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PBS Video Collection

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: June 26, 2014
  • Filed Under: Featured resource

Falvey Memorial Library is excited to announce the addition of the PBS Video Collection to our online streaming video offerings. The PBS Video Collection is available on the Alexander Street Press platform.

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including FrontlineNOVAAmerican ExperienceOdyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.

Search or browse the collection to find the best videos for your courses. Create playlists or clips. Link or embed videos and clips; you can even embed video in your Blackboard course!

Rules of Engagement
“The untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq and how it forced the U.S. military to confront the rules of war in ways it never had to before.”

Lost in Detention: The Hidden World of Immigration Enforcement
“FRONTLINE investigates Obama’s enforcement strategies and journeys into the secretive world of immigrant detention, with a penetrating look at who is being detained and what is happening to them.”

Growing Up Online
“FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood.”

For assistance using the PBS Video Collection, please contact Alexander Williams.

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New Books in Communication

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: June 25, 2014
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

Have some free time this summer? Check out these new books in communication! See the full list, or preview a selection below.

hdbkchildrenmedia The Routledge international handbook of children, adolescents and media
Edited by Dafna Lemish
Routledge
2013
Access online

Eervinggoffmanrving Goffman: A critical introduction to media and communication theory
by Yves Winkin and Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Peter Lang
2013

bigdisconnectThe big disconnect: Protecting childhood and family relationships in the digital age
by Catherine Steiner-Adaire and Teresa Barker
Harper
2013

SNLamericanTVSaturday Night Live and American TV
by Nick Marx, Matt Sienkiewicz, and Ron Becker
Indiana University Press
2013

Access online

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Check out our trial subscription to Psychotherapy Streaming Videos

  • Posted by: Kimberley Bugg
  • Posted Date: April 2, 2014
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Check out our trial of Psychotherapy.net.

During the trial we have access to hundreds of videos related to therapies and much more.

To access use the following url: http://psychotherapy.net/stream/villanova

and use the following username and password:

username: villanova
password: V5ZBsBkc

Searching tips:

When you access the database, all content is searchable by keyword, expert, therapeutic issue, etc.

Here are a few recommendations:

Motivational Interviewing Step by Step (4-video series ) with Cathy Cole, LCSW
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Marsha Linehan, PhD
Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action with Sue Johnson, EdD
Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy with Peter Levine, PhD
ACT in Action (6-video series) with Stephen Hayes, PhD
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Otto Kernberg, MD
Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment & Therapeutic Alliance with  John Sommers-Flanagan and Rita Sommers-Flanagan

If you would like to provide feedback regarding your experience with the trial, contact the Psychology liaison, Kimberley Bugg,  by email (kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu).

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ICPSR Deadlines Approaching

ICPSR’s 2014 Student Research Paper Deadline Approaching

Don’t miss it! The January 31, 2014, submission deadline for the ICPSR Student Research Paper Competitions is approaching soon.

The four competitions are: (view eligibility criteria)

  • ICPSR Research Paper Competition, for analyses on any topic using data from the ICPSR Archive or Thematic Collections. Separate undergraduate and master’s prizes.
  • NAHDAP Research Paper Competition, for analyses on topics related to addiction and HIV that are based on quantitative analysis. Now also open to PhD students.
  • IFSS Research Paper Competition, for analyses on any topic using Integrated Fertility Survey Series data.
  • RCMD Research Paper Competition, for analyses on issues of minorities and immigrants in the US, using data from the Resource Center for Minority Data.

Awards: $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place, and publication on the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Winners website and in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin for the first-place winners.

Visit the ICPSR’s Research Paper Competition website for details and Entry Forms.

Application Deadline for 2014 ICPSR Summer Internship Program Approaching

Applications are being accepted for the 2014 ICPSR Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, an intensive, 10-week program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for students interested in social science research.

Apply now through the ICPSR online application portal. To complete the application form, students must answer a few questions; upload a cover letter, resume, and list of relevant courses; and provide contact information for two recommending college faculty or staff members, or employer references. The recommendations must be completed through the ICPSR recommendation portal.
The deadline for all materials is January 31, 2014.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have an expected graduation of December 2014 or later
  • Be a US citizen or have permanent residency
  • Possess undergraduate standing and have completed sophomore year in a social science or mathematics major, with interests related to one of ICPSR’s Thematic Collections

About the Internship
The NSF-funded Research for Undergraduates (REU) internship program (Grant No. 1062317) matches students with mentors at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and supports exploration of a research question from start to finish — including literature searches, data analyses, and creation of conference-ready posters summarizing students’ research findings. Interns can attend graduate-level courses in quantitative methods at the University of Michigan taught by leading faculty across various research fields. Additionally, all ICPSR interns learn valuable data-management techniques using statistical packages such as SPSS, Stata, and SAS. Visit our website or view the flyer (PDF, 466 KB) for more information.

For examples of research projects done by past ICPSR interns, please see these videos.

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New Books in Communication

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: January 3, 2014
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

Start off the new year with some new books! See the full list or preview highlights below.

relationalritualsRelational rituals and communication: Ritual interaction in groups
by Dániel Z. Kádár
Palgrave Macmillan
2013
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participatoryactionresearchParticipatory action research: Theory and methods for engaged inquiry
by Jacques M. Chevalier and Daniel Buckles
Routledge
2013
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politicaltonePolitical tone: How leaders talk and why
by Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind
The University of Chicago Press
2013
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promotionalculturesPromotional cultures: The rise and spread of advertising, public relations, marketing and branding
by Aeron Davis
Polity Press
2013
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wiredcityThe wired city: Reimagining journalism and civic life in the post-newspaper age
by Dan Kennedy
University of Massachusetts Press
2013
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Too Soon for Spring?

We may not see Spring weather for some time, but it’s definitely time to begin thinking about the Spring semester.

Spring Reserves and Blackboard Scanning

You may drop off materials at your earliest convenience at the circulation desk or submit an online request by visiting http://library.villanova.edu/about/services/requestforms/resform/ .

For additional reserve guidelines go to http://library.villanova.edu/About/Services/CourseReserves/FacultyGuidelines#Electronic

If you have questions, please contact rebecca.whidden@villanova.edu or call 610-519-3848.

Library Workshops

Library classrooms fill quickly for classes in January and February. If you would like to bring your class to the library for an information literacy workshop, please contact Kristyna Carroll or Kimberley Bugg.

Library Help Sessions

Don’t have time for a library workshop but still think your students may need research help? Request an informal library help session. Your students will have a reserved conference room in the library, and a subject librarian to answer their individual questions. These sessions are best held within two weeks of project deadlines. Please contact Kristyna Carroll or Kimberley Bugg to schedule a help session.

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New Books in Communication

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: October 3, 2013
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

New book alert! The new arrivals below are of particular interest to faculty and students in the Communication Department. Review the highlights below, or go the full list.

keyconceptsleadershipKey concepts in leadership
Jonathon Gosling, Ian Sutherland, Stephanie Jones, Joost Dijkstra
Sage
2012
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masteringsemistructuredinterviewMastering the semi-structured interview and beyond: from research design to analysis and publication
Anne Galletta
New York University Press
2013
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gendergenresportsGender and genre in sports documentaries: Critical essays
Zachary Ingle, David M. Sutera
Scarecrow Press
Online (ebrary)
2013

endofpowerThe end of power: From boardrooms to battlefields, and churches to states, why being in charge isn’t what it used to be
Moisés Naím
Basic Books
2013
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Open Research Sessions for Psychology Students

  • Posted by: Kimberley Bugg
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

If you are psychology student requiring assistance on developing a research topic, finding relevant journal articles, or organizing citations, a librarian is available to help you or your group with projects, assignments, term papers, etc. Stop by the library’s information desk on Sundays (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.), Mondays (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.), and ask for Kimberley or Kristyna. To get help at other times, you may also schedule an appointment with Kimberley (kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu) or Kristyna (Kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu).

For assistance with APA, come to an APA WORKSHOP on Oct. 7, 2013, or Dec. 9, 2013, in Room 205 between 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

For assistance with writing, contact the Villanova Writing Center directly:http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/acsp/writingcenter.html

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What’s to Become of Academic Journals?

  • Posted by: Kimberley Bugg
  • Posted Date: August 23, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Journals and their future have become a hot topic in the academic world. Frequently read higher education publications like Higher Ed[1] and The Chronicle[2] regularly feature conversations about such topics as rising subscription costs, the Big Deals, and/or open access[3].

As a result, most people in academia are at least moderately aware that the future of journal publishing is up for discussion. Of course much of this situation has to do with the Internet and the greater accessibility it provides, but the other component of this shift is the rising cost of subscriptions.  In most cases, universities and colleges ranging from the Ivy Leagues to rural community colleges have found their endowments, operating budgets, and collection development budgets reduced since the last economic crisis; subtract for inflation and add the rising cost of journals and you will most likely end up with a negative number.

To date, we are pretty lucky here at Falvey Memorial Library; we have only had to make very modest collection development reductions. But if journal costs continue to increase at 4% or more, we will have to make some of the same tough choices about our collections that other institutions have made about theirs. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid these problems, and Falvey needs your assistance with making smart decisions about how our collection grows in the future.  Please take a moment to complete this brief survey (click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vujournals) about your journal preferences and attend one of the journal forums scheduled for this semester (October 15th & November 26th at 9:30 AM in Falvey Library, Holy Grounds Café).

Feel free to contact me, Kimberley Bugg, by phone (93073) or email (kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu) for questions and/or additional information.


[2] Selected Chronicle Articles:

Saying Costly Subscriptions ‘Cannot Be Sustained,’ Harvard Library Committee Urges Open Access

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/saying-costly-subscriptions-cannot-be-sustained-harvard-library-committee-urges-open-access/42589

Libraries Abandon Expensive ‘Big Deal’ Subscription Packages to Multiple Journals

http://chronicle.com/article/Libraries-Abandon-Expensive/128220/

Cornell U. Library Takes a Stand With Journal Vendors: Prices Will Be Made Public

http://chronicle.com/article/Cornell-U-Library-Takes-a/126852/

 

[3] Selected library journal articles:

The Business of Academic Publishing: A Strategic Analysis of the Academic Journal Publishing Industry and its Impact on the Future of Scholarly Publishing (http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v09n03/mcguigan_g01.html)

Why the Big Deal Continues to Persist (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03615260903206853)

 

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Follow Falvey!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: August 20, 2013
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Follow Falvey Memorial Library on a variety of social media platforms! Keep up with library news in the social sciences by following Kristyna Carroll on Twitter @withaKandaY.

Need to contact a librarian directly? Look for the chat icon at the bottom of any librarian page, text us at 610-816-6222, or email us at ref@villanova.edu.

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