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Library Instruction Sessions

Just a reminder that I will be here summer semester.  If you need library instruction for any of your classes, please contact me to schedule a session.

For this newsletter, I thought I would highlight some of the library's databases.  You can access the following by going to the library's website (, clicking on Article Databases, selecting the first letter of the database of interest, and clicking on the database title.

Birds of North America-Contains information on birds in the United States and Canada.

FAITS: Faulkner Advisory on Info Tech StudiesFull-text online technology-related report database which covers a wide variety of topics including security, IT infrastructure, telecommunications, and the World Wide Web. 

JSTOR Plant Science-Plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials.

USGS National Geologic Map Database-U.S. Geological Survey database which includes a lexicon of geologic names of the U.S., a geologic map image database, and related resources.


Selected New Books



Call Number

An Introduction to the Bootstrap

Efron, Bradley et al

QA276.8.E3745 1993

Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques

Han, Jiawei et al

QA76.9.D343 H36 2011

Flatland The Movie


QA699 .A13 2007

Foundations and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: In the Light of a Critical-Historical Analysis of the Problems and of a Synthesis of the Results

Auletta, Gennaro

QC174.12 .A85 2001

Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python: A beginner's guide to cryptography and computer programming with Python

Sweigart, Al

QA76.73.P98 S94 2013

Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius

Capra, Fritjof

Q143.L5 C368 2013

Lectures on Polytopes

Ziegler, Gunter M.

QA691 .Z54 2007

Mathematics and Sports

Gallian, Joseph A. (ed)

GV706.8 .M37 2010

New Horizons in Geometry

Apostol, Tom et al

QA445 .A66 2012

Reflection Groups and Coxeter Groups

Humphreys, James E.

QK177 .H86 1997

Science Sifting: Tools for Innovation in Science and Technology

Dietert, Rodney R.

Q147 .D54 2013

The Language of Science Education: An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts in Science Teaching and Learning

McComas, William F. (ed)

Q181 .L36 2014

The Venomous Snakes and their Mimics of Panama and Costa Rica

Ray, Julie M.

QL654.5 .R39 2013

Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners

Paar, Christof et al

Z104 .P33 2010

Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

Sedlak, David

GB659.6 .S44 2014


Web Sites of Interest

Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

What happens up in the sky? Astronomers know, as do physicists, and they love to tell people about it. This collection from the Library of Congress brings together hundreds of items from the papers of the late Carl Sagan. The collection includes three primary sections that present models of the cosmos throughout history, the history of the possibility of life on other worlds, and information about Sagan's life and contributions to science and society. The Life on Other Worlds area is a real delight as it features early science fiction books as well as pop-culture items that include sheet music and movie posters. Within Articles and Essays, there are elegant pieces including, "Astronomical Innovation in the Islamic World" and "Galileo and the Telescope." All told, there are 331 items in this collection ranging from periodicals to audio recordings to wonderful home movies documenting Sagan's boyhood. [KMG]

Whatcom Community College: Online Math Center

The online math center at Whatcom Community College is intended for a range of audiences, particularly students looking for additional assistance on a variety of math subjects from geometry to calculus. The materials offered here are divided into five areas: Learning Math, Teaching Math, Math Resources, Calculators, and Math Events. This first area offers visitors a look over high-quality links to external mathematics instruction sites, information about scholarships for students studying math, and much more. Moving on, Teaching Math includes a link to the LiveMath software package. This neat tool enables the user to visualize mathematical concepts on the computer in areas such as linear algebra and fractals. [KMG]

Inside Science TV

The Inside Science TV program produces news segments that depict "the impact of recent advances in science" and is part of a nice partnership between the American Institute of Physics and the American Mathematical Society. On this site, visitors can watch these short and eminently watchable programs which include "How to Design a 51-Star Flag" and "The Science Behind Movie Magic." Currently, there are two dozen short films here and visitors are encouraged to submit their own suggestions for future programs. Additionally, users can follow Inside Science TV on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. [KMG]


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