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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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Census Tools – New Guide

population density map Villanova

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!

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Schedule Library Instruction Now!

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

Kimberley Bugg
kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu
610-519-3073
Room 227

Communication, Criminology, & Sociology

Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391
Room 223

 

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Use Data from ICPSR this Fall

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Source: ICPSR

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.

 

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Recent DVD Arrivals

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

Academy Award of Merit (Oscar)Argo (Winner)
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Beasts of Southern Wild
Les Miserables
Django Unchained

Documentary Films

Big Mama
A devoted grandmother struggles to raise her orphan grandson alone in southcentral Los Angeles.

Terra Blight
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.

See more!

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New Books in Communication!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: July 2, 2013
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

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.

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Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring
edited by Jonathan Passmore, David B. Peterson, and Teresa Freire
Wiley-Blackwell
Online
2013
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whiteracialframe

The White Racial Frame: Centuries of White Racial Framing and Counter-framing
by Joe R. Feagin
(2nd Edition)
Routledge
2013

hdbkmediapsych

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology
edited by Karen E. Dill
Oxford University Press
Online
2013
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socialnet

The Social Net: Understanding Our Online Behavior
edited by Yair Amichai-Hamburger
(2nd Edition)
Oxford University Press
2013
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New Books in Criminology

New books of particular interest to faculty and students studying criminology. Preview select titles below or browse the entire list of latest arrivals in criminology.

femaleprisonersFemale Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs: How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives
by Kimberly Collica
Springer
Online
2013

mythmartyrdomThe Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers
by Adam Lankford
Palgrave Macmillan
2013
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'grooming'

‘Grooming’ and the Sexual Abuse of Children: Institutional, Internet, and Familial Dimensions
by Anne-Marie McAlinden
Oxford University Press
2012
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spssstepbystepSPSS Step by Step: Essentials for Social and Political Science
by Cole Davis
Policy Press
2013
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New Books in Research Methods

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.

researchmatters

Research Matters: A Guide to Research Writing
by Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy Rupiper Taggart
McGraw-Hill
2013
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beginnersguide

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
2013
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usablesocialscience

Usable Social Science
by Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed
University of California Press
Online
2013

quantumsocsci

Quantum Social Science
by Emmanuel Haven and Andrei Yu. Khrennikov
by Cambridge University Press
2013
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New Books in Communication!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: May 30, 2013
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

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.

fastfuture

Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World
by David D. Burstein
Beacon Press
2013
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twitter

Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age
by Dhiraj Murthy
Polity Press
2013
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culturalchangeldrshporg

Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations: A Practical Guide to Successful Organizational Change
by Jaap J. Boonstra
John Wiley & Sons
Online
2013

discourse2.0Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
edited by Deborah Tannen and Anna Marie Trester
Georgetown University Press
Online
2013

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Criminology Blogs to Follow

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: May 23, 2013
  • Filed Under: Criminology

Blogs are a popular outlet for timely and dynamic academic thought, as well as an avenue for activism and focused discussion. Below are some notable blogs in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, with descriptions from the sites themselves. Don’t see your favorite blog? Tell us about it in the comments!

Public Criminology from The Society Pages
Sociological Criminology from Chris Uggen, Michelle Inderbitzin, and Sara Wakefield.

Prison Culture
Prison Culture is an attempt to document how the current prison industrial complex operates and to underscore the ways that it structures American society.

Grits for Breakfast
The private weblog and nom de plume of Scott Henson, a former journalist turned opposition researcher/political consultant, public policy researcher and blogger. Grits for Breakfast looks at the Texas criminal justice system, with a little politics and whatever else suits the author’s fancy thrown in.

Crime & Consequences
Topics include: Criminal and crime-related civil cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; Significant decisions in the field by other courts; Studies with public policy implications related to crime and criminal justice; Links to and discussion of news items and blogs related to criminal law. We approach criminal law issues from the perspective of victims of crime and the law-abiding public.

Action Committee for Women in Prison
Our mission is to advocate for the humane and compassionate treatment of all incarcerated women everywhere. We work for the release of all women who are unjustly imprisoned, and strive to reduce the over reliance on incarceration. We work to bring fairness and equity into the criminal justice system and to shift the focus to treatment and restorative justice.

Juvenile Justice Blog
Tamar Rebecca Birckhead is an associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… Her research interests focus on issues related to juvenile justice policy and reform, criminal law and procedure, indigent criminal defense, and the criminalization of poverty.

Innocence Blog from the Innocence Project
The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and created by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld in 1992. The project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Prison Photography
The Image / Incarceration / Representation / Media / Social Justice / Responsible Photography

Just Policy Blog
Justice Policy Institute is a national nonprofit organization that changes the conversation around justice reform and advances policies that promote well-being and justice for all people and communities. Our research and analyses identify effective programs and policies and we disseminate our findings to the media, policymakers and advocates, and provide training and technical assistance supports to people working for justice reform.

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