New database trials, February 2013

Ambrose Digital
Educational video content designed with clips that target the needs of educators using new digital delivery in the classroom. Includes science, history, and drama.  Access is available from on the AUM campus only.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States (Online Edition) is on trial through ProQuest. This resource requires a login for access. Please call the AUM Library Reference Desk at 244-3649 for the username and password.

Trials can be accessed at http://libguides.aum.edu/databasetrials

Black History Month

The AUM Library is proud to support research in African American history with the ProQuest History Vault Collection, Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century. “This collection documents one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. The first of two modules of the ProQuest History Vault offers all levels of researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children. The collection spans from the founding of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs in the last decade of the 19th Century to the riots that followed the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case in the last decade of the 20th century.”
To access the collection go to the AUM Databases alphabetical list and click on ProQuest History Vault or click on this link.

Good Reads for Autumn Days and Nights

All In: What it Takes to be the Best by Gene Chizik
America’s Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of the National Football League by Keith Dunnavant
Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry
A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard
Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Women of the Cousins’ War: The Duchess, the Queen and the King’s Mother by Philippa Gregory
Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-olsen
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Unbroken : a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Find them in the Browsing Collection on the second floor. Happy Reading!

Celebrate African American Art

Check out the images from the National Gallery of Art
The Gallery’s collection of American art includes some 150 works by African-American artists. This online tour offers commentary on a selection of twenty-two paintings, works on paper, and sculpture ranging from a colonial portrait by Joshua Johnson of Baltimore to modern and contemporary pieces by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, Barkley Hendricks, Willie Cole, Kara Walker, and Lorna Simpson.

Where does Thanksgiving Dinner Grow?

Linda Zellmer, Government Information and Data Services Librarian at Western Illinois University, has used data from the 2007 Census of Agriculture and a geographic information system to develop a set of maps showing where the foods consumed at the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, such as turkey, cranberries, squash, and green beans, are grown. A comprehensive poster including all of the maps shows where all of the Thanksgiving foods are grown in the United States.
The maps and posters based on data from the 1997, 2002 and 2007 Census of Agriculture are available on her web site at:
http://faculty.wiu.edu/LR-Zellmer/thanksgiving.html .
The comprehensive poster titled “Where does Thanksgiving Dinner Grow?” is available at:
http://faculty.wiu.edu/LR-Zellmer/thanksgiving/2007/Turkey07Poster.pdf