 .L34 2004

Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America

Hornblum, Allen M. et al

RJ85 .H67 2013

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America

Peterson, Lee Allen

QK98.5.U6 P47 1977

Stem Cells: From Biology to Therapy

Meyers, Robert A.

QH588.S83 S74525 2013

Functional Metabolism: Regulation and Adaptation

Storey, Kenneth B.

QP171.F86 2004

The Avalanche Handbook

The Mountaineers Books

QC929.A8 M39 2006

Annual Plant Review: The Evolution of Plant Form

QK980 .E87 2012

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Dyson, George

QA76.17 .D97 2012

From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

Turner, Fred

QA76.9.C66 T875 2006

Current Protocols Select: Methods and Applications in Microscopy and Imaging

Watkins, Simon, et al

QH205.2 .C864 2013

Surviving Progress


HM891 .S87 2012 (media)

Biology Of Aging

McDonald, Roger B.

QH608 .M33 2014

Great Salt Lake


F832.G7 G74 2010 (media)

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees

Hugo, Nancy R. et al

QK477.2.I4 H84 2011


Websites of Interest

Botanical Accuracy

Would you care if someone called a cat a mouse in the description of a medieval painting? What if books on plants were illustrated with the wrong plants? Botanical errors can be just as egregious as those involving art history, foodstuffs and other products. This delightful website looks at botanical mistakes in commercial and public venues and offers up educational information and commentary on such problems. The site includes
a brief description ("What is Botanical Accuracy?") of their activities and then a listing of recent controversies and the like that they have addressed. Some of these recent entries include "Reindeer moss is a lichen, not a moss" and "Greening Singapore with temperate weeds?" Visitors can search around the entries by keywords and social media tools allow the posts to be shared easily. [KMG]

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

What can we learn from studying DNA and beer? This is just the type of query that inspires the people at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This online exhibit is meant to accompany a traveling exhibition and is full of information about key technological innovations that have involved the marriage between medical scholars and industrial professionals. Browsing the Learn More area, visitors will find interactive features about how insulin was made from recombinant DNA. Additional features cover the fermentation of beer and the creation of penicillin. The Digital Gallery contains nineteen fascinating items, such as catalogs celebrating Louis Pasteur, treatises on food adulteration, and animal chemistry. These archival items truly bring the history of medicine and innovation to the forefront. For those interested, the site is nicely rounded out with suggested readings and other complementary websites. [KMG]

BioEd Online: Lecture Series

If you are looking to pique your curiosity about the world of biology, BioEd Online will quickly become one of your favorite sites. Visitors can look over its slide sets, its engaging mini-courses, and even check out videos of gene splicing, human anatomy, and other topics. This specific corner of the BioEd Online site features archived lectures from past thematic events and series, including Evenings with Genetics, Science Concepts Explained, and Symposium for Space Life Science. Within Science Concepts Explained, there are a number of fun, short videos with engaging narrators explaining ideas like mass, density, and states of matter. The Your Brain is You series is another gem, with Dr. David Eagleman explaining the basics of brain function and how are brains define who we are. In many ways, this site offers a nice refresher on many key biological concepts; young and old will find much to engage their critical thinking kills.

Understanding Science: Teaching Resources

The world of science is diverse and fascinating, but traditional methods of teaching sometimes don't do it justice. This site from the University of California helps teachers help their students become fascinated by the process of scientific discovery. The site contains several "teachers' lounges" where educators can share information, resources, and also learn about new pedagogical developments and innovations. Visitors shouldn't miss the Guide to Understanding Science 101, which includes answers to questions like What is science? and so on. Moving on, the site also contains other areas, including Correcting Misconceptions, Teaching Tools, and Conceptual Framework, which helps educators identify age-appropriate learning goals. [KMG]

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