Archive for July, 2016

New eBooks 7-28-16

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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Access is restricted to one ISU user at a time.

Author:     Albahari, Maurizio,
Title:     Crimes of peace : Mediterranean migrations at the world’s deadliest border / Maurizio Albahari.
Publisher:     Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations, maps.

Author:     Ruthven, Alasdair K. B.,
Title:     Essential examination : step-by-step guides to clinical examination scenarios with practical tips and key facts for OSCEs / Alasdair K.B. Ruthven.
Edition:     3rd edition.
Publisher:     Banbury, Oxfordshire : Scion, 2016.
Description:     1 online resource : illustrations

Title:     Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Edition:     Third edition.
Publisher:     Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., [2016]
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     Mills, Kurt,
Title:     International responses to mass atrocities in Africa [electronic resource] : responsibility to protect, prosecute, and palliate / Kurt Mills.
Publisher:     Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     Cirincione, Joseph.
Title:     Nuclear nightmares [electronic resource] : securing the world before it is too late / Joseph Cirincione.
Publisher:     New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     De Waal, Alex,
Title:     The real politics of the Horn of Africa : money, war and the business of power / Alex de Waal.
Publisher:     Cambridge : Polity, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (267 unnumbered pages)

Author:     Abboud, Samer Nassif,
Title:     Syria / Samer N. Abboud.
Publisher:     Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource : maps.

International Study Released

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Survey of Academic Library Database Licensing Practices, 2016-17 Edition, now available

This international study presents data from 29 colleges and universities about their database licensing practices, including spending data on eBooks, databases, and eJournals.  The report looks closely at trends in how staff time is consumed on issues such as invoice-checking, contract examination, training patrons in database use and other tasks.

Data is broken out by many variables such as college type, enrollment, tuition level and other factors.  Some of the survey participants are: Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library, the Australian National University, the University of Bath, Vanderbilt University, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University at Buffalo and UCONN Health, among others.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

·         8.52% of the time spent in database research by librarians sampled was spent on Google Scholar.

·         Public colleges in the sample spent a mean of $82,600 on eBook licenses in the past year.

·         Laptops accounted for a mean of 42% of database access for the libraries sampled, fixed workstations for 40.33%.

·         Research university libraries in the sample spent an average of more than 2,000 staff hours per year reviewing and paying invoices from database vendors.

For a table of contents, excerpt, the questionnaire and list of participants, view the Primary Research Group product page for this report at:

New eBooks 7-25-16

Monday, July 25th, 2016

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Access is restricted to one ISU user at a time.

Title:     Alawis of Syria : war, faith and politics in the Levant / Michael Kerr, Craig Larkin, editors.
Publisher:     New York, NY ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (xviii, 384 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color).

Title:     Double-edged diplomacy : international bargaining and domestic politics / edited by Peter B. Evans, Harold K. Jacobson, Robert D. Putnam.
Publisher:     Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Description:     1 online resource (xv, 490 pages).

Author:     Gendzier, Irene L.,
Title:     Dying to forget [electronic resource] : oil, power, Palestine, & the foundations of U.S. policy in the Middle East / Irene L. Gendzier.
Publisher:     New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (xxii, 408 pages)

Title:     Exploration and contestation in the study of world politics / edited by Peter J. Katzenstein, Robert O. Keohane, Stephen D. Krasner.
Publisher:     Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Description:     1 online resource (421 pages) : illustrations.

Author:     Yom, Sean L.,
Title:     From resilience to revolution : how foreign interventions destabilize the Middle East / Sean L. Yom.
Publisher:     New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     Slim, Hugo.
Title:     Humanitarian ethics [electronic resource].
Publisher:     Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource.

Title:     Judging free speech : First Amendment jurisprudence of US Supreme Court Justices / edited by Helen J. Knowles and Steven B. Lichtman.
Publisher:     New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (ix, 288 pages)

Author:     Aarts, Paul, 1949-
Title:     Saudi Arabia : a kingdom in peril / Paul Aarts, Carolien Roelants ; revised and updated English translation from Dutch: Donald Gardner.
Publisher:     London : Hurst & Company, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (xii, 176 pages) : illustrations, map

Author:     Gaietta, Michele, 1982-
Title:     The trajectory of Iran’s nuclear program / Michele Gaietta.
Publisher:     New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     Vitalis, Robert, 1955-
Title:     White world order, black power politics : the birth of American international relations / Robert Vitalis.
Publisher:     Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)

Trial Database: PolicyMap

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

PolicyMap is an online (no software installation needed) U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college students and faculty. It is used in undergraduate and graduate curriculum and research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others. Users can leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies.

PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites. In addition, students can upload unlimited amounts of their own address-based data for use in PolicyMap, and can share these maps with others. Users can also download data from PolicyMap for use in other tools.

Data indicators are accessible via easy to use menus organized in categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and analytics. Data can be viewed on a census block or census tract level in many cases, city, county, zip, state, US, as well as by congressional district, school district, state house and state senate districts.

Explore this resource!  Go to the Library homepage, click on >>Library Quick Links, then >>Databases – Alphabetic.

Available on campus only. Trial ends August 15th.

New eBook 7-18-16

Monday, July 18th, 2016

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Author:     Lavelle, Ashley,
Title:     Radical challenges to the family : from the sixties to same-sex marriage / Ashley Lavelle (Macquarie University, Australia).
Publisher:     Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource.

New Library Website

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Changes are coming to the ISU Library!  We have a new website that has simplified navigation, streamlined content, and will make it simpler to get to the resources that you need to do the excellent research that ISU students and faculty are known for.

The site will be fully live on August 1st, but you can check it out during the beta period from July 14 to August 1st

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know at

Thanks and happy researching!

New eBooks 7-14-16

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Find the links to our newest eBooks in OneSearch, and in the Library Catalog! 

Access is restricted to one ISU user at a time.

Title:     Care of the imminently dying / edited by Judith A. Paice, PhD, RB, FAAN (Director of Cancer Pain Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois).
Publisher:     Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource (ix, 94 pages).

Author:     Marshall, Karrie,
Title:     Creative toolkit for communication in dementia care [electronic resource] / Karrie Marshall.
Publisher:     London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     Marteel-Parrish, Anne.
Title:     Green chemistry and engineering : a pathway to sustainability / Anne Marteel-Parrish, Department of Chemistry, Washington College, Martin A. Abraham, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Youngstown State University.
Publisher:     Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
Description:     1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages).

Author:     Bevelacqua, Joseph John, 1949-
Title:     Health physics : radiation-generating devices, characteristics and hazards / Joseph John Bevelacqua
Publisher:     Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource

Title:     Hospital-based palliative medicine : a practical, evidence-based approach / edited by Steven Pantilat, Wendy Anderson, Matthew Gonzales, Eric Widera.
Publisher:     Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015.
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     Moore, Janelle, 1972-
Title:     The military marriage manual : tactics for successful relationships / Janelle Hill, Cheryl Lawhorne, and Don Philpott.
Publisher:     Lanham, MD : Government Institutes, [2010]
Description:     1 online resource (ix, 227 pages).

Author:     Pagana, Kathleen Deska, 1952-
Title:     Mosby’s diagnostic and laboratory test reference / Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, Theresa Noel Pagana.
Edition:     Twelfth edition.
Publisher:     Saint Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (1094 pages) : illustrations (some color), tables

Author:     Marengo, Hugo,
Title:     Neogene micropaleontology and stratigraphy of Argentina : the Chaco-Paranense Basin and the Península de Valdés / Hugo Marengo.
Publisher:     Cham : Springer, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages).

Title:     The neurobiological basis of memory : a system of attribute and process analysis / [editors] Pamela A. Jackson, Andrea A. Chiba, Robert F. Berman, Michael E. Ragozzino.
Publisher:     Cham : Springer, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (465 pages) : illustrations.

Author:     Mathes, Michele, 1947-
Title:     Nurse’s law : legal questions & answers for the practicing nurse / Michele Mathes, JD, JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, RN.
Publisher:     Indianapolis, IN, USA : Sigma Theta Tau International/Honor Society of Nursing, [2014]
Description:     1 online resource (xxii, 279 pages :) : illustrations

Author:     Hobbs, Bruce E.,
Title:     Structural geology : the mechanics of deforming metamorphic rocks / Bruce E. Hobbs, Alison Ord.
Publisher:     Waltham, MA : Elsevier, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource.

New Art Exhibit at the Oboler Library

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University is pleased to announce a new exhibit of art by Ginger Kramer and Bernadette Regnier of Idaho Falls. The exhibit, which includes watercolors, collages, mixed media, prints, ink, and more, went up today and will be on display through September 30, 2016 in the Library’s 1st floor art exhibit area.

Ginger Kramer, Urban Development

Ginger Kramer, Urban Development

Ginger Kramer moved to Idaho Falls from Minnesota in 1967, serving as a teacher here for many years before following her dream to be an artist.  Her work has been widely exhibited through the region and she is a member of the Gallery 12 Artist Group, the local Art Guild, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, and the Idaho Watercolor Society. She writes, “Since I create most of my present art work using many kinds of water media and collage materials, I consider myself an experimental artist.  My early paintings were mainly watercolor which I enjoyed doing for many years.  Then it seemed exciting and challenging to incorporate more kinds of papers and different types of paint to create texture and other unique and interesting effects. This led to doing a more abstract and impressionistic style of art . . . My style of painting will probably continue to evolve as I experiment and discover new ways to create and display my art.”

For more information about Ms. Kramer, and to purchase her work, please contact her at  or call (208) 522-8677.

Bernadette Regnier, Poppy Season

Originally from Colorado, Bernadette Regnier holds degrees in agriculture and has studied watercolor and acrylic painting, printmaking, fiber arts, and figure drawing.  Her interest in nature and work as an agronomist are reflected in her work.  This exhibit includes limited-edition prints and original watercolor paintings.  Of printmaking, she writes: “Printmaking is a thought-provoking process involving inks, printing plates, presses and shapes.  In each print I strive to convey what has captured my interest through the use of light, shapes and color.  The prints in this exhibit are linocuts printed from linoleum plates.  These prints are from small limited editions in which each print is considered an original print as the plate cannot be inked and printed exactly the same resulting in slight differences between pieces.  I invite you to enjoy this exhibit and celebrate with me, life on our unique planet, Earth.”

For more information on Ms. Regnier and her artwork, please see her website at, send an email to, or call (208) 745-5912.  Her work may also be seen at her studio in the Artist’s Studio Gallery of the Willard Arts Center, 496 A Street in Idaho Falls.

The art exhibit is free and open to the public, and may be viewed at any time the Oboler Library is open; see the library’s webpage at for the library’s hours. The Oboler Library is located on the corner of 9th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. 9th Avenue in Pocatello, ID.

The Library will host a reception for the artists in September.  For more information about the exhibit and the reception, please contact Kristi at or (208) 282-4073.

ICA Fellowships Announced

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

An Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship is a reward for talent, creativity and perseverance, and comes with a no-strings-attached cash award of $5,000.

This year’s recipients are screenwriter, nonfiction writer and poet J. Reuben Appelman, short-story writer and screenwriter Alan Heathcock, and poet Kerri Webster, all of Boise; poet and University of Idaho assistant professor Devin Becker, of Moscow; and poet and Idaho State University assistant professor Bethany Schultz Hurst, of Pocatello.  This is Heathcock’s second ICA Fellowship.

Honorable mentions, with an award of $1,000, go to fiction writer Christopher Linforth, of Boise, and Kevin Gooden, of Moscow.

Source: The Idaho Statesman, June 29, 2016.