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.
Key concepts in leadership
Jonathon Gosling, Ian Sutherland, Stephanie Jones, Joost Dijkstra
Mastering the semi-structured interview and beyond: from research design to analysis and publication
New York University Press
Gender and genre in sports documentaries: Critical essays
Zachary Ingle, David M. Sutera
The end of power: From boardrooms to battlefields, and churches to states, why being in charge isn’t what it used to be
Census 2010 – Population Density per sq. mile surrounding Villanova University. From Social Explorer.
Introducing a new research guide for students and faculty interested in using U.S. Census data in their next research project. The Census Tools guide provides an overview of the various tools offered by Falvey Memorial Library, in addition to American FactFinder 2, the official tool of the U.S. Census.
The guide includes a brief description of each tool, relevant coverage, and recommended uses. Researchers can also find links to help pages and other aids for each tool.
The Census Tools guide is the perfect starting point for your demographic research!
Thinking of bringing your class to the library this semester? Now is the time to schedule it! Library classrooms and librarians’ schedules fill up quickly in August and September.
And, don’t forget about the other services offered by Falvey’s subject librarians!
- Research Appointments
- Individual or group meetings at any stage of the research process.
- Research Guides
- Instructional Workshops
- Bring your class to the library for a tailored workshop!
- Past topics include demonstration of key resources, the research process, APA citations, plagiarism, and more!
- Open Workshops
- Your librarian can schedule library space for open work time as your project due date approaches. Students are welcome to drop in to work on their project, ask questions of the librarian, and enjoy a snack!
- Material Requests
- Know of a book, DVD, or other resource that would be valuable to your program? Suggest it to your subject librarian!
Education, Counseling, & Psychology
Communication, Criminology, & Sociology
ICPSR makes integrating data into your course easy with a host of instructional materials! Check out their website for data-driven exercises, the Crosstab Assignment Builder, and specific data modules.
Students who use ICPSR data for a project might consider entering the ICPSR Research Paper Competition. Students with a passion for data might pursue the ICPSR summer internship program.
Thinking of adding some media to your syllabus? Take a look at the DVDs that arrived in the library this summer! Browse the highlights below.
Academy Award Nominees, Best Picture
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Beasts of Southern Wild
A devoted grandmother struggles to raise her orphan grandson alone in southcentral Los Angeles.
Examines America’s consumption of technology and the global problem of e-waste. The documentary traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal, and uncovers how these products are disposed of and where exactly they wind up.
5 Broken Cameras
A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.
New books of particular interest to faculty and students in the Communication Department. Preview a handful of books below, or browse the full list of most recent arrivals.
Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring
edited by Jonathan Passmore, David B. Peterson, and Teresa Freire
The White Racial Frame: Centuries of White Racial Framing and Counter-framing
by Joe R. Feagin
The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology
edited by Karen E. Dill
Oxford University Press
The Social Net: Understanding Our Online Behavior
edited by Yair Amichai-Hamburger
Oxford University Press
New books for research methods in social science. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals in this area. Also check out our new additions from the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods collection.
Research Matters: A Guide to Research Writing
by Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy Rupiper Taggart
Beginner’s Guide to Doing Qualitative Research: How to Get Into the Field, Collect Data, and Write Up Your Project
by Erin Horvat
Teacher’s College Press
Usable Social Science
by Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed
University of California Press
Quantum Social Science
by Emmanuel Haven and Andrei Yu. Khrennikov
by Cambridge University Press
New books of particular interest to students and faculty in the Communication Department are arriving in the library. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals.
Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World
by David D. Burstein
Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age
by Dhiraj Murthy
Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations: A Practical Guide to Successful Organizational Change
by Jaap J. Boonstra
John Wiley & Sons
Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
edited by Deborah Tannen and Anna Marie Trester
Georgetown University Press
This post is for all of you who would like to capitalize on the momentum of yesterday’s exciting Teaching and Learning Strategies presentations. Did you know that Falvey offers many discipline-specific teaching and learning journals? Check out highlights from some of these journals below.
Publishes peer-reviewed articles on how instructors across all academic disciplines can improve student learning. Each issue includes practical ideas and new strategies for successful teaching. Topics may range from research on teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, and assessment and grading, to faculty development, course design, and interdisciplinary teaching.
Our mission at Communication Education is to publish rigorous, social science research related to these two focus areas: instructional communication and communication education.
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
A peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that addresses the professional needs of the journalism and mass communication educator and administrator on both secondary and collegiate levels.
Teaching of Psychology
This indispensable journal offers creative and hands-on articles that help you use a variety of resources (for example, technology as a teaching tool) to enhance student learning.
From the American Sociological Association, Teaching Sociology publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline’s teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues.
Journal of Teacher Education
Provides a vital forum for considering practice, policy, and research in teacher education. It examines some of the most timely and important topics in the field.
Counselor Education and Supervision
Publishes articles on research, theory development, and program applications with essential information for the preparation and supervision of counselors in various settings.
Journal of Criminal Justice Education (available 1990-2011)
An official publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). JCJE provides a forum for the examination, discussion and debate of a broad range of issues concerning post-secondary education in criminal justice, criminology and related areas.